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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

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Approximately 116 students and four mentors attended the Robotics Competition in Albany.

After Steel Hawks place fourth at the Robotics Competition in Albany, team members reflect on season

Malihah Islam and Mohashin Tasfiya April 18, 2024

Amongst the numerous tournaments the Townsend Harris Steel Hawks participate in annually, the Robotics Competition in Albany was one Harrisites were eager to take part in. Approximately 116 students and...

The Steel Hawks make their boba easily accessible as you can purchase it during lunch and order it on your phone.

To build a better robot, the robotics team goes into business with boba

Malihah Islam, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

In addition to building a robot and preparing for competitions, Townsend Harris’s robotics team has become known throughout the school for their side business: selling boba. In the last three years,...

This spring, many Harrisites are looking forward to applying to summer internships for the arts.

Digital note taking vs. paper note taking

Johnson Liu, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

At Townsend Harris, one of the foremost responsibilities of all students is note taking. While this fact remains constant, the manner in which this act is performed has changed drastically due to technological...

ModIT invites former president and 
Princeton student, Sonia Hasko, to talk to current club members

Alumna Sonia Hasko returns to address ModIT members

Azeezat Yusuf and Zainab Ousama February 25, 2024

In early January, Townsend Harris Highschool’s technology and finance club, ModIT,  invited Sonia Hasko, a class of 2022 graduate and a current student at Princeton University, to speak about her experiences...

New color-coded bins stand along the cafeteria walls with arrows and instructive boards behind them.

Curbside Composting Program transforms the cafeteria’s garbage disposal process, though some are reluctant to comply

Ayoub Ayoub, Rabtah Jinan, and Shayra Shoshi February 22, 2024

In the cafeteria, a row of new color-coded garbage bins now stands along the walls with arrows and instructive posters that encourage students to separate their waste into four different categories. These...

Students spent time learning about science research on the Queens College campus.

Science Research classes participate in annual Queens College Research Day event

Julian Kleinmuntz, Mohashin Tasfiya, and Raniel Pasaoa January 19, 2024

Last week, Science Research students at Townsend Harris attended their annual trip to the Queens College Research Day. Throughout the event, sophomores, juniors, and seniors engaged in interactive, science-related...

Alum Zunayed Abdullah talks about his journey from THHS to NASA.

From Harrisite to NASA Engineer: alum Zunayed Abdullah shares his story

Rahman Arssath, Staff Writer January 4, 2024

From studying for AP Calculus BC exams to managing the cargo that gets sent to the International Space Station for NASA, former Harrisite Zunayed Abdullah has come a long way. Mr. Abdullah attended...

Is it helpful to listen to music while studying?

Does music improve studying?

Giuseppe Volpe, Karson Chen, and Yooan Oh January 4, 2024

Music is said to boost concentration and mood, leading to a more productive study session, prompting many students to listen to it while studying. On the other hand, others believe that music distracts...

Harrisites Share Their Opinion on Apple’s Latest Feature “NameDrop”

Harrisites Share Their Opinion on Apple’s Latest Feature “NameDrop”

Raniel Pasaoa, Staff Writer December 31, 2023

On October 25, Apple launched iOS 17.1 with a new feature called NameDrop.  This feature  allows users to share contact information in mere seconds. Like every Apple update, NameDrop has mixed reactions...

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...

Science-themed gift ideas for this holiday season.

Science-themed gifts for the holiday season

Karson Chen, Yooan Oh, and Giuseppe Volpe December 18, 2023

As the holiday season approaches and secret santa groups gather, we find ourselves in the season of exchanging gifts. While people often shop for video games or new clothes, science-themed presents allow...

Health Professions society and Dr. Melissa P. Murray

Health Professionals Society club members host guest speaker

Raisa Kamal and Kadiatou Dia December 17, 2023

In October, the  Health Professionals Society club hosted Dr. Melissa P. Murray as a guest speaker, offering attendees the opportunity to acquire better knowledge of the plethora of careers within the...

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