Friday, October 31, 2014
Change in admissions policy reduces emphasis on state tests Change in admissions policy reduces emphasis on state tests
Mr. Sangiorgi honored in Times Square Mr. Sangiorgi honored in Times Square
Requests for security cameras denied Requests for security cameras denied
New technology ‘Drives’ its way into classes New technology ‘Drives’ its way into classes
Features Spotlight #TBT: Teachers before Townsend

#TBT: Teachers before Townsend

It’s hard to imagine Townsend Harris teachers having different careers. We assume that they have been teaching for years and will continue to do so for many more to come. However, some of the teachers at THHS did not choose their career path from the start.

Opinion Spotlight Foreign language: let’s speak more, write less

Foreign language: let’s speak more, write less

The bulk of a typical lesson in a foreign language class at Townsend Harris is made up of written exercises and endless translations involving a concept specific to that language. The study of a language has become a monotony of drills, exercises, and translations.

A&E Spotlight Enjoy the flavor of the season: pumpkin spice

Enjoy the flavor of the season: pumpkin spice

For the last couple of years, the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) has been a staple for many coffee lovers, especially during the autumn, because it reminds us that the big holidays are right around the corner. Plus, it’s a nice warm drink meant for the colder weather.

Sports Spotlight Victories at freshman-sophomore championships

Victories at freshman-sophomore championships

The boys and girls cross country teams kicked off their championship season with top place finishes at the annual PSAL Queens Borough Freshman-Sophomore Championships. The freshman team placed third overall and the sophomore team placed first.

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Bending over backwards for the iPhone 6

Bending over backwards for the iPhone 6

As Apple releases its newest product, the age-old debate once again resurfaces among the students of Townsend Harris: Apple or Samsung?… Read the rest

Phoenix reborn online

Phoenix reborn online

The Phoenix consolidated their online presence with the launch of their very own website in mid-September. Senior Editor-in-Chief Yelena Dzhanova commented, “I always say that The Phoenix is a creative haven for anyone who needs self-expression and camaraderie, and the website is just an extension of that.”

Get ready for the next big SING!

Get ready for the next big SING!

Late in September, Semore directors Dimitri Perdik and Nina Leeds and Freshior directors Nadia Khan and Elina Niyazov held their annual SING! auditions. Taking place in the cafeteria and auditorium, these auditions attracted singers, dancers, actors, artists, tech crew, and anyone willing to work either on or offstage.

Girls soccer opener

Girls soccer opener

To kick off their new season, the girls soccer team faced Francis Lewis High School on their home field, Kissena Park on September 9.… Read the rest