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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

The Classic

An Interview with Wednesday Addams

An Interview with Wednesday Addams

Antonella Abreu Filpo April 25, 2020

Tonight would have been the final performance of The Addams Family. The Classic asked Francesca Manabat to design what Junior Weiye Yasen would have looked like as Wednesday Addams, a key role in the...

1917 depicts harrowing, intimate journey through World War I

1917 depicts harrowing, intimate journey through World War I

Isabella Gallegos December 23, 2019

In his new movie 1917, director Sam Mendes tells the story of young corporals Blake (Chapman) and Schofield (MacKay) and their race against time to deliver a life-saving message to a distant World War...

A victory for classical language students at Dionysia Competition

A victory for classical language students at Dionysia Competition

Nefertari Elshiekh June 14, 2019

On Friday, May 10, a group of Townsend Harris High School students from classical languages teacher Marianthe Colakis’ Greek and Latin classes participated in the 10th Annual New York City Dionysia...

THHS baseball team knocks it out of the park

THHS baseball team knocks it out of the park

Hritamber Chakraborty and Dhruv Patel May 28, 2019

Last year, the Townsend Harris baseball team accumulated a 9-5 record during the regular season and made it to the second round of playoffs before losing to Richmond Hill High School. Despite their success,...

Townsend relays for Beekman

Townsend relays for Beekman

Jacqueline Woo and Julia Jinu May 22, 2019

On Friday, May 3, the Seekers Club held its annual charity event. This year’s event was Relay for Beekman, an obstacle relay race held to raise money for A House on Beekman, a local organization dedicated...

Cancel Culture: From Online to THHS

Cancel Culture: From Online to THHS

Amrin Rahman and Carly Hu May 20, 2019

By Carly Hu and Amrin Rahman, Staff Writers In only a few days, social influencer and makeup artist James Charles lost 3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel after his former friend and fellow...

Is Kylie Jenner a self-made billionaire?

Is Kylie Jenner a “self-made” billionaire?

Shabab Ahmed and Neijra Barakovic May 16, 2019

Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire, as reported by Forbes Magazine on March 5. Jenner has made her mark through her makeup company, Kylie Cosmetics, her enormous social media presence,...

2019-2020 SU Elections

2019-2020 SU Elections

Angelina Jimenez and Savannah Sclafani May 15, 2019

Since March 25, students throughout the grades have been campaigning for one of the 12 spots on the SU board. With the help of music videos, posters and the occasional meme, 19 students have landed their...

Why I run: A story of passion and progress

Why I run: A story of passion and progress

Tirthraj Patel May 15, 2019

By Tirthraj Patel, Staff Writer Picture the Freshmen Year club fair: a stuffy cafeteria chock-full of banners and trifolds advertising Townsend’s many extracurricular clubs and athletic teams; tables...

Eva Guo swims her way to Carnegie Mellon

Eva Guo swims her way to Carnegie Mellon

Kristen Zhou and Ariana Vernon May 13, 2019

By Ariana Vernon and Kristen Zhou, Staff Writers After a tough application process, senior Eva Guo has been recruited to swim for Carnegie Mellon University’s women's swimming and diving team. Carnegie...

Savvy shoes for self-expression

Savvy shoes for self-expression

Christy Han May 1, 2019

By Christy Han, Staff Writer There are various ways in which Harrisites choose to express themselves, such as writing short stories, getting involved in FON and SING!, or joining Hawkapella. However,...

Townsend Harris ranks highly statewide and nationwide

Townsend Harris ranks highly statewide and nationwide

By Afifa Ibnat, Natalia Gierlachowski, and Joshua Vieira, Staff Writers Yesterday, US News and World Report released its 2019 ranking for high schools. The publication named Townsend Harris the #1 public...

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