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

The Classic

Mr. Heathwood conducting the THHS Band.

The Music Department wins gold with distinction at NYSSMA Majors Competition

Ramisa Sharif and Sanikoy Bryan June 10, 2024

Earlier this month, the annual NYSSMA Majors competition was held at Townsend Harris High School and LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College. Bands from across the state came to play at various levels, ranging...

Students reaction to the double album release of The Tortured Poets Department.

Students share mixed reviews about Taylor Swift’s new album

Daffny Cardoso, Arts & Entertainment Copy Editor May 16, 2024

Following pop star Taylor Swift’s announcement of her latest project, The Tortured Poets Department Album, during the 2024 Grammy Awards, Harrisites had been anticipating the album’s release date,...

Teens recommend places to visit this spring.

Teens share places to visit this spring

Sayemah Nadi, Staff Writer May 12, 2024

As the weather becomes warmer and the cherry blossoms bloom at Townsend Harris High School, many places around New York become captivating for many to visit. From lush gardens to scenic rivers, there are...

Students speak about artist Sabrina Carpenter reflecting on her growth and commenting on her new music.

Harrisites React to Sabrina Carpenter’s Rise to Fame

Uma Tevlin, Staff Writer May 9, 2024

In the ever-changing music industry, one name recently has been making news headlines with her musical journey taking over billboards. From her early days on Disney Channel, to her current status as a...

The Addams family production.

The show must go on: cast of The Addams Family discusses the challenges and stresses of bringing a play to life

Uma Tevlin, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Now that the lights have dimmed and the curtains have closed on the Nightingale Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family, both the people on the stage and in the audience shared their thoughts...

As the spring weather warms up the city, Harrisites share their favorite trends.

Harrisites share their favorite trends for this spring

Tasnia Khandaker, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

As spring rolls around with cherry blossom trees and sunny skies, Harrisites are switching up their style to adjust to the incoming warmer temperatures. Heavy sweaters and sweatpants previously keeping...

AP Literature students listen as author Soraya Palmer addresses them in the THHS library.

AP Literature class pairs up with the Lambda Literary LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program

Madison Donenfeld and Tasnia Khandaker April 21, 2024

For this article, The Classic's Arts & Entertainment department teamed up with the literature department from our review-based sister publication, The Classic Critic. You can read the full report...

Eid-al Fitr represents the ending of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims.

Eid al-Fitr: Harrisites reflect on the commemoration of Ramadan

Sanikoy Bryan and Labeeba Aniqa April 13, 2024

This year, Eid al-Fitr took place on April 10 and New York City public school students had the day off. The Classic spoke to students who celebrate the holiday at Townsend Harris High School about their...

Behind the Scenes of the Nightingale Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family

Tenzing Gurung and Bakhsish Kaur April 11, 2024

On Friday and Saturday, the Nightingale Theatre Company is performing The Addams Family at Townsend Harris. Watch this behind the scenes look at the production from Classic TV. Music: "Noble Mystery"...

There are a variety of shows for Harrisites to enjoy during spring break

Harrisites Share Their Favorite Spring Break Shows to Enjoy

Julia Waters, Staff Writer April 6, 2024

With spring break approaching , many Harrisites find themselves with more free time to spend on their own interests. Many students are planning to binge-watch their favorite shows, movies, or dramas to...

Chinese Feather Fan FON.

Harrisites share their FON 2024 Reflections and Experiences

Megan Lee March 30, 2024

As Harrisites begin to wind down after the Festival of Nations showcase, returning FON leaders and members shared their reflections of the show and some possible improvements for next year, with The Classic.  This...

Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating the start of spring.

Harrisites share their Holi traditions on the eve of the Hindu festival

Sayemah Nadi and Uma Tevlin March 24, 2024

From lively smears of color, to melodious music, Holi, the Hindu festival of vibrant colors and joyful spirits, represents the triumph of good over evil, through various social gatherings and traditions....

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