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

Ironic media consumption: The Rise of Gru and the fall of Morbius

Ironic media consumption: The Rise of Gru and the fall of Morbius

Ellison Daone August 2, 2022

This summer, millions of people flocked to theaters to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru, the fifth movie in the Despicable Me franchise. Despite its marketing to children, audiences were filled with teens...

As UFT representatives meet with Townsend Harris students to discuss proposed educator sexual misconduct reforms, DOE tells The Classic it’s working on policy changes

As UFT representatives meet with Townsend Harris students to discuss proposed educator sexual misconduct reforms, DOE tells The Classic it’s working on policy changes

Janna Habibulla, Elliot Heath, and Kate Estevez April 26, 2022

Following student protests held earlier in the school year over how sexual misconduct allegations against educators are handled by the school system and the teachers union, representatives from the union,...

Tasting halal carts throughout NYC

Tasting halal carts throughout NYC

Matthew Merino April 8, 2022

Along with bagels, pizza, and pastrami, the halal cart platter is a staple of New York City cuisine. Consisting of yellow or basmati rice topped with chicken, lamb, or falafel it’s a quick, inexpensive,...

Harrisites review Flushing’s Anda Cafe

Harrisites review Flushing’s Anda Cafe

Fiona Zheng March 31, 2022

With all the activities occurring throughout a typical busy school week, Harrisites often resort to cafes and eateries for a quick lunch, one of which is Anda Cafe. This corner cafe is gaining recognition...

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? Harrisites review Kissena Boulevard’s Qiu Sushi, Ramen, & Tea Bar

Can’t We All Just Get Oolong? Harrisites review Kissena Boulevard’s Qiu Sushi, Ramen, & Tea Bar

JK Rajjo March 28, 2022

Walking into Qiu Sushi, Ramen, & Tea Bar, customers are greeted with a blackboard menu, soft ambient pop music, and black and white marble top tables. Only a 15-minute walk away from Townsend Harris,...

Student spotlight: What is your favorite word from your native language?

Student spotlight: What is your favorite word from your native language?

Richard Lu February 3, 2022

In February at Townsend Harris HS, the halls are always full of students preparing to celebrate the variety of cultures and backgrounds that populate THHS. These preparations will culminate in the annual...

Spotlight: Chinese Silks FON, the Premier of Water Sleeves 

Spotlight: Chinese Silks FON, the Premier of Water Sleeves 

Esther Liu and Sophia Sookram February 3, 2022

The Festival of Nations (FON) is a renowned Townsend Harris tradition where different  students perform cultural dances. This year, one of the Chinese Silks FON performances will debut the use  of ...

Steel Hawks’ Bubble Tea

Steel Hawks’ Bubble Tea

Minhaz Hasan and Hongjie Cui January 27, 2022

Ever arrive at Townsend Harris High School a little early in the morning and you’re in the mood for a drink? The Steel Hawks, the THHS robotics team, has got you covered The Steel Hawks opened this...

Anime to look out for in 2022

Anime to look out for in 2022

Victor Koon January 20, 2022

With the new year upon us, 2022 is set to offer a plethora of new anime to look forward to. From new seasons of fan-favorite shows to upcoming movie releases, here are some of the anime shows and films...

Omicron: not just another variant?

Omicron: not just another variant?

Devin Wu January 13, 2022

It has been two years since the first reported case of COVID-19 was detected on December 31, 2019. Since then, doctors and scientists have raced to grasp the true nature of the disease while developing...

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: the home stretch for ending the pandemic?

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: the home stretch for ending the pandemic?

Hemish Naidoo January 13, 2022

As the COVID-19 situation takes another bleak turn with both the Delta and Omicron variants perpetrating a spike in cases throughout New York, it’s important to reflect on the state of the entire nation...

Nine unique STEM opportunities for Harrisites

Nine unique STEM opportunities for Harrisites

Joanna Li, Andrew Li, and William Hu December 30, 2021

This fall, students entered the halls of Townsend Harris brimming with both nervous and enthusiastic energy for their newly restored in-person classes and extracurriculars. Despite being commonly known...

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