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Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under School Life

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 Geneseo, NY. It provided an engaging way for students interested in engineering...

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under News, School Life, Showcase

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 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
June 5, 2017
Filed under School Life

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 lower school students. After the introductory piece, the lower school classes...

T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2017
Filed under School Life, Showcase

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...

T-D Travels to the Galapagos

T-D Travels to the Galapagos

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under School Life, Showcase

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...

T-D’s Annual Science Fair

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2017
Filed under School Life

Thornton Donovan had its annual Science Fair on March 22nd and 23rd with over twenty four participants. Many parents, students, teachers and even the headmaster, Mr. Fleming, came to support the participants. This year's Science Fair was hosted by science teachers Dr. Allen and Dr. Hellge and had di...

T-D’s Spring Arts House

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under School Life

On March 17, 2017, Thornton Donovan had it’s first Arts House of the year, and as always, it was a success. We opened the night with some lovely flute and ukulele playing from sophomore Quincy Campbell and both teacher and host of this event, Mr. Goodman. Juniors Katie Mason and Leo Murzin, and seni...

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under School Life, Showcase

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...

T-D Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

T-D  Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under School Life, Showcase

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...

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion, School Life, Showcase

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. ...

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter
March 25, 2017
Filed under News, School Life, Showcase

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. ...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Franks

By: Mabel Takona, Staff Reporter
December 21, 2016
Filed under School Life

This school year, Thornton Donovan has a load of new faces, and not just students. New teachers have joined the academic staff at TD. One of the teachers, Ms. Franks, TD’s newest music teacher, sat down to talk about her experiences outside of Thornton Donovan and how she plans to impact her student...

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