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Teen Pulse

  • ‘The Glass Castle’ leaves you wanting more

    “The Glass Castle: A Memoir,” by Jeanette Walls, was published in 2005 and was on the Best Seller list for 100 weeks. With that kind of publicity, one would think this would be a marvelous book. The story details the life of Jeanette Walls, as she grew up in her (more than) dysfunctional family.  
    Moving from Arizona to California to Virginia in a matter of a few years, with periods of homelessness, the family was dirt poor. Walls reflects on all the emotional damage done by her mother and father, and the book becomes extremely emotional extremely fast.

  • Comparing American and European teens

    Summer is the perfect time to relax, let loose and explore. All around the globe, adolescents spend the entire school year planning and dreaming about their summer vacations.
    Naturally, with each geographical region comes a different plan and a different dream, mostly because of the opportunities given within each area.
    While I cannot speak for every continent on the planet, I have had my fair share of summers in both the United States and Europe and they are both very different experiences.
    While summer in the United States generally implies summer camp or sightseeing with parents, a European summer gives teens much more responsibility and freedom.

  • 08-14-11 Andrew and Mousie
  • 08-14-11 Word on the Street

    What’s the weirdest thing you ever heard a teacher say?
    “We could eat this gum, it’s expired though ... About five years ago. But that’s OK, except it tastes like tripe, so we probably shouldn’t eat it.” — Alice Shao, freshman

     

    What’s been your best vacation, so far?
    “Scuba diving in the Caribbean.” —Aerryn Rees, sophomore

     

    What’s your most irrational fear?
    “Bugs. Bugs are bad.” — Toni Batha, junior

     

  • Poetry corner: Rusty swings

    Rusty swings

    There’s lots of laughs and giggles all across the playground, and a common fear of cooties as she chases him around.

    But boys aren’t so yucky anymore and friends they soon become.
    Playing sports every day after school, she begins to think “maybe he isn’t so dumb.”

    He likes worms and other gross stuff, all his immature jokes are about farts,
    but now she sits next to him at school — turns out he’s kind of smart.

    His blue eyes are kind of pretty. His hair looks soft to touch. He flashes her that sweet smile that she’ll never get tired of.

  • Tips to help products go the extra mile

    At times like these when money is short, the stock market is down and everyone just has a sinking feeling about their cash, shopping is certainly not number one on the priority list, but looking good still is. That may be a problem when we are stuck with the mindset that says, “How can I look good without going shopping for something new?”
    I have successfully saved you a shopping spree and gathered a few tips on how to look great with items that you already have at home.

  • ‘And Hell Will Follow Me,’ the title says it all

    A Pale Horse Named Death may be new to the American heavy metal music scene, but collectively, the band has its roots in metal.
    “And Hell Will Follow Me” is the group’s debut album, was released on June 14. Though this is their first album, the band members are far from heavy metal novices.
    Sal Abruscato is probably best known as the original drummer for Type O Negative, but also played in Life of Agony and Supermassiv. Abruscato, along with  Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly — who was also with Seventh Void; Bobby Hambel formerly of Biohazard and Matt Brown formerly of Seventh Void, meld their melancholy metal together to form A Pale Horse Named Death.

  • 'Captain America' hits the big screen

    Comic book fans can now see Captain America in action on the big screen and in 3D. “Captain America: The First Avenger” was released worldwide on July 22.
    The action-adventure film takes place during World War II, where America is losing increasingly more men on the front lines.
    Steve Rogers is a scrawny, young man who wants to serve his country more than anyone else.
    He finally gets his chance when a German scientist who has defected to America notices him. The scientist is working on an experimental “super soldier” for the United States Army.

  • 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.