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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

Teen suicide death rates have risen 35% since 1999.

The drastic rise in teen suicide rates

Emma Attig, Editor-in-chief September 29, 2023

As COVID-19 swept through the nation, so did the rise in teen suicide rates in certain states; including Oklahoma, reported Charlie Health., and overall, a jump of 35% since 1999.   As years have progressed...

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...

Running safety is critical to your well being.

Running safely through fall

Emma Attig, Editor in Chief November 1, 2022

Most runners tend to run alone, and with busy schedules and the sun setting earlier, runner’s safety becomes a top concern. Here are a few things you can do to help ensure your safety while running or...

Creating time and opportunity to get work done or study is vital to academic success and lowering stress levels.

Getting back into the groove

Emma Attig, Editor September 19, 2022

Coming back to school from summer break can be overwhelming to some, and it may take a few weeks to sink in that school is back in session. Here are a few ways to get back into the school groove:  Get...

the yellow ribbon is a symbol for suicide awareness (Pexels)

Don’t stay silent

Becca Jolly, Managing Editor September 19, 2022

People around the world are recognizing the month of September as Suicide Prevention Month. According to the Center of Disease Control, Oklahoma has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, with...

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...

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