The Overlook Journal

Know Your Ballot! Overview of 2020 Presidential Candidates

Know Your Ballot! Overview of 2020 Presidential Candidates

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

{Disclaimer: The Overlook Journal does not collectively have a particular preference in candidate and any opinions expressed in this article do not reflect the views of the Overlook Journal or Thornton-Donovan School. We strongly recommend that the reader seek out extensive research on this topic before d...

Sleeping is More Important to Your Health Than You Think

Sleeping is More Important to Your Health Than You Think

By: Riley Cahill, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Most teenagers in this day and age are constantly busy and usually in a rush. They have responsibilities in school and at home, along with buzzing social lives to tend to. But, adolescence is an important time of emotional and physical development, fueled by energy that constantly needs to be recharge...

Another Win for the Lions!

Another Win for the Lions!

By: Kristen Narain, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

On Tuesday, November 1, TD’s volleyball team played a rematch against the New York School of the Deaf (NYSD). Many parents, teachers, and even our school headmaster, Mr. Flemming, came to the home game to support both teams. After a long and tiring match, the Lions won three out of the four sets play...

T-D Shows it’s Talent at October’s Arts House

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2016

The Arts House Café is an evening where Thornton-Donovan School students get up on stage and showcase their talents to parents and fellow students. Organized by Mr. Goodman, T-D’s music teacher, this year’s first Art’s House took place in the New Rochelle Public Library on Friday, October 28. ...

Getting Ready for the 2016 Ethics Bowl

Getting Ready for the 2016 Ethics Bowl

By: Ali Chauldrey, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2016

  This year, Thornton Donovan will be participating and debating at the Manhattanville College School Ethics Bowl. Every fall, the NHSEB (National High school Ethics Bowl) gives a set of cases that cover from broad range of issues to more complex ones. Ethics teams meet with their coaches...

Noise at the Meadows Festival

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2016

  Headliner Kanye West performed at the first year The Meadows music festival  Sunday October 2nd, in the Mets Stadium parking lot in Queens, NY. Kanye West was supposed to perform from 8-10 pm, but ended up coming to the stage 40 minutes late and leaving 20 minutes early, slicing his performance...

What is Yom Kippur?

What is Yom Kippur?

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016

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...

Paladins: A Video Game Review

Paladins: A Video Game Review

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016

When Steam, my gaming service, offered me some free stuff in exchange for playing a game called Paladins, I knew I was getting myself into a world of pain. This game was created on August 3, 2016 and is for the PC. It’s currently rated T (Teen) for violence, even though there’s no blood or gore. While Steam i...

Presidential Debate : Round 1

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

It isn’t hard to say that the 2016 candidates are the worst ones yet. Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. The 1st Presidential Debate was held at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. People were not surprised by how childish the two candidates wer...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Richy

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

A new wave of teachers flood the Little Red School House this year. Earlier this month, the Overlook Journal got a chance to ask our new kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Richy, about her experience in education and her time at T-D. Here are some of her responses.   Where are you from? "I’m from Eastchester...

The Day America Will Never Forget: 9/11

By: Antonea Rufa and Mabel Takona

September 16, 2016

Originally posted September 16, 2016 Fifteen years ago, September 11 became more than just a regular Tuesday in the United States. For many, this date forever marks an unforgettable memory of terror, a multitude of losses, and the ongoing emotional distress caused by this terrorist attack. For some,...

The Overlook Journal’s Purpose

The Overlook Journal’s Purpose

By: Quincy Campbell, Managing Editor

September 8, 2016

                I can imagine that you know what the Overlook Journal is, but I’m not too sure you know why it exists. The real purpose of the paper is to introduce you guys to the true power of journalism, something I think doesn’t get much attention. You see, good journalism should help others ...

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