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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 entire robotics team.

Brunswick Eruption offers this year’s robotics team a test run

Carolina Corcuera, Aastha Patel, and Silga Chisim November 25, 2022

The Steel Hawks’ 2022 offseason is coming to an end, as the team prepares for the beginning of the new robotics season in January. On November 12, Team 2601 headed to North Brunswick Township High School...

Student-recommended skin care

Student-recommended skin care

Shayra Shoshi and Aastha Patel November 17, 2022

As social media tips and recommendations on skincare have grown popular, so too has this advice spread in high schools. Constant exposure to the "glass skin" and pretty faces of online influencers can...

Physical education department welcomes new members

Physical education department welcomes new members

Eileen Wang and Sophia Sookram November 17, 2022

This fall, two new teachers have joined the Physical Education department: Ms. Diane Ramirez and Ms. Natalie Rodriguez. Prior to joining the Townsend Harris staff, both Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Rodriguez...

Fall Playoffs roundup: Girls Soccer wins it all, Boys Badminton has a championship rematch, and Girls Volleyball makes it to the quarter finals

Fall Playoffs roundup: Girls Soccer wins it all, Boys Badminton has a championship rematch, and Girls Volleyball makes it to the quarter finals

Eva Jane Hannon, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

This fall season, Girls Varsity Volleyball, Boys Badminton, and Girls Varsity Soccer all finished at the top of their division. Boys Badminton made it to the City Championships for the second year in a...

Harrisites share their opinions on the first fully in-person Founders Day since COVID-19 hit.

Harrisites reflect on the first in-person Founders Day since 2019

On Friday November 4, Harrisites attended the first fully in-person Founders’ Day Ceremony since 2019. Taking place at Colden Auditorium, on the Queens College campus, Founders’ Day is celebrated every...

Student athletes are no longer required to be vaccinated to be able to participate in PSAL sports.

Vaccination requirement lifted for high-risk activities at school

Eva Jane Hannon, Emma Lee, and Ana Ramlagan November 3, 2022

In September, Eric Adams announced students attending NYC public schools would no longer be required to have the COVID-19 vaccination to participate in high-risk activities such as sports and extracurricular...

After 59 years, Jupiter is now the closest it has ever been to Earth

After 59 years, Jupiter is now the closest it has ever been to Earth

Gurjot Gill, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Most nights, stargazing enthusiasts can quickly spot Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Its immense size, distance from the sun, and proximity to Earth make it one of the easiest celestial...

Freshmen share their first week of school experiences.

Freshmen reflect on the beginning of the school year

Bridgette Jeonarine, Opinion Copy Editor October 7, 2022

This fall, incoming freshmen joined the school community for classes on September 8. The 2022-2023 school year looks to be the first time they can enjoy a “normal” school experience since entering...

Harrisites donated to the New York Blood Center during school last week

Harrisites participate in fall Blood Drive

Diana Piergrossi, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

On September 30, Townsend Harris partnered with the New York Blood Center (NYBC) to host its first Blood Drive of the school year.  Students decided to participate in the Blood Drive for various reasons....

Students share their favorite books from this summer.

With summer now officially over, here were the top book picks from summer 2022

Maimuna Amina, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

This summer was a time for students to unwind from school and relax with friends and family; while some students traveled, others decided to read purely for pleasure and explore new genres of different...

Opinions from across the school: zero band now begins ten minutes earlier

Opinions from across the school: zero band now begins ten minutes earlier

Sadiyah Ahmed, Opinion Editor September 23, 2022

With a growing student population at Townsend Harris, the programming office has increasingly assigned courses to zero band for more days a week than prior to the pandemic shutdown.  Last year, AP...

After PupilPath ban, DOE released its own gradebook platform; here’s what teachers are saying about it

After PupilPath ban, DOE released its own gradebook platform; here’s what teachers are saying about it

Nilla Wahab, News Editor September 22, 2022

After a PupilPath data breach that impacted 800,000 students from more than 560 schools in early 2022, the NYC Department of Education banned the system’s use in city public schools at the end of the...

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