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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

Fun fact: when guests ask for a different table, we immediately panic and have to switch around our table rotations.

“Your job is easy”

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief November 8, 2023

“Your job is so easy, why are you complaining about it?”  Since starting my first job as a hostess, I hear this expression all the time.   Most teens, myself included, turn to hosting because...

Students who want to improve their mental health can utilize their local gym or don a pair of running shoes to work out. Regular exercise has been shown to not only improve cardiovascular and physical health, but also mental health, as well. Photo from Pexels

Exercise effects on teens

October 30, 2023

As teens face the inevitable hardships life brings, it can become overwhelming to keep up. With busy schedules and conflicts, it can be hard to create time for self-care. However, many teens have found...

Lechange Francais 2023

L’echange Francais 2023

Ajax Buxton, Reporter October 24, 2023

4,800 miles from Oklahoma City, across the Atlantic, and 30 minutes outside of Paris, lies the small French town of Senlis. In late October of 2023, 25 students from this town will travel to HCP as part...

It’s the great pumpkin spice latte, Charlie Brown!

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief October 17, 2023

I am on my journey to becoming a cool coffee girl. This Fall, I went out of my comfort zone and tried a few fall inspired drinks from Starbucks.   Normally when I go to Starbucks, I order a strawberry...

HCP students struggle to find the meaning behind all the hard work and struggle in an Advance Placement school.

What will Harding do for me?

Emma Attig, Editor-in-chief October 13, 2023

As students at Harding trudge through their extensive and rigorous courses, they tend to lose sight of what the hard work they do now will do for them in the future. Freshmen feel like they are drowning...

The stage during the encore song Outer Space

‘Disconnected’ at the 5 Seconds of Summer show

Becca Jolly, Editor-in-chief September 18, 2023

Recently, I have discovered my love for concerts. Slowly I have been crossing off the names of people who I want to see perform the most.   On Sept. 9, I got to cross off the number one name on my...

Seniors reach out to new students through Navigator program

Seniors reach out to new students through Navigator program

Isis Navarrette, Reporter September 6, 2023

Navigators are a group of senior students who come together to help freshmen students adjust to high school life. They help with anything a freshman might need help with or need to know throughout the...

HCP Choir at the Radio City Music Hall with a Rockette

New York from an Oklahoman’s perspective part 4

Maren Howard, Reporter May 11, 2023

The last day of the New York trip was slow, but I got on one last fascinating tour.   Sunday, March 26 began with the final packing of my belongings, that I did not do the night before, and loading...

Students should eat a good breakfast, use online resources and get a good nights rest before taking Advanced Placement exams.

Dominating AP Exams

Emma Attig, Editor-in-chief May 1, 2023

Advanced Placement Exams officially start today. Here is a few tips from AP teachers Daniel Clark (AP United States History) and David Walsh (AP English Language and Composition) for last minute prep and...

HCP choir in the waiting room for the Heart of America Choral Festival

New York from an Oklahoman’s Perspective part 3

Maren Howard, Reporter April 27, 2023

Day three of the trip was both exciting and discouraging.   Saturday, March 25 began with singing with the HCP choir at the Heart of America Choral Festival. We were one of only three concert choirs....

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