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Senior Joey Schneider examines his collection of shoes. The most popular shoes he sells are the different Nike shoes he has. Used with permission/Joey Schneider.

Joey Schneider: Sticks and shoes

Angelee Herman, Reporter May 13, 2024

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of starting, managing and scaling a business. It combines innovation, skill and vision to develop new products, services or ideas that create value for a target audience. Joey...

Natalie Robinson with her Rutgers University attire last November. She will be playing Division 1 volleyball at Rutgers University next school year.

Natalie Robinson steps onto a new court

Stella Webb, Reporter May 13, 2024

Natalie Robinson is committed to playing Division 1 volleyball at Rutgers University next fall. Robinson is a hardworking and committed individual who has taken her volleyball career to the next level. Robinson...

Alicia Hoppes, Sunita Bhatia and Katie Bielecki at their senior Sadie Hawkins dance. The three best friends share their last dance together and embrace in a hug.

Seniors Alicia Hoppes, Sunita Bhatia and Katie Bielecki: Forever friends

Lily Stevens, Reporter May 13, 2024

Alicia Hoppes: Alicia Hoppes is seen on the field in her cheer uniform and with a camera in her hand. Hoppes has been a member of the cheer team for all four years. Her high school career was filled with...

Peterson wears her signature bright smile, highlighting her kind personality.

From Varsity Cheerleader to Homecoming Court: The successes of Lindsay Peterson

Emily Stevens, Reporter May 10, 2024

Hudson High School senior Linsday Peterson has been perceived around the school as a role model for many students. Peterson has done so much, and she is deserving of the future she holds. From cheerleader...

Quin Prado performs at the Akron Civic Theater every winter for the Nutcracker. This past year, she was the Sugar Plum Fairy. Used with permission/Quin Prado.

Dancer Quin Prado spins through her senior year

Ava Kuss, Reporter May 10, 2024

Senior Quin Prado has made her mark at HHS as an accomplished dancer, ASL student and friend. Next year, she will continue her dance career at Butler University in Indiana.  “I decided to double...

Louis walks down HHS’s Memorial Field with his parents during Senior Night. On this special night, the Marching Band members and spectators honor seniors like Louis for participating in band during his senior year of high school.

Nathaniel Pierre Louis: HHS’s Class Sweetheart and more

Renna Eimer, Copy Editor May 1, 2024

Nathaniel Pierre Louis has been a breath of fresh air for the Hudson Community. His kindness has not only brought smiles to the students and staff of Hudson High School, but also changed their view of...

VIDEO: Frank D. Alexander positively influencing HHS as a substitute teacher

Renna Eimer, Copy Editor May 1, 2024
Mr. Alexander (a.k.a. Frank D. Alexander) started substitute teaching at Hudson High School over a year ago. He has brought so much positivity and joy to not only the students...
Emma Lenz rocking her Varsity jacket during her senior photos. Lenz has been playing lacrosse for 12 years and has loved it for as long as she can remember. Used with permission/Emma Lenz.

Behind the Lenz: Senior Photographer Emma Lenz

Lily Stevens, Reporter April 29, 2024

At every high school sports game, Emma Lenz is there with a camera, ready to capture every second. Her photos may be well known around the school, but the photographer behind the photos deserves the spotlight...

Jason Dement is a friend to all at Hudson High School. He plans to continue his education at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

The Man, the myth, the legend: Jason Dement and his next steps towards stardom

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter April 23, 2024

The man. The myth. The legend. Described by most as an outgoing leader— someone always ready to make an impact. As a stellar model student, he also appears in almost every school activity you could think...

Senior Derek Huminsky is struggling to find motivation in his academic endeavors. The final stretch of his senior year has proved to be stressful, knowing the end is near.

Overcoming senioritis: Ways to relight the motivational flame

Gavin Mertes, Reporter April 10, 2024

As the home stretch of the academic school year approaches, a contagious affliction begins to creep into seniors everywhere: senioritis. Whether you are a senior planning to go to your next academic chapter...

Subduction of the Juan de Fuca Plate results in the formation of the Coastal Ranges and Cascade Volcanoes, as well as a variety of earthquakes, in the Pacific Northwest. Olympic and Mt. Rainier national parks showcase the contrasting landscapes of the two parallel mountain ranges.

The Cascadia Megaquake could be closer than we think

Sean Delagrange, Reporter April 10, 2024

On Jan. 27, 1700, several fishing villages along the east coast of Japan were washed away by a tsunami. However, this tsunami was unusual; unlike the hundreds of others that had struck Japan before, this...

A swarm of visitors lined up to summit Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.

Our overpopulated national parks

Vienne Bateman, Reporter April 10, 2024

The National Park Service protects over 85 million acres of natural resources and historic sites across the country, preserving some of nature's most precious natural sites and wildlife. When a new space...

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