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In the Spotlight

February 05, 2018

After putting in 100 hours of practice combined, both First Edition and Premiere Edition are ready to kick off their 2018 show choir seasons. High school's First Edition will start their season with a public performance on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

Cut Loose

December 22, 2017

As the semester comes to a close and most people are preparing for break, high school choir teacher Casey Tecklenburg has his sights set on next semester. He will be directing a production of Footloose at Hudson High School.

Leading the Way

December 10, 2017

Eleven students represented Hudson High School at the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy this fall. “It's a great honor to be selected by teachers to help make Hudson better by being a leader,” said Sara Hansen, who was one of four freshmen to attend.

Walking on Sunshine

November 28, 2017

High school PE teacher Sean Leonard has started a “Pirate Walking Club” for staff. “Staying active during the winter can be difficult,” said Leonard. “It's cold, our bodies feel sluggish, and it gets dark early.” He hopes this club will motivate staff to overcome the challenges winter brings.

Former President Comments to Pirate Press

October 19, 2017

The Pirate Press newspaper staff received an email of a lifetime October 17th from former President Barack Obama.


In preparation for the October issue’s feature on race relations at

Face your Fears

October 17, 2017

Watch your back! The Heart of Darkness and all its monsters eagerly await. “Voted number one haunt in the state of Iowa” (according to their website)

Walking Out and Standing Strong

April 30, 2018

April 20, 2018, marked 19 years since the deadly shooting in Columbine, Colorado. On that day, thousands of students across the nation took to the streets to advocate for stricter gun laws. It was the second major school walkout in two months, a powerful demonstration that showed, yet again, that this movement is not going anywhere.

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