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 Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

From the Editors: The role of a student newspaper

The Editors February 4, 2014

One of our hopes as editors of a student newspaper is that our content, while being widely received, also enables readers to express informed opinions, whether they involve the politics of our school’s...

A Final Goodbye to Mr. Duke

Helen M. Rizzuto February 4, 2014

This letter responds to “With Duke unlikely to return, Guidance looks to future” from the December edition of The Classic. I eagerly anticipated the article about our beloved Marc Duke. Perhaps...

A teacher’s response to “Where’s the tutoring?”

Franco Scardino February 4, 2014

Your editorial, “Where’s the tutoring?”, essentially asks teachers to offer their professional services and expertise pro bono.  Yet, I can think of no other public service employee that is asked...

Nothing wrong with Science at THHS: Science is Humanities

Yarim Lee February 4, 2014

The December edition of The Classic featured a letter to the editor that critiqued THHS for an overemphasis on Science.  The following letter presents a different take on the topic. It has come to...

A haven of bilingualism at Harris

Ann Kochupurackal January 17, 2014

Knowing that Queens is one of the most diverse areas in New York, one should not be surprised that Townsend Harris houses many different ethnicities and languages. At Harris, being bilingual is seen as...

“Selfies” make it big in 2013, enter the OED

Ann Kochupurackal, Hema Venkata, and Kristin Cour December 20, 2013

Ducks, blowfish, and backhanded peace signs. Though seemingly unrelated, these three things share a common trait: they are each the basis for a different kind of “selfie,” the type of photograph that...

Seasonal drinks come to town

Angelika Narewski and Sarah Ebbrecht December 20, 2013

The joy of the holidays is all around—and increasingly that joy spreads from the refreshingly brisk weather and the twinkling lights to the espresso drinks available for your indulgence. Since the...

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