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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

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...

Juniors found summer robotics program for women and gender minority students

Juniors found summer robotics program for women and gender minority students

Daffny Cardoso September 1, 2022

Over the course of the summer, many Townsend Harris High School students have been using their newfound leisure time to further explore and define their interests through a plethora of programs, with...

Custodians prepare school building for September

Custodians prepare school building for September

Aizay Amin and Aastha Patel August 30, 2022

With the 2022-2023 school year at Townsend Harris High School set to begin on September 8, the custodians have been working to maintain the cleanliness of the building throughout the summer. Students...

With the DOE changing screening requirements for the freshman class this year, here’s what education scholars have to say about equity and inclusivity in selective admissions processes

With the DOE changing screening requirements for the freshman class this year, here’s what education scholars have to say about equity and inclusivity in selective admissions processes

Jasmine Palma and Nisat Nosin July 21, 2022

Quickly thumbing through the glossed wax pages of the New York City High School Directory, a blurred color spectrum meets the eyes: Bronx violet transitions to Brooklyn red, followed by the lime green...

Keepers’ Day carnival returns to close out yet another unique school year

Keepers’ Day carnival returns to close out yet another unique school year

JK Rajjo July 7, 2022

After a pandemic-induced three year hiatus, the tradition of Keepers’ Day at Townsend Harris returned on Tuesday, June 14 with a whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” theme. Students were able to enjoy...

Healthy goodbyes: Maria Assante, Linda Carter, and Robin Figelman retire from THHS

Healthy goodbyes: Maria Assante, Linda Carter, and Robin Figelman retire from THHS

This week saw the last days of the 2021-2022 school year, and as this year comes to an end, it’s not just graduates who are leaving Townsend Harris High School. Three celebrated members of the staff...

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....

THHS musicians perform in an eventful month of concerts and festivals

THHS musicians perform in an eventful month of concerts and festivals

Ryan Eng and DEFNE KAYGISIZ June 2, 2022

Last Friday, the THHS Jazz Band, Chamber Strings, and Wind Ensemble played both installments of their spring concerts for an in-school performance, concluding their annual lineup of school concerts....

Seniors give advice for juniors embarking on the college application process

Seniors give advice for juniors embarking on the college application process

JK Rajjo May 31, 2022

As the spring semester starts to wrap up, many Townsend Harris juniors are directing their attention into exams, coursework, and extracurricular activities. The long and arduous hours spent perfecting...

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