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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

Class of 2023 travels to Villa Roma for senior trip

Class of 2023 travels to Villa Roma for senior trip

Mohammad Nasrallah, Staff writer February 3, 2023

For this year’s senior trip, the Class of 2023 traveled to the Villa Roma Resort in upstate New York. The seniors stayed at the resort for two nights and participated in both outdoor and indoor activities. Upon...

Connor, Levi, and Morzan: the new dean team

Connor, Levi, and Morzan: the new dean team

Nadia Afifa and Riya Chaudry January 24, 2023

This year, Townsend Harris has appointed three deans: Social Studies teachers Charlene Levi and Ian Morzan, and Math teacher Timothy Connor.  The deans spoke to The Classic about their work this year...

Jupiter Grades

With the start of the spring semester, Jupiter Grades will be the new schoolwide gradebook

Diana Piergrossi and Defne Kaygısız January 23, 2023

Following the PupilPath ban last spring and the release of the reportedly “difficult to navigate” DOE gradebook this past fall, the Townsend Harris Parent Teacher Association (PTA) began fundraising...

New event at THHS: Inaugural Asian Culture Festival celebrates diverse cultures

New event at THHS: Inaugural Asian Culture Festival celebrates diverse cultures

Julian Sanchez January 16, 2023

On January 6, Townsend Harris High School hosted the Asian Culture Festival, a celebration of the diverse Asian cultures represented within the school community. The event was organized by a collaboration...

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For a second year, underclassmen take computerized assessments to address pandemic learning impacts

Defne Kaygısız, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

Since last year, Townsend Harris High School has asked students to complete the Measure of Academic Progress test, also known as the MAP test. This exam, administered after the DOE spent $36 million on...

Select schools, like Long Island University, gave admission results immediately after a brief interview.

Seniors receive college admissions results on the spot with select schools

Faiza Tasnim and Nilla Wahab January 2, 2023

Throughout the fall semester, alumni and admissions representatives have visited Townsend Harris High School to answer questions and gauge interest in their respective colleges. Some schools—like Long...

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Schoolwide survey administered to give staff key data to support students

Faiza Tasnim and Diana Piergrossi December 27, 2022

On December 20, Townsend Harris faculty asked students to fill out a short survey regarding both their academic and personal experiences so far this school year. The day’s schedule was revised so that...

Harrisites participate in Freshmen Scavenger Hunt

Harrisites participate in Freshmen Scavenger Hunt

Mohammad Nasrallah, Staff Writer December 26, 2022

After school on December 16, the Freshmen and Sophomore Grade Leaders set up for the annual Freshmen Scavenger Hunt, an opportunity for the freshmen class to familiarize themselves with their new community...

Zen Den reopens with new rules after brief closure

Zen Den reopens with new rules after brief closure

Ella Kim and Lauren Xiao December 23, 2022

Last Thursday, the Guidance Team and THHS Student Union announced the reopening of the Zen Den after a brief closure. Upon reopening, the guidance office shared new rules and to keep the area respectful...

Is it best to run health for seniors rather than sophomores?

After Roe v. Wade, sex-ed is more important than ever, but in recent years, THHS pushed it from sophomore to senior year

"It's scary to consider having to keep a child in the event that I ever experience a pregnancy scare," said senior Amanda Ip, especially after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade precedent with...

Two writing samples and a video introduction are key aspects of the 2023 admissions process.

New admissions process asks for writing samples and video message, replacing pandemic “lottery” system

Beginning with the graduating class of 2027, admissions to Townsend Harris High School will be determined by a mixture of classroom grades, the submission of two writing samples, and the creation of a...

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Kickoff event gets performers ready to rehearse for FON 2023

Maimuna Amina and Emily Daza December 21, 2022

With the arrival of December comes some long-awaited annual festivities, and at Townsend Harris one of those traditions is the annual FON kickoff event. FON (Festival of Nations) is one of the most popular...

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