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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

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. ...

Lead Generators: The Danger of Scholarship Sites

Lead Generators: The Danger of Scholarship Sites

By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

January 14, 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 ...

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