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Students listen to a guest during the career day in 2019. (File Photo)

Upcoming career day scheduled for student body

Miranda Rodriguez, Guest Reporter October 6, 2021

The second annual Career Day is scheduled for the afternoon of Oct. 13, bringing professionals from a variety of fields to speak to the student body.  Multiple employees from different job fields will...

Senior Keegan Neal, shown here in spring 2021 recording his speech on a laptop, participated in virtual speech and debate. The team will compete this year in the traditional in-person format.

Speech and debate team prepares for season

Talal Al-Zubi, Guest Reporter October 6, 2021

After a tough year with COVID-19, the members of the speech and debate team said they are looking forward to the new tournament season.  For speech and debate, 2020 was a very challenging year, as...

Councilwoman Nikki Nice asks seniors Anna Boevers and Emanuyel Brown questions about the greenhouse.

Senior capstone class enjoys visit with OKC Councilperson

Lucas Evans, Reporter October 5, 2021

Oklahoma City Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice visited the senior capstone classes recently, providing insight on what a councilperson does and what the process is like. Before she was on the city council,...

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,...

Head Principal Joe Hughes helps front office secretary Nancy Stinson stuff envelopes for the mail. Hughes can often be seen around the building repairing broken fixtures, helping students with their lockers, joking with faculty or in the car line before and after school.

Hughes takes on new role as head principal

Lucas Evans, Reporter September 21, 2021

Former assistant principal Joe Hughes has stepped up into the head role at Harding Charter Prep after Steven Stefanick was named Superintendent of the new Harding Independence Charter District.  Hughes...

Leslie Piccolo has been keeping the pansies clipped of their flowers to encourage healthy plant growth.

Fall plant sale scheduled

Delnaz Kazemi and Paola Zapata September 17, 2021

After selling out at the spring plant sale, Leslie Piccolo is expecting a big turn out at the upcoming fall plant sale on Oct. 2-3. "One of my goals is to get us on the plant shopping map for people...

Junior Jocelyn Ramirez, sophomore Ronald Alvarado, freshman Meha Joseph and senior Emanuyel Brown, pictured with Principal Joe Hughes, were recognized as the September Awesome Eagles.

September Awesome Eagles announced

Staff, Reporter September 14, 2021

Every month, one outstanding student from each grade will be recognized for an act of kindness or service. For the month of September, freshman Meha Joseph, sophomore Ronald Alvarado, junior Jocelyn...

Independence Charter Middle School and Harding Charter Preparatory High School recently joined forces to become the Harding Independence Charter District.

Middle, high school join forces as new charter district

Delnaz Kazemi and Emma Attig, Reporters September 11, 2021

Harding Charter Preparatory High School and Independence Charter Middle School officially conjoined this past summer to form Harding Independence Charter District. Most students are left in the unknown...

Student body raises money for charity

Lilly Franca, Media May 6, 2021

In order to raise money for the school's annual charity fundraiser week, the Student Council had to give Eagle Week a little makeover. Skipping traditional activities like the Mr. Eagle Pageant and Ugly...

The 2020-2021 Marionette Staff.

News staff earns statewide honor, individual awards

Staff, Reporter April 29, 2021

The results are in, and the Marionette Online staff brought home several individual awards and some site-wide awards to add to the trophy case after the 105th annual Oklahoma Scholastic Media Monday Spring...

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