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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...

Voicing sexual assault: installment two

Nikita Lewchuk, Reporter

March 27, 2017


Filed under Community, Student Life, Teen Health

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 sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a pe...

One step at a time

One step at a time

Natia Lewchuk, Reporter

September 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Teen Health

(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 most mornings as I’m climbing the stairs to my third floor locker. I was born with Cerebral Pals...

Information for upcoming Blood Drive

Paige Langley, Reporter

September 6, 2016


Filed under Teen Health

Harding is once again partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute with a blood drive on Sept. 7. The two groups have been partnering since 2006, helping out the people of the community. This opportunity can allow the students to help out by giving their blood to those who are in need of it. This i...

A ‘Long’ journey

A ‘Long’ journey

Gabriel di Gregorio, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Student Life, Teen Health

The Marionette sat down with sophomore Clarence Long for an interview regarding his advanced hearing aid and how he manages to cope with his hearing condition. Q: What is the problem you have with your hearing? Clarence Long: I have hearing loss in my left and right ear, but more significant loss...

Teen stress epidemic

Gabriel di Gregorio, Reporter

November 3, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Teen Health

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 show that teens, during the school year, experience more stress than adults. On a 10-point scale, tee...

Depression: a discussion

Callie Struby, Reporter

May 11, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Teen Health

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 like many other mental illnesses. People talk about them and at the surface they understand, but very...

My first time (donating blood)

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

April 23, 2015


Filed under Community, Opinion, Student Life, Teen Health

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 because I was not in the mood for language learning that day for one reason or another. After retrieving...

What’s living among us?

What’s living among us?

Vanessa Hernandez, Reporter

April 22, 2015


Filed under HCP News, Showcase, Student Life, Teen Health

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 teacher Adam Stroud began the class by passing around a petri plate and allowing students to touch...

Saving lives with the HCP blood drive

Camila Gonzalez, Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under Community, HCP News, Student Life, Teen Health

Harding Charter Prep is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16. Workers from the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be taking donations in the gym all day. Any students 16 years of age or older and weighing 125 pounds or more can donate. See Elizabeth Boomer in room 303 for a permission form. Donating...

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