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  • The Crisis in Syria Explained
    News

    The Crisis in Syria Explained

    By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

    May 17, 2017

    The Syrian civil war has been an ongoing ordeal since 2011. The start of the war can be traced back to the Syrian city of Deraa, wherein fifteen school-aged children were arrested and tortured for anti-government graffiti that they had posted on a wall.  Upon hearing this news, the citizens in the ...

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  • T-D Travels to the Galapagos
    School Life

    T-D Travels to the Galapagos

    By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

    May 4, 2017

    From April 13 through the 17, Thornton-Donovan School students had the opportunity to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. Travelers visited the exotic islands of the Galapagos on a four day educational cruise. T-D initially landed at San Cristobal Island, the first island visited by Charles Da...

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  • Shifting Into Spring Fashions
    Opinion

    Shifting Into Spring Fashions

    By: Amber Corbett and Cierra Devivo

    April 6, 2017

    Finally, after a long winter, it is time to shift your closet to spring clothing. Shifting to spring can be quite difficult for some because they prefer to dress only for the fall, but - no fear - we are about to break down the best ways to spring into a wardrobe suitable for warmer weather. Winter ...

  • (Opinion) Sophomore Speaks Up About Sex Ed
    Opinion

    (Opinion) Sophomore Speaks Up About Sex Ed

    By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter

    April 5, 2017

    The views expressed in this piece are mine and mine alone and do not respect the beliefs of Thornton-Donovan School or any other member of The Overlook Journal. On the weekend of March 3-6, I attended the RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism). About 500 Jewish teens gathered in Washington D.C. to disc...

  • T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley
    School Life

    T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

    By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

    March 31, 2017

    Imagine yourself in a high, mountainous region where you are only hundreds of feet away from touching the clouds. Some of our Thornton-Donovan students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this breathtaking place, also known as Peru, on January 16th through the 21st. Out of all of the histo...

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  • T-D  Seniors Speak On College Acceptance
    School Life

    T-D Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

    By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

    March 30, 2017

    It’s about that time of year again. After a long four years of work, seniors have started to receive acceptance letters from their chosen colleges. This year, a number of prestigious colleges –including Cornell, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Polytechnic – have accepted T-D seniors. Seniors Greg Li...

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News

The Crisis in Syria Explained

The Crisis in Syria Explained

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

The Syrian civil war has been an ongoing ordeal since 2011. The start of the war can be traced back to the Syrian city of Deraa, wherein fifteen school-aged children were arrested and tortured for anti-government graffiti th...

May 17, 2017No Comments

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 25, 2017No Comments

  • Airport Protests Sweep the Nation March 9, 2017
  • Secretary Betsy Devos: Education For All? February 27, 2017
  • Trump’s 1st Controversial Travel Ban February 22, 2017

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School Life

T-D Travels to the Galapagos

T-D Travels to the Galapagos

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

From April 13 through the 17, Thornton-Donovan School students had the opportunity to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. Travelers visited the exotic islands of the Galapagos on a four day educational cruise. T-D...

May 4, 2017No Comments

  • T-D’s Annual Science Fair April 2, 2017
  • T-D’s Spring Arts House March 31, 2017
  • T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley March 31, 2017

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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 23, 2016No 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 14, 2016No 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 10, 2016No Comments

  • Another Win for the Lions! November 10, 2016
  • Volleyball: TD Lionesses For The Win October 5, 2016
  • Thornton-Donovan starts tennis program as newest sport March 31, 2015

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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 29, 2017No Comments

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