Teen Pulse

  • Enjoy the Shao

    Alice Shao sat cozily on a couch, a smile spread wide across her face, ready to dish on her recent selection to perform as clarinetist at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the famous concert auditorium.
    Shao, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was nominated by Zane Meek, the band teacher at Los Alamos High School, to perform in Carnegie Hall’s Honors Performance Series on Feb. 10.
    The performance will feature students from the United States and Canada, and Alice is the only student going from Los Alamos. “It’s an honor to be performing at Carnegie,” Shao said.
    Shao flew to New York City on Thursday, where she will go through placement auditions that will determine what she will be playing and whether she has a solo. The ensemble rehearsed those days, and performs on Monday.
    The pieces chosen for this performance are “Gavorkna Fanfare” by Jack Stamp, “My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish (Mein Jesu! Was Für Seelenweh)” by Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Alfred Reed, “Children’s March (Over the Hills and Far Away)” by Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr. R. Mark Rogers, “The Dream of Oenghus, Op. 37 (Part 1)” by Rolf Rudin and “Don Ricardo” by Gabriel Musella.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 02-02-14

    Monday: Birthday board

    Tuesday: Glass hearts

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Valentine bingo

    Friday: Kids choice

    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.  

  • Lewis & Todd 02-02-14
  • One person’s trash is one’s lifesaver

    Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) kills 60,000 babies every year, according to the website of The Eliminate Project, an initiative spearheaded by Kiwanis International and UNICEF to stamp out the lethal disease, especially in developing countries.
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club organizes an annual event — which will be a rummage sale this year — to raise money for the project.
    Key Club International is an organization not only committed to community service, but also to ameliorating global issues; with its extensive network of members around the world, the club places a certain emphasis on supporting The Eliminate Project.
    “I think UNICEF and Kiwanis picking it up as a ‘world vision,’ so to speak, has been very ambitious …. Anything that any of the key Clubs around the country can do can help raise money for that,” said Kathleen Boerigter, adult supervisor of LAHS Key Club.
    According to the project’s website, MNT can cause convulsions and sensitivity to light and touch in newborns.
    “When the baby is born, it can die within a few weeks. The disease is something that can be prevented really easily with a vaccine,” said Kristen Haertling, a senior at LAHS and Key Club president.

  • Word On The Street 02-02-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Kenzi Hunsaker and Lily Johnson asked LAHS students, “If a genie appeared and offered you three wishes, what would they be?”

  • A top review for 'Topper Revue

    As the lights dimmed and the crowd grew silent, a row of six emcees strutted out in front of the red curtain Friday at Los Alamos High School’s Duane Smith Auditorium.
    The moment Topper Revue emcees Daniel Ahrens, Alexandra Berl, Ethan Clements, Kaitlin Downing, Haley Henson and Richard Jia opened their mouths, they had the crowd laughing.
    The six LAHS seniors not only hosted the annual talent show and introduced all 15 acts, but also tied the individual performances together with a central story and theme: “Interred in the Internet.”
    As the emcees — trapped within the Internet — struggled to find a way out of their predicament, act after act graced the stage.
    From skits to a performance by the LAHS Marching Band Color Guard to group dancing acts, Topper Revue showcased LAHS’ astounding treasure trove of talent.
    While a variety show, as implied by the name, generally offers a spectrum of talents, the majority of this year’s acts focused on musical performances.

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 01-26-14

    Monday: Lanyards

    Tuesday: Fuse beads

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Pool tournament

    Friday: WII Friday

    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.  

  • Lewis & Todd 01-26-14
  • Word On The Street 01-26-14

    Teen Pulse staff members Tom Hanlon and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked LAHS students, “What is the most exciting place you’ve traveled to and why?”

  • Movie Review: Spy film ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ is a must-see

     “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a classic secret spy movie. Based on the character created by author Tom Clancy, the movie begins with Jack, played by Chris Pine. He is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps serving in Afghanistan.
    The unit helicopter crashes, leaving Jack seriously injured and out of a job. After recovering, he is recruited to join the CIA by Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner).
    When Ryan believes he has uncovered a plot to collapse the United States economy, he travels to Moscow, Russia. There he must try to destroy the conspiracy and fight for his life and for the one he holds most dear, his fiancée Cathy Mullen (Kiera Knightley).
    The central villain in the movie is Viktor Cherevin. He is played by Kenneth Branagh, who also directed the movie. Action-packed, suspenseful and thrilling, this movie has all the workings of a spy film.
    Despite an unsophisticated plot, the movie is easy to follow and holds the audience’s attention. The action keeps viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the entire film.
    The acting was outstanding, which contributed to the quality of this very entertaining movie.