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Trey Sharp describes his mom as his “best friend in life, someone I could tell anything to.” This photo was taken when Sharp was around two years old. Used with permission/Trey Sharp.

Taking the final step: Trey Sharp’s story of football and overcoming challenges

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter November 28, 2023

One more step. Senior wide receiver Trey Sharp lines up on the line of scrimmage with four minutes to go in the game, Hudson down 17 - 21. A touchdown would give Hudson all the momentum they need to seal...

This is what Spotify’s app icon looks like. Spotify is among the most popular music apps and is currently ranked as the #1 app for music on the Apple App Store.

Spotify should be allowed back on student iPads

Ava Bell, Copy Editor October 30, 2023

Music, a particularly hot topic and influential point in any teen’s life, is always more helpful than harmful. Students can and do use music in many different ways, whether it’s to help them focus...

Nicholas Savelli (middle) outsmarts Genevieve Burke (far left) in Uno by placing down a “skip” card to skip her turn.

Moments from Sociology’s “Fun Fridays”

Renna Eimer, Copy Editor October 24, 2023

Each week, Mr. Zustin's Sociology class participates in "Fun Fridays." During these days, the class members play games and interact with students with special needs while wearing blue t-shirts. These blue...

Snack line food preparer Debbie Impiccini holds up the most popular snack of Hudson High School: The chocolate chip cookie.

How Hudson High School bakes 130,000 cookies per year

Renna Eimer, Copy Editor October 9, 2023

For over 31 years, Hudson High School has sold delicious cookies in the snack line. These cookies have made and continue to make the students at Hudson High School look forward to lunch and ultimately...

Senior Captain Gavin Mertes, senior Aidan Lawrence, junior Andrew Hensley and senior Team Manager Nick Savelli posing for a picture on the sidelines against North Canton Hoover. The team would go on to lose to Hoover for one of their three losses.

Nick Savelli is the backbone of Explorer Soccer

Aidan Lawrence, Reporter September 25, 2023

Many who wander the halls of Hudson High School know of Nick Savelli. A senior at the high school, Savelli is a classmate and a good friend to many Hudson students. He loves doing housework, watching...

The girls from the trip pose with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Journalism, Yearbook and Mod Com take on San Francisco

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Entertainment Editor May 25, 2023

Last month, 18 students from Hudson’s Journalism and Yearbook classes and the Six-District Modern Communications and Media Production program (Mod Com) had the incredible opportunity to learn more about...

New D poses before crossing a street on the first day in NYC.

New Dimensions in NYC: 2023 edition

Charlie Herman, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2023

This year, New Dimensions went to the most magical city in the world, New York City, a long-lasting HHS tradition that has spanned decades. The trip was led by Mrs. Scharlotte and Mr. Chiorian, who is...

A quick selfie is snapped during outdoor recess with students of Mrs. Oleksiws 2nd grade class.

A look into Service Learning

Mia Dezelic, Webmaster May 20, 2023

Nine months ago, the students of the 2022-2023 Service Learning class walked into their classroom for the first time, walking in and meeting their 4 teachers, Mrs. Vonville, Mrs. Amiet, Mr. Kosmin, and...

Hudson has many areas that are hike/bike friendly.

How to spend your summer vacation

Greta Knipe, Copy Editor May 18, 2023

Everyone loves summer break, but oftentimes, losing the structure of the school year can leave people aimless. This can lead to the summer being spent inside watching TV instead of taking advantage of...

Sophomore Gabriela Skomra is not only in band, but is also involved in numerous other activities. She puts things into perspective when it comes to stereotypes. “While some stereotypes in many cases appear to be true from the surface level, I think that they often prevent us or cause us to stay away from certain people instead of meeting them and getting to know who they really are. While there are some patterns in that generalization, it doesn’t really describe everybody and who they truly are. They [stereotypes] are a bit too negative sometimes.”

Move over Breakfast Club: Hudson students defy the traditional American high school stereotypes of the past

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Entertainment Editor March 15, 2023

In the iconic movie The Breakfast Club, five students with varying identities are sentenced to a Saturday detention. Each character represents a different stereotype: the princess, the athlete, the brain,...

The Modern Communications and Media Production career students pose for a photo while at the Career Fair.

Six-District Compact career programs provide opportunity for all

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Entertainment Editor March 2, 2023

On January 18th, sophomore students had their scheduling seminar and the chance to explore the six-district programs at the Career Fair. Each year, students travel from booth to booth to talk to current...

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