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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

YouTube tutor Mr. Sinn talks to The Classic about APs, teaching, and more

YouTube tutor Mr. Sinn talks to The Classic about APs, teaching, and more

Elliot Heath and Janna Habibulla September 8, 2022

In preparing for school assessments, students typically use a wide range of outlets, including class notes, study guides, Quizlets, and prep books. However, YouTube videos have introduced an entirely new...

Training for fall PSAL season begins

Training for fall PSAL season begins

Matthew Cantor and Maimuna Kader August 26, 2022

Although Townsend Harris High School classes do not start for another two weeks, athletes are eager to return to the field. On August 22, fall sports returned and began running full-time. This is the...

Watch the dating-themed Summer Theatre Showcase premiere here

Watch the dating-themed Summer Theatre Showcase premiere here

August 10, 2022

On Tuesday, August 9, the Townsend Harris Summer Theatre Showcase debuted their performance in the auditorium. The program is a part of the THHS Summer Rising 2022 iteration and the players rehearsed and...

A musical dilemma: Spotify vs. Apple Music

A musical dilemma: Spotify vs. Apple Music

Daffny Cardoso July 28, 2022

Listening to music: the ubiquitous pastime. From the indie albums of Mitski to Kendrick Lamar’s new hits, students are instantly transported to a world of their favorite music with the click of a button....

With the DOE changing screening requirements for the freshman class this year, here’s what education scholars have to say about equity and inclusivity in selective admissions processes

With the DOE changing screening requirements for the freshman class this year, here’s what education scholars have to say about equity and inclusivity in selective admissions processes

Jasmine Palma and Nisat Nosin July 21, 2022

Quickly thumbing through the glossed wax pages of the New York City High School Directory, a blurred color spectrum meets the eyes: Bronx violet transitions to Brooklyn red, followed by the lime green...

Drama Club Murder Mystery Shows Review

Drama Club Murder Mystery Shows Review

Reem Nasrallah July 19, 2022

As the first year back in person comes to a close, Townsend Harris students have not failed to let their creativity shine, especially when it comes to theater. Despite the numerous obstacles, students...

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Review

Twenty-Five Twenty-One Review

Emma Joa July 14, 2022

[Contains Spoilers] Twenty-Five Twenty-One, a coming-of-age romantic Korean drama, delivered a comedic-yet-touching storyline about aspirations, developing relationships, and maturing as a person. It...

Keepers’ Day carnival returns to close out yet another unique school year

Keepers’ Day carnival returns to close out yet another unique school year

JK Rajjo July 7, 2022

After a pandemic-induced three year hiatus, the tradition of Keepers’ Day at Townsend Harris returned on Tuesday, June 14 with a whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” theme. Students were able to enjoy...

Meet the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2022

Meet the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2022

Juney Liu and Victoria Siebor June 27, 2022

The Class of 2022 graduation ceremony was held in Colden Auditorium at Queens College on June 23 for the first time in three years, with students gathering with parents, friends, and teachers to celebrate....

John McWhorter Brings Discussions of Linguistics to Townsend Harris

John McWhorter Brings Discussions of Linguistics to Townsend Harris

Amelia Harrington June 27, 2022

On Friday, May 20th, linguist, bestselling author, Opinion writer for The New York Times and Columbia University professor John McWhorter visited Townsend Harris for a special lecture entitled “English...

2022 Special Award for Services to the School goes to graduate editors Ryan Eng, Julia Maciejak, and Jasmine Palma

2022 Special Award for Services to the School goes to graduate editors Ryan Eng, Julia Maciejak, and Jasmine Palma

Brian Sweeney June 25, 2022

  With the year coming to an end, there’s one more award to give out. It’s an award that The Classic first gave in 2017 to Mehrose Ahmad and Sumaita Hasan for their coverage of that year’s principal...

Spring spirit week returns in-person

Spring spirit week returns in-person

Spring spirit week, a popular tradition at Townsend Harris High School, was commemorated in person for the first time in two years from Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27. Featuring new proposals sent...

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