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Shifting Into Spring Fashions

Shifting Into Spring Fashions

By: Amber Corbett and Cierra Devivo
April 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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) Sophomore Speaks Up About Sex Ed

By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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...

Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

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

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. ...

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split”

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split”

By: Arbrenee Collinas, Staff Reporter
March 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Thrillers give their audiences the heart-stopping, mind-racing, on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling where you're anticipating the very worst only to see the opposite. That's M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller/horror film Split. In Split the main character, Kevin, has 24 different personas.  Each ...

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

Review: Take a Trip to “La La Land”!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

The Oscar nominated musical, “La La Land,” gives a modern perspective on old Hollywood movies. La La Land  tells the story of an aspiring actress named Mia (played by Emma Stone) who moves to Los Angeles to make her dreams come true. She then, by a series of unusual coincidences, meets a jazz pian...

Student’s Methods of Relaxing for Exams

Student’s Methods of Relaxing for Exams

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under First Person POV, Opinion, School Life

With quarterly exams coming up, I talked to some high school students to see how they relax and deal with stress. The first person I interviewed was sophomore Romi D’Annunzio. She told me that she likes to listen to music and draw to calm down. She also informed me that before she takes the tests,...

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under First Person POV, Lower School Report, Opinion

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.com, 100 million people had already downloaded the app from the Google Play market. I will go over some things Pokémon Go did for the tech w...

What is Yom Kippur?

What is Yom Kippur?

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Completed, First Person POV, Lower School Report, Opinion

Yom Kippur is the day of forgiveness. Jews on this day pray for forgiveness and hope that their names will be written in The Book of Life. Jews believe that their lives would extend when G-d wrote their names in the Book of Life, which is believed to contain the names of everyone who will live on th...

Fashion: Summer Breeze to Autumn Winds

Fashion: Summer Breeze to Autumn Winds

By: Amber Corbett and Oumou Sarr
September 28, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

Transitioning from fall to summer is always a hard task when it comes to your wardrobe. Some days are warmer than others; however, you don’t want to leave someone asking “What season is it?” as they pass by you. In order to prevent that mishap, there are a few staple items everyone can have in thei...

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

By: Brianna Henry
August 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, School Life, Showcase

During the 2015-2016 school year, I enrolled in the second period digital music class. In this class we worked on computers to create pieces using Logic Pro X software and the thousands of sounds it had to offer. While I learned the basics of Logic and experimented with different sounds, more importantly...

A Big Mess: Shootings in America

A Big Mess: Shootings in America

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Managing Editor
August 9, 2016
Filed under First Person POV, Opinion, Showcase

I do not like dealing with hypotheticals, but I am curious: What would have happened if the Orlando mass shooter, whom I shall not name, had not claimed to be a member of ISIS? Would the act have suddenly been a completely different issue? Would FOX News not have called it an act of Islamic terrorism ...

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