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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

The Classic received these Spigen phone cases and accessories for review: here are our thoughts

The Classic received these Spigen phone cases and accessories for review: here are our thoughts

Earlier this year, The Classic expanded its film critic credentials by applying for press access to films from major movie studios. Now, we are looking to expand our critical eye to other areas important...

Annual Humanities Symposium returns in-person after three years

Annual Humanities Symposium returns in-person after three years

Adam Gosine and Anton Rud June 7, 2022

After three years of a suspended in-person experience since 2019, the annual Townsend Harris High School Humanities Symposium took place at Queens College’s Rosenthal Library on May 24 and 25. With...

With NYC on high COVID alert, experts weigh in on the efficacy of masking

With NYC on high COVID alert, experts weigh in on the efficacy of masking

Hemish Naidoo May 19, 2022

On Tuesday, city health officials issued a high COVID alert in New York City as rising cases start to put a strain on the health care system. For students across the school district, this is the first...

Are handwritten notes better than digital notes?

Are handwritten notes better than digital notes?

Stephen Xing and Michael Zheng May 19, 2022

Fifty years ago, everyone would’ve thought there would be flying cars. There aren’t. However, we still have advancements in technology to improve the standard quality of life. And when it comes to...

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Rising from the ashes: The Phoenix releases its newest literary zine after a two-year hiatus

JK Rajjo May 18, 2022

After a two-year hiatus prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Townsend Harris’ literary magazine The Phoenix released their first zine a couple of weeks ago and are currently working towards producing...

OPINION: The detrimental effects of the pressure to take AP classes

OPINION: The detrimental effects of the pressure to take AP classes

Emma Cheng May 17, 2022

With anxieties at an all time high, Townsend Harris students are currently caught in the throes of this year’s AP season as they arduously prepare for and take their various exams. A recurring mindset,...

Climate change: Combat through education

Climate change: Combat through education

Emily Daza May 16, 2022

In 2019, more than one hundred Harrisites took part in the New York City Climate Strike to protest the lagging action of world leaders in hampering the climate crisis. We continue to see this trend of...

Behind the scenes of the THHS library reorganization

Behind the scenes of the THHS library reorganization

Kaitlin Kaii May 16, 2022

In a cozy corner on the third floor resides the Townsend Harris library, a learning hub where students spend their lunch bands hunched over their U.S. history textbooks or fervently typing their English...

With AP season underway, upperclassmen offer advice

With AP season underway, upperclassmen offer advice

JK Rajjo May 9, 2022

Annotated prep books and highlighters in tow, the month of May sees students diligently cram for their upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) exams.From World History to Calculus BC, Harrisites often engage...

Spotlight: Sophomore Anila Tinaj reflects on her small business journey

Spotlight: Sophomore Anila Tinaj reflects on her small business journey

From making banana bread to embroidery, quarantine offered opportunities to engage in new hobbies, passions, and become more creatively expressive. Turning her quarantine hobby into a small business,...

The THHS Mock Trial Team advances to Quarterfinals

The THHS Mock Trial Team advances to Quarterfinals

Freddy Yu May 5, 2022

Over the course of the spring semester, the Townsend Harris Mock Trial team scored multiple victories in a series of trial simulations run by the New York State Bar Association. THHS advanced as far...

Senior spotlight: Sonia Hasko

Senior spotlight: Sonia Hasko

Genessa Kahn May 3, 2022

Through her role as Science Olympiad president and her extensive involvement in various scientific extracurriculars in and out of Townsend Harris, senior Sonia Hasko has long had a strong passion for...

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