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The student news site of Harding Charter Preparatory High School

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Student talent will be showcased at the second annual Singeasy event on Friday, Oct. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, or VIP tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $10. VIP tickets come with drinks and a dessert. Concessions will be available for purchase for general admission ticketholders.

Jazzy talent night coming soon

Camila Noyola, Reporter September 25, 2023

The Singeasy is back for a second year! A variety of talent will fill the air in the cafeteria on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.  Featuring students singing, playing the piano, along with group performances from...

Just on the other side of this fence lies the 80 acres that were proposed as a space to build the new county jail. After the community fought back, the land was removed from the list of proposed sites, leading those who attend the school to breathe a sigh of relief.

HICD community advocates against county jail building proposal

Hannah Tichenor, Reporter September 19, 2023

Staff and students are breathing a sigh of relief as the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee rejected the 80-acreage land on Britton Road and Kelley Avenue as a possible location for a new Oklahoma County...

Donating blood can save lives. Student Council is hosting a blood drive on Sept. 19. Forms are available in the library.

The vein drain

Ajax Buxton, Reporter September 16, 2023

It’s almost time for the annual blood drive hosted by the Student Council. Any eligible students are strongly encouraged to attend. Requirements are as follows: • Students must be 17 or older; 16...

New classes at HCP

New classes at HCP

Miranda Rodriguez September 14, 2023

It’s a new year at HCP, meaning courses are in full force. New classes were introduced for the 2023-2024 school year, including Reading for Pleasure and AP Pre-Calculus.   Reading for Pleasure,...

Yearbooks available for pre-ordering

Davis Cline, Reporter September 11, 2023

Order your yearbook now! Purchase your 2024 yearbook through the Jostens website or pick up an order form from the front office or from yearbook adviser Kelli Taylor. Payments can be made through Taylor...

HCP Speech and Debates State Finalists: (from left to right) Garrett Eakers, Jorja Rose, and James Williams.

Ready, set, debate!

Adrianna Hill, Reporter September 11, 2023

Speech and Debate helps build students’ critical thinking and communication skills. It teaches them how to explain their ideas in diverse ways and perspectives.   Here are some of the things you...

New York Times promotion for $1/week. Many people click away instead of paying for news.

Students face limitations to accurate, reliable information due to paywalls

Emma Attig, Editor-in-chief September 7, 2023

In the world we live in today, there is an influx of incorrect, unreliable and even fake news. Most students today find their news through social media and free sources online.   Due to reliable and...

The new Harding Independence Charter District teachers pose together on their first day of professional development. All of these teachers, as well as returning teachers, enjoyed a salary bump, thanks to the state legislature and the HICD Governance Board.

Teachers receive raises, laptops

Kelsey Warma, Reporter September 7, 2023

The Oklahoma State legislature passed a bill in early may giving teachers a raise, ranging from $3,000 to $6,000, depending on experience.   These raises not only helped Harding teachers but teachers...

Teachers from both Harding Charter Preparatory High School and Independence Charter Middle School answer questions in a round table format at convocation for the districts teachers on Aug. 9.

Students to take part in new intervention, enrichment program

Camila Noyola, Reporter September 7, 2023

Late Start Monday is a new procedure being implemented for this school year, teachers are hoping to provide enrichment and improve students' test scores. Instead of going in at 8 a.m., students will be...

Opening night of the HCP 2024 musical is set on February 23rd, 2024.

“One Normal Night” with the HCP 2024 musical

Alyssa Braxton Williams, Reporter September 6, 2023

This years HCP 2024 musical has been announced as “The Addams Family.”  “[I] think the musical is going to go well this year,” said choir director Dr. Jennifer Gillis. “We had a lot of interested...

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