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  • Andrew and Mousie 02-17-13
  • Fashion Maven: It’s not too late for a date

    Valentine’s Day may just have passed, but that doesn’t mean date nights have to come to a halt because the most romantic day of the year is over.
    Dates can be a relaxing and entertaining way to spend some time with your significant other. But there’s a catch: a date requires a perfect outfit, which is not always easy to muster up.
    The first and largest determining factor of an outfit is the location of your rendezvous. If you’re planning on anything that involves walking, comfortable shoes — not tennis shoes — like flats or boots are a safe option.
    If you go out to dinner, opt for some heels that match your outfit. Even if you don’t usually wear pumps or wedges, date nights are an opportunity to dress up.
    For dinner dates, dresses and skirts are chic options. Go for something colorful or flowy, and remember that tight dresses are not always flattering.
    If you’re shrink-wrapped into a dress, you won’t be comfortable or look comfortable, for that matter. Tight dresses are great for empty stomachs, but not quite as enjoyable after a three-course meal.
    A V-neck dress that flows out from the waist and ends just above the knee is a safe bet for almost any figure, as is a skirt of the same length.

  • Word on the Street 02-17-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Owen Bradbury Aranda and Sebastian Garcia asked students, “How much is too much PDA?”

  • PDA: The good and the bad

    Public displays of affection, or PDA, are defined as acts of physical intimacy in the presence of others.
    In American culture, there is broad consensus of what is socially acceptable in terms of PDA.
    When shown in the media, displays of affection such as holding hands, kissing or hugging are seen as acceptable. When it comes to young adult couples (ages 15-23), displays that are often acceptable in the media are frowned upon.
    Los Alamos High School students are used to PDA, since common sights on campus include couples holding hands during the passing period or kissing quickly before class.
    “It can be cute but it gets annoying when couples get overly passionate about their PDA,” said Kiersten Temple, a Los Alamos High School junior.
    Other students shared the same viewpoint as Temple, adding that over-PG-rated PDA was too much to be shown in public.
    In certain public places, such as a library, there have been rules put into place that do not permit any PDA.
    At first glance, these rules seem to be unreasonable, but the reality of the situation is that if these rules were not put in place, some couples would go overboard — possibly engaging in acts that are not suitable for public viewing.

  • On Schedule 02-17-13



    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.




    Boys basketball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.




    Boys basketball: LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.




    Swimming and diving: State championship meet at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls, 7:30 a.m.


    Wrestling: Class 4A state championship tournament at Santa Ana Star Center, 10 a.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Bosque School, boys and girls, TBA.




    Swimming and diving: State championship meet at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls, 7:30 a.m.


    Wrestling: Class 4A state championship tournament at Santa Ana Star Center, 10 a.m.


    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, varsity, 6 p.m.

  • Hilltoppers claim second straight district title

    ESPAÑOLA – It wasn’t so long ago when folks around the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program were asking if the team could sneak into the top three at the district tournament.
    The question has become, in a relatively short period of time, whether the other teams in district are going to be able to hang with the Hilltoppers.
    The answer to that question, at least for the 2012-13 season, is no.
    Saturday, Los Alamos picked up a solid win in the District 2-4A championship tournament at Edward Medina Gymnasium. Los Alamos didn’t end up wrestling quite as well as it had hoped coming in, but it was still good enough to earn 170.5 points, nearly 30 points better than runner-up Capital.
    Capital, which appeared to be Los Alamos’ closest competitor for a team title coming in, had an uneven showing at the tournament and couldn’t make up for it despite a solid showing in the final round.
    The win by the Hilltoppers was their second straight 2-4A title. They broke a nearly 20-year dry spell by grabbing the district title last season.
    Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said he knew as long as his team came out to perform Saturday, its chances of winning another title were excellent.

  • MOWW meeting Tuesday

    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars announces that Bryan Huysman will present a talk, “Life at the MSFC,” during the Feb. 19 MOWW Chapter 229 dinner meeting. Huysman’s talk has been rescheduled from the November 2012 meeting that was unavoidably canceled.
    The meeting will be at the Hilltop House, third floor and will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m.
    Huysman’s presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is meatloaf with mashed potatoes and brown gravy, sautéed zucchini, salad and roll. Cost of the dinner is $23 per person.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to the general public for the dinner and program, or the program only at no cost.\
    Note that a dinner reservation made is a commitment to the chapter to pay for the reserved dinner(s).
    RSVP for the dinner is needed by today. Call Lt. Col. Gregg Giesler AUS retired, chapter commander at 662-5574 or email g.giesler@computer.org; or Lt. Col. Norman G. Wilson USAF retired, chapter adjutant, 662-9544, email NrmWil5@cs.com.

  • La Leche League meeting

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Networks of Support” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
     All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding. A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    For more information, contact Cathleen at 661-4033 or Gina at 661-8740.

  • Washington, D.C spring break trip

    This is the last call to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. at the current price. The price will increase next week due to an increase in airline flights. The trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school eighth grade students. It’s a private trip and not school-sponsored. It has been a three-decade tradition for eighth graders in Los Alamos .
    The trip will include sightseeing in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Md. Highlights of the trip include the White House, the International Spy Museum, the National Aquarium, the Walter Reed Medical Museum, a Capitol tour, the Washington Monument, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Museums, the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, night tours of the Presidential Monuments, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Newseum, the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and much more.
    The trip will be four days and three nights in duration. The group will stay at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., minutes from the Washington, D.C. area and sightseeing opportunities.

  • LA wins at FLL State Championship


    On Jan. 26, two Los Alamos First Lego League teams competed in Albuquerque for the State  FLL Championship. 

    Team one was the Atomic Flying Pickles, comprised of sixth grade Girl Scouts, under the direction of Susannah Rousculp and Scott Doebling.   

    Team two was a mixed fifth and sixth grade girl team (also Girl Scouts), under the direction of Karen Doebling and Vicki Erikkila, called the Banoona Skunk Band. Their teams competed against 27 other mixed teams from across the state and one from Durango, Colo.