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Teen Pulse

  • The Pondering Column: Questions about morals, philosophy and belief

    Today marks the first edition, of “The Pondering Column.” Here I will discuss, reader- written questions, regarding morals, philosophy and belief.
    Today’s question is asked by Miles Baron: “Does some form of Karma exist?”
    The short answer to this question is yes Karma — in some form — exists. Now let’s get specific. Karma is the idea that, what someone does in the past (or present) will affect their future.
    Essentially, if you do something good, something good will happen to you, or if you do something bad, something bad will happen to you. This progression is explained by one of two things, life or religion. Religiously speaking, most often, if someone does good in the world, they will be rewarded by their God (in a multitude of differing ways), resulting in a karmic exchange.
    Alternatively, from the life point of view (essentially non-religious speculation for Karma), if someone does something good (or bad) in life, the good (or bad) will come back around. If a child hits a baseball into a neighbor’s window and runs off, the neighbor will be irritated, at least.

  • LAHS students showcase talent through photography

    On Wednesday, Los Alamos High School students in the Beginning Photography class, taught by Michelle Grove, were able to view all of their hard work in a gallery that displayed their projects from the semester.
    Photographs were arranged on boards in the lobby area of LAHS, complemented by the artist’s name and the technique used to produce the desired picture.
    Beginning Photography instructs students on the fundamentals of photography emphasizing the black and white medium. For the class, students are required to use a 35 millimeter manual camera and learn to work in a dark room developing film, enlarging and printing negatives.
    A negative reproduces a bright portion of a photograph as dark, and a dark portion as bright.
    Beginning photography consists of two classes with a total of approximately 48 students. Grove is teaching her first semester at LAHS, but has taught the photography class at Los Alamos Middle School previously. “These kids have never really used a manual camera before. For the most part when I surveyed them, they’ve only really used their iPhone to take a picture,” Grove said.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 11-30-14

    Monday: Birthday board

    Tuesday: SANTA basketball contest

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Dodge ball contest-Los Alamos, Pool tournament-White Rock

    Friday: Christmas tree photo frames

  • Word On The Street 11-30-14

    Teen Pulse Student Editor Tom Hanlon asked students, “What is your favorite holiday family tradition?”

  • Lewis and Todd 11-30-14
  • Book Review: A Twisting Tale

    “Death on the Nile,” by Agatha Christie will take readers on a ride as twisting and unpredictable as the mighty river itself.
    The scene is an exotic Egyptian cruise, filled with men and women from around the world. Much of this novel’s captivating power stems from the characters themselves.
    There are writers and lovers, lawyers and aristocrats, archaeologists and sightseers. Each character, from Linnet Doyle — the center of action — to Fleetwood, an engineer present in only a handful of scenes, is so realistic and so shockingly human that any one of them could easily spring to life.
    Great detective Hercule Poirot is in their midst, as is a devoted newlywed couple. From the start, though, something is wrong. Suppressed anger and jealousy, linked with an unhappy past, taint a seemingly perfect honeymoon. The drama quickens and thickens, resulting ere long in the greatest calamity of them all: murder.
    The wealthy heiress and bride, beautiful Linnet Doyle, is dead. With the criminal still on the loose, the task once again falls to Poirot to sort out a deceptively simple mystery. Around every corner is a new surprise, and most of them are unpleasant.

  • LAHS Olions’ One Acts engaging to audience

    Los Alamos High School, once again, showcased its theatrical talents at the The Olions Thespian Club Annual One Acts show.
    This year’s performance featured two separate one acts. The first, “Roll the Dice,” was written and directed by LAHS senior Charles Herman.
    The performances featured Rosemary Vigil as the narrator and the acting talents of Opale Shapert, Megan Pimentel, Marja Graham and Donald Poston.
    The first play consisted of a scene involving poems transformed into narration, followed by an instance of characters placed in specific situations where they step outside of their comfort zone.
    The theatrical work provoked thought about controversial moral issues and was entertaining throughout.
    The second performance of the night was written and directed by another LAHS senior Ben Reichelt.
    Reichelt put together an extremely entertaining play showcasing aspiring actors Emma Martens, Leander Murphy, Lauren Partin, Jack Majure-Barkley, Max Hermann and Daniel Sarrao.
    The plot line followed the complicated story of a knife factory, a murder and an escaped convict searching for his coat.
    Ending the evening, the cast of both performances came together for a group dance number to the classic hit, “The Time Warp.”

  • Rediscovering an American favorite

    It’s more than likely that a search through any closet will unveil multiple pairs of jeans. In fact, the blue jean has been a part of American culture for a long time, although it didn’t officially take off in fashion until the 1950s when rebellious teens and young adults used the clothing item as a form of protest.
    Since then, jeans have come a long ways, developing into a day-to-day staple and “fashionista” go-to for any outfit.
    Luckily, denim has not yet been “worn out,” style-wise and will not be for quite a while. Surprisingly, the new way to revamp denim is to recycle earlier trends from earlier days. Clothing connoisseurs across the board have been sighted in overalls and flared jeans from the ’60s, high rise and rocker jeans from the ’70s, boyfriend or distressed jeans from the ’80s, and patched and patterned jeans from the ’90s.

  • Word on the Street 11-23-14

    Teen Pulse staff writer Ben Hanlon asked students, “What is your favorite cafeteria food?”

  • Lewis & Todd 11-23-14