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McDonalds hot chocolate could use some work, but had a practical cup for those hoping to have hot chocolate on the go.

Hudson Hot Chocolates Vol. Two

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa and Greta Knipe November 17, 2023

Last year, we scouted for the best hot chocolate in Hudson by taste-testing beverages at Panera, Perkins, Yours Truly, Starbucks and Open Door. We both thought the hot chocolates from Perkins and Yours...

Disney describes the movie as an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together.

Elemental: a Disney flop or just bad advertising?

Emma Linder, Reporter October 26, 2023

Elemental is a movie about a Water Boy and a Fire Girl falling in love despite societal norms refusing the relationship. It's a movie that went over many people’s heads after its release on June 16,...

Mr. Brink was very scared of the Wicked Witch of the West when he was younger. Mr. Brink is giving us his “I am no longer scared of you” face in this photo.

Favorite childhood movies of the HHS staff: Mr. Brink

Lily Stevens, Reporter October 24, 2023

Mr. Brink is a history teacher at HHS and has been teaching here for 18 years. Mr. Brink is known all over the school for being their favorite teacher and for his unique, high-energy teaching style. Mr....

Sophomore Sammie Beilecki, enjoys her favorite fall drinks, the Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte and the Iced Apple Crisp Milk Shaken Expresso.

Is the 2023 Fall Starbucks Menu worth the hype?

Emily Stevens, Reporter October 24, 2023

Starbucks has always had a large fan base, with flocks of people drooling over the wide variety of refreshers, cafe items and, of course, coffee. Starbucks has been catering to their customers by giving...

Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls is where Kahan will be preforming this May. Blossom is currently home to many different music events.

Noah Kahan is coming to Cuyahoga Falls

Ava Bell, Copy Editor October 21, 2023

This spring, singer and songwriter Noah Kahan is coming to share his music close to Hudson. Kahan will take the stage at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls on Tuesday, May 28th. This concert will be...

The album cover of “MISTY SKIES”. I tried to take a picture similar to where I wanted to transport the listeners to with the music– such as a car ride at night.

The making of “MISTY SKIES”: how you too can write a song

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter October 21, 2023

Some people may have heard my first song: “Lied Twice.” Others may have never heard of my name or don’t care about music. But no matter who you are, I hope by sharing how I made my newest song, “MISTY...

Earling Haaland attempting to score a goal. He is on the cover of EAFC 24.

Football Ultimate Team in EAFC24

Gavin Mertes, Reporter October 19, 2023

The wait is finally over - the world’s most captivating sport returns for another year of drama, entry, beauty and suspense. Fifa is back. Well, not really. Fifa and Electronic Arts have officially...

The “GUTS” album cover is reminiscent of the cover of “Sour, but the use of darker colors sends a message that this album is darker than its predecessor, and displaying the title on blocky silver rings contrasts the colorful, mix-matched stickers that made up the title on the cover of “Sour.

GUTS is a crash course in beating sophomore slump

Greta Knipe, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2023

In 2021, Olivia Rodrigo captured the teenage experience in 11 tracks spanning 34 minutes and 41 seconds with her debut album “Sour.” Over two years later, she’s back with her sophomore album “GUTS”—another,...

New pickleball fanatics play the game at a Community Center in America.

The continuous rise of pickleball in Hudson

Lily Stevens, Reporter October 9, 2023

Pickleball is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in America and Hudson.  Pickleball first became popular post-covid and is intriguing to many due to its low impact and fun atmosphere....

This is my profile on Airbuds. People you add as friends are able to see what songs you are currently listening to, past songs you listened to and react with emojis if they like a certain song.

Airbuds App: A new era for music and social media?

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter October 5, 2023

A new app named Airbuds has taken teenagers around the world by storm. It claims to allow users to see what their friends are listening to and shows stats on what songs you and your friends listen to....

The My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 promotional poster outside Hudson’s local movie theater: Regal Cinemas. The film came out on September 8th and had mostly negative reviews.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 isn’t worthy of an “Opa!”

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2023

Toula Portokalos and her eccentric Greek family are back for the third time in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. The newest addition to the My Big Fat Greek Wedding series follows Toula’s family on a trip...

The messy inside of the Northfield Dunkin Donuts

Donut go to these Dunkins

Maddie Little and Olive Cuadrado September 28, 2023

Dunkin is the perfect spot to get a good coffee in the morning or a quick pick me up in the middle of that day. Prices are very affordable and they are often very speedy. Almost every Dunkin features a...

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