The Suburban Times continues its support of future journalists by publishing four of their articles from the soon-to-be-published April 1 issue of the Hook, the Pioneer Middle School’s newspaper.
Student reporters in Kristina Sullivan’s Skills Class at Pioneer learn the basics of news reporting during the quarter, and then eagerly await seeing their story “in print”. The Hook began publication in 2008 and continues through the present, as a way to keep parents and students in the know about what’s happening at their School.
by Maegan George and Brittany Guillermo
The nation goes batty over vamp books!
From the “Twilight Series” to the one-shot wonders like “Suck It Up” the nation is swooning over vampire books. The Hook staff reviewed a few of the most popular vampire books and asked a few students their opinions on the books, and the nation-sweeping trend itself.
The Twilight Series
This nail biting series is going to make you stay up until midnight! A girl named Bella Swan moves to the drippy, wet little town of Forks, Washington. Here she meets the mysterious and beautiful Edward Cullen, and the two fall in love. She soon finds out that Edward and his entire family are “Vegetarian” Vampires, that is, vampires that only drink the blood of animals. Throughout the series, she encounters life or death situations almost daily! Readers across the globe have been captivated by this awesome series.
Blue Blood series
This incredible series is about a girl named Schuyler Van Alen. She is not human; she’s a vampire, a Blue Blood. With her good friend Oliver, she fights against the Blue Blood committee’s worst enemy, the evil Silver Bloods, lead by the banished angel Lucifer. They may not know it yet, but a dark secret lingers in the air with a foul stench…
These reporters asked a sixth grade student, Kayla-An Asaeli, what she thought about the Blue Blood series. “It’s mysterious. It connects the past and the present. Everything somehow just makes perfect sense. I think someone might give it a higher score than Twilight.”
The House of Night Series
This blood-sucking series is about a girl named Zoey Redbird, a modern Cherokee Indian girl who has been marked a vampire. When she begins to turn into a creature of the night she meets what we call Gaia, aka the vampire Queen Nyx. She becomes nocturnal and a powerful new vampire, called a Fledgling. Along her journey of changing she meets some friends, some enemies, and some who change allegiances in the series. It’s not always fun and games when you are trying to escape death!
We asked seventh grader Jessica Sablan and sixth grader Sydnee Reid what they liked about the series.
“I like Zoey Redbird and her friends because they are wild and crazy like my own!” said Jessica
“It’s about vampires! It also has a lot of love triangles and other problems to overcome,” commented Sydnee.
Suck it up!
Meet Morning McCobb, an I.V. league member. After he graduates from the International Vampire League, he was not pleased when the headmaster wanted Morning to participate in Worldwide- Out Day. Morning was needed to change the knowledge of the world! Along his journey he must face his fate head on and hope it doesn’t end with a stake in his heart!
Sixth grader Hailey Froscheiser said she loved “Their fancy powers”!
The Hook staff interviewed sixth graders Lacey Thomson, Tom Meskil, and Riley Wenger and asked them what they felt about the vampire trend.
“I think it’s cool!” replied Lacey.
“Its okay, I guess. Kind of annoying when people wear Twilight shirts but reading the books is still cool,” said Tom.
“It’s not bad.” Riley said. Like them or not, no one can ignore that vampire books are taking over the nation!