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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

EDITORIAL: A sixth alumna has shared allegations of faculty misconduct from the past with The Classic; THHS needs a focused training program to protect students

EDITORIAL: A sixth alumna has shared allegations of faculty misconduct from the past with The Classic; THHS needs a focused training program to protect students

Nikki Ng, Victoria Oei, and Samantha Sestak May 19, 2021

Last May, The Classic reported that five Townsend Harris alumni made allegations of sexual misconduct about two THHS teachers between 2016 and 2017. This piece won an award at a high school journalism...

THHS administration reverses position on AP opt-out FAQ after receiving DOE guidance

THHS administration reverses position on AP opt-out FAQ after receiving DOE guidance

Daniela Zavlun and Nataniela Zavlun March 4, 2021

Last week, the Townsend Harris administration’s response to a controversy regarding opting out of AP exams drew backlash from the student body. Yesterday, Assistant Principal of Organization Ellen...

OPINION: Amidst a pandemic, students calling for AP opt-outs do not lack THHS “values”

OPINION: Amidst a pandemic, students calling for AP opt-outs do not lack THHS “values”

Last Friday during a senior meeting, Principal Brian Condon responded to a letter and petition, which received over 168 signatures, requesting that students have the choice to opt out of the 2021 Advanced...

As NYC schools face shutdown, nearly all-remote THHS stands prepared

As NYC schools face shutdown, nearly all-remote THHS stands prepared

Nikki Ng and Victoria Oei November 15, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases has continued to rise significantly over the last few weeks, New York City’s positivity rate is approaching the 3% threshold that would lead to a citywide closure...

Under new DOE programming guidance, courses may be cut

Under new DOE programming guidance, courses may be cut

Nikki Ng and Victoria Oei August 27, 2020

Following newly released Department of Education (DOE) guidelines calling for schools to assign teachers to one specific type of teaching at a time—either all remote, hybrid remote, or in-person—the...

As 2020 Japan Bowl goes digital, Harrisites earn accolades

As 2020 Japan Bowl goes digital, Harrisites earn accolades

Izegbuwa Adun June 19, 2020

This year, the Townsend Harris Japan Bowl team had strong achievements at the 28th National Japan Bowl. The Level 2 team, which consisted of sophomores Betty Guo, Daniel Song, and Monica Yang, won first...

Volleyball seniors are set for a goodbye

Volleyball seniors are set for a goodbye

Kevin Baijoo June 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on pause and led to the cancellation of numerous events and activities. On March 12, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that PSAL activities were to...

New teachers reflect on their first year at THHS

New teachers reflect on their first year at THHS

Kelly Jiang, Justyne Buenaventura, and Jessie Ye June 18, 2020

As the school year draws to an end, new teachers reflect on their first year at Townsend Harris. Having to quickly transition to remote learning in March, many teachers described this adjustment as both...

Class of 2018 alumnus Aaron Fernando advocates for change through “Who’s Taking Cop Money?” spreadsheet

Class of 2018 alumnus Aaron Fernando advocates for change through “Who’s Taking Cop Money?” spreadsheet

  In the wake of George Floyd’s death, there have been several efforts made to bring light to the justice system in our nation. Through the use of various platforms, many young adults, including...

Alumni spotlight: Prea and Kathleen Khan create shields for NYC frontline workers

Alumni spotlight: Prea and Kathleen Khan create shields for NYC frontline workers

Ikeoluwa Adedokun June 16, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several people continuing to help those who risk their lives to save others everyday. Although they are not frontline workers, alumni Prea and Kathleen...

Adapting to remote learning: Extroverts vs. introverts

Adapting to remote learning: Extroverts vs. introverts

Yuri Choi and Alisha Ansari June 11, 2020

A common method of classifying people’s personalities is the distinction between introversion and extroversion. An extrovert is stereotypically thought to be outgoing and sociable, whereas an introvert...

Softball seniors pass on their jerseys

Softball seniors pass on their jerseys

Kayla Kim June 11, 2020

On March 12, the day before school was closed, our three seniors, Samantha Colon, Julia Hong, and Victoria Jameson, played their last high school softball game. We won that game, 14-10, and I’m proud...

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