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Teen Pulse

  • 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.

  • Word On the Street 04-06-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Ben Hanlon, Tom Hanlon, Owen Bradbury Aranda and Alexandra Hehlen asked LAHS students, “What does spring bring to mind?”
     

  • Lewis & Todd 03-30-14
  • Word on the Street 03-30-14

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked LAHS students, “What do you think the United States should do about the situation in Crimea?”
     

  • ‘Divergent’ is a dystopian classic

    Dystopia — a society where everything is as bad as it can possibly be — has fascinated humans for centuries.
    Beginning in the time of Plato, gaining prominence throughout the age of the Great Depression and prospering in the 21st century, the concept of our modern world’s downfall has been a central theme in many well-known books.
    Plato’s “Republic,” Alduous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner” and now Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” all hinge on dystopian futures.
    Director Neil Burger has brought Roth’s novel to life on the big screen.
    The movie begins with a scene of a distant city skyline, easily identifiable as the city of Chicago.
    However, as the camera moves closer, the far-off metropolis becomes an obviously frayed Chicago, with rusted bridges, torn buildings and the concrete bed of a once-existent river.
    In this ragged city, citizens are split into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite.

  • Opinion: the Crimean conundrum

    Since the beginning of the Ukrainian revolution in mid-November of last year, the country’s future and unity have been in the balance.
    After the ousting of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, things seemed like they might be able to resolve themselves — until the Russians got involved and things really started to heat up.
    For quite a while now, Russia has been pushing its luck and exercising its power throughout the international community under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, the gun-slinging, bare-chested, horseback-riding Russian president.
    Earlier this month, Mother Russia stepped into the turmoil of the Ukrainian conflict by sending Russian troops into Crimea, the southernmost province of Ukraine.
    Although these soldiers were clearly Russian, unless, as pointed out by Jon Stewart, Russian military fatigues are easy to come by overnight in the thousands, Putin initially denied all claims of the Crimean invasion.

  • Teen activity schedule

     

    Youth Activity Center Schedule

     

    Monday: Foosball tournament

     

    Tuesday: Birthday board 

     

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

     

    Thursday: Capture the flag

     

    Friday: Kids choice 

     

  • Lewis & Todd 03-23-14
  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 03-23-14

    Monday: Pool tournament

    Tuesday: Los Alamos Cone Heads

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Floss eggs

    Friday: Kids choice games

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th St., next to Ashley Pond, 662-9412. The White Rock Activity Center is located at 10 Sherwood Blvd., across from Smith’s in Rocket Park, 672-1565.