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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

The LSA is hosting Hispanic Heritage Week from Sept. 26-30 with a variety of activities and dress-up days.

Latin student association prepares for Hispanic Heritage Week

Isis Navarrette, Reporter September 23, 2022

Next week the school will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be a series of events happening every day during and after school to celebrate. Each event was planned by our Latin Student Association.  Starting...

According to CBS News, over 1,600 books have been banned in U.S. schools so far in 2022. Media Center Specialist Jillian Thomas is taking a stand against censorship with a banned books display and contest for National Banned Books Week.

Standing against censorship

Miranda Rodriguez, Managing Editor September 21, 2022
“Books are representative of the human experience; they are representative of information," said Media Center Specialist Jillian Thomas.
the yellow ribbon is a symbol for suicide awareness (Pexels)

Don’t stay silent

Becca Jolly, Managing Editor September 19, 2022

People around the world are recognizing the month of September as Suicide Prevention Month. According to the Center of Disease Control, Oklahoma has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, with...

Larry Norris, new science teacher, writes some notes on the board for his class. Norris teaches AP Environmental Science and pre-AP Chemistry.

New addition to the science department brings passion, wisdom to position

Zorie Wallace, Reporter September 14, 2022

A new addition to the teaching staff at Harding, Larry Norris, has a passion for helping kids. At age 79, he said he has no desire to retire and hopes to continue educating students in science.  Norris...

Students must pay for breakfast and lunch now that the federal free lunch program has ended.

Lunch program no longer free for all students

Darius Burge, Reporter September 13, 2022

The federal program that provided free lunch for all students in the U.S. has ended, leaving students who do not qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced School Lunch Program wondering where they are going...

Clay McNeill uses the Smartboard with his fourth hour freshman history class.

A new force of history

Achayria Nash, Reporter September 12, 2022

When it comes to reading the world and seeking adventure Clay McNeill is the man to ask. McNeill is a new face to the Harding family. Some may say he is the “new Gomez,” but others say that he is one...

New computer science teacher Kevin Suarez works with a student. Suarez joined the staff after subbing last year.

New computer science teacher moves in

Rheanna Werlinger, Reporter September 12, 2022

This school year the Eagles welcomed a familiar face back into the school as an official part of the staff, Kevin Suarez. Suarez was a frequent substitute at both Harding Charter Preparatory High School...

After changes were implemented in the schools personal device policy, some students have found it difficult to stay on top of schoolwork.

Change in student laptop policy leaves students scrambling

Maren Howard, Reporter September 6, 2022

At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, HCP students were not allowed to bring personal laptops to school. Personal laptops fall under the school’s “no electronics” policy; if they are at school,...

Freshman science teacher Gregory Meerschaert finishes some board work for his class. Meerschaert has rolled with the changes in class size, adding an extra table and chairs to accommodate the increase.

Increase in class sizes leads to mixed feelings among teachers

Paige Kanclerowicz, Reporter September 6, 2022

Small class sizes has always been a selling point for HCP. Before COVID-19, Harding was known for being a small school, but in recent years with students now being back in the classroom full-time, there...

Rachel Dowell joins the HCP administrative team, bringing a background of both classroom teaching and other administrative work to the table.

Howl for Dowell

Teilynn Salzwedel, Reporter September 6, 2022

After a year of only two principals at the school, assistant principal Rachel Dowell has joined the administration, taking on the role as 9th and 10th grade principal and alleviating some of the burdens...

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