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

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

The Classic

This year, students were able to come back to school without having to worry about various safety protocols.

Editorial: At last, a new school year begins without a battle over safety protocols

Bridgette Jeonarine and Ewa Stasiewicz September 30, 2022

On the morning of September 8, Townsend Harris students approached the building hoping for a smooth first day of school. The flocks of Harrisites streamed in through the front doors, scanning the atrium...

Opinions from across the school: zero band now begins ten minutes earlier

Opinions from across the school: zero band now begins ten minutes earlier

Sadiyah Ahmed, Opinion Editor September 23, 2022

With a growing student population at Townsend Harris, the programming office has increasingly assigned courses to zero band for more days a week than prior to the pandemic shutdown.  Last year, AP...

A roundup of opinions on new COVID guidelines instituted by the DOE

A roundup of opinions on new COVID guidelines instituted by the DOE

Bridgette Jeonarine, Audrey Lin, and Ewa Stasiewicz September 11, 2022

On Tuesday, August 12, the Department of Education (DOE) revealed its new plans regarding COVID guidelines and health protocols for the upcoming school year. The daily health screenings that staff and...

OPINION: Three things to change next school year

OPINION: Three things to change next school year

As the 2022-2023 school year approaches, students are eagerly awaiting getting their schedules and a chance to finally reunite with friends and teachers. But the excitement of the back-to-school season...

2022 Special Award for Services to the School goes to graduate editors Ryan Eng, Julia Maciejak, and Jasmine Palma

2022 Special Award for Services to the School goes to graduate editors Ryan Eng, Julia Maciejak, and Jasmine Palma

Brian Sweeney June 25, 2022

  With the year coming to an end, there’s one more award to give out. It’s an award that The Classic first gave in 2017 to Mehrose Ahmad and Sumaita Hasan for their coverage of that year’s principal...

Office of admission sign on campus.

OPINION: An underclassman reflects on the 2022 admissions cycle

Audrey Lin June 3, 2022

As the school year comes to a close and seniors prepare to attend college in the fall, underclassmen inch increasingly nearer to their own college application process experience. As a sophomore, the...

Are handwritten notes better than digital notes?

Are handwritten notes better than digital notes?

Stephen Xing and Michael Zheng May 20, 2022

Fifty years ago, everyone would’ve thought there would be flying cars. There aren’t. However, we still have advancements in technology to improve the standard quality of life. And when it comes to...

OPINION: The detrimental effects of the pressure to take AP classes

OPINION: The detrimental effects of the pressure to take AP classes

Emma Cheng May 17, 2022

With anxieties at an all time high, Townsend Harris students are currently caught in the throes of this year’s AP season as they arduously prepare for and take their various exams. A recurring mindset,...

Climate change: Combat through education

Climate change: Combat through education

Emily Daza May 16, 2022

In 2019, more than one hundred Harrisites took part in the New York City Climate Strike to protest the lagging action of world leaders in hampering the climate crisis. We continue to see this trend of...

Photo by Hailey Lam

With increasingly crowded lunch bands, THHS should be an open campus for all students

Quinnlan Burke May 13, 2022

By Quinnlan Burke, Staff Writer At the beginning of the school year, a new lunchroom policy was put into effect by the school administration in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Half of the seats...

With Supreme Court draft decision generating intense student concern, history classes should expand frequency of current events discussions

With Supreme Court draft decision generating intense student concern, history classes should expand frequency of current events discussions

Bridgette Jeonarine May 11, 2022

On the evening of May 2, a draft opinion from the Supreme Court leaked, published by POLITICO, outlining the court’s possible decision to overturn the historic case of Roe v. Wade. The decision would...

Roll call: The importance of learning a name

Roll call: The importance of learning a name

Isabel Jagsaran, Ella Kim, and Vera Wang April 29, 2022

We've all experienced it before: sitting inside the fishbowl, anxiously participating in the conversation we prepped for the previous night. You contribute something that sounds relevant and another...

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