The Marionette

Indigenous Activism

Freshman Bella Cornell records her radio show using her smartphone.

Camila Gonzalez and Isis Frazier

November 11, 2015

Culture and heritage is part of everyone's identity. However, some people take it upon themselves to become activists for their community.  One of those people exist right here at HCP. Freshman Bella Cornell is an active member of the Choctaw tribe. "It’s always on your conscience to know that...

Teen stress epidemic

Gabriel di Gregorio, Reporter

November 3, 2015

Stress levels in teens are at an all-time high. High school offers a great deal of additional stress which teens often struggle to cope with. According to the American Psychiatric Association, surveys show that teens, during the school year, experience more stress than adults. On a 10-point scale, tee...

The stuff of nightmares — HCP edition

Stephanie Emerson, Reporter

October 23, 2015

Halloween is upon us, ready to pounce with haunted houses, zombies and screaming kids. However, sometimes our own nightmares are scarier than a whole holiday devoted to frightening activities. Here are a few nightmares from our very own HCP students guaranteed to give you chills. CJ Koso, senior ...

Aiming to win

Taryn Nguyen is shown above posing midair.

Isis Frazier, Reporter

October 6, 2015

Harding is the home to many talented and creative students. One of those students the Marionette would like to recognize is Taryn Nguyen. Nguyen is a new junior this year, hailing from Mustang High School. With her, she brings her passion for dance. Nguyen started dance when she was three. “I...

Destined for success

William Mlekush does one handed push-ups at calisthenics club

Gabriel di Gregorio, Reporter

September 21, 2015

William Mlekush wakes up each morning with a drive unmatched by most high school students. Starting off his day with a vegan breakfast, Mlekush makes his commute to school, sometimes all the way from Norman. His day consists of two advanced Math courses, Calculus AB and Statistics, with the addition...

Musician, athlete wins Artistic Excellence Scholarship

HCP alumna Allegra Knight with her oboe.

August 25, 2015

Harding Charter Preparatory High School graduate Allegra Knight of Oklahoma City has been name the 2015 Dr. John E. Clinton Scholarship for Artistic Excellence recipient by the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. The scholarship is named for Dr. John Clinton who served over 21 years as conductor of the Oklahoma...

Depression: a discussion

Callie Struby, Reporter

May 11, 2015

Depression, while it has come to the forefronts of conversations within the last couple years or so, is still something most people don’t talk about and very few understand. In that way it’s a lot like many other mental illnesses. People talk about them and at the surface they understand, but very...

A senior’s guide to the end of the year

Callie Struby, Reporter

April 30, 2015

As the school year comes to a close, the next two weeks become a busy and emotionally charged time for the seniors. Luckily the Marionette is here to spell out every detail of the week leading up to the big day. First up is senior signing day: May 1 at 2:00pm in the gym. This is a time for the seniors...

My first time (donating blood)

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

April 23, 2015

I donated blood for the first time on April 16 at the HCP blood drive. I was sitting in Drama I when I was called to the gym for donation. I was upset that I hadn't been called out of Spanish II instead because I was not in the mood for language learning that day for one reason or another. After retrieving...

What’s living among us?

The bacteria incubator

Vanessa Hernandez, Reporter

April 22, 2015

They are everywhere. They are the invisible invaders. They are bacteria. On March 25 , the juniors of AP Biology conducted an experiment testing different surfaces around the school for bacteria. Biology teacher Adam Stroud began the class by passing around a petri plate and allowing students to touch...

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