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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

African FON leaders showcase their FON at the kickoff rally last December.

Leaders of African FON prepare to showcase dances from across the African continent

Joyce Shen, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Each year, the Festival of Nation’s (FON) lineup of represented cultures expands, welcoming new additions. This year, among these new additions, is African FON, led by seniors Tolulope Agosu, Vanessa...

Chinese modern FON leaders reflect on the journey as a leader throughout the season.

FON Spotlight: Chinese Modern Leaders preview this year’s show

Eleni Tsiouris, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

As the annual THHS Festival of Nations (FON) quickly approaches, FON leaders are working hard to make sure their members are ready for their final performances. This year’s leaders of Chinese Modern...

Student have began applying to summer programs and internship opportunities over the summer.

Summer may seem far away, but planning for summer internships and programs is in full swing

Silga Chisim, Features Editor February 26, 2024

Though the mid-winter break ended only a day ago, Harrisites already have summer on the mind. For many, now is the time to start applying for summer programs and internships.  The  Summer Youth Employment...

Mr. Dunbar teaches the drama class at the THHS Writers Academy Summer Writing Retreat.

Teachers Before Townsend: Mr. Dunbar’s journey from teaching at his alma mater to working at THHS

Galo Sanchez, Rina Chen February 11, 2024

Growing up, Townsend Harris High School English teacher and Nightingale Theatre Company advisor, Ryan Dunbar, never saw himself becoming an educator. He considered "a million different career ideas," whether...

Latinx FON premieres at the kickoff rally.

Latinx FON makes its debut in this year’s performance

Galo Sanchez-Mendez and Rina Chen January 24, 2024

Festival of Nations (FON) prides itself in its ability to showcase cultures from across the world, welcoming new additions each year. This year, Latinx FON, one of the new cultures, led by juniors Alexa...

Meet Latin teacher Timothy Hanford

New faculty member Timothy Hanford joins the classical languages department

Bella Chen and Mark Mbogho January 23, 2024

This year, Timothy Hanford joined the Townsend Harris High School classical languages department as a new Latin teacher. Mr. Hanford has had an interest in classical languages from an early age. “It...

Jessica Graf, interim AP

As Veronica York departs after thirteen years as guidance assistant principal, guidance counselor and alum Jessica Graf steps in as interim AP

Aiden Clarke, Features Editor January 19, 2024

After 13 years as Assistant Principal of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Veronica York bid farewell to Townsend Harris High School on December 22. Ms. York is set to become principal of Ballet Tech School,...

English teacher Michael Morrison publishes a book.

English teacher Michael Morrison publishes book on Paul Robeson’s groundbreaking performance of Shakespeare’s Othello

Galo Sanchez-Mendez and Rina Chen January 10, 2024

English teacher Michael Morrison was recently offered a contract with Oxford University Press (OUP) to publish his book, Paul Robeson’s Othello. The book tells the story of Robeson, an American actor,...

In honor of HIV/AIDs day, Townsend Harris hosted a school-wide assembly dedicated to educating students about HIV.

THHS Hosts its Annual HIV/AIDS Day

Eleni Tsiouris, Galo Sanchez, and Jolisa Larangeria December 14, 2023

On December 5, Townsend Harris hosted its annual HIV/AIDS day, where student peer educators and an assembly teach about the importance of not only practicing safe sex but also being aware of key facts...

The Book Club is one of this years newest extracurriculars.

New book club at Townsend Harris aims to promote reading for enjoyment

Galo Sanchez, Rina Chen November 17, 2023

On the Same Page, a book club at THHS that strives to foster students’ love for reading, was created by book lovers for book lovers. It started off as just a group of friends with similar tastes in books;...

Mr. Montalvo will be teaching art.

Following the retirement of Ms. Wischerth, Antonio Montalvo joins the Art Department

Silga Chisim, Features Editor November 11, 2023

Over the summer, art teacher Margherita Wischerth retired, leaving an opening in the Townsend Harris art department. When school opened in September, Antonio Montalvo began teaching in the position.  According...

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