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  • Hurricanes Hit Caribbean and American Coasts
    News

    Hurricanes Hit Caribbean and American Coasts

    By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

    September 21, 2017

    This past month we’ve heard a lot about the multiple hurricanes affecting the southern part of the United States and the Caribbean. Fortunately, New York has not been affected, but what has this weather disaster done to the those hit? Hurricane Irma, active from August 30 until September 14, 2017 has...

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    Jabin Botsford

  • Overlook Journal Welcome Letter (2017-2018)

    Overlook Journal Welcome Letter (2017-2018)

    By: Andrew Chapin, Staff Moderator

    September 18, 2017

    Dear students: Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year, returning and new Overlook Journal members! I want to start out by commending last year’s staff on their most prolific year to date. Not only did the amount of pieces produced increase, but the quality of work did as well. There was much to be...

  • T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit
    School Life

    T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

    By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

    September 18, 2017

    On Thursday, September 14, Thornton-Donovan School took a trip to the Long Island Museum of American Art to see an exhibit on Lumen Martin Winter. Winter is a famous artist who also has an important connection to T-D’s campus. He moved to New Rochelle during the 1960’s and bought a house that d...

  • 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...

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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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  • 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...

    Diale Takona

News

Earthquake Hits Central Mexico

By: Molly Cummings, Staff Reporter

On Tuesday, September 19th, Mexico was struck by a tragic earthquake. The earthquake hit around 1:00 p.m. local time just south of Mexico City, according to CBS News. The magnitude of this earthquake was roughly around 7....

September 21, 2017No Comments

Hurricanes Hit Caribbean and American Coasts

Hurricanes Hit Caribbean and American Coasts

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

This past month we’ve heard a lot about the multiple hurricanes affecting the southern part of the United States and the Caribbean. Fortunately, New York has not been affected, but what has this weather disaster done ...

September 21, 2017No Comments

  • The Truth About Blood Diamonds June 7, 2017
  • Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations June 7, 2017
  • Manchester Attack Explained June 5, 2017

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School Life

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Jane Blackstone

By: Jacqueline Burroughs, Staff Reporter

For this 2017-18 school year T-D was fortunate enough to gain some new staff members, one being our new vocal/music teacher Ms. Jane Blackstone. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Blackstone to learn more about her.  Where are you...

September 22, 2017No Comments

T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

On Thursday, September 14, Thornton-Donovan School took a trip to the Long Island Museum of American Art to see an exhibit on Lumen Martin Winter. Winter is a famous artist who also has an important connection to T-D’s cam...

September 18, 2017No Comments

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 June 7, 2017
  • T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!” June 5, 2017
  • T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival! June 3, 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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