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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

Angela Zhu flies her way to States

Angela Zhu “flies” her way to States

Kristen Zhou, Gabriel Matatov, and Ryan Eng December 6, 2019

By Ryan Eng, Gabriel Matatov, and Kristen Zhou, Staff Writers and Sports Editor Each year, the Townsend Harris girls’ swim team sends many swimmers to the PSAL A Swimming Championships, where swimmers...

Why I run: A story of passion and progress

Why I run: A story of passion and progress

Tirthraj Patel May 15, 2019

By Tirthraj Patel, Staff Writer Picture the Freshmen Year club fair: a stuffy cafeteria chock-full of banners and trifolds advertising Townsend’s many extracurricular clubs and athletic teams; tables...

Eva Guo swims her way to Carnegie Mellon

Eva Guo swims her way to Carnegie Mellon

Kristen Zhou and Ariana Vernon May 13, 2019

By Ariana Vernon and Kristen Zhou, Staff Writers After a tough application process, senior Eva Guo has been recruited to swim for Carnegie Mellon University’s women's swimming and diving team. Carnegie...

Remember the Hawks: Varsity Girls’ Basketball’s magical season

Remember the Hawks: Varsity Girls’ Basketball’s magical season

Hritamber Chakraborty and Kunchaka Fonseka April 4, 2019

A team’s season is not defined by its losses, but the manner in which the team bounces back, stronger and with a tenacity that brings each player closer. Being a part of a team is about respect for...

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Babstock: THHS’ Biggest Sports Fan

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Babstock: THHS’ Biggest Sports Fan

Hritamber Chakraborty June 28, 2018

Normally, we run objective news articles that cover a teacher's whole career when they retire. For Mr. Babstock one of our reporters wanted to do something different. He explained: Before you read any...

Photo by Audrey Phung

A winning formula: Townsend Harris girls varsity basketball

Kunchaka Fonseka February 27, 2018

By Kunchaka Fonseka, staff writer Every year, around this time in February, the gym is packed to bursting with fans, cameras, and food. By halftime, the bakesale in the lobby is vacant of food and its...

Winter sports begin at Townsend Harris

Winter sports begin at Townsend Harris

By Shahidul Abedin, Amberly Khan, Pascal Marcktell and Shankar Raghunandan, staff writers Winter arrives with more than just snow for many of the student-athletes of Townsend Harris High Schools....

Fall season sports preview

Agastya Vaidya and Alex Velaroas September 28, 2016

The start of the new school year brings with it the beginning of fall season sports, which many students have already started training for. Bowling The girls bowling team had success last year, finishing...

Photo by Adam Sosnicki

ESPN 30 for 30: Joseph Canzoneri, A Baseball Life

Benjamin Chang June 13, 2016

Since the publication of this article, Mr. Canzoneri was removed from Townsend Harris following allegations of sexual misconduct. Some advised that we take down this article, but since the below perspectives...

Track team sweeps Mayor’s Cup

George Adamou April 24, 2016

Written The boys and girls outdoor track teams participated in the NYC Mayor’s Cup Championship meet, claiming several top-10 finishes in their respective events. The renowned annual meet took place...

Getting to Know Master Oh

Agastya Vaidya April 1, 2016

Written by Agastya Vaidya   Gazing upon Townsend Harris’ Wall of Fame, one can see many of our school’s marvelous figures: the famous Dr. Jonas Salk, who discovered the first polio vaccine,...

PSAL continues in the wrong direction

Kristine Guillaume and Noah Silversmith February 4, 2016

In a city that contains more than 40,000 student athletes, transportation to competitions and practices may present unneeded hardships to a whole team. Despite the use of the Metropolitan Transit Authority,...

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