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Asian Blaming; the persecution of Asian americans for the coronavirus outbreak

Asian Blaming; the persecution of Asian americans for the coronavirus outbreak

Gregory Richardson, Reporter

April 28, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak beginning in the Wuhan district of china, china or Asia as a whole could be seen as a cause of the outbreak and subsequent spread of the virus. China has become an easy scapegoat, especially after being criticized by President Donald Trump for their response to...

Fact vs. Fiction: the truth and lies about Covid19

Fact vs. Fiction: the truth and lies about Covid19

Alice Bennett, Reporter

April 20, 2020

Information is passed from person to person, whether it be from friend to friend, politician to person, or parent to child. With the ongoing quarantine, everyone has heard different opinions, facts, rumors, and information about COVID-19. However, not everything we hear is true, even if the source comes...

How to help small businesses survive COVID-19

How to help small businesses survive COVID-19

Katie Hillemeyer, Reporter

April 14, 2020

As of March 25, all nonessential businesses have been forced to close doors due to coronavirus as per Governor Kevin Stitt's executive order. Although all businesses will (and have already) taken a hit from the order, none have been more affected than the state's local businesses. Even though a recen...

All City band performs with out of bounds techniques

HCP band students with special guest Mike Lowery. From left: Mike Lowery, Sean Carr, Gwen Herrada, Michael LaSala, A.C. Uribe, Gage Catteeuw, Ashton West, Reyna Sun, Malachai Canty, Eduardo Benitez-Mejia, August Biggs, Ryan McLaughlin and Leonardo Moreno-Gordillo.

Gregory Richardson, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Twelve HCP students joined forces with other Oklahoma City-area students at Northwest Classen in January for the All City Band clinic. Gwen Herrada, Ryan McLaughlin, A.C. Uribe,  Malachai Canty, Ashton West, Gage Cateeuw, August Biggs, Michael  LaSala, Eduardo Benitez-Mejia, Leonardo Moreno-Gordillo,...

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 ...

US-Iran tensions deescalate for now

Gregory Richardson, Reporter

January 31, 2020

The new year started off rough with the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on January 3, which happened as a result of Soleimani directly giving orders to attack the US Embassy in Baghdad. An American airstrike killed him in his convoy while it was leaving the Baghdad International Airport....

Watching while the world burns

This NASA image shows the location of the bushfires in southeast Australia. The fires have burned over 32,400 square miles as of Jan. 7, an area of land 80 times larger than the fires that burned in California in 2019.

Katie Hillemeyer, Reporter

January 15, 2020

A haze has descended upon Australia due to a series of bushfires beginning in September.  In total, the fires have claimed the lives of 27 people, destroyed 15.6 million acres (a third of the size of Oklahoma), and killed an estimated half a billion animals.  Despite cooler temperatures bringing some...

Orchestra shines at state contest

HCP Orchestra students pose outside Edmond Santa Fe High School with their Excellent rating certificate.

Katie Hillemeyer, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The string orchestra snagged an Excellent rating for the third year in a row at the OSSAA State String Contest at Edmond Santa Fe High School on Nov. 19. The orchestra The orchestra performed "Dreamscape" composed by Deborah Rabinowitcz and "Schottisches" arranged by Larry Conley. "I really loved playin...

Twelve students earn spots in local honor band

HCP Band

Katie Hillemeyer, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Twelve band students earned spots in the Oklahoma City All City Honor Band on November 16. This is the largest showing at All City for the HCP band since they started participating. Chairs were as follows: Ryan McLaughlin, sophomore, 2nd chair bassoon; A.C. Uribe, freshman, 2nd chair clarinet;...

Inaugural Career Day features visitors, focus on future

A visitor from AMC@UCO talks with students about the realities of music careers at the inaugural Career Day.

Alice Bennett, Reporter

November 21, 2019

School is a stepping stone to help students to navigate the real world and get a job. Harding's first ever career day was created to expand the students viewpoints about certain jobs and to educate them on potential future careers. Students signed up for three sessions, writing their top 5 choices down. Everyo...

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