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  • 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.

  • LAHS student gets an inside look at a Swiss school

    Editor’s note: Teen Pulse staff member Alexandra Hehlen wrote this story after spending a day at a school in Switzerland.

    School Here, School There: What is the Difference?
    At the Progymatte Oberstufen Schule, or the Progymatte Upper-level School, in Thun, Switzerland, the learning atmosphere is different for teens compared to that of Los Alamos High School. Every morning, the bell rings at the large, old stone schoolhouse at 7:30 a.m.
    The teenagers rush to their classrooms, catch up on morning gossip and await the arrival of their first period teacher.
    The teacher walks into the room just after the bell rings. As he does so, all the students stand up as a polite way of greeting him, and sit down when he tells them to.

  • Animal Shelter 08-07-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
    A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
    Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.

  • News for Retirees 08-07-11

    Aug. 7-13, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile burger
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • 21 nonprofit New Mexico organizations receive grants

    Sara Armstrong, President of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation, announced that 21 non profits in New Mexico have received grants for 2011-2012.
    “I am excited to announce that non-profits in Las Vegas, Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico have received grants.
    These grassroots organizations serve children in Las Vegas, Cañones, Los Alamos, Ojo Sarco and Taos.  The Fourth Judicial District CASA, Samaritan House, Ojo Sarco Community Center, Cañones Early Childhood Program,  Self Help and Youth Heartline are among the groups selected,” Armstrong said.

  • Births 08-07-11

    July 26: A girl, Hailey Lopez, born to Jennifer Medina and Brian Lopez
    July 26: A boy, Gabriel Cruz Baca, born to Sheryl and Abraham Baca
    July 27: A boy, Dimetrius Rayen Marcus, born to Stephanie Vigil and Byron Marcus
    July 28: A girl, Alexis Paige Fredlund, born to Angela and Zak Fredlund
    July 28: A girl, Kennedi Jayde Rodela-Olson, born to Maria Elena Rodela and Kenneth James Olson

  • NovaNET helps students succeed

    The transition from middle school to high school can be challenging for many students. They encounter more freedom, older classmates and harder courses. As a result, some students have trouble keeping up academically and drop out and/or fail to graduate with their peers. The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board have combined to provide these students with a second chance.
    JJAB has funded subscriptions to NovaNET, courseware and instructional content delivered on a state-of-the-art web platform that uses a standard web browser.
    In January, LAPS asked Lorraine Whalen to go to the high school as a half-time learning coach to proctor seniors at risk of not graduating on time in their use of NovaNET.

  • Submit entries for the FOS calendar

    Has a pet made a difference in your life? Do you have a heartwarming story about your pet you would love to share? Well get those cameras ready, polish those smiles, and say cheese!
    Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2012 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 8.  They need your help because without your photos and stories, there can be no FOS calendar.
    Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet.
    Owners do not have to live in Los Alamos nor have adopted or rescued the animal from Los Alamos to enter.

  • Sneaky woodpecker takes a sip

    A Hairy Woodpecker sneaks a sip from a hummingbird feeder in Ponderosa Estates.

  • Kickbusch stresses the importance of education

    On Monday night, the Los Alamos Schools and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board invites the community for a free presentation with author and motivational speaker, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, at the Duane Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m.
    Kickbusch, the author of “Journey to the Future: A Roadmap for Success for Youth,” will combine personal stories with tools to help parents and community members assist in the goals of raising fine youth.