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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

A traditional prom is outdated. It is time to start including LGBTQ+ students on the ballots.

It’s time to update prom traditions

Pao Zapata , Editor in Chief March 24, 2023

We've all seen a teen movie with a prom scene. The cheerleading captain and the star quarterback's names are announced, tears well up, confetti falls, crowns are placed delicately on their perfectly-coiffed...

Record number of band, orchestra students headed to state contest

Maren Howard, Reporter March 21, 2023

Thirty-eight Harding band and orchestra students made it to state with their solos and ensembles.    The following students are state qualifiers with superior ratings: Grace Slovak, violin solo; Monica...

Coach Kristen Buckellew goes over plays with the softball team.

Spring sports briefs

Becca Jolly, Managing Editor March 21, 2023

The spring sports season is starting. Here is everything you should know about Hcp sports.  Tennis is coached by Tom Kindinger.  The players are Evelyn Stirling Owen Clark, Ian Ward, Andreas Markey,...

With the change in graduation requirements, students will have the option to explore different subjects that may interest them.

New graduation requirements, programs announced

Miranda Rodriguez, Managing Editor March 9, 2023

With the 2023-2024 school year approaching, administration is announcing the graduation requirement changes and other general changes that are to come.   Graduation requirements are among the biggest...

HCP 2023 Senior Night

Pao Zapata , Editor in Chief March 6, 2023

HCP Basketball, cheer, cross country, and band seniors were recognized at the last home game of the season against Crooked Oak.

Students from the HCP Band participated with the All City Band on Jan. 27. From left to right: Owen Clark, Angel Lopez, Lucas Helm, Michael LaSala, Alex Kravtsov, Colin Ruhl, A.J. Covey, Rachel Carr, Noel Mercer, JohnPaul Henderson and Olivia Ritchal.

Students perform with area honor band

Teilynn Salzwedel, Reporter February 27, 2023

Students that take part in band might have heard or auditioned for All City before, and after months of practicing, the Oklahoma All City Band finally took place at NW Classen on Jan 27.   High schools...

BSU opening meeting in August 2022.

Celebrate Black History Month with Black Student Union

February 16, 2023

Starting off strong to celebrate Black History Month, the Black Student Union will start the door decorating contest January 23 and it will end February 13.   The peak of the month is the Celebration...

Andrew Onema after finishing the All-State Choir concert.

Choir student sings at prestigious honor choir for third time

Maren Howard, Reporter February 14, 2023

For the third time, a talented singer participated in the OKMEA All-State choir clinic  at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Jan 19-21. Junior Andrew Onema is the only student from HCP to make the...

Sophomore Rachel Carrs picture will travel along the fiction section in the library as she completes her reading journey.

Sophomore’s race across the library

Talal Al-Zubi, Reporter January 13, 2023

If you have gone into the library recently, you may have noticed a little cut-out of sophomore Rachel Carr taped to one of the bookshelves. Carr has set a goal to read one book by every author in the fiction...

Reaching out for help can lessen the stress of finals

Ready, set, study!

Miranda Rodriguez and Pao Zapata December 8, 2022

Finals season is here! While the stress is more present than ever, you shouldn’t let it overwhelm you. These are a few tips that can help you be successful during exams:  Ask your teacher questions...

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