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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

Editorial: It is time for the DOE to free all student newspapers from the threat of censorship

Editorial: It is time for the DOE to free all student newspapers from the threat of censorship

Two weeks ago, The Classic’s editors-in-chief were credited on the front page of The New York Post for helping remove a teacher at Townsend Harris High School who a city investigative agency concluded...

EDITORIAL: A sixth alumna has shared allegations of faculty misconduct from the past with The Classic; THHS needs a focused training program to protect students

EDITORIAL: A sixth alumna has shared allegations of faculty misconduct from the past with The Classic; THHS needs a focused training program to protect students

Nikki Ng, Victoria Oei, and Samantha Sestak May 19, 2021

Last May, The Classic reported that five Townsend Harris alumni made allegations of sexual misconduct about two THHS teachers between 2016 and 2017. This piece won an award at a high school journalism...

Editorial: It is time for THHS to address the violence and racism Asian Americans are facing

Editorial: It is time for THHS to address the violence and racism Asian Americans are facing

The Editorial Board March 16, 2021

Reports tonight of lethal shootings in Georgia have increased student concerns about the growing violence against the Asian American community. As we wait to hear more, it is important to not only acknowledge...

Editorial: With major cuts to classes likely, it is time to opt-in for remote learning

Editorial: With major cuts to classes likely, it is time to opt-in for remote learning

The Editorial Board September 3, 2020

As New York City public schools prepare to start classes in the coming weeks, the global pandemic threatens not just safety but the quality of instruction and range of courses available to students....

EDITORIAL: If this truly is the #1 school in New York, its leaders must condemn police brutality and act against it

EDITORIAL: If this truly is the #1 school in New York, its leaders must condemn police brutality and act against it

The Editorial Board June 7, 2020

FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC Across the country, people and organizations are being rightly scrutinized for their inability to condemn racism and police brutality after the killing of George Floyd....

Saturday disaster: A larger problem than S!NG

Saturday disaster: A larger problem than S!NG

The Editorial Board November 25, 2019

By The Editorial Board For the Townsend Harris community, the student-led production S!NG holds great importance with students, family, and friends coming together in a crowded auditorium to support...

Communication is a problem

Communication is a problem

The Editorial Board November 10, 2019

From the Editorial Board Productive communication among students and the administration within any school is vital to the unity and organization of its community. When an administration fails to communicate...

Townsend alum makes history at Harvard

Townsend alum makes history at Harvard

Isabelle Guillaume March 5, 2019

Recently, Kristine Guillaume made news across the country by being the first black woman to lead the historic newspaper at Harvard University (a position held by major figures of prominence, including...

Editorial: The dress code is discriminatory. Its time for the SU to do more.

Editorial: The dress code is discriminatory. It’s time for the SU to do more.

The Editors November 29, 2018

"The Townsend Harris dress code has been devised to promote a positive learning atmosphere and a wholesome attitude for each student and the school as a whole.”  Students have been told this for...

From The Classic Editors: Ms. Jahoda, it’s time to stop being “unavailable”

The Classic Editors February 1, 2017

Dear Ms. Jahoda, As you might be aware, recently, Donald J. Trump’s advisor Stephen K. Bannon declared that “The media here is the opposition party,” just days after Mr. Trump said that there is...

Somewhere over the rainbow, we have inclusive curricula

The Editors April 5, 2016

Written New York City isn’t North Carolina or Georgia, which is to say that it has LGBT discrimination bans in place that don’t get overturned, as was the case with the former this past week; as...

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