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Rogers poses in front of her board with the definition of integrity and COVID-19 stats!

HICD welcomes nurse to staff

Emma Attig, Reporter January 12, 2022

Thanks to a generous grant from the Centers for Disease Control, the Harding Independence Charter District has employed a school nurse to take over COVID-19 tracing and testing. In December, nurse Alicyia Rogers...

David Walsh sits behind his desk while educating his students during distance learning.

Teacher hot takes on virtual learning

Anne Daniel, Reporter January 20, 2021

Covid-19 has created a world of uncertainty and panic where educators have needed to adapt to in order to attempt to create a semblance of normalness, both for themselves and their students. Classrooms...

Students at Harding Charter Prep and across the U.S. are struggling with online learning in the middle of a global pandemic.

Students open up about mental health, online learning woes

Emily Vasquez December 1, 2020

As if a pandemic wasn’t enough on its own, students across the country now face another problem: faltering mental health.  In March, spring break began early for the HCP students and many others...

AP Biology teacher Andrea Adams works with senior Deepika Sitaraman on a lab in November of 2020.

Shedding Light on the Invisible Disease; Educators Share Their Experience Teaching with Autoimmune Diseases

Anne Daniel, Reporter November 23, 2020

Using your hands and going up and down stairs may not seem like a big deal, but to some teachers, everyday tasks like running labs in their classrooms or even getting around the building can feel impossible...

A beautiful photo of light installation art depicting two people.

State sex ed laws leave students bewildered about options

Anne Daniel, Reporter October 9, 2020

The annual Healthy Lifestyles talk has been considered a tradition, almost a rite of passage, for the freshman class every January. But under a more modern lens, the traditional talk may not be reaching...

The affluent flourishing flu

Mitchell Stroud, Reporter March 7, 2018

The US is now on week eight of increased flu activity this year. The Central of Disease Control predicts this years flu season to last 11 to 13 weeks and with over 195,000 hospitalizations and 114 children...

Sexual Harassment: Installment 4

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter October 4, 2017

This is the fourth installment of the Marionette’s series on sexual harassment. Merriam Webster defines rape as “Unlawful sexual activity carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against...

Bathroom bill B.S.

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter April 21, 2017

In the latest of an already long line of policy changes facing the American people as the administrations change, President Trump revoked Obama’s bathroom mandate. The mandate allowed transgender children...

Voicing sexual assault: installment two

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter March 27, 2017

Merriam Webster defines rape as “Unlawful sexual activity carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will.” They also offer the following definition of sexual assault, “Illegal...

One step at a time

One step at a time

Natia Lewchuk, Reporter September 14, 2016

(This story is part of an ongoing series about people with disabilities in the Harding community.)  One, two, three. Left, right, left. One step at a time. That’s the mantra I repeat to myself...

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