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Teen Pulse

  • Lewis and Todd 04-20-14
  • Movie review: ‘Rio 2’ a sequel filled with environmental messages

     

    Colorful, fast and fun, “Rio 2” is sure to delight young audiences. This sequel picks up a few months after the events with which the first Rio left off, with the spix’s macaw Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and his family living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

    The majority of the movie takes place deep in the Amazon rainforest, where Blu, his mate Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids decide to take a family vacation to discover their roots. 

    Along the way they hope to reunite with Blu’s former owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her orthinologist husband Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), who are searching for an elusive spix’s mackaw in hopes of finding more of the endangered species. 

    Rafael the toucan (George Lopez), Nico the yellow canary (Jamie Foxx) and Pedro the red-crested cardinal (Will.I.Am) accompany the family. 

  • Teacher feature: Goodwin sees the good in teaching

     

    “Physics is phun” is a popular phrase among the students of Los Alamos High School physics teacher Leroy Goodwin. Spending only one class period in room E-8 reveals exactly why so many students favor the subject.

    The plethora of hands-on projects and demonstrations captures the attention of the learners and generates a connection between teacher and student.

    Goodwin has led a career that defines the epitome of being a teacher. After working at LAHS for 20 years, he has decided to seek retirement.

    He received his teaching degree at the University of New Mexico and had not originally planned to pursue teaching but “eventually (came) to it” when working as a construction foreman.

  • Word on the Street 4-13-14

     

    Teen Pulse staff member Katherine Wang asked LAHS students, “What is your dream job?”

  • Now is the time to apply for summer jobs

     

    During the summer months many teens are on the hunt for jobs. Businesses in Los Alamos recognize this and offer opportunities for students looking for work.  

    Smith’s Food and Drug is currently in the process of hiring 130 employees to staff its new Marketplace, opening in July in Los Alamos.

    “The positions we are looking for varies on the age of our hires and for what we have available. Teens between the ages of 16 and 17 can only be hired as Courtesy Clerks (Baggers) due to equipment operations,” said Elizabeth Maestas, Smith’s Human Resources specialist.  

    Teens interested in applying can fill out all required material online at the Smith’s website.  

  • Fashion Maven: What to wear when you don’t know what to wear

     

    It’s one of those mornings when you’re standing in front of your closet in your pajamas, in frustration or even in tears. It’s an “I have nothing to wear!” day.

    Many of us remember those times when half of our closet was scattered across the floor in a frenzy of hopefulness that some good outfit would pop out of the wardrobe, but to no avail.

    These days are tough to deal with, especially if you’re dressing for an important event, or if you’re already late to work and don’t have time to mull over your outfit.

    There are multiple ways to deal with an outfit hang up. Here are a few:

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Monday: Relays. (Activity Center open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Los Alamos only)

     

    Tuesday: Free throw contest 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Spring treat cups

     

    Friday: Kids choice outdoor games 

  • Lewis & Todd 04-06-14
  • Movie review: ‘Noah’ floats above criticisms

    Directed by Darren Aronofsky, “Noah,” an action/adventure/drama film, was inspired by the Bible story “Noah” from the “Book of Genesis.” Noah (Russell Crowe) — a descendant of Adam’s son Seth — his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) and their three sons, Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japheth (Leo McHugh Carroll) live in a time where everyone had abandoned “The Creator.”
    As a result, the people of the earth have turned wicked and evil towards one another and all the earth’s creatures. Noah has a dream that a massive flood destroys the world. To find out what the dream means, Noah and his family travel to see his grandfather, the very old but wise Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins).  
    On their journey, they come across young Ila (Skylar Burke), whose family was murdered by scavengers. Noah adopts Ila and she joins the family on their quest. While traveling they meet the “Watchers,” large rock-like creatures who are fallen angels, cast out of heaven.
    The “Watchers” help Noah find Methuselah, who serves Noah a potion. Noah has a vision that tells him he must build an ark and load up all the animals into the ark, with one male and female of each kind.

  • Fashion Maven: Freshen up with a mid-winter makeover

    Even though spring is here, winter has left its marks on our bodies. We lost our glorious summer tans long ago and instead are the palest we can get. I’m not one to use self-tanner or tanning booths, so in these spring months when the weather is still too chilly to sunbathe, I sometimes like to switch up my makeup for a fresher look.
    Although a mini makeover may not make you tanner, it does add some freshness to your skin, which is often drier and more pasty in winter and spring than summer.
    I’ve got a six-step process that works for any face and any season.
    Apply an almost-white, or a cream eyeshadow lightly to the corners of your eyes and underneath the arch of your eyebrows, extending the shadow almost to the end of the brows. You can even sweep a bit of shimmery, light-colored powder just above your cheekbones. The sheen of this eyeshadow and powder will brighten up and accentuate your features.
    If you have green or blue eyes, pull out both a medium brown and a darker, coffee brown eyeshadow. For those of you with brown eyes, use light plum and a dark plum eyeshadows.