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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

2023 S!NG overall directors look back at their productions

2023 S!NG overall directors look back at their productions

Farah Rahimzada, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

As S!NG 2023 came to a close with the Semores announced as the winners on Saturday, November 19th, the fruits of countless hours spent by the hundreds of students who have honed their performances over...

New teacher spotlight: Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Garklavs join the ISS department

New teacher spotlight: Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Garklavs join the ISS department

Esther Liu, Features Editor November 18, 2022

This school year, Townsend Harris High School welcomed new teachers Christopher Morrison and Charlene Garklavs into the ISS (Instructional Support Services) department.  Mr. Morrison graduated from...

Physical education department welcomes new members

Physical education department welcomes new members

Eileen Wang and Sophia Sookram November 17, 2022

This fall, two new teachers have joined the Physical Education department: Ms. Diane Ramirez and Ms. Natalie Rodriguez. Prior to joining the Townsend Harris staff, both Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Rodriguez...

Semore director Elliot Heath, who is barely conscious these days, participates in the ceremonial pre-opening night pie to the face.

S!NG directors prepare their teams for a weekend of performances

Farah Rahimzada, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

As S!NG 2022 approaches, with the first of the four shows on Friday, students are diligently working on perfecting their performances this week. Bringing it all together are the overall directors for each...

Joseph Seidel joins the THHS history department.

History department welcomes new faculty member Joseph Seidel

Riya Chaudhry and Reah Joby October 26, 2022

This school year, Joseph Seidel joined Townsend Harris High School as a history teacher, specifically teaching AP US History to juniors and seniors.  Mr. Seidel previously taught at Evander Childs...

Introducing Katherine Gelbman, a new English and Instructional Support Services teacher.

A new Gelbman joins the THHS faculty

Janaya Sydney, Jasmin Perez, Staff Writers October 24, 2022

Katherine Gelbman recently joined the Townsend Harris faculty as an English and Instructional Support Services teacher and already has high praise for her new school. “I go home every day happy. Everybody...

Gloria Park joins the English and ISS departments

Gloria Park joins the English and ISS departments

Ana Ramlagan and Eva Jane Hannon October 20, 2022

Gloria Park, a new English and Instructional Support Services teacher at Townsend Harris High School, is joining the school community as she starts her tenth year in education. Ms. Park described her...

Introducing Valeria Jacobs, a new teacher in the STEM and ISS departments.

Valeria Jacobs joins the STEM and ISS departments

Silga Chisim and Emma Lee October 10, 2022

With a new year comes new additions to the school building. Valeria Jacobs recently joined the faculty. She teaches multiple science courses and works within the Instructional Support Services (ISS) department. Nearly...

Seniors celebrated the beginning of their last school year by watching the sunrise together on September 23.

Seniors welcome the sunrise at early morning event celebrating the start of their last school year

Esther Liu and Kaitlyn Lee October 4, 2022

On September 23, the senior class came together to greet the sunrise as a way to symbolically welcome their senior year. Seniors entered the Queens College track at six in the morning, set up blankets...

As students wear masks less frequently, more students are sharing anxieties over being judged by their appearance.

As masks start to come off more frequently in school, anxieties over facial features appear to rise

Esther Liu and Hana Arafa September 27, 2022

On March 7, Mayor Eric Adams announced that children in New York City public schools were no longer required to wear masks indoors. Teens experienced mixed emotions as mask regulations came to an end in...

THHS Japan Bowl winners earn trip to Japan, meet with princess of the Japanese Imperial Family

THHS Japan Bowl winners earn trip to Japan, meet with princess of the Japanese Imperial Family

JK Rajjo, Features Copy Editor September 13, 2022

In April 2022, THHS alumni Daniel Song, Monica Yang, and Betty Guo, Class of 2022, competed in this year's Japan Bowl and placed second as a level four team, the most difficult level of the competition....

YouTube tutor Mr. Sinn talks to The Classic about APs, teaching, and more

YouTube tutor Mr. Sinn talks to The Classic about APs, teaching, and more

Elliot Heath and Janna Habibulla September 8, 2022

In preparing for school assessments, students typically use a wide range of outlets, including class notes, study guides, Quizlets, and prep books. However, YouTube videos have introduced an entirely new...

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