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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

Administration, custodial staff address sanitary issues amid COVID-19 concerns

Administration, custodial staff address sanitary issues amid COVID-19 concerns

Following a report by The Classic about the school building’s inconsistent availability of soap amid the spread of the coronavirus, the administration and custodial staff worked this weekend to resolve...

Phys Ed changes go into effect after DOE evaluation

Phys Ed changes go into effect after DOE evaluation

Following an audit of New York City graduation requirements, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) determined that Townsend Harris’ physical education program did not meet the standards....

DOE reassessment calls for additional PE hours

DOE reassessment calls for additional PE hours

Isabelle Guillaume and Samantha Alzate October 4, 2019

Following a review of Townsend Harris’s schedule in relation to NYS graduation requirements, the DOE has notified the THHS administration that a number of juniors and seniors will need additional hours...

A shifted attitude: DOE to change disciplinary code

A shifted attitude: DOE to change disciplinary code

This summer, the Department of Education has held meetings across the city to receive feedback to proposed changes to NYC school disciplinary codes. Changes suggest a shift from stricter punishments...

A policy change for transgender students in NYC public schools

A policy change for transgender students in NYC public schools

In June, the New York City Department of Education released Guidelines to Support Transgender and Gender Expansive Students in order to promote a school atmosphere of mutual respect.  The guidelines...

World Languages faculty to take on more Spanish courses

World Languages faculty to take on more Spanish courses

Edison Park and Min Hyeok Shin March 10, 2019

Veteran Townsend Harris Spanish teachers will be put in charge over the Spanish 3 & 4 classes that were being taught by Mr. Jorge Ariza, who was teaching in Caroline Lopera's absence. Changes are...

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Major change made to dress code enforcement

Isabelle Guillaume and Danielle Amster January 31, 2019

The Classic can report that at Monday’s faculty meeting, Principal Brian Condon announced a change in how the dress code policy will be enforced. Mr. Condon has instructed adults in the school building...

Principal Condon’s statement to The Classic regarding new dress code enforcement process

Brian Condon January 31, 2019

The Editors of The Classic have reached out to me to answer a few questions in reference to the dress code at Townsend Harris High School. Instead of answering each question in isolation, I have chosen...

The Wiz prepares to take the THHS stage

The Wiz prepares to take the THHS stage

Ariana Vernon December 6, 2018

Auditions began this week for the 2019 spring musical, The Wiz.  There were over 60 auditions and the casting list will be posted on Monday morning, December 10 outside room 405. English teachers...

Editorial: The dress code is discriminatory. Its time for the SU to do more.

Editorial: The dress code is discriminatory. It’s time for the SU to do more.

The Editors November 29, 2018

"The Townsend Harris dress code has been devised to promote a positive learning atmosphere and a wholesome attitude for each student and the school as a whole.”  Students have been told this for...

Manifest takes on the QC campus

Manifest takes on the QC campus

Samantha Alzate and Victoria Kuzma September 17, 2018

Television producers filmed scenes for the show Manifest on Queens College Campus and at THHS on September 7, marking the first appearance of Townsend Harris High School as a setting in a television...

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