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Teen Pulse

  • Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be harder than it seems

    Almost everyone owns at least one pair of jeans; they are impossible not to love, especially for teens.  They are essentially the main staple of an outfit. Most jean styles can easily be dressed up or down for a casual or dressy look.
    There is just one problem: many people do not know how to find the perfect pair of jeans, or how to take care of them, for that matter. But don’t worry because the book, “Style,” by Lauren Conrad has all the answers.

  • Practice makes perfect for the Burr sisters

    With sore hips and twisted ankles, Erin and Lauren Burr truly know what it means to excel in whatever they do. These two dancers take classes for ballet, modern, contemporary ballet and jazz for about 10- 12 hours a week with Dance Arts Los Alamos.
    The daughters of Lynn Finnegan and Tom Burr of Los Alamos, the duo admits that their dance schedule is difficult, but combined with the years that both have been dancing, the hobby has become a serious passion.  

  • Teen Center provides new place to hang out

    The Teen Center at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, located across the street from Los Alamos High School, opened in February. The Family YMCA is operating the new facility.
    Since its opening, the center has provided teens with a place to hang out, have lunch, socialize and play a variety of games to include, air hockey, pool, table tennis and video games.
    Center hours are 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. - midnight Friday and 3 p.m. - midnight Saturday.

     

  • Review: Rango’s charm is sure to wrangle viewers

    Rango, the main character in the film of the same name, lives up to his identity as a chameleon as he searches for his destiny in the middle of nowhere.
    Voiced by Johnny Depp, the well-meaning reptile finds himself in the middle of the Mojave Desert after his aquarium is tossed out of the family car in a near-accident.
    A run-over armadillo, named “Roadkill,” directs the chameleon with no name to go into the desert to find his destiny. This begins a fun and humorous adventure in the old west town of “Dirt.”

  • JMHS Debate team places first

    The Los Alamos Area Home Educators’ Speech and Debate team, “Jemez Mountain Home School” Team, brought home a First Place trophy from the New Mexico State Tournament in Hobbs, last weekend.
    The local team earned “First Place Limited Entry Sweepstakes.”
    “Every team member’s efforts contribute to earning a sweepstakes trophy,” said the team’s coach, Dr. Carolyn Conner.
    Team participants for the state competition included:

  • Shedding some light on MAPS testing

    Moans and groans echo through the hallways when word gets around that it is time for students to take Measure of Academic Progress tests. Students have a hard time seeing the importance of MAPS testing; however, there are many benefits that the tests provide.

  • Ready or not, teens’ lives are going to change

    Ready or not, here it comes. This is not a game of hide-and-go seek. This is about the near future…the future of teenagers. Soon they’ll have to leave the comfort of their warm homes with their bedrooms and mom’s home-cooked meals, go out into the real world, make their own decisions and transform into something more than teenagers.

  • Students bridge the U.S., European gap

    Many people don’t realize how many differences exist between European and American teenagers. Foreign exchange students Charlotte Mouret, 17, of France, Maja Struck, 15, of Germany and Kathrine Eriksen, 16, of Denmark recently helped shed some light on the differences.
    All students at Los Alamos High School, they explained what it means for them to live in the United States, and what a change this country is from Europe.

  • Word on the Street 03-13-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Courtney Collier and MariaJaleh McTeigue recently asked LAHS students a few questions about Los Alamos.

  • 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip meeting


    There will be a meeting for this year’s students who are going on the  Washington, D.C. spring break trip from 1-2 p.m. Friday. Because there is no school on that day, the meeting will be in the Los Alamos Public Library.
    Students will receive the trip itinerary, suggestions on what to pack and information about an essay contest for laying the morning wreath of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Those who intend to go on the trip should try to attend this meeting. Parents are welcome to attend.