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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

In an attempt to better prepare students for college and scholarships applications, the Senior Capstone class will now move to junior year, with an extended advisory offered for seniors to give them time for college and scholarship applications, according to assistant principal Renee Cox.

Capstone transforms from a junior class to a senior class

Hannah Tichenor, Reporter May 17, 2024

Capstone is changing from a senior class to a junior class starting the 2024-2025 school year.   Capstone is a class designed to help students prepare for college by completing assignments in class...

The music of goblin-metal group Nekrogloblikon is unique, along with their stage presence.

Nekrogoblikon: A Review

Ajax Buxton, Reporter May 14, 2024

When most people think about metal as a music genre, they most likely think about bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Korn, or something along those lines - and while these bands are all pillars of the...

AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course.

Ace the AP

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief May 6, 2024

The first round of AP tests will start on May 6.   Although these tests may be pricey, there are many benefits to taking them. Scoring high on these exams can look great on college applications or...

Front Row; Adrianna Hill, Hannah Tichenor, Becca Jolly
Back Row: Davis Cline, Ajax Buxton, Miranda Rodriguez, Camila Noyola

News staff recognized at state convention

Camila Noyola, Reporter May 3, 2024

Students on the Marionette news staff recently attended the Spring Media Day at the University of Oklahoma to attend educational sessions and an awards ceremony for the work completed throughout the year. There...

Students are preparing for a Night Under the Stars at the Montellano on May 4.

Students prepare for a sparkling night under the stars

Adrianna Hill, Reporter April 29, 2024

Spend a “Night Under the Stars” at prom!  Prom is a special night that Juniors plan for the soon to be graduating Seniors. Due to this, no Freshman can attend the event. However, sophomores are...

The Tortured Poets Department broke the record for biggest pop album by first-day streams.

‘I love you, it’s ruining my life’

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief April 25, 2024

I vividly remember the night Taylor Swift announced her 11th studio album “The Tortured Poets Department.” I was watching the Grammys when she won the award for “Best Pop Vocal Album.”  Suddenly...

The Cathedral in Senlis is one of the smallest ones in France.

Bonjour Senlis!

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief April 22, 2024

On March 13, we arrived in Senlis, to meet our host families! The whole bus ride I was shaking with excitement and nerves. The thought of living with a random family for ten days was very frightening.   What...

Every hour the Eiffel Tower sparkles for five miniutes.

Bonjour Paris!

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief April 9, 2024

On March 9, I had the great privilege of traveling to France, to participate in HCP’s French Exchange program.   My group consisted of 29 students from our school and Cassady, along with our...

A group of seniors responds back to a member of Poetry and Chill during the BSU assembly.

Students celebrate Black history, culture with assembly

Adrianna Hill, Reporter April 3, 2024

Black History Month was created to focus attention on all the amazing African American contributions to the United States.   HCP held the annual Black History Month Assembly on Feb.23 to show appreciation...

Ab-Soul and SZA performing at the AfroPunk festival in Brooklyn, New York in 2015.

Photo from: By Fuse Box Radio -, CC BY-SA 2.0,

You’re not alone: ‘Saturn’ by SZA

Adrianna Hill, Reporter April 3, 2024

SZA has been my favorite artist since fifth grade, when her most popular album “Ctrl” dropped in 2017. Her memorizing vocals and starry instrumentals in all her music is what keeps fans, including...

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