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

2023-2024 Staff

Carina Fucich
Editor-in-Chief

Carina Fucich

Carina Fucich is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves to play sports and solve puzzles in her free time. Her favorite memory of The Classic is going to Albany to talk to legislators....

Isabel Jagsaran
Editor-in-Chief

Isabel Jagsaran

Isabel is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys exploring new recipes, listening to a plethora of music genres, and kindly asking her friends to take pictures of her. Her favorite memories with The Classic involve ...

Sadeea Morshed
Editor-in-Chief

Sadeea Morshed

Sadeea Morshed is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves to dance and watch cheesy romcoms in her free time. When she's not editing Classic articles, you might find her with a book in hand or turning the volume up...

Katherine Lian
Multimedia Chief

Katherine Lian

Katherine Lian is a senior at Townsend High School who enjoys taking pictures, dancing, and trying new things. Her favorite memory with The Classic was her trip to Albany with her peers.

Bridgette Jeonarine
Managing Editor

Bridgette Jeonarine

Bridgette is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. In her free time, she loves reading romantic comedies and catching up on the latest news stories. In the future, she hopes to obtain a law degree and pursue a career as a political...

Toluwanimi Oyeleye
Managing Editor

Toluwanimi Oyeleye

Toluwanimi is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys playing volleyball and reading in her free time. Her favorite show is The Office. When she has the opportunity, she also loves assembling things such as furniture.

Isabella Zapata
Managing Editor

Isabella Zapata

Isabella is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves capturing moments in photographs and loves to travel to new destinations. She also enjoys watching films and listening to music.

Ryan Young
Managing Editor

Ryan Young

Ryan Young is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. He is a managing editor focused on The Classic TV YouTube channel. When he's not swimming or catching up on homework, you'll likely find him editing videos.

Reem Nasrallah
Classic Business Director

Reem Nasrallah

Reem Nasrallah is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys lifting, going on runs, and binge-watching her favorite shows ("Suits" is the current obsession)

Diana Piergrossi
News Editor

Diana Piergrossi

Diana is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. Her favorite subjects in school are English and science, and she enjoys reading, writing, photography, traveling, and baking. She has also been playing soccer for ten years and...

Faiza Tasnim
News Editor

Faiza Tasnim

Faiza is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves to listen to podcasts, read books, watch anime, and practice learning her native language. She also loves to watch true crime documentaries and be scared afterward.

Nilla Wahab
News Editor

Nilla Wahab

Nilla is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She is excitedly entering her second year as an editor for The Classic. In her free time, she is an avid fantasy reader and enjoys trying out new pastry recipes.

Silga Chisim
Features Editor

Silga Chisim

Silga is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. One of her favorite hobbies is reading, especially during heavy rainstorms. She also likes to bake or play games in her free time!

Aiden Clarke
Features Editor

Aiden Clarke

Aiden is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. When he’s not on Face Time, hanging out with his friends, or stressing to finish that one assignment he forgot about before 11:59, he likes to read, write, and learn fun facts...

Caylin Chan
Sports Editor

Caylin Chan

Caylin is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She is very passionate about sports and enjoys photography. If you don’t find her on the basketball court you can find her watching a movie, listening to Taylor Swift, or watching...

Jacqueline Lowenhaupt
Sports Editor

Jacqueline Lowenhaupt

Jacqueline is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves traveling and tasting new cuisine. Her favorite thing to do is either walk her two dogs or hangout with her friends! Jacqueline also enjoys playing soccer.

Chloe Mau
Sports Editor

Chloe Mau

Chloe Mau is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys playing volleyball and baking in her free time. Her favorite memory from the 2022 - 2023 school year was the junior trip to Six Flags.

Shamonti Shamim
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Shamonti Shamim

Shamonti is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She has done art all her life, starting from when she was 4 years old! She has a fraternal twin sister who inspires her art style and has continued to support her and her passions....

Ana Ramlagan
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Ana Ramlagan

Ana is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys reading romance, binge-watching Netflix and listening to music. Her dream job is to be a dermatologist someday!

Shayra Shoshi
Science & Technology Editor

Shayra Shoshi

Shayra is a Junior at Townsend Harris High School. She spends her free time hand-knitting, reading, and journaling. She hopes to study medicine in the future.

Carolina Corcuera
Science & Technology Editor

Carolina Corcuera

Carolina is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She really likes The Classic, especially her beloved department, Sci & Tech. She really loves baking (although she is rather mediocre at it) and loves sharing her goodies ...

Michael Babayev
Opinion Editor

Michael Babayev

Michael is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. As an opinion editor for The Classic, he has covered topics ranging from artificial intelligence to standardized testing. When he is not researching for a new article, he can b...

Audrey Lin
Opinion Editor

Audrey Lin

Audrey is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. When she’s not hanging out with friends or playing basketball you can find her curating the perfect Spotify playlist or watching a rom-com.

Bakhsish Kaur
Multimedia Editor

Bakhsish Kaur

Bakhsish is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She can often be found in her room making edits for TikTok or watching her favorite shows. She loves listening to music and will always be ready with a recommendation for you....

Tenzing Gurung
Multimedia Editor

Tenzing Gurung

Tenzing is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She will often be found attempting to bake a new dessert or with her nose deep in a book. She is also a plane documentary enthusiast, so if a movie or show is about planes, she...

Samira Li
Photography Editor

Samira Li

Samira is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys photography and art, especially digital art, and she loves playing sports, such as table tennis, tennis, handball, etc. She’s also been on the robotics team her enti...

Karen Lin
Photography Editor / Social Media Editor

Karen Lin

Karen is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. Her passions include graphic design, photography, and fine arts. In her free time, she enjoys reading or capturing moments across her five cameras.

Kelly Gildea
Social Media Editor

Kelly Gildea

Kelly is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She is a horrible baker and avid reader who loves nature walks and hanging out with her friends. She's either listening to Taylor Swift or playing volleyball, or both.

Ashley Liao
Social Media Editor

Ashley Liao

Ashley is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys meeting and talking to new people both in and out of school. She believes that social media is important for fostering these connections. She recently took up crocheting,...

Jialin Chen
Art Editor

Jialin Chen

Jialin is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves to draw and listen to music in her free time. She also likes to travel around the city and explore new places.

Amy Jiang
Art Editor

Amy Jiang

Amy is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys trying out a variety of new hobbies. Recently, she has been trying to learn embroidery and rollerblading.

Annie Park
Art Editor

Annie Park

Annie is a senior at Townsend Harris High School.

Andy Chen
Layout Editor

Andy Chen

Andy is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. He likes watching movies and drawing in his free time. He also enjoys taking photos of the sky.

Jackie Chen
Copy Chief / Features Copy Editor

Jackie Chen

Jackie is a senior at Townsend Harris High School.

Riya Chaudhry
News Copy Editor

Riya Chaudhry

Riya is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She likes to read, travel, and go to the beach. She also likes to hang out with her friends. She danced for ten years.

Defne Kaygisiz
News Copy Editor

Defne Kaygisiz

Defne is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She likes reading depressing books, watching gloomy movies, and listening to music. Her favorite artist is currently Patti Smith and her favorite movie is Submarine. She has a...

Maimuna Amina
Features Copy Editor

Maimuna Amina

Maimuna is a sophomore at Townsend Harris High School. She enjoys to read in her free time. Her favorite genre of books is mystery and thriller. With that, her favorite TV show is Criminal Minds!

Ramon A. Rodriguez
Features Copy Editor

Ramon A. Rodriguez

Ramon is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. In his free time, he like to bake and play with his Yorkshire Terrier, Toby. He enjoys spending time with friends during school, clubs, etc.

Eva Hannon
Sports Copy Editor

Eva Hannon

Eva is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She is very passionate about sports and has been playing basketball for a very long time. She also enjoys dance and is one of the dance directors for SING.

Julia Pietrzak
Sports Copy Editor

Julia Pietrzak

Julia is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She loves to travel, take photos, and try new foods. She never misses out on a weekend hike or watching the Olympics.

Daffny Cardoso
Arts & Entertainment Copy Editor

Daffny Cardoso

Daffny is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. She has been in The Classic during her entire high school career. In her free time, she likes to play volleyball and watch soccer.

Anastasia Gonidelis
Arts & Entertainment Copy Editor

Anastasia Gonidelis

Anastasia is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She is a writer who enjoys dancing and traveling in addition to writing. She is very excited to be a part of the Classic Team and can’t wait to see the amazing articles and...

Mohammad Nasrallah
Arts & Entertainment Copy Editor

Mohammad Nasrallah

Mohammad is a sophomore at Townsend Harris High School. In his free time, he loves to play basketball, lift weights, and listen to music. Mohammad was introduced to media at a young age, when he began reading sports articles abou...

Ayoub Ayoub
Science & Technology Copy Editor

Ayoub Ayoub

Ayoub is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. He loves playing chess, table tennis, and wrestling. He loves to take care of cats and to travel the world.

Rabtah Jinan
Science & Technology Copy Editor

Rabtah Jinan

Rabtah Jinan is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. Her favorite activity is doing henna and perfecting her designs through practice. She loves gathering interviews for her articles and learning more about other people.

Aastha Patel
Science & Technology Copy Editor

Aastha Patel

Aastha is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. Her favorite activity is watching horror movies at night. She also enjoys going to theme parks.

Lucas Kim
Opinion Copy Editor

Lucas Kim

Lucas is a sophomore at Townsend Harris High School. He enjoys playing soccer and the piano. He also likes to hang out with friends.

Farah Rahimzada
Opinion Copy Editor

Farah Rahimzada

Farah is a junior at Townsend Harris High School. She is a strategic thinker who thrives in fast-paced environments. She also enjoys various sports including hockey and horseback riding.

Chloe Szeto
Copy at Large

Chloe Szeto

Chloe is a senior at Townsend Harris High School. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, baking, or doing almost anything with her friends. As a member of the Japan Bowl team, she also enjoys studying the Japanese language and...

Anonnya Debi
Copy at Large

Anonnya Debi

Anonnya is a senior at Townsend Harris High School.

Queenie Sze
Copy at Large

Queenie Sze

Queenie is a senior who has been a member of the Classic since her sophomore year. Her favorite food is instant ramen and she enjoys experimenting with new recipes.

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