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

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

The Classic

Today is not a beautiful day, Chancellor

Frankie Nicolazzi and Harry Petsios February 25, 2014

Thus far, the winter of 2013-4 has brought with it some of the most inclement, uncomfortable weather in the past several years. Amid the treacherous snow and ice, numerous motor vehicle accidents, and...

Paying for points

Harry Petsios January 7, 2014
In our modern school environment, it has become possible for an after-school dodgeball game to raise your English average. During the 180-day academic year, Townsend Harris boasts a number of renowned performances: SING!, FON, and various other events. In order to promote attendance at these events, teachers often offer extra credit to students who attend. We students, heavily conscious of our averages, gladly spend our dollars to attain higher grades. At first, this deal seems to satisfy all parties: the performance is well attended, students have higher grades, and teachers have classes with higher averages.

This year, I’d like a santa who isn’t white

Yelena Dzhanova January 3, 2014
The passing Christmas season has always had its norms—red-nosed Rudolph, pointy-eared elves, and bearded white Santa. While watching a segment of C-SPAN the other day, the question of Santa’s race was brought up. Argumentatively, who indeed decided that jolly old Saint Nick is white? We live in an age when we teach our children that race doesn’t define a person. So how do we explain the fact that there’s never been a Santa of color to our kids?

A bill to end bigotry

Parbattie Anant December 3, 2013
There are two men waiting to be interviewed for a job. They have the same education, are equally talented, and both look wonderful in a suit and tie. Now, let’s say one applicant has more experience in the field of work he is applying for, while the other was fired from his previous job for incompetence. Who got hired? The one who got fired. Why? Because the other one was gay.

Equality: not for Arabs and Muslims

Abinash Kaur November 8, 2013

“Equality under the law” is an idea all Americans cherish because it ensures that they are treated fairly beneath the law. But what about those who aren’t citizens? What about immigrants and foreigners?...

THHS co-hosts JSA convention

Stephanie Geier November 6, 2013
On November 3, the THHS Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) chapter co-hosted the first ever New York City Megacon at Stuyvesant High School, where members gathered to debate pressing issues facing NYC in honor of the mayoral elections. The event was also hosted by NYC’s four other JSA chapters--those of Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School, Horace MannHigh School, and the High School of Math, Science, and Engineering at City College.
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