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The Student News Site of Hudson High School

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Ian Katz beats a defender to make an excellent pass. Katz played a big role in the Varsity soccer game against Green High School.

The Katz of all trades

Gavin Mertes, Reporter January 10, 2024

Sophomore Ian Katz is a leader, student, teammate and much more. According to many of his friends, he is hardworking, funny, organized and talented. He is an amazing student who challenges himself with...

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,...

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...

On October 4th, actors Grace Kim and Bella Campi learned the choreography behind the duel of Hamlet and Laertes, the characters they portray in Hamlet. Used with permission/HHS Drama Club FaceBook.

To be or not to be: HHS Drama Club presents Hamlet

Christopher Rego, Reporter December 11, 2023

In November, the Drama Club put on the production of Hamlet, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play revolves around the prince of Denmark, Hamlet, and unfolds as a complex story about betrayal...

Julia Meese and Gabi Censoprano pose for a picture. After working hard for the Holiday Sharing Drive on November 21st, Meese and Censoprano took a break to eat lunch in the Commons before returning to Student Government.

The Representatives of Student Government

Olivia Ott, Reporter December 11, 2023

With over 1,500 students attending Hudson High School, there are many decisions to be made. Only the most dedicated students in each grade level are elected each year to make those decisions for the student...

Senior Ellie Gallagher races to finish in a relay race during the 2022 season. Gallagher hopes to shatter her personal best this season. Used with permission/Ellie Gallagher.

Hudson Indoor Track and Field: Breaking countless school records and finish lines

Fritz Trautmann, Reporter December 5, 2023

The Hudson Indoor Track and Field team is one to look out for this year. They are the perfect example of teamwork, dedication and success. This Indoor Track and Field season, the plethora of athletes on...

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...

Mirabella Iriarte (#2) and Sydney Waller (#14) posing for a photo during their game against North Royalton. Iriarte will continue her volleyball career at Duquesne University and Waller will continue on at Samford University.

All three Girls Volleyball seniors are committed to play D1

Ava Kuss, Reporter November 28, 2023

Hudson’s class of 2024 volleyball seniors are each committed to continue their athletic and academic careers at Division 1 universities. Seniors Natalie Robinson, Mirabella Iriarte and Sydney Waller...

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...

Sophies Senior picture for the Hudson Varsity Tennis team.

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

Stella Webb, Reporter October 25, 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...

Karnofel high fives her teammates as she is announced in the starting lineup for the district final game of the 2022 season. The team would go on to play a hard fight in overtime, where they lost against their biggest rivals, Shaker Heights.

Lizzie Karnofel: The image of a leader

Olivia Ott, Reporter October 19, 2023

As a field hockey goalie and captain, Lizzie Karnofel is a perfect example of what a leader should look like at Hudson High School. Along with Field Hockey, she is involved in many extracurricular...

John Ploskunak plays in a Hudson High School lacrosse game. John played midfield for the high school last season.

John Ploskunak: The model student-athlete

Mack McKenna, Reporter September 27, 2023

John Ploskunak is someone that other students can really look up to.  First off, Ploskunak is a great student. He is enrolled in and maintains a high level of academic success in multiple college-level...

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