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Vampire bug bites everyone

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It relates to real life because there will always iÂ&#x2DC;Â&#x2DC;>Ă&#x160;-iĂ&#x203A;iĂ&#x20AC;Ă&#x192;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC; be the girl who thinks sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ugly and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really -Ă&#x152;>vvĂ&#x160;*Â&#x2026;Â&#x153;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;}Ă&#x20AC;>ÂŤÂ&#x2026;iĂ&#x20AC;

Vampires: do they suck your blood or suck your mind? Recently the fairy tale world of vampires has captured the hearts of students, teachers, and even parents. From the vampire romance series Twilight to the adventures down south in the television series True Blood, people cannot get enough of vampires and their exciting stories. Twilight is a four part series about a vampire boy who meets a human girl and they fall in love: how typical. But this twisted love story is different. There are battles, alliances with werewolves, and a forbidden love is sparked between a werewolf and a vampire. Usually when talking to a teenage girl about the saga, she would swoon over the mysterious vampire Edward Cullen, or the kindhearted werewolf Jacob Black. The two handsome, imaginary boys are a main reason most girls go crazy for the series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Edward Cullen is the perfect guy!â&#x20AC;? junior Kalie Ellison said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selfless, mysterious, incredibly gorgeous and completely committed to Bella.â&#x20AC;? Even though Twilight is a fictional story with make believe creatures, it still pertains to real life and problems people actually go through.

not. There will always be jealousy when two guys fall in love with the same girl. There will always be the heartbreak when someone you love leaves you,â&#x20AC;? Ellison said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a lot of girls can relate to Bella. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s [become] so big.â&#x20AC;? Ellison said. The new vampire phenomenon can make some unexpected people, mainly guys, a fan of the new craze. What may look like a dumb storyline and another boring, predictable book about vampires could actually be an adventure that sparks your imagination. Cirque du Freak is another book that has to do with vampires and is now a movie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[When I first saw the book,] I thought it looked very dark and uninteresting,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Coleman Waheed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Afterwards] I thought it was very fascinating and once I got into it I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put the book down.â&#x20AC;? Unlike Cirque du Freak, True Blood entices the viewer as soon as they start watching. The show uses humor and seriousness to separate the vampires and certain humans, which charms the viewer and converts them into a fan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[True Blood] is provocative and keeps you at the edge of your seat.â&#x20AC;? senior Steven Haspel said. Twilight is not the only book with gorgeous yet tortured vampires. The new HBO show True Blood has charmed the minds of students, teachers, and even parents. The show, set in Louisiana, is about vampires and their struggle to coexist with humans. Besides

5FFONPWJFLJOHQBTTFT ,Ă&#x2022;LĂ&#x17E;Ă&#x160; >Â&#x201C;>Ă&#x20AC;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â?Â&#x153; Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;*>}iĂ&#x160; `Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC; Director, writer and producer John Hughes suffered a heart attack that resulted in his passing earlier this month. Hughes, director of teen classics such as The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Off, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, became the first director to green light teens in films that showcased them as teen protagonists. Quickly labeled as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;teen movie king,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hughesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; films went beyond the normal teen movie criteria to create characters that all teens could easily relate to. His portrayal of American teen life held nothing back, giving audiences a sharp eyed look at both the struggles and triumphs of growing up. His 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, is a prime example of Hughesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; legitimate

portrayal of high school life. Diverging from the ideal of an American teenager, Hughesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; club is a hodgepodge of different personalities that unlike other movies

focused on their backgrounds and feelings than on an actually story line. Instead of shunning the teens in his films for

vampires, there are mind readers, shape shifters, and a person who can bring out the wild side of whoever she chooses. It is a show that combines a seductive romance with a suspenseful storyline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The premise of the show is] balance between humans and vampires, and the ongoing battle between Christians and nightwalkers proves to be an unsettling matter,â&#x20AC;? Haspel said.

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Michae l Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thril l e r STEP ONE: Walk forward with your right foot then walk backwards; again starting with your right foot.

STEP TWO: listening to metal, tearing their clothes or giving into peer pressures, Hughes used it to bring depth to his characters and even embraced these instances by showing them headbanging, stealing cars, skipping class or in the case of The Breakfast Club sneaking in a joint or two while serving Saturday detention. His movies have not only become classics, but have provided reference points for all teen films. The 2008 documentary American Teen even advertised itself as the new generationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; breakfast club. No other director has seemed to be able to capture the teen life in the same memorable way as Hughes. His films were about real people in real life, dealing with reality.

Shake your head like you would when saying no. Then sharply turn from one side to the other. Right then left.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved doing a dance by the king of pop,â&#x20AC;? junior Jade James said. STEP THREE: Pretend you are clawing at the air. First claw to the left then claw to the right. Be sure to twist your whole body in the direction you are clawing in.

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Aug 24 2009 HILLCRESTHURRICANE HURRICANE Michae l Jackson’s Thril l e r How to dance... Shake your head like you would when saying no. Then...

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