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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

Lab-grown meat gets its first approval in the US

Lab-grown meat gets its first approval in the US

Farhan Jamil and Carolina Corcuera December 1, 2022

Back in 2013, the first lab-grown hamburger was introduced to the world at a scientific press conference in London. Three taste-testers shared the one patty, the accumulation of a two-year, $325,000 project...

Students shared what they are thankful for at school this fall.

Opinion Roundup: Students share thankful thoughts about THHS for Thanksgiving

Janaya Sydney, Staff Writer November 24, 2022

While oftentimes the opinion pages of The Classic share forceful opinions from students about what needs to be changed, for Thanksgiving, The Classic asked students to share thoughts about what they are...

Rex Orange County’s allegations and what to do with credibly accused celebrities, according to Harrisites

Rex Orange County’s allegations and what to do with credibly accused celebrities, according to Harrisites

Alessandra Diaz, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

The media we consume defines our lifestyles and, on a surface level, our beliefs; however, in the 21st century, our consumption also begs a very important question: How far are we willing to go for the...

Girls soccer team wins the city championship

Watch as THHS girls soccer team wins the city championship

Alfredo Centola, Sports Media Reporter November 11, 2022

Earlier tonight, the girls soccer team defeated Manhattan Center in the PSAL City Championship game at Randalls Island Park. The Classic was there to livestream the event. Watch the final moments of the...

Blue light glasses are very popular amongst students and seem to work for many.

Do blue light glasses really work?

Carolina Corcuera, Science and Technology Editor November 10, 2022

In the past decade, the presence of artificial blue light in the daily lives of students has increased substantially. Every class involves the use of a light emitting diode (LED) device in some shape or...

Classic editor-in-chief Janna Habibulla (left) interviews Chancellor Banks at a roundtable event last week.

At student press event, NYC Schools Chancellor voices support for student journalists amidst nationwide clashes over book banning, censorship, and curricula

Kate Estevez and Janna Habibulla November 9, 2022

During a roundtable event held last week at Tweed Courthouse, New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks took questions from student journalists across the city. In response to questions from The Classic...

Students share their favorite parts of the Fall Spirit Week.

Harrisites talk Spirit Week 2022

Defne Kaygısız November 7, 2022

Last week, Harrisites spent the days leading up to Founders’ Day participating in a series of themed days designed to encourage school spirit. With Halloween on a Monday, the week began with lots of...

Students’ Favorite Fall Flavors

Students’ Favorite Fall Flavors

Emily Cantos November 1, 2022

During these fall months, pumpkin spice prime time has arrived. This season gives way to flavors ranging from iconic fall staples to ones more niche but equally as tasty. As expected, Harrisites are raving...

Junior Sadie Bauer joins only 37 other students nationwide in receiving a perfect score on the AP Seminar exam

Junior Sadie Bauer joins only 37 other students nationwide in receiving a perfect score on the AP Seminar exam

Faiza Tasnim October 31, 2022

The College Board administers dozens of AP subject tests across the nation every May, including the AP Seminar exam, part of a three year program at Townsend Harris High School that must be completed fully...

Introducing Olivia Comer, a new Chemistry teacher and Townsend Harris alumni.

New chemistry teacher Olivia Comer joins faculty

Nilla Wahab, News Editor October 28, 2022

As the school year began, the STEM department welcomed Olivia Comer as a new chemistry teacher. Her introduction to the faculty, as well as the appearances of other new staff in our halls, serve to account...

Here are what some Harrisites are dressing up as for Halloween this year.

Halloween Costume Ideas 2022

Daffny Cardoso and Julia Waters October 27, 2022

It is October, meaning the spooky season arrives with new Halloween costumes to fit the needs of the season. Here are some ideas for costumes based on ones that will be worn by Townsend Harris High School...

Introducing Katherine Gelbman, a new English and Instructional Support Services teacher.

A new Gelbman joins the THHS faculty

Janaya Sydney, Jasmin Perez, Staff Writers October 24, 2022

Katherine Gelbman recently joined the Townsend Harris faculty as an English and Instructional Support Services teacher and already has high praise for her new school. “I go home every day happy. Everybody...

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