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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

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The Student-Run Newspaper of Townsend Harris High School at Queens College

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Senior earns rare College Board distinction

Senior earns rare College Board distinction

Julia Wojtkowski November 18, 2019

Last spring, current Senior Rachel Zheng received a letter from Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President of the AP and Instruction of the College Board, congratulating her on her performance on the AP Seminar...

Q&A with Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Q&A with Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Ilma Aamir June 23, 2019

The valedictorian and salutatorian of Townsend Harris’ Class of 2019 were honored at the Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony, which took place on June 3rd. Valedictorian Atia Ahmed and salutatorian Nefertari...

Photo by Sofia Milonas

School community reacts to major change in dress code enforcement

Isabelle Guillaume and Danielle Amster February 1, 2019

At Monday’s faculty meeting, Principal Brian Condon announced to the faculty a change in the procedure for dress code enforcement. The new procedure transfers responsibility for overseeing the dress...

To stand or not to stand: the controversy over The Pledge of Allegiance

To stand or not to stand: the controversy over The Pledge of Allegiance

Ilma Aamir May 11, 2018

Additional reporting by Aresha Parjohn, staff writer Observing the classrooms of Townsend Harris at the start of Band 2, one might find a peculiar scene as the Pledge of Allegiance is recited over the...

The Bridge Year Program: the pre-college experience at THHS

The Bridge Year Program: the pre-college experience at THHS

Jacqueline Woo and Maimunah Virk April 23, 2018

By Maimunah Virk and Jacqueline Woo, staff writers With the school year coming to a close, the class of 2019 recently selected their Queens College electives, one of the many benefits from the collaboration...

Harrisites join nationwide student walkout

Harrisites join nationwide student walkout

Julianna Zitron and Nerfertari Elshiekh March 13, 2018

The school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has prompted nationwide calls for action from students, teachers, parents, and legislatures regarding gun violence and...

MSA hosts Hennafest 2018

MSA hosts Hennafest 2018

Nefertari Elshiekh January 16, 2018

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Assistant Principal Ellen Fee, their advisor, recently hosted Hennafest 2018, after it was postponed because of a snow storm. The first Hennafest was held in...

New policies for FON

New policies for FON

Jacqueline Woo and Bindu Koyi December 18, 2017

By Bindu Koyi and Jacqueline Woo, staff writers With the start of the month of December comes the initiation of one of the most highly anticipated productions at Townsend Harris High School: the Festival...

Moot Court team wins first competition of the season

Moot Court team wins first competition of the season

Nefertari Elshiekh November 24, 2017

By Nefertari Elshiekh, staff writer The Moot Court team recently competed in their first competition of the season at Fordham University and took home first place. They will be advancing to the next...

School considers adding water bottle fountains

School considers adding water bottle fountains

Isabelle Guillaume October 4, 2017

By Isabelle Guillaume, staff writer A dream proposed by students four years ago is in the works as of this year. Assistant Principal of Organization Ms. Ellen Fee is considering a plan for installing...

Q&A with Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

By Rabia Hasan and News Editor June 12, 2017

  Valedictorian Marina Aweeda and salutatorian Katerina Jou of 2017 were honored at the Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony, which took place on June 5. Marina and Katrina shared a few things about Townsend...

Special Education teacher Georgia Brandeis to remain at Townsend Harris

Special Education teacher Georgia Brandeis to remain at Townsend Harris

Sumaita Hasan June 7, 2017

Special Education teacher Georgia Brandeis, who had planned to take a new job at the Queens North borough field support office Queens earlier in the year, will be staying at Townsend Harris High School....

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