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

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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

Highlights of the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Highlights of the 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Melinda Wang and Julia Bossis June 2, 2021

The annual Billboard Music Awards (BBMA’s) premiered on May 23. Hosted by Nick Jonas, the award show featured fourteen performances including Alicia Keys, BTS, Doja Cat & SZA, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers,...

Reuniting the world through the Global Citizen VAX Live

Reuniting the world through the Global Citizen VAX Live

Daffny Cardoso June 2, 2021

The Vax Global concert, organized by Global Citizen, was held last month to promote the worldwide vaccination movement. Since then, it has reminded Harrisites of the importance of vaccinations in restoring...

Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album “Sour - Staying in the limelight

Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album “Sour” – Staying in the limelight

Ellison Daone May 24, 2021

By Ellison Daone, Staff Writer Olivia Rodrigo took the music industry by storm after both her debut single “Drivers License” and her follow up single “Deja Vu” topped the Billboard Top 100. As...

New clubs approved and added to school’s extracurricular database

New clubs approved and added to school’s extracurricular database

Faiza Tasnim May 24, 2021

In mid-April, the Student Union (SU) announced that the Pacific Islander Club, the THHS Girl Up club, the Chinese Culture Club, Bollywood Dance Team, the International Relations and Linguistics Club...

Spring sports: THHS track team finds its stride in abbreviated season

Spring sports: THHS track team finds its stride in abbreviated season

Carina Fucich and Kelly Gildea May 21, 2021

Following PSAL's decision to reopen sports this spring, sixteen sports teams across all seasons reopened at Townsend Harris, with no distinction between varsity and junior varsity. Coaches began gathering...

School launches its second annual virtual spring spirit week

School launches its second annual virtual spring spirit week

Daffny Cardoso and Faiza Tasnim May 21, 2021

By Faiza Tasnim & Daffny Cardoso, Staff Writers Townsend Harris High School kicked off its Spring Spirit Week virtually on May 3. Spirit Week included Pajama Day, Faculty Appreciation Day, THHS Pride...

AP resources to succeed this season

AP resources to succeed this season

Wendy Lee and Victoria Siebor May 17, 2021

AP season has arrived and this will be yet another unprecedented year of AP testing, as THHS students will be taking tests in-person and online, depending on the class they’re in. If it’s your first...

THHS recognized as #1 public high school in New York

THHS recognized as #1 public high school in New York

William Rhee and Dorcas Adewale May 14, 2021

Townsend Harris High School swept the US News and World Report 2021 high school rankings, placing  1st in New York State, the NY Metro Area, and New York City, as well as 12th in the nation. Many Harrisites...

iCarly a hit on Netflix and Harrisites share memories

iCarly a hit on Netflix and Harrisites share memories

In 5...4...3...2… This iconic countdown filled the ears of many when it aired weekly on Nickelodeon from 2007 to 2012. iCarly, a sitcom featuring Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), Sam (Jennette McCurdy), Freddie...

Godzilla VS Kong

Godzilla VS Kong

Jessica Sandoval and Sophia Kouchtaf April 29, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong, released on March 31, is a science fiction and action film directed by Adam Wingard that can be streamed on HBO Max. This movie has dominated the box office with it’s two iconic...

OPINION: Despite its recent embrace of anti-racism, THHS has yet to confront the racism that exists within its halls

OPINION: Despite its recent embrace of anti-racism, THHS has yet to confront the racism that exists within its halls

Ariana Vernon April 15, 2021

It has been nearly a year since THHS alumni started a platform called NotMyTownsend (NMT) on Instagram to allow current and former students to express their experiences regarding racism and bigotry in...

Students reflect on a year of quarantine-itis

Students reflect on a year of quarantine-itis

Christy Han and Melinda Wang April 14, 2021

The dim light shining through the windows as students wake up sets the mood for yet another continuous online school day. With no respite from this fatigue, students continue to open their laptops to...

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