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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

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Clubs adapt to COVID-19 aftershocks

Clubs adapt to COVID-19 aftershocks

Isabel Jagsaran February 4, 2022

Due to COVID-19 concerns and surges, many Townsend Harris HS clubs have responded with adjustments to their meeting schedules and events. While a majority have resorted to holding virtual meetings, some...

Rapid tests and close contact notifications feature heavily in return to school from break

Rapid tests and close contact notifications feature heavily in return to school from break

Faiza Tasnim January 24, 2022

Since late November, the rise in COVID cases amongst both students and staff have resulted in drastic changes to the coronavirus response throughout Townsend Harris. This continued into the new year,...

Omicron brings tumult to school following winter break

Omicron brings tumult to school following winter break

Adam Gosine and Anton Rud January 21, 2022

Students returned from winter break in early January as the spread of the COVID-19 variant Omicron led to half-empty classrooms, canceled school events, and a wave of teacher absences. Coronavirus testing...

Winter Concert canceled as COVID-19 cases surge in NYC

Winter Concert canceled as COVID-19 cases surge in NYC

Micah Sandy December 20, 2021

  Earlier today, plans for live Winter Concert performances were cancelled in response to rising COVID-19 cases. The concert was supposed to be held on Wednesday evening, with a second live-streamed...

As NYC schools face shutdown, nearly all-remote THHS stands prepared

As NYC schools face shutdown, nearly all-remote THHS stands prepared

Nikki Ng and Victoria Oei November 15, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases has continued to rise significantly over the last few weeks, New York City’s positivity rate is approaching the 3% threshold that would lead to a citywide closure...

COVID-19 frontline worker spotlight: Matilda Kim

COVID-19 frontline worker spotlight: Matilda Kim

Yuri Choi June 15, 2020

Americans continue to practice social distancing to avoid the possibility of being infected or spreading the virus. During this time of hardship, the role of frontline workers has become more crucial...

Coronavirus and climate: How a pandemic impacts the Earth

Coronavirus and climate: How a pandemic impacts the Earth

Ramisha Parvez June 15, 2020

Within a few months, COVID-19 has completely changed our lives. Schools are closed, unemployment is at an all-time high, hospitals are understaffed, and the roads are empty with the exception of a few...

What to binge next on Netflix

What to binge next on Netflix

Lauren Jun May 28, 2020

With AP season finished and no clear end in sight to stay-at-home orders, it’s easy for boredom to set in. This time at home is the perfect opportunity to watch new shows. Luckily, streaming services...

COVID-19 frontline worker spotlight: Mrs. A

COVID-19 frontline worker spotlight: Mrs. A

Kelly Jiang May 27, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York City, the once-bustling streets teeming with people are now left empty, with businesses shut down and nonessential workers ordered to stay at home. However,...

Fashion from afar: teen takes on shopping while distancing

Fashion from afar: teen takes on shopping while distancing

Jessica Sandoval and Nameera Khan May 27, 2020

By Nameera Khan and Jessica Sandoval, Staff Writers Due to the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, New York City students have been quarantined in their homes. Although many retail stores have closed,...

Teachers talk remote learning as new normal sets in

Teachers talk remote learning as new normal sets in

Micah Sandy, Madina Azizi, and Alisha Ansari May 21, 2020

  To ensure that students continue their studies despite not being in a traditional classroom setting, New York City public school teachers have adapted to remote learning, relying mainly on technology....

Giving back with homemade face masks

Giving back with homemade face masks

William Rhee May 20, 2020

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is leaving people around the world concerned over their families’ health, safety, job security, and education. To cope, students and adults alike have been picking...

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