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The Student News Site of Hudson High School

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“Drop the Beat Productions is a full-service DJ, photo booth, and special event production provider based out of Greater Cleveland. We specialize in school dances and events, corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, and more!” Used with permission/Gus Ruggiero.

Drop the Beat Productions returns to DJ for Winter Formal

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2023

For this year’s school dances, Drop the Beat Productions has taken over as the DJ, replacing DJ Smoov.  Drop the Beat Productions premiered at Hudson High during Homecoming last September and will...

Mrs. Boyd Funderburk and Nathaniel Pierre-Louis at the Freshman Club Fair in August of this year. The club meets every-other Explorer Period in the study hall room.

African-American Awareness Club brings people together

Tobias Banozic, Reporter November 29, 2023

Hudson High School is known for its wide range of clubs, but one that is not recognized as much as others is the African-American Awareness Club, or the AAA (Triple ‘A’) club. Ms. Boyd Funderburk and...

Sophomore Lucy Bechtel and family after the Frosty Five Mile in downtown Hudson Dec. 24, 2022. This run has become a tradition in the Bechtel family and they are looking forward to doing it again this year.

Getting outside for the winter

Sara Ackerman, Reporter November 29, 2023

With the change in the season, different opportunities for things to do around Hudson are opening up. From holiday based activities to simple things out in the snow, there are different activities that...

Sophomore Hadley Halstead hanging out with Molly, Maddie, Mya and Julia at Explorer Zone. Halstead has worked at Explorer Zone for the last two years.

Hudson students dive into part-time work

Catherine Naples, Reporter November 29, 2023

As students approach the age where they want to make some money, finding the right job can be challenging. In Hudson, although there are several jobs to choose from, it all depends on which one expresses...

After five years of business in downtown Hudson, Winds of Change Boutique recently closed during early November. This bijou store on North Main Street sold many styled clothes, shoes and jewelry.

Why do stores in downtown Hudson close down so fast?

Renna Eimer, Copy Editor November 21, 2023

In the late 19th century, downtown Hudson started to develop into what it is today. With 100 independently owned, regional and national chain retail shops and restaurants, Hudson has something to suit...

The band standing in front of their inspiration, the Jefferson Diner. From left to right, the teachers are Mr. McGowan, Mr. Carmichael, Mr. Mangol and Mr. Chorian.

The story behind Jefferson Diner

Emily Stevens, Reporter November 16, 2023

The Social Studies department’s biggest hit: Jefferson Diner. The group was created by Mr. McGowan, Mr. Carmichael, Mr. Mangol and Mr. Chiorian. "Jefferson Diner began as a joke," Mr. Carmichael...

Mrs. Crawfords staff photo inside the Hudson High Library.

New Food and Consumer Science teacher, Mrs. Crawford, on her experience as a teacher

Katie Chmura, Reporter November 14, 2023

How did you get into teaching, and what inspired you to start teaching? Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and many of my biggest role models were my teachers. However, I couldn’t decide...

The 2022-2023 H2BE AM class takes a group picture during their last day at Laurel Highlands. This is to remind the class of how far they have come on this five-day and four-night backpacking trip. This backpacking trip takes place in the spring and has students hiking 30 miles. Used with permission/Twitter/H2BE_hudson.

The trials and triumphs of backpacking in H2BE

Renna Eimer, Copy Editor November 6, 2023

Six years ago, Sue Conroy and Jessica Stiffler were hiking together when they came up with the miraculous idea of H2BE. H2BE is a crossover course made of Honors Biology and Honors English 9. Conroy teaches...

An example of the characters dressed up at the haunted house portraying different monsters. The monsters change from year to year.

Another year of the Hudson Haunted House

Maddie Little, Reporter October 30, 2023

The Hudson Haunted House, located at Oak Grove Park in Hudson, has been around for over 50 years and is a fan favorite of locals. Being one of the oldest haunts in Ohio, people come from all over the state...

The friendly smiles of Seniors Charlie Ross and Avery Travis greet each donor who comes to the blood drive. The co-presidents of Student Government sign donors in and make sure they feel comfortable throughout the entire process of giving blood.

Hudson High hosts first blood drive of the year

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2023

For over 25 years, Hudson High has hosted blood drives to support the American Red Cross. Last Wednesday, HHS held its first blood drive of the year.  This HHS blood drive had the most sign-ups since...

Sophies Senior picture for the Hudson Varsity Tennis team.

Leader Sophie Uijtewaal’s thoughts on Hudson’s school spirit

Stella Webb, Reporter October 24, 2023

Sophie Uijtewaal is a senior at Hudson High School. She is president of Hudson Community First (HCF), part of the Varsity Tennis team, Vocal Impact and an overall excellent student. She was born in Germany...

Mrs. Sutton and her students during her class of Principles of Investment Class with the Mayor of Hudson, Jeff Anzevino.

Meet HHS’s new Business teacher: Mrs. Sutton

Katie Chmura, Reporter October 24, 2023
Learn more about Mrs. Sutton through an interview with her on her experience as a teacher and what she's like outside of the classroom.
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