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To the right, to the right

Jordyn Daniels, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Community

A new law went in place on Nov.1 for Oklahoma drivers. Vehicles are no longer allowed to drive in the left lane except when they are passing another vehicle. According to State Trooper Dwight Durant, in an interview with NewsOK, "You can travel in that left lane but if somebody comes up behind you, ...

Wildfires destroy homes, crops in California

Mitchell Stroud, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Community

Northern California is currently being ravaged by over 20 wildfires.  41 people have been killed and 100+ are missing in Sonoma county. Sonoma, and close-by, Napa county have over 131,200 acres of burned land. winds upwards of 79 miles per hour have fanned the flames across the dry fields. According to C...

Historic hurricane season causes billions in damage

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Community, Technology

This year saw one of the costliest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record - both in dollars and lives - since accurate records of them were first kept in 1851. With a total of eight hurricanes – five of which are classified by the National Hurricane Center as “major hurricanes” (category three or...

Student exchange program comes ‘full circle’ for French teacher

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Community, HCP News, Showcase, Student Life

'“One thing I love,” French teacher Emma Smreker said, “is [that] there’s some kids that have never been outside of the country [and] being able to be that person that helps facilitate that.” The French student exchange program is particularly nostalgic for Smreker because she was once a...

Orchestra students participate in local honor orchestra

Rachel Rose, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, HCP News

Twenty HCP orchestra students joined together with orchestra students from other Oklahoma City schools for the 2017 All City Orchestra performance on Friday, Sept. 29. All City Orchestra is an annual event bringing together Oklahoma City orchestra students, under the direction of a guest conductor,...

The Deal With DACA

Rachel Rose, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Community, HCP News

On Sept. 5,  President Donald Trump announced his decision to rescind DACA. This decision left childhood immigrants to the United States uncertain about their futures, with many of them fearing deportation. So what exactly is DACA? DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program that was introduced by Presid...

New year, new rules

New year, new rules

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Community, HCP News, Slideshow, Student Life

As the summer wound to a close, the announcement was disbursed via HCP Newsletter: the dress code has changed yet again. This time around, the HCP Governance Board has taken aim at the issue of student professionalism where uniforms are concerned. "I think one of the things that the board was l...

Bathroom bill B.S

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Community, Opinion, Student Life, Teen Health

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 in public schools to use the bathroom of their choice, instead of the bathroom corresponding t...

HOH Feature: Robert Felton

HOH Feature: Robert Felton

Dylan DelCol, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under Community

Junior Robert Felton took a trip to the equatorial island nation of Jamaica last summer on a family trip that took him through a multitude of exciting and sometimes frightening experiences. He shared his stories with us as part of the Marionette’s Instagram series, Humans of Harding, but there was too ...

Eagle Week 2017

Lily Waswo, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Community, HCP News, Student Life

HCP's philanthropy week is back again, and there are many ways to contribute. Known around the school as Eagle Week, there will be several fundraisers and events going on during the week, all of the proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. One way to support Katelyn's wish cause is eating. That's...

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