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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

Peer educators and a guest speaker spread awareness on World AIDS Day

Peer educators and a guest speaker spread awareness on World AIDS Day

Tristin Hall, Azeezat Yusuf December 5, 2022

On World AIDS Day, Townsend Harris students have traditionally learned about HIV/AIDS history and prevention from peer educators. This year, in addition to lessons from peer educators a speaker from Generation...

The Phoenix teaches guests to paint like Bob Ross

The Phoenix teaches guests to paint like Bob Ross

Defne Kaygısız December 5, 2022

For their first event of the year, The Phoenix led students in a session of “Bob Ross” painting. All students were invited to the library after school to paint a landscape while watching a video about...

Winter Concert set to return with holiday favorites and historical tributes

Winter Concert set to return with holiday favorites and historical tributes

Riya Chaudhry December 5, 2022

This month the Music Department will once again present the Winter Concert in the Townsend Harris auditorium. The December 14 event provides an opportunity to showcase students’ musical abilities and...

Clothing, photography, music, and other trends make a comeback every few years.

The recycling of trends: why and how does it happen?

Hellen Oliveira, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

The iconic 90s decade holds some of the most memorable moments in history, immortalizing many of its trends. While they periodically disappear from our feeds and closets, the decade’s inventions always...

Many students volunteered to introduce THHS to the class of 2027.

THHS welcomes prospective class of 2027 students at open house

Diana Piergrossi, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

On November 10, Townsend Harris held an in-person open house for students interested in applying to the school.  In order to run the event, many current students volunteered to take the prospective...

OPINION: Reinstated criteria for Honors Societies leave many students chasing requirements

OPINION: Reinstated criteria for Honors Societies leave many students chasing requirements

In an email sent to students in October, Coordinator of Student Activities, Jaime Baranoff revealed the launch of Townsend Harris High School’s Peer Tutoring Program for the year. The email discussed...

New teacher spotlight: Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Garklavs join the ISS department

New teacher spotlight: Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Garklavs join the ISS department

Esther Liu, Features Editor November 18, 2022

This school year, Townsend Harris High School welcomed new teachers Christopher Morrison and Charlene Garklavs into the ISS (Instructional Support Services) department.  Mr. Morrison graduated from...

At the ceremony, the new sign and dedication were unveiled.

Queens college honors African American civil rights leader Wilson Rantus in naming ceremony for billion-year-old boulder found near Townsend Harris

Riya Chaudhry, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

On Thursday, October 27, Queens College held a ceremony where they dedicated a billion-year-old, thirteen-ton boulder excavated during the construction of the Science Building to civil rights leader Wilson...

The captains of the undefeated girls soccer team reflect on their season so far.

Meet the captains leading the undefeated girls soccer team

Madeline Cannon, Sports Editor October 10, 2022

The Girls Varsity Soccer Team started their season with a 4-1 win against Middle College High School. Since then, the team has remained undefeated with a 7-0 record. The captains for this season are seniors...

Seniors kicked off the 2022 Election Simulation last week in the courtyard.

Election Simulation candidates launch the 2022 campaign season

Adam Gosine, Staff writer October 3, 2022

To welcome back the annual Election Simulation tradition, students representing this year’s politicians and interest groups gathered in the courtyard on September 28 during seventh band to participate...

Ms. Baranoff takes over as COSA after being Senior Advisor for three years.

Ms. Baranoff takes over as COSA

Chloe S. Szeto, Copy at Large September 26, 2022

As of the 2022-2023 school year, social studies teacher Jaime Baranoff is taking over as the new Coordinator of Student Activities (COSA) at Townsend Harris High School. The job of the COSA involves...

New Boys Varsity Soccer Team Captains discuss upcoming season

New Boys Varsity Soccer Team Captains discuss upcoming season

Lauren Hamlin, Madeline Cannon, and Zaynah Shariff, Sports Editors September 24, 2022

As they begin the fall season, the Boys Soccer Team has gone 1-2 in the results of their first three matches. The team captains have taken the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and share their...

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