The Overlook Journal

Student Spotlight: Dexter Doris

Student Spotlight: Dexter Doris

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under School Life, Showcase

It’s no surprise that Thornton-Donovan has an abundance of talented students. Whether its academically or artistically, T-D students impress all. One student, in particular, holds a special place in students' minds. Dexter Doris, an 8th grader, is one of the most breathtaking violinists T-D has ever...

T-D Shines in Holiday Luncheon

T-D Shines in Holiday Luncheon

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under School Life

Thornton Donovan’s favorite way of kicking off the holiday break is with its annual Holiday Luncheon. Hosted at the Larchmont Yacht Club on December 20, grades K-12 and T-D families enjoyed a buffet style meal with musical performances by their fellow peers. After grabbing lunch from the buffet, especi...

An Adventure in Italy! Senior Rebecca Sparer Shares Her Experience

An Adventure in Italy! Senior Rebecca Sparer Shares Her Experience

By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under School Life

When you think of Italy, there are a few things that usually come to mind. Homemade cuisine, iconic landmarks, and breathtaking scenery. What most people won’t tell you, however, is that Italy’s best quality is its people. The warm and welcoming attitude of Italy’s residents is its best kept secr...

T-D Announces its Latin Club!

T-D Announces its Latin Club!

By: Kristen Narain, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under School Life

This year our very own Dr. Kernell has started a new and unique after school club focused on the learning and recitation of Latin. Dr. Kernell has been a known teacher of classics for over a decade and is excited to announce the start of the new program. The Overlook Journal had the chance to talk to...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Montgomery

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Montgomery

By: Sarah Stark, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under School Life

This school year, Thornton Donovan has a load of new faces, and not just students. New teachers have joined the academic staff at T-D. One of the teachers, Mr. Montgomery, T-D’s newest English teacher, sat down to talk about his experience teaching and his new relationship with the school.    ...

T-D Celebrates International Peace Day!

T-D Celebrates International Peace Day!

By: Antonea Rufa, Chief of Staff

November 18, 2018


Filed under School Life

  On Friday, September 21, Thornton Donovan hosted another one of its Peace Day celebrations and it is suffice to say that this year outshone all the others in the past. The day began early at 9:15 when the student body gathered outside of the White House to listen to an alumni of Rondine...

Sophia Ventresca Spreads the Peace with Fellow Students

Sophia Ventresca Spreads the Peace with Fellow Students

By: Sophia Vantresca, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under School Life

On September 21, Frenki, Spencer, Kristen, and I had the privilege of handing out leis to the neighborhood on Peace Day. Ms. Bubesi picked us to go from door-to-door handing out leis as a symbol of peace. We walked around the neighborhood, all the way to Forest Avenue too handing these to each perso...

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 Reporter

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...

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