Reality Fighters… We Got BOOKS

By Nicole Vickers Because of the media center downsizing their book collection at AHS, the literary gods took pity upon us and decided to grant all our English teachers with sets of brand new books! What a blessing, am I right? No excuse now not to read! So without further ado, here are ten of the best…

Breaking Down Amazon’s Recent Financial Success

By Aditya Gunna, Branding Manager Amazon has been in the news almost every week for the past year. When Amazon opened in 1994, Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, had big plans to revolutionize online commerce. In the early 2000s Amazon acquired many smaller online retail companies like Zappos and Audible.com. As of today,…

Welcome to Forks over Knives!

Hi, my name is Julia. I’m a features editor for the Hook. One of my many passions is eating. I take it very seriously. The Metro Atlanta area is full of unique restaurants and dining experiences, and I’m going to help you decide what to try and what not to. New fast food releases and bizarre…

Who Am I: Kyle Wong

By Kyle Wong, Staff Writer I am Kyle Wong, a staff writer for the AHS Hook. I am a sophomore and this is my first year in the Hook. I’m just your average Joe that writes, reads, studies and somewhat speaks. You can occasionally get a word out of me if you talk to me…

Introduction to Cool Places, ft. Curtis

By Curtis McClelland, Co-Editor-in-Chief Read this blog to learn about new and exciting places to visit in the Alpharetta area. There is no shortage of fun things to do, contrary to popular belief, and this blog is devoted to featuring and advertising them to the Alpharetta High School student body. Follow Curtis McClelland, Alpharetta senior,…

Love and Relationships: Are High School Relationships Worth it?

Dearest readers, Welcome back! Now it’s time to get into the meat of this blog, where I’ll answer any (well almost any) question you may have about friendships and relationships! Can’t wait to see where it takes us… Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: Are high school relationships “worth it”? Answer: Yes. Yes. A thousand times…

Love and Relationships: What is this blog?

Dearest readers, Welcome!! It’s Maia here- staff writer, photography editor, and editorials editor for Alpharetta’s finest, The Hook newspaper. Thanks for stoppin’ by. I wanted to write a love and relationships blog, because I’ve had my own fair share of highs and lows in the realm of el amor y la amistad and want to…

Seniors Screwed Over: The Unfair Exemption Policy

  By Melissa Dunn, Copy and Features Editor The current final exam exemption policy, only applicable for seniors during the spring semester, requires an unweighted class average of 85 or above, no more than 4 total absences, and no more than 4 unexcused tardies. Excused, pre-approved, and unexcused absences all count towards this total. Students…

When Will I Ever Use This Math?: Real-World Math Applications

By Eric Bias, Layout and Sports Editor The question that acts as this article’s headline is one that I hear all of the time by my peers in math class. Even though this is a simple and valid question to ask, I still find myself getting annoyed when one of my peers asks it. Despite…

Curly and Proud: The Hidden Reality of Black Hair

By Sami Thompson, News, Entertainment, and Features Editor In the modern age, hair has become more than just a body part. It is also an accessory. For many African American women, it is an essential part of their culture. Millions of dollars and hours worldwide go into creating the many hairstyles of African hair. From…

Why the Dress Code is Wack

By Sofia Bonno, Staff Writer **DISCLAIMER: This piece is a work of satire published in our April Fools Edition. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the writer, the staff, or AHS. Oppression. Tyranny. Patriarchy. These words are synonymous for dress code. Every regulation forced upon women and girls is a mockery of the…

Pool on Roof

By Aditya Gunna, Staff  Writer   As the warm weather rolls in, a fresh relaxing swim in the AHS roof pool is the perfect remedy to the rising temperature. After Alpharetta High was opened in 2004, students complained that it was too hot and school was too boring. The Fulton County Board took this into…