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The Student News Site of Hudson High School

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The Student News Site of Hudson High School

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Courtney Stull has worked at Hudson High School since 2005. Previously, she taught in Oregon and Hawaii. Used with permission/Courtney Stull.

Ms. Stull: Changing HHS one sign at a time

Phoebe Krenn, Reporter January 15, 2024

Courtney Stull, known to students by Ms. Stull, teaches the American Sign Language classes at Hudson High. She is a dedicated teacher who has taught numerous students about the importance of ASL within...

Ms. Lani smiles after teaching students about safety on the road.

HCER Driver’s Ed Instructor Ms. Lani on learning how to drive

Keira Sweeney, Reporter December 8, 2023

In high school, students from all backgrounds go through multiple similar milestones. One thing that nearly every Hudson student experiences is learning how to drive.  The anticipation and excitement...

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...

Mrs. Crawfords staff photo inside the Hudson High Library.

New Food and Consumer Science teacher, Mrs. Crawford, on her experience as a teacher

Katie Chmura, Reporter November 14, 2023

How did you get into teaching, and what inspired you to start teaching? Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and many of my biggest role models were my teachers. However, I couldn’t decide...

Mr. Brink was very scared of the Wicked Witch of the West when he was younger. Mr. Brink is giving us his “I am no longer scared of you” face in this photo.

Favorite childhood movies of the HHS staff: Mr. Brink

Lily Stevens, Reporter October 24, 2023

Mr. Brink is a history teacher at HHS and has been teaching here for 18 years. Mr. Brink is known all over the school for being their favorite teacher and for his unique, high-energy teaching style. Mr....

Mrs. Sutton and her students during her class of Principles of Investment Class with the Mayor of Hudson, Jeff Anzevino.

Meet HHS’s new Business teacher: Mrs. Sutton

Katie Chmura, Reporter October 24, 2023
Learn more about Mrs. Sutton through an interview with her on her experience as a teacher and what she's like outside of the classroom.
Ms. Valenti and her family share a smile

Interview with new Computer Science teacher, Ms. Valenti

Katie Chmura, Reporter October 21, 2023

How did you get into teaching, and what inspired you to start teaching? Education is highly regarded in my family, as my mom is a second-grade teacher, and my younger sister, Megan, is a high school History...

Ms. Meyer preparing for class before school starts. She always enjoys putting in the extra effort to make sure her students have a meaningful class.

Ms. Meyer: Teacher and friend

Emma Linder, Reporter September 27, 2023

If there is one person who wears funky dresses and has a big smile on her face, it's Ms. Meyer. Meyer, a teacher in the social studies department, is a student favorite with her fun personality and carefree...

Mrs. Wilkerson has been the DEI Coordinator at Hudson since 2019.

DEI Column: Mrs. Wilkerson is changing the culture in Hudson

Charlie Herman and Ana Berrios May 20, 2023

In each feature of The Explorer this year, the Editors-in-Chief has a column highlighting the efforts of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in and around Hudson, as well as issues around DEI that affect...

English is required each year of high school for HHS students to graduate.

HHS English teachers on the English curriculum

Ana Berrios, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2023

Almost every student at HHS has taken an English course as a requirement to graduate. Each year of high school there’s a chance for students to broaden their perspectives on life based on lessons learned...

Once Hirsch retires, she looks forward to revisiting her old hobbies of yoga, country dancing, gardening and singing. She also looks forward to seeing more of her family.

Mrs. Hirsch retires after 22 years at Hudson High

Ava Tallat-Kelpsa, Entertainment Editor May 18, 2023

Since 2001, Suzanne Hirsch has served Hudson High School as the main Family & Consumer Sciences teacher. After 40 years in education, she plans to retire this school year. She will be missed by students...

Mrs. Amiet is a social studies teacher at Hudson High School. She, along with three other teachers, lead the Service Learning classes.

Mrs. Amiet on how Service Learning has changed her outlook on teaching

Amanda Zahn, Reporter March 1, 2023

Service Learning is a class at Hudson High School that allows students to get out the “Hudson bubble” during the school day to serve other communities. Whether it be in a classroom, foodbank or nursing...

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