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  • Movie Review: Before I Fall
    Entertainment, Opinion

    Movie Review: Before I Fall

    By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

    March 29, 2017

    Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young, (Nobody Walks, Babes in Toyland)  and stars Zoey Deutch ...

  • Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention
    Opinion, School Life

    Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

    By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

    March 29, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, Overlook Journal Advisor Mr. Chapin, Editor-in-Chief Quincy Campbell ‘19, Taylor Marsico ‘19, Mabel Takona ’20, Antonea Rufa ‘20, and I attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 93rd annual Spring Convention at Columbia University. ...

    Mabel Takona (left), Cecile Macintosh (center), and Quincy A. Campbell (right) at CSPA workshop

  • T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests
    News, School Life

    T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

    By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

    March 25, 2017

    On March 11, Japanese students from Sera High School in Sera, Hiroshima, arrived to spend two weeks studying at Thornton-Donovan. The schools have a longstanding relationship. As recently as last June, a group of T-D upper schoolers traveled to Hiroshima shortly after T-D ended its school year. ...

    Areth Fuller/PA Wire

  • Airport Protests Sweep the Nation
    News

    Airport Protests Sweep the Nation

    By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

    March 8, 2017

    After Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27, banning travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, seven predominantly Muslim countries, thousands of protesters across the country gathered at airports to show their opposition to the order. Many stayed all day; some even...

  • Secretary Betsy Devos: Education For All?
    News

    Secretary Betsy Devos: Education For All?

    By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

    February 26, 2017

    Betsy DeVos has had quite the year so far. After being announced by President Trump as the nominee for the eleventh Secretary of Education back in November of 2016, she was sworn in last week on February 7, 2017. However, DeVos’s nomination didn’t go over well with a good portion of the po...

  • Trump’s 1st Controversial Travel Ban
    News

    Trump’s 1st Controversial Travel Ban

    By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

    February 22, 2017

    Not long after entering the White House, President Donald Trump made an executive order, upsetting people all over the world. Now, for those who don’t know, an executive order is an official statement from the president which tells government agencies how to use their resources, and in Trump’...

News

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

On March 11, Japanese students from Sera High School in Sera, Hiroshima, arrived to spend two weeks studying at Thornton-Donovan. The schools have a longstanding relationship. As recently as last June, a group of T-D upper...

March 25No Comments

Airport Protests Sweep the Nation

Airport Protests Sweep the Nation

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

After Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27, banning travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, seven predominantly Muslim countries, thousands of protesters across the country g...

March 9No Comments

  • Secretary Betsy Devos: Education For All? February 27
  • Trump’s 1st Controversial Travel Ban February 22
  • 2017’s Historic Women’s March February 12

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School Life

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

On Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, Overlook Journal Advisor Mr. Chapin, Editor-in-Chief Quincy Campbell ‘19, Taylor Marsico ‘19, Mabel Takona ’20, Antonea Rufa ‘20, and I attended the Columbia Scholastic...

March 29No Comments

  • T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests March 25
  • Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Franks December 21
  • T-D’s Upcoming Holiday Luncheon December 19

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Lower School Report

iPhone 7: The Safe Choice

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter

The new iPhone 7 got a lot of people excited. According to CNET.com, some new facets of the iPhone 7 include the following: Improved camera and photo quality Wate...

December 31

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter

When Pokémon GO was released in the US on July 6, 2016, millions of people began to catch Pokémon on their phones. By August 12, according to Businessofapps...

October 26

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Sports

Entering the NFL Playoffs: Where Does Your Team Stand?

Entering the NFL Playoffs: Where Does Your Team Stand?

By: Kristen Narain, Staff Reporter

The 2016-2017 NFL season is soon coming to an end, with many teams trying to take the champion title of Super Bowl LI. Eight of the thirty-two teams have already secured their...

December 23No Comments

Girls’ Volleyball: The Battle against EF Academy

Girls’ Volleyball: The Battle against EF Academy

By: Mabel Takona, Staff Reporter

EF Academy’s volleyball players are not strangers to T-D’s Lions. In fact, T-D played and lost against the team during their last volleyball season in the fall of 2015. How...

November 14No Comments

Rugby Game Ends in Stalemate

Rugby Game Ends in Stalemate

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

I'd like to call the first game we played at Keio Academy on October 30th, a “learning curve”. The team that we played against was very prepared and had a solid defens...

November 10No Comments

  • Another Win for the Lions! November 10
  • Volleyball: TD Lionesses For The Win October 5
  • Thornton-Donovan starts tennis program as newest sport March 31

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Entertainment

Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s cha...

March 29No Comments

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

February 9

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