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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 boys varsity tennis team.

Boys Tennis ranked 5th in NYC and off to playoffs

Chloe Mau, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Off to an exemplary season, the Boys’ Tennis team has won all nine of their league games—leaving them undefeated for the first time in Townsend Harris history and headed to playoffs. The team is currently...

Juniors Sadeea Morshed, Carina Fucich, and Rabtah Jinan target crown gall tumors in plants in their research with electrolytes and Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Science Research Spotlight: juniors’ microbiological research on plant tumors makes it to Terra NYCSEF preliminary round

Aastha Patel and Gina Lim May 19, 2023

For their Junior Science Research project, Carina Fucich, Sadeea Morshed and Rabtah Jinan investigated the effect of electrolytes on the growth of Agrobacterium tumefaciens.  “The project examines...

As the Boys Varsity Tennis team makes their way to playoffs, Dr. Mazza talks about his experiences coaching the team.

Coach Mazza talks tennis as he leads the Boys Varsity team to an undefeated season

Meshva Patel, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

The Boy's Varsity Tennis Team is currently undefeated and the best team in Queens this year as they have received the Queens A division title. Dr. Mazza, a 4th-year boys tennis coach, has been preparing...

The Junior Science Research class takes their radiology essays to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, with three students receiving high recognition for their work.

Juniors Vincent Lin, Nicolas Lee, Victoria Madej win awards at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s radiology essay contest

Sarah Khan, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

What would we do in a world without radiology? In a world without the reliability of x-rays or the accuracy of MRIs? These are questions that the Junior Science Research class addressed in their radiology...

Mr. Amanna actually spent years exploring the teaching profession after graduating from Townsend Harris, before deciding to return and work as a Classical Languages teacher.

Teachers before Townsend: What led alumnus Mr. Amanna to return to THHS

Galo Sanchez, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Chris Amanna, a classical languages teacher at Townsend Harris High School, walked THHS’ halls as a student 17 years ago. After being a student at THHS and before becoming a teacher at THHS, Mr. Amanna...

Ishle Yi Park reflects on her journey to becoming a published author from her roots as a student at Townsend Harris.

Alumni Spotlight: Ishle Yi Park (‘95) discusses her career as a published author and Queens poet laureate

Bakhsish Kaur and Jasmin Perez May 9, 2023

At Townsend Harris, many students dream of becoming published authors. The Classic spoke to one  notable alumna, Ishle Yi Park, who has made that dream a reality. In addition to being an accomplished...

The Steel Hawks compete at NYC regionals, winning the upper bracket and losing the overtime but taking home 2nd place.

The Steel Hawks take 2nd place at NYC Regionals

Ananna Ali, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

From March 26 to April 8, the Steels Hawks wrapped up the 2023 season in the NYC regionals at The Armory Track and Field Center, ranking 5th at qualifications. Following a stalemate in the finals, the...

The Townsend Harris lobby is filled with a variety of foods and and their histories to explore at the annual International Food Festival.

International Food Festival returns following Career Day

Sabrina Epstein, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

On April 28th, after Career Day ended and before the opening show of Into the Woods began, tables in the Townsend Harris lobby were set up with dishes for the International Food Festival, a celebration...

Nails by Anila, a small business headed by a Townsend Harris junior, is flourishing across social media platforms and gaining popularity among many Harrisites.

Student Spotlight: Anila Tinaj’s small business gains large social media following

Kayla Pair and Vanessa Eziuzo April 28, 2023

What started off as a way to try and make a few extra dollars has developed into a “mini-enterprise” for Townsend Harris junior Anila Tinaj. Last year, The Classic published a spotlight on Anila and...

Townsend Harris reintroduces Career Day after a while due to the pandemic, and students look forward to opportunities offered at the events.

In-person Career day set to return after four years

Nadia Afifa, Evan Qiu, and Elvis Chan April 28, 2023

After a long, pandemic-induced hiatus, Townsend Harris will host an in-person Career Day tomorrow, April 28, where students will have the opportunity to learn about careers they may be interested in pursuing...

The water filtration systems at Townsend Harris are often unreliable.

The cost of quick water: The numbers behind the hydration stations

Chiara Chen April 21, 2023

Townsend Harris’s water bottle refill stations are often unreliable, and can end up offering a slow trickle of water that  causes one refill to stretch on for three to four minutes.  The Brita Hydration...

The Steel Hawks compete at the Long Island 2 Regional competition.

Steel Hawks place third overall in the Long Island 2 Regional

Azeezat Yusuf, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

In late March the Steel Hawks placed 3rd overall at the Long Island 2 Regional. Through many trials and tribulations, they were able to persevere and secure a top 3 spot.  As this was the first competition...

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