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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

Ms. Manhart retires after 12 years as parent coordinator

Ms. Manhart retires after 12 years as parent coordinator

Daniela Zavlun and Nataniela Zavlun June 11, 2021

Dafne Manhart, who has served as the THHS Parent Coordinator for twelve and a half years, is retiring at the end of this school year. Ms. Manhart became a member of the Townsend Harris community in...

Recapping the 2020-2021 SU Elections

Recapping the 2020-2021 SU Elections

Ellison Daone and Melinda Wang May 26, 2021

Results: Hanna Kurdziel - SU President                   Prisha Rao - Junior BSAC Zarif Rahman - SU Vice President            JK Rajjo - Public Relations Kate Estevez - Treasurer ...

OPINION: THHS moved sex ed to senior year, leaving its students at risk

OPINION: THHS moved sex ed to senior year, leaving its students at risk

Miruna Radu May 6, 2021

In my three years in Townsend Harris, I’ve only had one sex education lesson. The lesson occurred just before my sophomore health class was abruptly canceled and shifted to a physical education course....

Taylor Swift releases new recording of hit album Fearless

Taylor Swift releases new recording of hit album Fearless

Lauren Jun April 20, 2021

On April 9, Taylor Swift released the re-recording of her second studio album Fearless, titled Fearless (Taylor’s Version). Fearless (Taylor’s Version) was recorded in collaboration with Jack Antonoff...

Queens College Bridge Year Program gains necessary funding for next school year through efforts by Assemblywoman Nily Rozic

Queens College Bridge Year Program gains necessary funding for next school year through efforts by Assemblywoman Nily Rozic

Benjamin Babayev April 19, 2021

Last week, 2004 Townsend Harris alumna and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic allocated $400,000 from the New York State budget to sustain the Queens College Bridge Program contract with Townsend Harris High School...

Juniors take SAT in reopened school building

Juniors take SAT in reopened school building

Isabel Jagsaran and Faiza Tasnim March 26, 2021

In light of the many obstacles the coronavirus pandemic has forced the College Board to consider, the SAT has undergone numerous changes. Despite this, THHS continued to offer students the opportunity...

Movie review: The new reality of movie theatres

Movie review: The new reality of movie theatres

Sophia Kouchtaf March 16, 2021

The experience of attending movie theaters has drastically changed over the course of the last year. We cannot simply walk through the door of a theater or take in the smell of buttery popcorn anymore,...

Screen time modifications: New lunch band issued

Screen time modifications: New lunch band issued

Daffny Cardoso, Isabel Jagsaran, and Faiza Tasnim March 9, 2021

By Faiza Tasnim, Isabel Jagsaran, Daffny Cardoso, Staff Writers The Student Union (SU) and Townsend Harris High School administration decided to issue a full lunch band (37 minutes) starting February...

New admissions criteria for THHS aims to promote inclusivity and respond to pandemic challenges

New admissions criteria for THHS aims to promote inclusivity and respond to pandemic challenges

After the NYC Department of Education delayed the high school admissions process for all eighth-graders and ninth grade transfer students, the Townsend Harris administration decided to evaluate and admit...

Students launch petition after administration denies opt-out options for AP Exams

Students launch petition after administration denies opt-out options for AP Exams

Daniela Zavlun, Nataniela Zavlun, and Julia Wojtkowski February 26, 2021

Earlier this month, Assistant Principal of Organization Ellen Fee emailed a FAQ document to students that addressed concerns about the upcoming AP exams, stating that despite the pandemic, “there is...

COVID-19 modifications for this year’s National Latin & Greek Exam

COVID-19 modifications for this year’s National Latin & Greek Exam

Stacey Jiang, Esther Liu, and Faiza Tasnim February 25, 2021

This year NLE and NGE exams will have changes due to restrictions and limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tests have been moved from Thursday, March 11, to Friday, March 12. Tests will...

Harrisites plans for spending Valentines Day amid a pandemic

Harrisites’ plans for spending Valentine’s Day amid a pandemic

Marcella Soewignjo, Alisha Ansari, and Benjamin Babayev February 12, 2021

Candy grams, narwhal plushies, and multi-colored carnations had signified the arrival of Valentine's Day at Townsend Harris last year. However, with the global pandemic this year, Harrisites are exploring...

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