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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

Outdoor Track Coaches reflect on the season

Victoria Truchel, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Girls Track Tim Connor, the coach for Girl's Outdoor Track, began his coaching career with his own children in Little League and progressed to coaching the Girl’s Outdoor team. Connor is also a mathematics...

Ann Hsieh, part of the THHS Wind Ensemble and Chamber Music Project.

Musician Spotlight: Junior Ann Hsieh’s musical endeavors inside and outside of THHS

Emily Daza and Anastasia Gonidelis May 23, 2023

Although Townsend Harris has gained notable recognition for its academic excellence, the scope of talent among its students lies in areas beyond academia. Junior Ann Hsieh’s musical expertise in the...

The mock trial team captains.

Mock Trial team wraps up season after making it to semifinal competition

Premavaashine Premathayalan, Staff Writer May 23, 2023

This year’s Mock Trial team went up against and beat multiple schools in simulated court trials hosted by the New York State Bar Association. Under the leadership of captains Benjamin Babayev (Classic...

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EDITORIAL: With admissions at THHS so selective, there’s no need for calculus placement exams

The Editorial Board May 16, 2023

Following the end of remote learning and the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, the Townsend Harris High School mathematics department introduced a calculus-specific placement exam. The exam, administered...

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Teachers Before Townsend: Mr. Spitaleri’s road from THHS and back

Aurelia Liu, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

Townsend Harris alumnus Frank Spitaleri has been working at the school for three years as an English and history teacher. Mr. Spitaleri lived in New York for his entire life, specifically spending his...

Seven new clubs were passed this year, more then ever before.

Student Union endorses seven new clubs to begin next semester

Toluwanimi Oyeleye, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

This term, the Student Union reviewed many club applications by students. Recently, seven club leaders received word that their proposals passed.  Overseen by Student Union Club Liaison Vinesh Holiprasad,...

Dr. Colakis, Latin and Greek teacher at Townsend Harris,

Teachers Before Townsend: A tour of the various pre-THHS teaching gigs of Dr. Colakis

Emily Dong, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

While some teachers dabbled with different careers before arriving at Townsend Harris High School, classical languages teacher Marianthe Colakis has always been part of the teaching world.  Dr. Colakis,...

Photo by Katherine Lien

Green Team hosts Earth Day Summit to advocate for a cleaner environment

Nadia Afifa and Evan Qiu May 5, 2023

On April 27, the Townsend Harris Green Team collaborated with the Green Team of Forest Hills High School to host an Earth Day Summit where students gathered to advocate for environmental protection and...

New Boys Tennis Captain reflects on the season so far

New Boys Tennis Captain reflects on the season so far

Ella Kim and Chloe Mau May 2, 2023

The Boys Tennis season has officially kicked-off, starting off with several 5-0 wins, leaving them first in their division with an undefeated 4-0 record. This year, Coach Stephen Mazza appointed senior...

Senior Justin Huang.

Student Spotlight: Senior Justin Huang released his album, In Conversation

Ramon A. Rodriguez and Leilani Walkes May 2, 2023

On March 3, senior Justin Huang publicized his passion for creating music by releasing his traditional jazz album, In Conversation.  Justin always considered releasing his own music but was apprehensive...

Townsend Harris reintroduces Career Day after a while due to the pandemic, and students look forward to opportunities offered at the events.

Student Union agrees to remove BSAC positions and incorporate two new positions

Mohammad Nasrallah, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

The Student Union 2023-2024 Election Season began March 30. Along with introducing new positions, they also announced that the Junior and Senior Borough Student Advisory Council (BSAC) positions will no...

Seniors at the senior lock -in.

Class of 2023 sleeps over at THHS during senior “lock in”

Kaitlyn Lee, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

Last month, seniors spent the night at Townsend Harris High School from 7PM to 7AM  for the Senior Lock-In event. Participating  in numerous planned activities to keep students awake with their friends...

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