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  • Letter from the Moderator

    Letter from the Moderator

    By: Andrew Chapin, Moderator

    June 26, 2017

    In the waning days of last year’s summer vacation, I wrote a letter detailing my expectations for The Overlook Journal. In it, I bemoaned the previous year’s failures and reaffirmed my belief in the need for accountability from the editors to the general staff. Honestly, though, I had no idea wha...

    Mr. Van Lesberghe

  • The Truth About Blood Diamonds
    News

    The Truth About Blood Diamonds

    By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

    June 7, 2017

    In America, the diamond is a symbol of love and commitment, destined to last forever. However, what if the gem lovers hold so dear was actually a symbol of destruction rather than adoration- fuel for civil wars, environmental destruction and human rights violations. It’s sad to say that certain...

  • Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations
    News, School Life

    Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

    By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

    June 7, 2017

    It is not news that the earth's climate has been increasing over the years. According to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, there has been an increase of 1.53 degrees since the late nineteenth century. Whether one wants to accept this as a problem, or call it a hoax, even a meager i...

  • T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!
    School Life

    T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

    By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

    June 3, 2017

    Most school open houses are presented by administrators and teachers, but on Sunday, June 11th, the students of Thornton-Donovan will have center stage. The first annual Fringe Festival is an event that, in the words of Mr. Fleming, “will showcase students speaking about their classes, extracurricu...

    Kj pargeter

  • 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 ...

    Nish Nalbandian

  • 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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News

The Truth About Blood Diamonds

The Truth About Blood Diamonds

By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

In America, the diamond is a symbol of love and commitment, destined to last forever. However, what if the gem lovers hold so dear was actually a symbol of destruction rather than adoration- fuel for civil wars, environmental...

June 7, 2017No Comments

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

It is not news that the earth's climate has been increasing over the years. According to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, there has been an increase of 1.53 degrees since the late nineteenth century. Wh...

June 7, 2017No Comments

  • Manchester Attack Explained June 5, 2017
  • The Crisis in Syria Explained May 17, 2017
  • T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests March 25, 2017

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School Life

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

T-D’s Rocket Society has been operating for three years, trying to send a rocket to space. On Saturday, May 26th, the team accomplished their first step in their journey, launching a rocket in a statewide competition in Gen...

June 7, 2017No Comments

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

It is not news that the earth's climate has been increasing over the years. According to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, there has been an increase of 1.53 degrees since the late nineteenth century. Wh...

June 7, 2017No Comments

T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!”

T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!”

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

On June 2, Thornton Donovan had their final Arts House of the school year. It was a long night filled with many talented performers. The evening started off with the Nature of Music class, featuring an appearance by the adorable...

June 5, 2017No Comments

  • T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival! June 3, 2017
  • T-D Travels to the Galapagos May 4, 2017
  • T-D’s Annual Science Fair April 2, 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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