The Overlook Journal

Lead Generators: The Danger of Scholarship Sites

Lead Generators: The Danger of Scholarship Sites

By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase, Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered what happens to your personal information after you send it to a scholarship website? You may think that it is only used to pick a winner at random, but instead your information is often sold to marketing partners, such as colleges and textbook companies. This can result in your getting...

Student Spotlight: Lina Vilanek

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

December 30, 2017


Filed under School Life

Today I sat with senior Lina Vilanek,  astudent came from Germany, to talk about Thornton-Donovan and the United States. What part of Germany are you from? How would you compare it to New Rochelle or New York City?             "[I am from] Hamburg. It’s bigger than New Rochelle but much ...

Frenki-Lulgjuraj: An Albanian’s First 60 Days in T-D

Frenki-Lulgjuraj: An Albanian’s First 60 Days in T-D

By: Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, Staff Reporter

December 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Life, Showcase

I am Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, a 16 years old boy born in Elbasan, Albania, a country 4,460 miles away from the US. I’m in 10th grade right now and studied in my hometown for nine years before coming to Thornton-Donovan School on September 5, 2017. Since then, I’ve  lived here for over 60 days with a new...

Overlook Studio Gaming Tournament!

Overlook Studio Gaming Tournament!

By: Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2017


Filed under School Life

This year, Thornton-Donovan School’s Gaming Club will organize the first edition of the T-D Gaming Tournament. Mr. Paris, head of the Gaming Club, gave us some interesting details about this event. Q: So, Mr. Paris, where is this tournament going to take place? “It will be taking place in t...

Seniors Speak on the SAT

Seniors Speak on the SAT

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter, Chief of Staff

November 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Life, Showcase

     The SAT or the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It is administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS) mainly to high school juniors and seniors. The standardized test offers colleges a common criterion to evaluate all applicants, tes...

An Adventure with Argentinian Visitors

An Adventure with Argentinian Visitors

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Thornton-Donovan School once again had students visit from another part of the world. This month, the school hosted 13 students who flew in from Colegio Lincoln in La Plata, Argentina. Their trip lasted a full two weeks. The students of Thornton-Donovan made friends with the Argentini...

Halloween Costume Parade

Halloween Costume Parade

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under School Life

This year, Thornton-Donovan successfully showcased the Halloween spirit with its annual costume parade. Nearing the end of the school day, students from grades K-12 gathered to enjoy their friends dressing up in beautiful, fun, and spooky costumes. A few gems from the parade included fourth grader A...

T-D Student Council Starts Hurricane Relief Drive

T-D Student Council Starts Hurricane Relief Drive

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

  While the student members of Thornton-Donovan School’s Student Council are beginning to elect seven Student Council Officers, council moderator Ms. Tudisco has focused her attention on a more pressing issue. “When the student council was discussing ideas for a community activity, it ...

T-D’s Italian Visitors: A Bite of the Big Apple

T-D’s Italian Visitors: A Bite of the Big Apple

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On Thursday, September 28th, fifteen students came to Thornton-Donovan School all the way from Liceo Vittoria Colonna High School in Arezzo, Italy. T-D and Liceo Vittoria Colonna have a long-standing relationship, and we were glad to host them again this year. One of their students spoke about her experi...

T-D Celebrates Peace Day 2017

T-D Celebrates Peace Day 2017

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under School Life

Thornton-Donovan School celebrated and honored International (UN) Peace Day on September 20, 2017 on the T-D campus. The day started off with Headmaster Flemming sending six T-D Seniors ‘18 to different houses on Overlook Circle to deliver flowers on behalf of the school. The students were Rayaan B...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Jane Blackstone

By: Jacqueline Burroughs, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under School Life

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 from, and where did you grow up? “As far as nationali...

T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under School Life

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...

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