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The Student News Site of Hudson High School

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Hudson students jump to the music with their foam glow sticks at the 2023 Winter Formal Dance.

Winter Formal survey results reveal clash between student and administrator views

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

It’s been a month and a half since Journalism and Yearbook hosted the school’s Winter Formal. After the event, a survey was distributed to students to learn their overall opinion of the dance. To many...

Preschool and Kindergarten students of McDowell Early Learning listen to Vocal Impact perform songs such as “I Saw Three Ships” and other holiday classics. Used with permission/Jacob Moore.

Vocal Impact tours elementary schools to introduce younger students to music

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief December 19, 2023

For the past five years, Hudson High’s Vocal Impact has toured the elementary schools during one of the final days before break. This past Friday, Vocal Impact visited the schools to perform their holiday...

The logo for the Hudson Public Schools Endowment Fund. Used with permission/Jennifer Fisher.

Hudson Scholarships for Seniors

Lily Stevens, Reporter December 15, 2023

Information from the Guidance Office and information gathered from Lily Stevens. The Hudson Public School Endowment Fund was established in 1990 by Donald Barlow to assist Hudson High School seniors...

8th grader Zizi Moore, Junior Hanna Moore and Senior Ava Tallat-Kelpsa stand with St. Nicholas and Krampus on the second day of the Christkindlmarkt. Used with permission/Mike Piper of The Miracle League of Lake County.

Hudson hosts 5th annual Christkindlmarkt

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2023

From December 8th to 10th, the Hudson-Landsberg Sister City put on the 5th annual Christkindlmarkt in downtown Hudson.  “The Hudson-Landsberg Sister City is a non-profit organization where you can...

“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 as 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...

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...

Taylor Swift performing during her Speak Now tour in Sydney, Australia.

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s alleged breakup

Ava Kuss, Reporter May 22, 2023

The six years of private and hidden-under-the-wraps relationship between celebrities Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn came to a close publicly Saturday night, April 8, 2023. Pop star Taylor Swift and actor Joe...

Valravn is a Bolliger & Mabillard dive rollercoaster which opened to the public in 2016. Cedar Point is adding a new roller coaster, along with new eating options ahead of the 2023 season.

New entertainment at Cedar Point for 2023 Season

Roman Sawicki, Reporter May 20, 2023

Cedar Point has opened its doors for the summer and Cedar Point has announced some major changes to its lineup during the offseason. Among the biggest things debuting for this season is The Boardwalk....

Wind turbines are one of the most popular source of renewable energy.

Global plans to become fully sufficient on renewable energy sources by 2050

Gabi Shainoff, Reporter May 20, 2023

On April 15th and 16th, 2023, world leaders met in Sapporo, Japan to collaborate and discuss goals to address critical concerns centered around global environmental health. G7, composed of foreign ministers...

Jared Leto shocks everyone by wearing a cat suit to the 2023 Met Gala.

The looks of the Met Gala

Katie Chmura, Reporter May 18, 2023

The Met Gala or Met Ball recurred again this year with the theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A line of beauty.” The theme was in honor of the designer who designed for Chanel, a popular, high-end clothing brand....

Bed Bath and Beyond filed for bankruptcy on April 23rd.

Bed Bath and Beyond the grave

Edward Proctor, Reporter May 18, 2023

With the closing of the Bed Bath and Beyond, we are left to wonder what stores are next to go. While online shopping, such as some of the biggest ones Amazon, Target, Walmart, are taking out mom and pop...

The toxic plume rises above the city of East Palestine, Ohio from the burn off of the toxic chemicals that spilled after the train derailment.

Environmental disaster in Ohio

Nash Trattner, Sports Editor March 15, 2023

A small town on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, home to less than 5,000 residents, is making headlines worldwide because of a train derailment. A train carrying toxic chemicals was passing through the area...

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