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Teen Pulse

  • Political watch 2012

    After reviewing the events of 2011, I feel the New Year should follow a few patterns.
    First, President Barack Obama will most likely be reelected. None of the Republican candidates seem to stand much of a chance. Herman Cain’s standing was absolutely decimated by the sexual harassment claims.
    Rick Perry completely fell apart multiple times during the debates, which will hurt his credibility. None of the other candidates seem to be getting much public attention. With the announcement of the withdrawal from Iraq being so perfectly timed, Obama will probably return to office.
    Whether this is good or bad for America is up to the historians of the future to decide.

  • You have the basics, now use them

    I like to start off the New Year correctly where fashion is concerned. Sure, you may now know how to find pieces that fit right, but can you make them into an outfit that will look chic? It’s all about using the right colors on the right clothes, in just the right places.
    When I say colors, you’re probably thinking, “Ooh, matching time!” Yes, it involves matching, but not quite.
    Matching does not mean wearing flats with a cardigan, earrings and a necklace all in the same forest green. Let’s not turn ourselves into walking trees, okay?

  • Poetry corner

    “Oh what a life,
    the life of a teen.
    You’re too young and too
     ignorant
    to know anything.
    You can’t possibly know what
    love is.
    You don’t know how it feels.
    Your dreams are too big.
    You don’t know what is real.”
    But I see all the problems.
    I realize life’s hard.
    I love him to death
    and can’t see us apart.
    My dreams may be big
    but I’ll shoot for the stars
    and I’ll always have hope
    and strive to go far.
    “You act without thought,
    don’t consider consequence,
    doing things that seem
    stupid.
    You lack common sense.

  • 01-01-12 Word on the Street
  • Teens helps brighten the holidays

    For approximately 10 years, the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church have made Christmas a happier time of year for children in the surrounding areas.
    One way in which they make a difference is through the Angel Tree, a large Christmas tree that stands in the entrance of the church from Thanksgiving until the middle of December. Every year, approximately 1,000 tags are placed on the branches of the tree. The tags have a child’s age and gender and what they want for Christmas. Parishioners take as many tags off the tree as they like and purchase the appropriate gift.
    Cathy Kohlrust, Youth Ministry assistant director, has been the Angel Tree organizer since 2006.

  • Fashion maven: Start the New Year off right

    I   don’t know about you, but I’m already planning my New Year’s resolutions. An important one is that I will keep helping you improve your sense of style. To start the New Year, I will give you some general fashion tips that will help any outfit look a bit better.
    Tip number 1: When it comes to tops, no matter what your shape is, you should not be walking around in something that is not tailored or doesn’t have a waist. Basically, if on the hanger the shirt looks like a big fabric square, it goes in the bin.
    Instead, find something that is tailored to accentuate your waist or something that is cinched at the waist. This can easily be accomplished with a belt.

  • Andrew and Mousie 12-25-11
  • Word on the Street 12-25-11

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS junior Courtney Collier asked LAHS students, “Do you still ask Santa for presents?”

  • Teen Pulse Letters to Santa

    Teen Pulse staffers supplied childhood photos and penned letters to Santa...

  • Holiday party do’s and don’ts

    Hurray, Christmas is here! I know many of you will attend Christmas parties or holiday office parties this year. I also know that this holiday season, far too many of you will commit some fashion faux pas, so I’m stopping you before it’s too late. With these tips, you’ll think twice when getting ready for a holiday party.

    The number one priority, even though it is the holidays, is not to be overly festive. Wearing red, green and white altogether to a semi-formal party is a bit too vibrant and tacky. Instead, opt for neutral colors, accenting your outfit with only a couple red, green or white accessories.