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The Marionette

The student news site of Harding Charter Preparatory High School

The Marionette

The student news site of Harding Charter Preparatory High School

The Marionette

AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course.

Ace the AP

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief May 6, 2024

The first round of AP tests will start on May 6.   Although these tests may be pricey, there are many benefits to taking them. Scoring high on these exams can look great on college applications or...

The Tortured Poets Department broke the record for biggest pop album by first-day streams.

‘I love you, it’s ruining my life’

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief April 25, 2024

I vividly remember the night Taylor Swift announced her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poets Department.” I was watching the Grammys when she won the award for “Best Pop Vocal Album.”  Suddenly...

The Cathedral in Senlis is one of the smallest ones in France.

Bonjour Senlis!

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief April 22, 2024

On March 13, we arrived in Senlis, to meet our host families! The whole bus ride I was shaking with excitement and nerves. The thought of living with a random family for ten days was very frightening.   What...

Media Center Specialist Jillian Thomas waves goodbye to the library shes called home for the last four years. Thomas resigned after changes were announced for the districts library position.

Long live Jillian Thomas

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief March 11, 2024

This week HCP said goodbye to our library media specialist, Jillian Thomas.   Thomas has been a huge asset to the HCP community and has made so many impacts in the 4 years she has been at the school.  At...

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Staff Christmas Playlist 2023

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief December 12, 2023

Don’t be a scrooge this holiday season, add these songs to your Christmas playlist brought to you by the Marionette staff.  Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee  “This song is...

Formosa comes from the latin word for beautiful

Formidable flavors at 23rd street spot

Hannah Tichenor, Reporter November 30, 2023

Formosa Street Food & Bar is a family-owned Asian fusion restaurant found in downtown Oklahoma City.   When you first walk in, you are met with the restaurant's soothing atmosphere. I felt so...

Fun fact: when guests ask for a different table, we immediately panic and have to switch around our table rotations.

“Your job is easy”

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief November 8, 2023

“Your job is so easy, why are you complaining about it?”  Since starting my first job as a hostess, I hear this expression all the time.   Most teens, myself included, turn to hosting because...

Lechange Francais 2023

L’echange Francais 2023

Ajax Buxton, Reporter October 24, 2023

4,800 miles from Oklahoma City, across the Atlantic, and 30 minutes outside of Paris, lies the small French town of Senlis. In late October of 2023, 25 students from this town will travel to HCP as part...

LatinX Student Association at their spirit week assembly in 2022. (file)

Latin Student Association to hold spirit week

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief October 2, 2023

The week of Oct.9, HCP’s Latinx Student Association is holding their annual spirit week to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. During the week, students are encouraged to participate in dress up days...

Teen suicide death rates have risen 35% since 1999.

The drastic rise in teen suicide rates

Emma Attig, Editor-in-chief September 29, 2023

As COVID-19 swept through the nation, so did the rise in teen suicide rates in certain states; including Oklahoma, reported Charlie Health., and overall, a jump of 35% since 1999.   As years have progressed...

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