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Teen Pulse

  • Program helps teens identify with community

    Opportunities for work in the teenage years can be limited. Youth Mobilizers, a program administered by the Family YMCA and funded by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB), seeks to provide teens with a way to identify community issues and address them through projects.
    Teens offer an outside perspective that can make all the difference in new and innovative growth. Including teens in important community issues, Youth Mobilizers then empowers them to change a perceived issue by employing them to fix it.
    Recreating the atmosphere of the job application process, a youth fills out a job application through the Family YMCA. This is followed with an interview to complete the application process. A project is then proposed by the teen that must meet one of the program’s goals:
    • Celebrate teens and their interests/accomplishments
    • Further teen skills and experience in an area of teen interest
    • Empower teens voice in the community regarding topics that are important to them
    After the project is approved, an adult from the program is paired with the teen to provide guidance through the process. The pair then meets and constructs a plan with the details of the project. Goals, timetables, and quality are discussed and included in this plan.

  • LAHS Olions’ One Acts engaging to audience

    Los Alamos High School, once again, showcased its theatrical talents at the The Olions Thespian Club Annual One Acts show.
    This year’s performance featured two separate one acts. The first, “Roll the Dice,” was written and directed by LAHS senior Charles Herman.
    The performances featured Rosemary Vigil as the narrator and the acting talents of Opale Shapert, Megan Pimentel, Marja Graham and Donald Poston.
    The first play consisted of a scene involving poems transformed into narration, followed by an instance of characters placed in specific situations where they step outside of their comfort zone.
    The theatrical work provoked thought about controversial moral issues and was entertaining throughout.
    The second performance of the night was written and directed by another LAHS senior Ben Reichelt.
    Reichelt put together an extremely entertaining play showcasing aspiring actors Emma Martens, Leander Murphy, Lauren Partin, Jack Majure-Barkley, Max Hermann and Daniel Sarrao.
    The plot line followed the complicated story of a knife factory, a murder and an escaped convict searching for his coat.
    Ending the evening, the cast of both performances came together for a group dance number to the classic hit, “The Time Warp.”

  • Lewis and Todd 11-9-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 11-9-14

     

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Monday: Popsicle stick scarecrow

     

    Tuesday: Activity Center closed for Veteran’s Day 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Marbled shavings creme leaves

     

    Friday: Los Alamos — Lego contest; White Rock — Four Square

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 11-2-14

     

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Monday: Birthday board

     

    Tuesday: Ping pong
    tournament 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Candy corn bingo

     

    Friday: Staff’s choice game/activity

     

  • Word on the Street 10-26-14

     

    Teen Pulse staff writer Michael Booton asked students, “What is your Halloween costume?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-26-14

     

    Monday: Outdoor scavenger hunt (Los Alamos), indoor scavenger hunt (White Rock)

     

    Tuesday: Paper plate black cat 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Pool tournament (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

     

    Friday: Halloween costume contest (open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

     

  • Lewis & Todd 10-26-14
  • Fall Installments: What to expect this season

     

    Numb fingertips and pink cheeks mark the arrival of colder months spent trying to stay warm.

    Any “fashionista,” however, will tell you that autumn brings more than just chilly weather; it brings new formulas to stay stylish during the most trying season. 

    Let’s take a look at what to expect.

  • Opinion: American ignorance runs rampant despite technology

     

    Recently, I watched a news segment in which a reporter asked random United States citizens what they thought of the Ebola crisis in Africa. 

    Astounded, I listened to citizen after citizen either ask the reporter what Ebola is, say they thought it was great, obviously clueless about the disease, or stare blankly off into space.

    While this does not represent the majority of Americans it shows that there are a striking number of people in this country who don’t know anything about what is happening in this world beyond the screens of their smartphones. The outcome of these types of interviews is nothing new, but it should make one’s blood boil every time one is released.

     When I think about these ignorant people voting and that their vote can affect my future, I am frightened for my generation.