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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

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 20, 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...

Photo by Phillip Fraczek

Steel Hawks advance to Worlds after claiming regional championship

Jocelyn Wang and Anton Rud March 25, 2022

By the end of the final round at the FIRST Robotics New York Tech Valley Regional Competition last Wednesday, the Townsend Harris Steel Hawks robotics team were all sprawled across the floor of the stadium...

Omicron: not just another variant?

Omicron: not just another variant?

Devin Wu January 13, 2022

It has been two years since the first reported case of COVID-19 was detected on December 31, 2019. Since then, doctors and scientists have raced to grasp the true nature of the disease while developing...

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: the home stretch for ending the pandemic?

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots: the home stretch for ending the pandemic?

Hemish Naidoo January 13, 2022

As the COVID-19 situation takes another bleak turn with both the Delta and Omicron variants perpetrating a spike in cases throughout New York, it’s important to reflect on the state of the entire nation...

Nine unique STEM opportunities for Harrisites

Nine unique STEM opportunities for Harrisites

Joanna Li, Andrew Li, and William Hu December 31, 2021

This fall, students entered the halls of Townsend Harris brimming with both nervous and enthusiastic energy for their newly restored in-person classes and extracurriculars. Despite being commonly known...

Holiday gift guide: last minute gift ideas for STEM lovers

Holiday gift guide: last minute gift ideas for STEM lovers

Carolina Corcuera, Dorcas Adewale, and Devin Wu December 24, 2021

By Devin Wu, Dorcas Adewale, and Carolina Corcuera The holiday season is right around the corner.  If you’re currently in the process of searching for gifts, we’ve compiled an array of STEM-related...

2021 alumna featured on Netflix show about the teenage mind

2021 alumna featured on Netflix show about the teenage mind

Jocelyn Wang and Elsa Oreen December 10, 2021

Last month, Vox’s second season of the series The Mind, Explained premiered on Netflix. The second episode, titled “Teenage Brain,” featured Sohini Alim, an alumna from Townsend Harris’ class...

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