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Teen Pulse

  • Word on the Street 08-07-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Madalina Ciuca recently asked Los Alamos High School students a few questions.

  • In freshman World History

    Philosophers were these somewhat smart guys, who saw the world with different eyes.
    The Enlightenment was all about figuring it out and these guys were determined to, without a doubt.

    From the French nobility came Montesquieu, who discovered the three branches familiar to you.
    From legislative, executive and judicial, with separation of powers, his analysis was official.

    Then came Voltaire, a Parisian, who fought against intolerance of religion.
    He mastered deism based on reason and natural law, close to the “world machine” that Newton saw.

    And of course there was Diderot.
    Writing the Encyclopedia is how he is known.
    It was 28 volumes of trying to change the way people think.

  • LAHS student gets an inside look at a Swiss school

    Editor’s note: Teen Pulse staff member Alexandra Hehlen wrote this story after spending a day at a school in Switzerland.

    School Here, School There: What is the Difference?
    At the Progymatte Oberstufen Schule, or the Progymatte Upper-level School, in Thun, Switzerland, the learning atmosphere is different for teens compared to that of Los Alamos High School. Every morning, the bell rings at the large, old stone schoolhouse at 7:30 a.m.
    The teenagers rush to their classrooms, catch up on morning gossip and await the arrival of their first period teacher.
    The teacher walks into the room just after the bell rings. As he does so, all the students stand up as a polite way of greeting him, and sit down when he tells them to.

  • Word on the Street 07-31-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon recently asked Los Alamos Middle School student Jonas Lane a few questions.

  • Poetry Corner 07-31-11

    The Mountain

    The sun beat down with no relief.
    the sweat dripped down my chin.
    I looked up at the mountain so tall
    and let the journey begin.

    It must have been a hundred miles wide
    and at least ten times that tall
    as I climbed my way up the rugged terrain
    and hoped I wouldn’t fall.

    Shrieks and growls and echoes came,
    probably lions and tigers and bears,
    their eyes lurking in the bushes all around
    — I’d just have to stay aware.

    Rattle snakes slithered in and out of rocks,
    their fangs thirsty for flesh.
    Vultures circle over head
    to take whatever’s left.

  • Andrew and Mousie 07-31-11
  • Teens share evacuation stories

    Now that the smoke has cleared from the Los Alamos air and the Las Conchas Fire is almost completely contained, I took a few minutes to remember that scary day of being told to evacuate.
    Our family of four had been living here for a little over a year and had never experienced an evacuation due to fire, or tornado or hurricane, for that matter. But because the smoke was so thick on the morning of June 27, we had already decided to leave the area before we received the recorded telephone evacuation message.

  • Word on the Street 07-24-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Katelyn Collier recently asked Los Alamos High School students a few questions.

  • Andrew and Mousie 07-24-11
  • ‘Bad meets evil’ on Eminem’s latest effort

    “Bad Meets Evil: Hell The Sequel” is the latest installment of rappers Eminem and Royce da 5’9’s ever-growing catalogs.
    In the late 1990’s, Detroit rappers Eminem and Royce came together to form the band Bad Meets Evil.  After Disputes with Eminem’s group D12, Royce left in the early 2000s to pursue a solo career and later form the band Slaughterhouse, while Eminem continued work with his producer former N.W.A. member Dr. Dre on his record label Aftermath Entertainment.