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

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Lynne Greenfield: A Legacy of Creativity

Stephanie Geier April 8, 2014
ON FEBRUARY 28, Lynne Greenfield, who was THHS’s Assistant Principal of Humanities from 1991-2002, passed away. Though she left THHS in 2002, she is still renowned among faculty for her dedication to fostering a love of humanities in the school, as well as her personal relationships with many current and former teachers.

Seekers hosts successful Walk for Water

Poonam Dass April 4, 2014

Imagine carrying a forty-pound jerry can for two miles until your arms start to feel numb; if you witnessed such an event, would you stop and ask what was happening? Several bystanders watched on Friday,...

SciOly sets school record at states

Aayush Beri March 29, 2014
On March 14 and March 15 in Uniondale, Long Island, the Townsend Harris Science Olympiad team broke a school record when it notched a 9th place finish at the Science Olympiad States Competition. The team medalled in 8 different events, also a school record, including a second place finish in Disease Detectives and third for Food Chemistry.

Seniors give back to community at elementary school

Raya Kazdan February 26, 2014
As part of the national organization Junior Achievement, on February 7, thirty-eight seniors taught a range of grades within the local elementary school, P.S. 201.

Senior competes in the Netherlands for International Moot Court

Poonam Dass February 21, 2014
From January 18 to January 25, senior Adrienne Lee participated in the 2nd International Moot Court (IMC) competition in the Netherlands. She was among sixteen New York City high school students chosen to compete against fifteen other teams from around the world, with the team from New York representing the entire United States.

Alumni Q&A: Camille Orr

Rachel Chabin February 4, 2014
In this series, we will be reaching out to alumni to learn about their career paths and life choices after THHS. This month we spoke to Camille Orr, a 1990 alumna who became an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Specialist and School Advisory Co-Chair at Charles Drew Elementary Magnet School in Broward County, Florida.

QC Correspondent: Humanities lectures come to Harris

Magdalena Grabos February 4, 2014
As part of Townsend Harris’s Bridge Year Program, all seniors are required to take a Humanities seminar at Queens College. Classes meet twice a week, but roughly once a month, students also attend a lecture.

A look at the extended family Fee

Sharon Chin February 4, 2014
Aside from being the Assistant Principal of Organization, Health, and Physical Education, Ellen Fee has another job: caring for foster children. Ms. Fee has been a foster mother since she married. Students who know Ms. Fee well weren’t surprised, citing her warm nature as being evident to everyone she encounters.

SU Board pilots webseries

Zhi Lin February 4, 2014
If you are a student who feels that you are never sufficiently informed about school events and updates, Hawks on Air has got you covered.

Gov class at “We the People”

Sherin Shibu February 4, 2014
Months of hard work and dedication paid off when students of Linda Steinmann’s AP U.S. Government and Politics class took third place on a citywide level at the We the People Competition on January 11 at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.
Snow beginning to fall on the Queens College Campus.
Photo by Alan Lee

Snow disrupts January classes

Jillissa Drayton, Victoria Karlic, and Raya Kazan February 4, 2014
A Wednesday snow day seemed all but certain on January 21 as snowfall made its gains in the late morning and accumulated throughout the day. Despite reports that this storm would be more intense than the last, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña opted to officially keep city schools open the next day because roads would have been cleared by then.

SciOly places at Yale against national teams

Stephanie Geier February 4, 2014
On January 18, the Science Olympiad team traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to compete at the Yale Invitational. At the invitational, the team placed 9th out of 47 schools, receiving 1st in both Forensics and Experimental Design, and was ranked 12th and 13th as a team.
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