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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

Lateness policies may vary from department to department, but there is a commitment to being understanding of special circumstances.

Opinion: THHS should stop giving credit for late work

Maisha Rahman, Staff Writer June 13, 2024

At Townsend Harris High School, teachers have late work policies that are often extremely generous but heavily taken advantage of. While some students may have extenuating circumstances, in general, THHS...

THHS alumni association co-president faces call for resignation.

Opinion Roundup: Students share their opinions on the new homework policy

Aki Benjamin, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

An email containing information about the new THHS homework policy was sent to students on March 7 by the THHS administration. According to the email, Mr. Condon and a group of teachers worked together...

Room 410 offers a variety of seating options to best accommodate student needs and foster a comfortable environment

OPINION: It’s time to move beyond rows of desks and transform more classrooms into inviting learning spaces

Rina Chen, Staff Writer March 10, 2024

In 2018, Room 410 debuted at Townsend Harris High School as a classroom that stands out from the typical THHS classroom with fixed desks in rows. It utilizes textures, sounds, and visuals through furniture,...

As students choose courses for the upcoming year they question how many AP classes they should take.

How Many is Too Many? The Debate Over the Number of AP Courses Students Should Take in a Year

Andrew Gurcharan, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

As students start selecting courses for the new academic year, one question stands out: how many Advanced Placement (AP) classes should they take? Many students share different opinions on whether they...

Tech-free Tuesdays can provide some much needed relaxation in the school environment

Opinion: Institute a Tech-free Tuesday tradition in classrooms to detox from an overreliance on classroom technology

Maisha Rahman, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

It is no secret that the environment of Townsend Harris High School can be stressful at times, with Harrisites having numerous weekly assignments, college-level coursework, and assessments (despite the...

THHS alumni association co-president faces call for resignation.

Opinion Roundup: New course offerings released for elective signup period

Aki Benjamin, Staff Writer February 19, 2024

On Friday, Interim Acting Assistant Principal of Guidance Jessica Graf sent the annual THHS Elective Guide for the 2024-25 school year to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. This year’s edition boasts...

Students trying to log in for synchronous instruction received error messages throughout the snowy day.

Technical issues during the February 13 snow day sparks controversy over whether remote learning belongs on snow days. Here’s why it should not.

Joyce Shen, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

Since the implementation of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become an integral part of New York City public school students’ lives as they navigate unprecedented challenges throughout...

Should students in writing heavy classes have more options for using AI during the creative process?

A meaningful integration of AI begins with conversations about the technology’s potential

Anya Basnayake and Violet Au February 16, 2024

The Townsend Harris High School academic integrity policy prohibits students from using AI “to complete an assignment, in full or in part.” The policy stresses that involving AI in student work entails...

Snow beginning to fall on the Queens College Campus.

Opinion Roundup: Perspectives on today’s mostly asynchronous remote learning snow day

Sayemah Nadi, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Along with the pandemic came the world of virtual classes and online instruction, and for New York City students, that new world of remote teaching took away one of the most cherished parts of the school...

The FAFSA application has been a source of stress for seniors this year.

OPINION: Colleges should reform demonstrated interest policies

Mirabelle Miketa-Garcia and Ramisa Sharif February 6, 2024

For today's generation of college applicants, putting together an application for a chance at claiming a seat at a top university requires tremendous work. But for some students, brilliant essays and recommendation...

What are the best ways to use phones to study?

Three applications to help you study this school year

Emerson Lin and Mohashin Tasfiya December 19, 2023

Recent applications that provide students with alternative studying techniques have become more popular, with some intriguing Townsend Harris students. The Classic asked Harrisities about their usage and...

What are the best ways to overcome test anxiety?

OPINION: Tackling test anxiety requires a heightened emphasis on progress

Michael Babayev November 24, 2023

Today’s high schools and higher education institutions share many things in common, among them is their reliance on high-stakes testing. For some students, testing offers the chance to perform well in...

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