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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 Wind Ensemble performing at the Winter Music Concert.

Harrisites perform in annual Winter Concert before break

Reah Joby and Sabrina Chaudhry December 27, 2023

As per tradition, the music department hosted their annual  Winter Music Concert on December 20. The concert showcased multiple performances by students, ranging from choral to instrumental pieces to...

Experiences in the ARISE Summer Program

Experiences in the ARISE Summer Program

Isabella Chow and Chelsea Nan December 9, 2023

The Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program at New York University’s  Tandon School of Engineering is a 7 week long summer program from 9 am to 4 pm on a weekday schedule...

Townsend Trends: fall sweaters, shoes, and patterns

Townsend Trends: fall sweaters, shoes, and patterns

Katerina Was and Valentina Martinez November 19, 2023

This fall, many Harrisites can refresh their wardrobe with fun fall picks in line with the new trends of the 2023 season. From classic oversized sweaters, Uggs, and plaid patterns, to the more recent loafers...

Harrisites Present Their Research at the NYCSRM Consortium Symposium

Harrisites Present Their Research at the NYCSRM Consortium Symposium

Shayra Shoshi and Ayoub Ayoub September 22, 2023

The New York City Science Research Mentoring Consortium, known as ‘the Consortium,’ is a group of over 30 STEM programs offering students from a diverse set of backgrounds access to resources and mentors...

Green Team lobbies State Senator Comrie alongside Climate Reality Project to co-sponsor climate action bill

Green Team lobbies State Senator Comrie alongside Climate Reality Project to co-sponsor climate action bill

Elliot Heath and Faiza Tasnim June 12, 2023

When leaders of the Townsend Harris Green Team began searching for guests for their speaker series, they never anticipated meeting with a New York State senator. But after The Climate Reality Project,...

Project Spark- a student-run dance team in New York City

Harrisites participate in and help lead NYC-based dance team Project Spark

Isabella Zapata, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

Project Spark is a New York City dance team that promotes dance culture to high school students across the five boroughs. The Classic spoke to several Harrisites involved in Project Spark about their involvement...

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The Steel Hawks hosted Open Field 2023

Aiden Clarke, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

On February 18 and 19, Townsend Harris’ robotics team, the Steel Hawks, hosted Open Field for the first time in three years at THHS. During Open Field, robotics teams from schools all around New York...

The Bengali FON leaders.

Bengali FON: celebrating the old and showcasing the new

Jasmyn Pillay, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

As the second semester kicks off, one of Townsend Harris High School’s highly anticipated events is in full swing: the Festival of Nations (FON). This year’s Bengali FON leaders, senior Nowyshin Mridula...

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Schoolwide survey administered to give staff key data to support students

Faiza Tasnim and Diana Piergrossi December 27, 2022

On December 20, Townsend Harris faculty asked students to fill out a short survey regarding both their academic and personal experiences so far this school year. The day’s schedule was revised so that...

Clothing, photography, music, and other trends make a comeback every few years.

The recycling of trends: why and how does it happen?

Hellen Oliveira, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

The iconic 90s decade holds some of the most memorable moments in history, immortalizing many of its trends. While they periodically disappear from our feeds and closets, the decade’s inventions always...

New fitness room fit for Harrisites

New fitness room fit for Harrisites

Over the summer, the basement weight room underwent an unexpected renovation in order to enhance the student experience during physical education. What used to be a storage closet is now home to several...

Seniors asked to avoid ordering lunch into building

Seniors asked to avoid ordering lunch into building

By Danielle Amster, Darren Chang, Stephanie Guevara, Anna Gutowska, Nancy Jiang, Pascal Marcktell Following years of seniors ordering takeout from all over Flushing, this year’s seniors have been told...

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