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Goodbye, Cassini

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Technology

At 6:32 on Friday morning, Sept. 15, the Cassini exploratory satellite plunged into the Jovian planet Saturn, completing its fifth and final mission around the ringed planet in its 13-year survey of the planet, its picturesque rings, and its 62 moons. As we say our goodbyes to this little explorer...

HCP to host first-ever arts festival this Oct.

Chase Leach

September 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, HCP News

Harding Charter Prep will host its inaugural Arts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, featuring members of the HCP family with a variety of talents, including students, graduates and associates. Teachers Kelli Taylor and Michael Ferguson are spearheading the event, saying it is a way to show that Harding's...

Summer is prime time for TV binging

Rachel Rose, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For high school students, summer is a time for binge watching TV shows. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go/HBO Now have a variety of popular shows to choose from, so the Marionette caught up with a few students to find out what they chose to watch during the dog days of summer. Senior Nik Daws...

Talent show lineup

Kaitlyn Smith, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, HCP News, Student Life

The school year is coming to a close as students prepare for the overwhelming AP tests beginning in May. Since this time of the year places students under large amounts of stress, HCP presents the annual talent show. The following students are preforming in the show: Camila Gonzalez (12) will sing...

Students in HCP speech and debate advance to state

Students in HCP speech and debate advance to state

Kaitlyn Smith, Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, HCP News, Showcase, Student Life

HCP Speech and Debate took a big win at the West Oklahoma Speech & Debate Regionals. Among these students, 11 are taking 15 events to State Apr. 6. Among the students placing in original oratory is Camila Gonzalez. Her original oratory "I'm Scared," placed Gonzalez 7th. She spoke about general...

Green Light – Lorde review

Green Light – Lorde review

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music, Opinion

"Don't you think that it's boring how people talk?" "I remember when your head caught flame. It kissed your scalp and caressed your brain." Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor has quite a way with words. Better known as Lorde, her debut album Pure Heroine won the affection of millions. As one of th...

January Food Review: Florence’s Cafe

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under Restaurants

Florence’s – it might not sound (or look) like a top-of-the-list restaurant, but look no further for a fantastic breakfast that will please both you and your wallet. Although we ordered solely from the breakfast menu, Florence’s offers up a sumptuous variety of lunch and dinner options as well,...

Il Fait Beau soundtrack review

Il Fait Beau soundtrack review

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music, Opinion

Harding Charter Prep students are required to participate in a mentorship during their senior year. They shadow a person working in the career field that they plan to enter. I intend to study journalism in college, so I have set up a mentorship with Oklahoma Gazette writer Ben Luschen. While I was ...

Split undivided

Split undivided

Isis Frazier, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Opinion

As a horror movie enthusiast who stopped using her night light in 2010 at the tender age of 11 and suffered from E.T (1988) hallucinations, I am always up for a horror movie or a good thriller. Director M. Night Shyamalan is known for directing “The Sixth Sense” (1999) and “The Happening” (200...

Top 10 best singles of 2016

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Featured A&E, Music, Opinion

The Worst and Best list were both challenging this year because I did not have a strong opinion on most of the songs I heard. However, I was surprised to find that I had to make some tough choices on this list because there were actually quite a few songs that I strongly liked and I didn't have room ...

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