The Making of a Mogul- Becoming a Social Media Influencer

Maia Gibson Lately, we have been watching social media bloom before our eyes into a world where you can actually make a living by virtually sharing your life to strangers. This phenomenon has baffled Baby Boomers and X-Genners alike, but, for millennials and Generation Z, it has become a serious career to consider. However, how…

Love and Relationships: Opinionated Friends

Dearest Readers, Thanks for coming back time and time again to read what I have to say! This week we’re talking the topic of opinionated friends! And, more importantly, how to share your own opinion with them when they tend to only want to hear one side. Especially in a world so politically and socially…

Love and Relationships: Meet the Parents

Dearest Readers, Meeting the parents. Ahhh, the most joyous yet seethingly stressful point of any developing relationship. Some see it as sweet and monumental, while others picture a scene out of Meet the Fockers and cringe. So, when’s the right time to throw yourself into this world of unknown? Let’s chat! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question:…

Are Schools Violating Child Labor Laws?

By Brianna Rolle, News Editor How often do you feel overwhelmed by school work and activities? How many times have you had to completely ignore one class or “take the L” to properly prepare for another? How often do you feel exhausted or defeated at school? Child Labor laws were created to protect children against…

New Kids On The Block: Not Everyone You Lose Is A Loss

High school has taught me a number of things, but I think I’ve learned more about friendship than I have anything else. Especially this past year I struggled with the reality that I couldn’t please everyone I was friends with. No matter how hard you try, there will always be someone who doesn’t agree with…

Forks over Knives: Chipotle Queso

Hi, I’m Julia. This week, I tried Chipotle’s queso so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome. Shocked, disappointed and betrayed: just a few of the emotions I felt after trying the impressively controversial Chipotle Queso. Please don’t waste your money. I did and look where I am now: writing a hate-fueled rant on a menu…

Love and Relationships: Is there such thing as too much compromise?

Dearest Readers, Welcome back! Now that second semester is back in full swing, I’m ready to answer your questions starting with….compromise! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: Is there such thing as “too much compromise” in a relationship? Answer: As I mentioned in an earlier post, compromise is fundamental when it comes to relationships. If nobody compromised,…

Apply for The Hook

Do you like to write? Do you like staying up-to-date with the news of your community and school? Do you enjoy photography and design? What about social media and pop culture? Would you like to be a part of a collaborative team of creative thinkers that work to create a brand and product? Then we…

Love and Relationships: Clingy People

Dearest readers, It’s that time of year! Hot chocolate, the smell of fresh pine, candy canes galore….and cuffing season! But with cuffing season also comes the hardships of people (friends or significant others) who are just way too clingy. So, what should you do to handle them? Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: How do I deal…

Who Am I: Eric Bias

By: Eric Bias, Sports Editor “My name is Eric Bias and I am a senior at Alpharetta High School. This is my third year on the Hook staff and I have nothing but good things to say about the time that I have spent as a part of this publication.” No, that sounds too formal. Let’s…

Love and Relationships: Friend Group Drama

Dearest readers, It’s been a while; I hope y’all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! But, unfortunately, it’s back to reality and back to classic friendship and relationship #drama. So, let’s get started! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: How do you deal with drama in a friend group? Answer: There are few friend groups that manage to work…

Why We Should All Become Minimalists

By: Eric Bias, Sports Editor Our journey has come to an end. Hopefully I captured your attention from the first post of this series on minimalism. More importantly, I hope that took something away from the things that I said. Although you may have not completely agreed with what I had to say, just know…