The Marionette

Seniors spend last year at All State

Victor Nyugen (Left), Kelli Taylor (Center), and Jackson Burnette (Right) taking a picture after the concert.

Alice Bennett, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Violinist Victor Nyugen and bassist Jackson Burnette traveled to Tulsa in mid-January for the annual OMEA All-State clinic, a group they auditioned for in December. The group performed under the direction of composer Kirt Mosier. The prestigious group performed a world premiere of  "Vortex Rising," a piece commissioned from Mosier ...

How it “All Falls Down,” the Black community challenging high fashion

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

February 28, 2019

In 2004, a young Chicago producer named Kanye West released his first studio album: "The College Dropout." One of the standout songs on the 21-track LP was the song “All Falls Down,” a soulful, four-minute dissection of materialism and insecurity within the African-American community. Remarkably, 15 ye...

Kendrick Lamar: A voice of a generation

The album art for Lamar's third album, 2015's

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

February 27, 2019

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born  June 17, 1987, in Compton, Cali. Kendrick's life would change forever at the young age of 8 years old, when he was "inspired" after he saw Tupac Shakur, during the filming of a music video in Compton. Twenty-four years later, that inspiration would come to fruition...

“Green Book” rolls into theaters just in time for the Holiday Season

Promotional poster for the

Xavier Rhone, Reporter / Social Media Coordinator

December 10, 2018

The historically-inspired dramatic comedy "Green Book" tells the story of an African-American pianist, Dr. Don Shirley, on a concert tour of the Jim Crow era Deep South. Shirley enlists the help of slick-talking Italian nightclub bouncer, Tony Lip, for protection on his tour. As the two polar opposites...

Two students selected for regional honor orchestra

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

November 7, 2018

Two HCP Juniors, Victor Nguyen and Jackson Burnette, have been chosen for 6th violin chair and 1st bass chair from a regional pool of competitors for the annual North Central Honor Orchestra (NCHO). They have been attending the honor orchestra for five years running, increasing in placement each year. Nguyen...

‘Cry Pretty’ hits the shelves

Camryn Anderson, Reporter

September 17, 2018

Oklahoma native and country superstar Carrie Underwood released her sixth album Cry Pretty on Sept. 14. Underwood, 35, made this album by far her most personal and impactful. In the album's 13 featured songs; female empowerment, political issues, loneliness, and other dark corners not previously add...

‘Cheesin’ from Cheek to Cheek’, remembering the life and legacy of Mac Miller

The album cover for Miller's fifth studio album, Swimming

Xavier Rhone, Reporter

September 12, 2018

On the track "Brand Name" on his 3rd studio album, GO:OD AM, Mac Miller proclaimed on that "I'm not hoping to join the '27  club'." However, despite wanting to avoid the infamous club of entertainers who passed before the age 27, Mac Miller passed away Sept 7 at the age of 26. Miller, born Mal...

String student first to make All-State

Mitchell Stroud, Reporter

December 13, 2017

Sophomore Jackson Burnette earned a spot in the All-State orchestra on December 3rd. Burnette auditioned along with 25 other bassists, all vying for a spot in the orchestra. In the end, All-State judges chose the top eight bassists from the 26 and awarded them a spot in the orchestra. He was named second...

Green Light – Lorde review

Courtesy of

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

April 5, 2017

"Don't you think that it's boring how people talk?" "I remember when your head caught flame. It kissed your scalp and caressed your brain." Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor has quite a way with words. Better known as Lorde, her debut album Pure Heroine won the affection of millions. As one of th...

Il Fait Beau soundtrack review

Courtesy of

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

February 27, 2017

Harding Charter Prep students are required to participate in a mentorship during their senior year. They shadow a person working in the career field that they plan to enter. I intend to study journalism in college, so I have set up a mentorship with Oklahoma Gazette writer Ben Luschen. While I was ...

The student news site of Harding Charter Preparatory High School