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The album cover for Utopia by Travis Scott. Used with permission/Cactus Jack and Epic Records.

UTOPIA by Travis Scott is one of the best albums out there

Mack McKenna, Reporter January 14, 2024

Travis Scott’s album Utopia was released on July 28, 2023, and has multiple featured artists apart of the album. The first song of the album is HYAENA. This song starts off in a pretty unusual way....

The cello players of Sinfonietta practice a piece for their holiday concert. Used with permission/A to Z Photography/Alaina Zsauldko.

Music Notes: In tune with the Hudson Orchestras

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2024

If you have ever walked by the auditorium during 7/8 or 9th period, you may have heard the faint sound of the violins, violas, cellos and basses of the orchestra coming from the other side of the heavy...

Rapper Drake has been an extremely influential artist for the last decade, and his fan base mainly consists of high schoolers/teenagers. His most recent Number One hit on Billboard’s Top 100 was from his newest album, “For All the Dogs” with the song title “First Person Shooter,” (featuring J. Cole). Used with permission/musicisentrophy.

What happened to new music?

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter January 9, 2024

How much time does the average teenager spend on TikTok? On social media? Or simply on their phones? Some may spend a few hours, some may spend tens of hours. What is not a debate is that phones have become...

The album cover for The College Dropout, the album that “Through the Wire is on. This album was released on February 10, 2004. Used with permission/Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records.

“Through the Wire” is Kanye West’s most unforgettable forgotten song

Aidan Lawrence, Reporter January 8, 2024

Kanye West has written many famous songs in his times as an artist, but some of his better hits have been forgotten. He has produced so much music over the years that at times, some of his well-produced...

Ella Choi before her big performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville featured practicing with her guitar. Used with permission/Ella Choi.

Ella Choi’s claim to fame

Maddie Little, Reporter January 8, 2024

Homecoming Queen, Varsity Soccer Captain, Chamber Choir member and so much more. Ella Choi is a friend to all and is known to be one of the kindest souls many have ever met. One of Choi’s best friends,...

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...

Beyoncé during the world tour last summer. Used with permission/WireImage for Parkwood/Kevin Mazur.

Beyoncé’s “RENAISSANCE” is her best album yet

Tobias Banozic, Reporter December 8, 2023

Beyoncé has won 32 Grammy awards, a record-breaking achievement. Last year, in 2022, she released the album “RENAISSANCE,” in which she toured this last summer. Here’s a review of all 16 tracks,...

Senior Jason Dement and Assistant Band Director John Burrington hold up signs during during band camp, which is held every year for members of the Hudson Swing Marching Band during the summer at Marietta College.

All high school students should consider joining music programs

Kai Kurokawa, Reporter December 5, 2023

In recent years, the popularity of music at our high school has dwindled. The marching band with over two hundred students just ten years ago now has just over one hundred. There is only one junior in...

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...

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...

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...

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