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

New teacher Ruben Durandis joins the science department

New teacher Ruben Durandis joins the science department

December 6, 2022

This school year, Townsend Harris welcomed Ruben Durandis, a new science teacher, into the school community. Joining the faculty as a biology and earth science instructor, he previously graduated from...

EDITORIAL: THHS needs to address the gradebook problem

EDITORIAL: THHS needs to address the gradebook problem

The Editorial Board December 2, 2022

As the second marking period of the fall semester comes to an end, many Townsend Harris underclassmen are anticipating their first report cards with numerical grades this school year. Due to the loss of...

2023 S!NG overall directors look back at their productions

2023 S!NG overall directors look back at their productions

Farah Rahimzada, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

As S!NG 2023 came to a close with the Semores announced as the winners on Saturday, November 19th, the fruits of countless hours spent by the hundreds of students who have honed their performances over...

Students express their feelings towards new grade books that teachers use.

With teachers opting not to use the new DOE grading software, many students left in the dark about their current progress in courses

Maya Murdakhayev, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Last year, the New York City Department of Education banned city schools from using PupilPath, the gradebook software that Townsend Harris and many other public schools have been using for all classes....

The dishes students are dreaming about this Thanksgiving

The dishes students are dreaming about this Thanksgiving

Jasmin Perez, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

With Thanksgiving only days away, everyone has food on their mind. Townsend Harris students spoke to The Classic about what they are looking forward to most on their family’s Thanksgiving table this...

Seniors share their experiences and give advice about the early college admissions process.

Seniors share thoughts about early admissions applications as November deadline passes

Silga Chisim, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

As October came to an end, many seniors were able to finally complete their early decision and early action college applications by November 1. Being known as a stressful and time consuming process as...

Seniors take the 2022 Hallway Decorating crown

Seniors take the 2022 Hallway Decorating crown

Mohammad Nasrallah, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

In celebration of Townsend Harris’ annual ‘Hallway Decorating’ contest, students from all grades gathered with their peers to accessorize and spruce up their respective floors. The colors and...

Harrisites share their opinions on Bella Hadids spray-on dress at Paris Fashion Week.

Students’ take on Bella Hadid’s spray-on dress

Emilija Puidoke and Isabella Zapata November 8, 2022

Bella Hadid, a popular American model, emerges from a dimly-lit corner of the 2022 Paris Fashion Week catwalk and steps onto the brightly illuminated runway in nothing but beige underwear and a pair of...

Due to the limited availability of the Kosmos Soccer Field, soccer teams are unable to utilize this field for games.

Limited availability of more desirable field at Kissena Park leaves soccer teams frustrated

Carina Fucich, Amelia Ferrell, and Irene Skandalakis October 28, 2022

The Kosmos Soccer Field at Kissena Park is in high demand during the fall months due to its convenient location and turf pitch. Recently, however, local NYC schools (including Townsend Harris) have had...

The invasive species, the spotted lantern fly, is now found at Townsend Harris.

Insect invaders: The spotted lanternfly

Carolina Corcuera and Chiara Chen October 28, 2022

If you look in the corners of the Townsend Harris courtyard, you’re likely to see numerous blotches colored bright red and pale brown squashed into the cement. These are smeared corpses of the spotted...

Students share their experiences with program changes.

With course schedules now settled, students discuss the programming process

Defne Kaygisiz, Staff Writer October 11, 2022

As October gets under way, the guidance office is finally starting to get back to normal. Throughout September, it was common to see students filling the spaces with one question on their minds: “Can...

Seniors celebrated the beginning of their last school year by watching the sunrise together on September 23.

Seniors welcome the sunrise at early morning event celebrating the start of their last school year

Esther Liu and Kaitlyn Lee October 4, 2022

On September 23, the senior class came together to greet the sunrise as a way to symbolically welcome their senior year. Seniors entered the Queens College track at six in the morning, set up blankets...

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