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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

THHS Wind Ensemble wins first place at Music in the Parks competition

THHS Wind Ensemble wins first place at Music in the Parks competition

Ryan Eng June 13, 2022

Last Friday, the THHS Wind Ensemble came back from their Washington D.C. Wind Ensemble trip, winning first place at the Music in the Parks high school concert band concert at Six Flags America. After...

THHS Athletics Awards Dinner and Dance returns for the first time since 2019

THHS Athletics Awards Dinner and Dance returns for the first time since 2019

Moriah Ramcharran June 12, 2022

The 36th annual Sports Awards, a tradition that has been on hold since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, will return on Monday, June 13 at Douglaston Manor.  In the ceremony, awards are given to the...

THHS PERIOD club holds rally for menstrual rights, featuring Congresswoman Grace Meng

THHS PERIOD club holds rally for menstrual rights, featuring Congresswoman Grace Meng

Jackie Chen and Bridgette Jeonarine June 9, 2022

On May 26, members of Townsend Harris High School’s PERIOD Club held a rally during fifth band with Congresswoman Grace Meng, team members of Period.org, and the Alliance for Period Supplies. The event...

A Q/A with music student-teachers Carlin Lee and Juliana Grant

A Q/A with music student-teachers Carlin Lee and Juliana Grant

Ryan Eng June 3, 2022

When The Classic spoke to student teachers Carlin Lee and Juliana Grant earlier this week as part of its coverage on the THHS music program, they had just completed their stints at Townsend Harris and...

THHS musicians perform in an eventful month of concerts and festivals

THHS musicians perform in an eventful month of concerts and festivals

Ryan Eng and DEFNE KAYGISIZ June 2, 2022

Last Friday, the THHS Jazz Band, Chamber Strings, and Wind Ensemble played both installments of their spring concerts for an in-school performance, concluding their annual lineup of school concerts....

THHS earns top honors at third straight Japan Bowl

THHS earns top honors at third straight Japan Bowl

Ryan Eng May 24, 2022

Every Friday afternoon, the Japan Bowl team meets in the library, versing themselves in the Japanese language, leaving Queens to immerse themselves in a culture across the world. It has been the first...

Photo by Hailey Lam

With increasingly crowded lunch bands, THHS should be an open campus for all students

Quinnlan Burke May 13, 2022

By Quinnlan Burke, Staff Writer At the beginning of the school year, a new lunchroom policy was put into effect by the school administration in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Half of the seats...

It’s 2016 Somewhere: Album Review

It’s 2016 Somewhere: Album Review

Reem Nasrallah May 11, 2022

Ricky Montgomery, the artist behind hit songs such as “Mr. Loverman” and “Line Without a Hook,” is back with his newest album It's 2016 Somewhere, which was published on April 15 and contains...

With Supreme Court draft decision generating intense student concern, history classes should expand frequency of current events discussions

With Supreme Court draft decision generating intense student concern, history classes should expand frequency of current events discussions

Bridgette Jeonarine May 11, 2022

On the evening of May 2, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court leaked, published by POLITICO, outlining the court’s possible decision to overturn the historic case of Roe v. Wade. The decision would...

THHS participates in bystander intervention workshop

THHS participates in bystander intervention workshop

Zofeya Dookie May 6, 2022

In late March, the organization Right To Be conducted a virtual bystander training session over zoom to educate Townsend Harris students on the significance of intervention in alleviating situations,...

After World Championship, the THHS Steel Hawks reflect on their season

After World Championship, the THHS Steel Hawks reflect on their season

Kelly Gildea May 6, 2022

From late night practices to early morning boba sales, the Townsend Harris Steel Hawks robotics team (FRC 2601) has completed their competition season. At the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...

Track teams race toward City Championship with Queens Championship Triumphs

Track teams race toward City Championship with Queens Championship Triumphs

Stephen Xing and Michael Zhang February 18, 2022

During the trophy ceremony at the conclusion of the Queens Championship meet last Saturday, both the Townsend Harris High School Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity track teams huddled together at the center...

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