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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

Meet the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2022

Meet the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2022

Juney Liu and Victoria Siebor June 27, 2022

The Class of 2022 graduation ceremony was held in Colden Auditorium at Queens College on June 23 for the first time in three years, with students gathering with parents, friends, and teachers to celebrate....

A Q/A with music student-teachers Carlin Lee and Juliana Grant

A Q/A with music student-teachers Carlin Lee and Juliana Grant

Ryan Eng June 3, 2022

When The Classic spoke to student teachers Carlin Lee and Juliana Grant earlier this week as part of its coverage on the THHS music program, they had just completed their stints at Townsend Harris and...

Spotlight: Sophomore Anila Tinaj reflects on her small business journey

Spotlight: Sophomore Anila Tinaj reflects on her small business journey

From making banana bread to embroidery, quarantine offered opportunities to engage in new hobbies, passions, and become more creatively expressive. Turning her quarantine hobby into a small business,...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Heathwood and the band

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Heathwood and the band

Esther Liu and Eva Jane Hannon March 2, 2022

Since the reopening of Townsend Harris High School in 1984, the music department has allowed students to expand their creative talents through the musical medium. As conductor of the Jazz Band, Concert...

Spotlight: Junior Yanaiya Jain reflects on her journey creating and running personal podcast

Spotlight: Junior Yanaiya Jain reflects on her journey creating and running personal podcast

JK Rajjo January 26, 2022

“Every time I edit an episode or listen back, [I think,] ‘Oh my goodness, I love it,’” said junior Yanaiya Jain on her self-managed podcast, What’s On Your Mind.  Launched in late April 2021,...

Upcoming THHS Student Union President Hanna Kurdziel answers questions about goals and aspirations for the 2021-2022 school year

Upcoming THHS Student Union President Hanna Kurdziel answers questions about goals and aspirations for the 2021-2022 school year

JK Rajjo August 27, 2021

As the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year draws near, the Townsend Harris Student Union (SU) transitions to a new Executive Board, led by SU President and rising senior Hanna Kurdziel. Since NYC public...

Meet the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2021

Meet the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2021

Kelly Jiang June 29, 2021

The Class of 2021 graduation ceremony was held on June 17th, 2021 at St. John’s University, as faculty, parents, and students alike gathered to celebrate this year’s graduating class. The Classic...

Senior Spotlight: Victor Shemper’s Vace by Victor

Senior Spotlight: Victor Shemper’s Vace by Victor

Aaleia Fernando and Victoria Siebor April 22, 2021

Abstract faces, the ASL alphabet, geometric shapes, ears: these are just some of the unique designs featured on the handcrafted jewelry designed by senior Victor Shemper (Victor is also The Classic’s...

Spotlight: Michelle Stern

Spotlight: Michelle Stern

Fiona Zheng and Madina Azizi February 10, 2021

By Fiona Zheng and Madina Azizi, Staff Writers Senior Michelle Stern has always been surrounded by music. As a dedicated violinist, Michelle’s mother taught at her own studio. However, when Michelle...

Junior Nissabelle Rianom releases single “What’s Your Name Again?”

Junior Nissabelle Rianom releases single “What’s Your Name Again?”

Kelly Jiang and Jessie Ye December 18, 2020

By Kelly Jiang and Jessie Ye, Features Editors Writing her first song at eight years old, junior Nissabelle Rianom has always been fond of music. Recently, she released her newest single “What’s...

Meet the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2020

Meet the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2020

Amrin Rahman and Carly Hu June 29, 2020

The valedictorian and salutatorian of the Townsend Harris Class of 2020 were celebrated at the virtual graduation ceremony, which was held on June 22 via YouTube. Valedictorian Hope Ha and salutatorian...

A new culture takes the stage: Irish FON

A new culture takes the stage: Irish FON

Christy Han March 1, 2020

Every year, Harrisites have the opportunity to choose from a myriad of FONs, but this year, their options expanded with the inclusion of Irish FON. Junior Weiye Yasen is the creator and leader of Irish...

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