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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

The Classic

Seniors discuss how FAFSA impacted their college application process.

Seniors reflect on FAFSA delays impact on their college application process

Alessandra Diaz, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

The beginning of April marks the end of college application season. As seniors reflect on their experiences, one confounding factor prevents their relief: The delay of the Free Application for Federal...

Solar eclipse special schedule makes room for school-wide viewing event at the QC track

April 9, 2024

Watch this special report from Classic TV on how students and teachers at Townsend Harris experienced the 2024 solar eclipse. Music: "Heaven and Hell" by Jeremy Blake, used with free use license from...

Green Team Travels to Albany to lobby for Climate Legislation

Green Team Travels to Albany to lobby for Climate Legislation

Nadia Afifa and Jim Hidalgo April 5, 2024

Members of the Townsend Harris High School Green Team joined the TREEage organization for a “Youth Day of Action” in Albany. Last Wednesday, students met with various legislators, governors, and activists...

Testing in the gymnasium.

Juniors take the digital SAT for the first time at THHS

Nadia Afifa, Staff Writer March 29, 2024

In preparation for 2024-2025 college applications, juniors were given the annual opportunity to sit for a free SAT during the school day. With standardized-test policies changing over the past couple of...

The 40th Anniversary Classic Apparel design.

Kicking off a fortieth anniversary countdown with The Classic’s spring fundraiser

Isabel Jagsaran, Carina Fucich, and Sadeea Morshed March 22, 2024

The editors of The Classic are selling spring Classic apparel to kick off a yearlong fundraising drive to celebrate this publication's fortieth anniversary (the first edition of the newspaper was published...

Students decided upon a movie to watch for the Class of 2027 trip.

Freshmen attend class trip to local movie theater

Krish Wadia, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

Last week, the Class of 2027 went on a trip to Cinemart Cinemas, a theater in Forest Hills, New York. Students went down to the auditorium midway through second band, boarded yellow buses, and proceeded...

The Townsend Harris team at the DECA State Career Conference in Rochester, New York.

DECA competes at three-day State Career Conference

Diana Piergrossi and Faiza Tasnim March 18, 2024

For the first time, Townsend Harris students competed at the 2024 DECA State Career Conference in Rochester, New York. The THHS DECA club, a chapter of the national association Distributive Education Clubs...

A logo for the newly founded Starling Press.

The Starling Press launches online store, offering young authors a chance to publish original books

Dennis Jeffrey and Suhail Morshed March 15, 2024

This past January, the Starling Press, the student-run publication house at Townsend Harris High School, published its first set of books by students for purchase on Kindle and Amazon. Student club members...

Starting the new marking period, THHS administration adopts a new homework policy.

New updated homework policy goes into effect, addressing how online assignments have transformed homework

Kavya Reshamwala and Max Rosenthal March 13, 2024

Last week, the Townsend Harris administration released an updated homework policy that seeks to address inconsistencies in how teachers post online assignments that have arisen due to a drastic increase...

New assememts are being instituted to track a THHS Freshmen’s progress within their Writing Process classes

Freshmen take new series of Writing Process exams

Malek Ahmed, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

All freshmen at Townsend Harris High School take Writing Process, an additional English course,  meant to train students to write successfully in all THHS courses. This year, all students are taking three...

 MIST members look forward to upcoming competitions after the conclusion of Sports Weekend.

MIST members look ahead to April competition

Students at Townsend Harris High School are looking forward to competing in the upcoming New York Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST) for the 15th year in a row. As MIST approaches, excitement from...

Harrisites share opinions on the new homework policy.

New ID scanning policy that logs morning lateness could lead to detentions

Recently, a new morning entry policy requires all students entering school late to have their Townsend Harris ID scanned into a system. Though the data serves multiple purposes, it compiles data on repeated...

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