The Overlook Journal

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

By: Mohamed Ali, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

As we head into October, it’s important for us to acknowledge National Bullying Prevention Month as students, parents, and faculty alike, take time to educate themselves on the dangers of bullying. Bullying is a terrible thing and could lead to mental problems, lower grades, and even suicide.  Bul...

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. James van Sandwyk

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. James van Sandwyk

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

As T-D’s 2018-2019 school year began, we welcomed three new academic staff members who all come from different corners of the world to our family. Dr. James van Sandwyk, our newest science teacher, is a biology enthusiast from South Africa, who teaches high school science as well as TD’s new thematic ...

T-D Celebrates Mongolian Heritage Day

T-D Celebrates Mongolian Heritage Day

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Editor in Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Thornton-Donovan's 2018-2019 school year has begun! And what better way to kick the year off than with a day of cultural celebration? On Friday, September 14, T-D received its first taste of Mongolian culture, celebrating the country's National Heritage Day. Students crowded the front lawn of the school W...

Students Meet Billionaire Investor Mario Gabelli: What They Learned

Students Meet Billionaire Investor Mario Gabelli: What They Learned

By: Danial Chauldry, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Life

On April 7th, T-D's eighth period Euro class had the chance to meet billionaire investor Mario Gabelli, founder, and CEO of Gabelli funds, at his workplace in Rye. They were able to see their headquarters along with their investing strategies. I was able to sit with Mr. Schlitten and hear his tho...

Rugby at T-D in a nutshell: Q&A Session

Rugby at T-D in a nutshell: Q&A Session

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

July 3, 2018


Filed under School Life, Sports

Mr. Schlitten started Thornton-Donovan’s rugby team at the start of 2016. Initially the team focused on fifteens, a game with 15 players per side. However, after original members of the team such as John Ventresca, Michael Fanelli, Lorenzo Gonzolla, Marco Minguiera, and more went off to college, t...

T-D 2018 Prom Approaching: The Party of the Year!

T-D 2018 Prom Approaching: The Party of the Year!

By: Cecile McIntosh, Staff Journalist

May 24, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Believe it or not, the 2017-2018 academic year is already coming to an end. Many annual events at T-D have already happened, including the Holiday Luncheon and the thematic trip to Albania. One event that many high school students look forward to is the prom. The Class of 2018 has been planning prom sin...

T-D’s Travels the Balkans: Adventure of a Lifetime

T-D’s Travels the Balkans: Adventure of a Lifetime

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Thornton-Donovan School leaves for its yearly trip April 20th. Unlike past years, the school is traveling to five different countries: Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, and Montenegro. This school year’s theme is Albania and the Balkans. We will be returning on May 7th making the trip a whole 17 ...

T-D’s Annual Science Fair

T-D’s Annual Science Fair

By: Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On April 7, 2018, Thornton-Donovan School organized its annual science fair, which was a lot more different than the previous years. Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, a participant in the science fair and a member of the Overlook Journal, had a chance to interview Dr. Hellge, who organized the science fair and is the Head of ...

T- D’s Student Council Delivery Day

T- D’s Student Council Delivery Day

By: Cecile McIntosh, Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

During the month of March, Thornton-Donovan School’s Student Council sponsored a food drive where they collected nonperishable items like peanut butter, canned tuna, and canned beans. Their goal was to fill four boxes, but they exceeded the goal and filled six boxes. These donations were given HOPE...

Mrs. Johnson Enters The T-D Family!

By: Molly Cummings, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under School Life

T-D welcomes a variety of new students, teachers, and classes this year. An Iona professor, Ms. Johnson, teaches one of the more interesting classes, animation. The Overlook Journal had the pleasure of talking to her about her experiences in teaching. Mrs. Johnson has been teaching for a little less...

Under the Tuscan Sun! Student Recalls Journey to Italy

Under the Tuscan Sun! Student Recalls Journey to Italy

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Life

What comes to mind when one thinks of Italy? Beautiful surroundings, beautiful people, and, well, beautiful food. When you're an outsider, you have no choice but to view experiences in Italy from the standpoint of a stranger. You really can't fathom what it's like just from another's experiences. In...

Student Council Valentines Day Photoshoot

Student Council Valentines Day Photoshoot

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under School Life

Thornton-Donovan School’s Student Council’s first ever fundraiser, the Valentine’s Day Fun Foto Shoot, took place on February 13th and was well-received by the student body. Students got into the Valentine’s Day spirit by posing with their friends in front of a holiday-themed background. ...

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