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

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

The Classic

New teacher Ruben Durandis joins the science department

New teacher Ruben Durandis joins the science department

December 6, 2022

This school year, Townsend Harris welcomed Ruben Durandis, a new science teacher, into the school community. Joining the faculty as a biology and earth science instructor, he previously graduated from...

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...

Chancellor responds to parent regarding C-30 process

April 13, 2017

C-30 UPDATE: At an earlier Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) meeting, Freshman-Sophomore President Max Kurant and Parent Teacher Association Co-President Edward Lam brought their concerns to the Chancellor...

Sources claim IAP Jahoda insisted on students attending classes after taking SAT & PSAT; many frustrated by new plan

Sumaita Hasan and Mehrose Ahmad April 1, 2017

Recently, there has been a change in the way Townsend Harris structures the day of the in-school PSAT/SAT exam. Though the junior grade will be taking a SAT exam while the sophomore grade will be taking...

Letter to the editor in support of The Classic’s handling of controversy surrounding IAP Jahoda

March 17, 2017

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Senior Alex Chen calls upon entire student body to rally in front of Mayor’s office this Friday to oppose IAP Jahoda

Alex Chen February 20, 2017

Dear students, The Ephebic Oath is a bedstone of Townsend Harris, but to some it may seem like an abstract vow, words spoken but never manifested. The first line of it reads,  “I shall never bring...

Alumnus organizes Queens Stands Together Rally in midst of heated political climate

Aly Tantawy February 20, 2017

Additional reporting by Ashley Zhao The Queens Stands Together Rally, sponsored by Class of 2005 alumnus Ethan Felder, will be hosted at Macdonald Park in Forest Hills. Public Advocate Letitia James,...

Letter to Faculty and Staff by Immanuel Kim, Class of 2011

Immanuel Kim and Class of 2011 December 17, 2016

Class of 2011 alum Immanuel Kim has shared a letter he wrote to the faculty and staff of Townsend Harris. It can be read below: To the Wonderful Faculty and Staff: My name is Immanuel Kim, and I am a...

Climate Change: no longer impending, but threatening An overview of climate change

Joshua Tsai December 3, 2015

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference began on November 20 and will continue until December 11 in Paris, France. It is the 21st annual session of the Conference of Parties, a conference in...

REMEMBERING ANTHONY

October 25, 2015

BY Poonam Dass, Sumaita Hasan, and Jason Lalljee KNOWN FOR his kindness, his smile and his vivacity, Townsend Harris alumnUS Anthony Chiarenza passed away on October 5 after falling...

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