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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

Junior English classes take a trip to the MoMA.

English classes connect the curriculum to culture at the Museum of Modern Art

Joyce Shen, Staff Writer June 24, 2024

After a stressful AP season, students from AP English Literature and AP English Language classes were rewarded with a trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).  Organized by English teacher Charlene...

Juniors getting ready to board the Skyline Princess

Junior Banquet offers a “red carpet” tour

Galo Sanchez-Mendez and Joyce Shen May 30, 2024

As the 2024 academic year is coming to an end, students of all grades eagerly await trips and celebrations. For juniors, the annual Junior Banquet is a target of particular  excitement. This year,...

The Spring Concert held during the school day.

40th Anniversary Throwbacks: Musical Performers Shine In Annual Spring Concert

Hayley Thomas, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

This article was first published in June 1987. It is from the sixth edition of the third volume of The Classic. Since the annual spring concert was held tonight, we noticed this article in the archive...

In 2004, Christopher Amanna, future THHS teacher, wrote an article about SU elections. This image is licensed by Envato Elements to be published in The Classic.

40th Anniversary Throwbacks: A look at the 2004 Student Union Election

Christopher Amanna, Staff Writer May 11, 2024

This article was first published in June 2004. It is from the sixth edition of Volume 20 of The Classic. Since this week, THHS hosted its annual Student Union Executive Board elections, we decided to look...

As AP season begins students across all grades share how they are preparing.

As AP season arrives, students share study methods and advice

Angel Rahman, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

May officially marks the beginning of the bustling AP season. With a wide array of AP exams to study for, Townsend Harris High School students discussed the AP exams they are taking and how they are preparing...

What Will Affirmative Action Mean for College Decisions?

Aiden Clarke, Isabel Jagsaran, and Ryan Young April 28, 2024

Watch the full interview with former admissions officer Joe Latimer on how the recent changes of affirmative action may impact the future of college admissions.

Hallway Makeover: A Fresh Coat of Paint Hits the Second Floor

Go behind the scenes on how the second floor got a makeover this spring   Music: Happy Type Beat - "JOYFUL" Funny Chill Pop Rap/Trap Instrumental 2023

Students partake in the Henrietta Lacks bracelet making event

Biomedical Ethic class fundraises to honor the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Ramon A. Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor April 19, 2024

On April 5, Townsend Harris High School celebrated its third annual Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks event. Hosted by Science teacher Sarah Loew’s biomedical ethics class, the event honors the life and...

Students share spring break plans.

Teens share plans as spring break approaches

Sayemah Nadi and Rina Chen April 17, 2024

As the buds of flowers bloom and the weather gets warmer, Harrisites are preparing to enjoy eleven days off during the longest break of the school year. From thrilling plans to moments of relaxation, Harrisites...

Mr. Owens, a classical languages teacher.

Teachers Before Townsend: Mr. Owens’ journey from pursuing law to teaching Latin

Galo Sanchez and Rina Chen April 15, 2024

Before becoming a classical languages teacher, Jonathan Owens was on track to becoming a lawyer.  Still indecisive about his decision to become a lawyer after graduating from the University of North...

Math teachers Abid Choudhury and Kayla Gill teach in an ICT math class.

“A model for special education in this city”: the ten-year story of how building a special education program transformed this top NYC school

In April 2014, the New York Daily News reported that parents at Townsend Harris High School were angry. The New York City Department of Education was pushing THHS to expand access to special education...

Alumnus presenting to students on career day.

Harrisites reflect on their experience during Career Day

Joyce Shen and Maimuna Amina April 3, 2024

Last month, Townsend Harris High School hosted its annual event, Career Day. This event invites past alumni to educate students about the potential career paths that they can pursue. Prior to the event,...

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