Teen Pulse

  • Word on the Street 10-20-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon asked LAHS students, “What is your favorite fall activity?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-20-13

    Monday: Pool tourney

    Tuesday: Pirates loot popcorn bag

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Votice fence scene

    Friday: Staff 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. 

  • Review: ‘Gravity’ is anything but grounding

    The endless expanse of space is an incredibly beautiful sight, but it can also be a deadly place for the earthly human being.
    The movie “Gravity,” released Oct. 4, puts viewers into this dangerous realm right alongside the astronauts defying gravity to work and learn about the atmosphere that is the universe.
    Using the incredible visual effects of 3D, the film begins showing a routine spacewalk conducted by Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who is commanding his last shuttle mission. 
    During the spacewalk, the crew of the Explorer space shuttle is warned by mission control that a Russian missile strike conducted against a dysfunctional satellite has created a chain reaction of debris. 
    The debris is reportedly headed right for the shuttle and hits Stone, who is thrown into space after the debris collides with the shuttle. 
    Stone is rescued by Kowalsky who has a thruster pack, which he uses to maneuver to her location. 
    They then return to the Explorer space shuttle, but discover the debris demolished it. It is beyond repair and the crew is dead. 
    The two survivors make their way to the International Space Station in hopes of using the escape pod to return to Earth.

  • Cindi Allmendinger talks about ranch life

    Cindi Allmendinger said she loves to teach geometry and financial literacy at Los Alamos High School, but she has other interests outside of teaching that few know about. Teen Pulse’s staff members Lily Johnson and Kenzi Hunsaker put her to the test and interviewed her about her high school experience.

    Q: Where did you grow up and what high school did you go to?

    A: “I grew up on a ranch, one of the last working ranches in Colorado Springs. I went to high school at Cheyenne High School.”

    Q. Did you have a high school sweetheart?

    A: “No my horse (was). I showed horses ... and my school let me take off time to travel all over the nation ... as long as my grades were (a) ‘B’ or better.”

    Q: What clique did you belong to? What were you like?

    A: “I didn’t belong to a clique because I actually traveled and showed horses, and if there (would have been) a horse show clique, I (would have) belonged to it.”

    Q: What made you want to be a teacher?
    A: “I love science and I love math and when I started coaching soccer, I realized how much I loved teaching … One of the parents of one of my students was the principal and said, ‘you need to teach’ and she gave me a recommendation and I started teaching.”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 10-13-13

    Monday: A.C. closed

    Tuesday: Jar o’ lanterns in LA, bingo in WR

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies

    Thursday: Jar o’ lanterns in WR, bingo in LA

    Friday: Kids choice card 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. 

  • LAMS students explore new school

    Los Alamos Middle School students began exploring the new building recently. They attended an assembly, where Principal Rex Kilburn addressed them. They quickly found new lockers, science classrooms, water fountains and the library. 

  • Word on the Street, Oct. 6


    Teen Pulse staff members Kenzi Hunsaker and Lily Johnson asked LAHS students, “What is your dream way of being asked to homecoming?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule Oct. 7



    Monday: Pac-Man Halloween garland


    Tuesday: Trick skeleton


    Wednesday: Movies and munchies


    Thursday: Sea spiders


    Friday: Scavenger hunt


  • ‘Breaking Bad’ is hard to do

    AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” one of television’s most well-known and best dramas came to a close Sept. 29, after five terrific seasons of exceptional television. 

    Created by Vince Gilligan, the show, set in Albuquerque, follows the life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry genius working as a high school teacher. 

    When White is diagnosed with lung cancer, he turns to a life of crime and the production of methamphetamine to pay for his treatment and leave money for his family before he dies.

  • Recycled Fashions


    Teen Pulse’s Fashion Maven Alexandra Hehlen designed the gown she’s wearing and strutted down the catwalk during this year’s Trash Fashion Show. The show was part of the Next Big Idea Festival last month. Alexandra won first place for her dress made from recyclable materials.