The Marionette

Indigenous Activism

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...

Teen stress epidemic

School takes a toll on overworked teens
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...

The stuff of nightmares — HCP edition

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...

Aiming to win

Taryn Nguyen is shown above posing midair.
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...

Destined for success

William Mlekush does one handed push-ups at calisthenics club
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...

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....

Depression: a discussion

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...

A senior’s guide to the end of the year

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...

My first time (donating blood)

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...

What’s living among us?

The bacteria incubator
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...

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