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

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Math teachers Abid Choudhury and Kayla Gill teach in an ICT math class.

“A model for special education in this city”: the ten-year story of how building a special education program transformed this top NYC school

In April 2014, the New York Daily News reported that parents at Townsend Harris High School were angry. The New York City Department of Education was pushing THHS to expand access to special education...

College flags line the walls in the guidance office.

How overturning Affirmative Action upended the admissions process, leaving a haze of uncertainty and anxiety for seniors awaiting admissions results

Aiden Clarke, Riya Chaudhry, and Ramon A. Rodriguez March 26, 2024

Last June, the United States Supreme Court ruled to end the use of Affirmative Action in college admissions. With a vote of 6-3, the court’s decision effectively upended over 50 years of precedent established...

The moment the Hawks won the Queens Championship on February 16.

Girls Varsity Basketball team makes THHS history as Queens champions, defeating Francis Lewis to take the title

Ramon A. Rodriguez February 19, 2024

On Friday, the Girls Varsity Basketball team won the Queens Borough Championship against Francis Lewis High School. At home in the THHS gym alongside a crowd of cheering Harrisites, the Hawks emerged victorious...

A senior hung the Palestinian flag near the school entryway on November 21.

After senior claims to be disciplined for hanging a Palestinian flag in front of school, tensions rise over political speech

Isabel Jagsaran, Carina Fucich, and Sadeea Morshed November 29, 2023

On Tuesday, November 21, a senior climbed part of the Townsend Harris entryway and hung a Palestinian flag. The next day, the student posted on social media that they “got expelled” for hanging the...

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