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The student news site of Harding Charter Preparatory High School

The Marionette

The student news site of Harding Charter Preparatory High School

The Marionette

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Going ‘phishing’

Delnaz Kazemi, Reporter October 29, 2021

Phishing, smishing and other types of financial scams are nothing new. Most of these scams are a way to get money out of the pocket of the victim in the situation. There are many different types of...

Members of the Black Student Union.

BSU ‘lets us express ourselves’

Paola Zapata , Reporter October 29, 2021

The Black Student Union is a club that represents African American culture and history, and examines current news that influences African Americans in the school.   "BSU is important because it gives...

Junior Vinny Langworthy leads a meeting of the HCP QSA.

QSA fills vital role for students

Paola Zapata , Reporter September 29, 2021

According to a recent national survey, around 1.3 million kids, or roughly 8% of all high school students in America, report being lesbian, gay or bisexual. These students are twice as likely to be bullied,...

No Sexism

“Don’t be quiet:” Teachers face sexism for years

Anne Daniel, Reporter August 17, 2021
"Create support groups, find people to validate what you are feeling. Report it if you are in a position to take care of it. It's all about speaking up. Don't let it sink and fester. Every woman has felt belittled or in danger because they were a woman at some point and time." Emma Smreker
A sad depiction of many signs local businesses have had to hang in their windows during the pandemic.

The Destruction of Local Business; Another Victim of COVID-19

Anne Daniel, Reporter March 4, 2021

The first ever reported case of COVID-19 in the United States was on Jan. 21, 2020. By March 13, businesses, schools and lives were ordered to halt in order to protect the public from the deadly virus...

Natalie Runnels and three children smile for a family photo.

Inside the life of Natalie Runnels

Anne Daniel, Reporter February 12, 2021

"I like to joke that I don't have past times, I have kids." Natalie Runnels is a favorite teacher to many, a mom of three and a cowgirl at heart. Some of her favorite memories within her childhood...

Schools across the globe have had to adapt to learning in a pandemic.

Student perspective: online learning here vs. Mexico

Paola Zapata , Reporter January 22, 2021

AT THE START OF COVID-19:   America wasn’t the only country that had to go on lockdown, many students all over the world had to start online classes, and it wasn’t easy. Many students and teachers...

David Walsh sits behind his desk while educating his students during distance learning.

Teacher hot takes on virtual learning

Anne Daniel, Reporter January 20, 2021

Covid-19 has created a world of uncertainty and panic where educators have needed to adapt to in order to attempt to create a semblance of normalness, both for themselves and their students. Classrooms...

AP Biology teacher Andrea Adams works with senior Deepika Sitaraman on a lab in November of 2020.

Shedding Light on the Invisible Disease; Educators Share Their Experience Teaching with Autoimmune Diseases

Anne Daniel, Reporter November 23, 2020

Using your hands and going up and down stairs may not seem like a big deal, but to some teachers, everyday tasks like running labs in their classrooms or even getting around the building can feel impossible...

Black-owned businesses suffer COVID-19 impact

Delnaz Kazemi, Reporter October 21, 2020

Businesses have been hit hard during the pandemic. Small businesses across the country have had to close because they simply could not keep their business running. A survey found that 83.5% of local businesses...

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