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

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

The Classic

The entire robotics team.

Brunswick Eruption offers this year’s robotics team a test run

Carolina Corcuera, Aastha Patel, and Silga Chisim November 25, 2022

The Steel Hawks’ 2022 offseason is coming to an end, as the team prepares for the beginning of the new robotics season in January. On November 12, Team 2601 headed to North Brunswick Township High School...

Student-recommended skin care

Student-recommended skin care

Shayra Shoshi and Aastha Patel November 17, 2022

As social media tips and recommendations on skincare have grown popular, so too has this advice spread in high schools. Constant exposure to the "glass skin" and pretty faces of online influencers can...

Blue light glasses are very popular amongst students and seem to work for many.

Do blue light glasses really work?

Carolina Corcuera, Science and Technology Editor November 10, 2022

In the past decade, the presence of artificial blue light in the daily lives of students has increased substantially. Every class involves the use of a light emitting diode (LED) device in some shape or...

The invasive species, the spotted lantern fly, is now found at Townsend Harris.

Insect invaders: The spotted lanternfly

Carolina Corcuera and Chiara Chen October 28, 2022

If you look in the corners of the Townsend Harris courtyard, you’re likely to see numerous blotches colored bright red and pale brown squashed into the cement. These are smeared corpses of the spotted...

After 59 years, Jupiter is now the closest it has ever been to Earth

After 59 years, Jupiter is now the closest it has ever been to Earth

Gurjot Gill, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Most nights, stargazing enthusiasts can quickly spot Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Its immense size, distance from the sun, and proximity to Earth make it one of the easiest celestial...

Although gaming may not be supported by many, it has many benefits that are offered in the THHS Gaming Club.

Introducing the Gaming Club; more than playing

Carolina Corcuera, Science and Tech Editor October 13, 2022

Without a doubt, gaming is one of the most commonly enjoyed pastimes of our generation. Nearly every Harrisite is a fan of a game, whether it be Valorant, Genshin Impact or Candy Crush—for a school so...

Students took part in a medical training summer opportunity.

Harrisites share experiences from the Sophie Davis Health Professions mentorship program

Shayra Shoshi September 12, 2022

Although Townsend Harris High School is known for its humanities focus, numerous students want to take part in STEM programs and pursue STEM careers. This summer, several  Harrisites explored their interests...

Queens Public Library to work with THHS Social Science Research students this fall

Queens Public Library to work with THHS Social Science Research students this fall

Carolina Corcuera September 2, 2022

Despite advances in technology making much of the world’s information readily available to students everywhere, many students find projects that require scholarly research daunting. When given a research...

With NYC on high COVID alert, experts weigh in on the efficacy of masking

With NYC on high COVID alert, experts weigh in on the efficacy of masking

Hemish Naidoo May 19, 2022

On Tuesday, city health officials issued a high COVID alert in New York City as rising cases start to put a strain on the health care system. For students across the school district, this is the first...

After World Championship, the THHS Steel Hawks reflect on their season

After World Championship, the THHS Steel Hawks reflect on their season

Kelly Gildea May 6, 2022

From late night practices to early morning boba sales, the Townsend Harris Steel Hawks robotics team (FRC 2601) has completed their competition season. At the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...

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...

Harrisites compete in the Terra NYSCEF science research competition

Harrisites compete in the Terra NYSCEF science research competition

Dorcas Adewale April 22, 2022

The Terra New York City Science and Engineering Fair (T-NYCSEF) calls upon local high school students to conduct research in any STEM field ranging from physics to psychology. Through different types...

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