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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

Senior spotlight: Sonia Hasko

Senior spotlight: Sonia Hasko

Genessa Kahn May 3, 2022

Through her role as Science Olympiad president and her extensive involvement in various scientific extracurriculars in and out of Townsend Harris, senior Sonia Hasko has long had a strong passion for...

Science Research Spotlight: Students Conceptualize Experiences of Breast Cancer Patients Through Narrative Research

Science Research Spotlight: Students Conceptualize Experiences of Breast Cancer Patients Through Narrative Research

Carolina Corcuera June 23, 2021

Juniors Sai Choudari and Asha Suganthan excitedly entered the second year of their science research course, having acquired a heightened zeal for science in their first year. There was one notable difference,...

Science Research spotlight: students independent research highlights association between phytoplankton blooms and climate change

Science Research spotlight: students’ independent research highlights association between phytoplankton blooms and climate change

Amy Jiang May 27, 2021

After first developing an interest in chemistry her freshman year, junior Sonia Hasko became enthralled by the sciences. Junior Alisha Ansari, meanwhile, was attracted to a class that would “develop...

Spotlight: Junior develops blog website simplifying complicated STEM concepts

Spotlight: Junior develops blog website simplifying complicated STEM concepts

Jasmine Palma June 22, 2020

Junior Manu Gupta recently created a blog, “Byte of Math,” as a hub to explore math and computer science concepts. With posts titled “The Math Behind Support Vector Machines” and “Lagrangian...

Student spotlight: Esther Chai

Student spotlight: Esther Chai

Jasmine Palma and Genessa Kahn April 9, 2020

With an insatiable curiosity, senior Esther Chai has never shied away from her inquisitive nature. From an early age, she would ask a myriad of questions related to human health and biology. Each answer...

Once a Steel Hawk, always a Steel Hawk: Phyllis Alinsao

Once a Steel Hawk, always a Steel Hawk: Phyllis Alinsao

Christopher Thomas June 18, 2018

Photo courtesy of Phyllis Alinsao In one’s four years at Townsend Harris, there is usually one moment or event that sparks their imagination and drive to learn. With senior Phyllis Alinsao, that spark...

MU TAKES TO THE SKIES

David Zarowin June 13, 2016

While most high school juniors are throwing paper airplanes at their friends, Harrisite Mitchell Mu flies real ones. After training with an instructor at the Andover Flight Academy for the last year, Mitchell...

Steel Hawks take on Hofstra University

Sarah Yu April 24, 2016

Written Equipped with their robot, Red Tail, The Townsend Harris Steel Hawks competed in the 17th annual regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition...

Steel Hawks compete at Javits

Joshua Tsai and Christopher Gerbast April 5, 2016

Written by Joshua Tsai and Christopher Gerbast   The steel Hawks left Queens to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) at the Javits Center. There, they got a hands-on experience of the...

Looking to the stars: Harrisites on astronomy

Noreen Mohsin February 4, 2016

One night, the moon shone a deep crimson, larger and brighter than usual. This natural phenomenon, known as the Supermoon, occurs when the moon reaches its full phase at its closest point to Earth, as...

Harvesting the Sun

Sarah Gafur and Rodela Ahmed January 12, 2016

As we usher in a new wave of technology, we are able to find ways to integrate it into our daily lives. With wind farms and composting buckets being distributed across New York City, researchers are starting...

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