The Overlook Journal

T-D’s Annual Science Fair

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2017


Filed under School Life

Thornton Donovan had its annual Science Fair on March 22nd and 23rd with over twenty four participants. Many parents, students, teachers and even the headmaster, Mr. Fleming, came to support the participants. This year's Science Fair was hosted by science teachers Dr. Allen and Dr. Hellge and had di...

T-D’s Spring Arts House

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under School Life

On March 17, 2017, Thornton Donovan had it’s first Arts House of the year, and as always, it was a success. We opened the night with some lovely flute and ukulele playing from sophomore Quincy Campbell and both teacher and host of this event, Mr. Goodman. Juniors Katie Mason and Leo Murzin, and seni...

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Imagine yourself in a high, mountainous region where you are only hundreds of feet away from touching the clouds. Some of our Thornton-Donovan students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this breathtaking place, also known as Peru, on January 16th through the 21st. Out of all of the histo...

T-D Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

T-D  Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under School Life

It’s about that time of year again. After a long four years of work, seniors have started to receive acceptance letters from their chosen colleges. This year, a number of prestigious colleges –including Cornell, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Polytechnic – have accepted T-D seniors. Seniors Greg Li...

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Life

On Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, Overlook Journal Advisor Mr. Chapin, Editor-in-Chief Quincy Campbell ‘19, Taylor Marsico ‘19, Mabel Takona ’20, Antonea Rufa ‘20, and I attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 93rd annual Spring Convention at Columbia University. ...

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2017


Filed under News, School Life

On March 11, Japanese students from Sera High School in Sera, Hiroshima, arrived to spend two weeks studying at Thornton-Donovan. The schools have a longstanding relationship. As recently as last June, a group of T-D upper schoolers traveled to Hiroshima shortly after T-D ended its school year. ...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Franks

By: Mabel Takona, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2016


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 TD. One of the teachers, Ms. Franks, TD’s newest music teacher, sat down to talk about her experiences outside of Thornton Donovan and how she plans to impact her student...

T-D’s Upcoming Holiday Luncheon

T-D’s Upcoming Holiday Luncheon

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2016


Filed under School Life

      Thornton Donovan’s annual Holiday Luncheon, hosted at the Larchmont Yacht Club on the 22nd of December, is a great way to kick off the holiday break . Not only do the students get to miss more than half a school day, but they also get to enjoy food and live entertainment by T-D’s very o...

Return of the Overlook Lounge

Return of the Overlook Lounge

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2016


Filed under School Life

Overlook Journal. If you haven’t heard that name yet, you’ve either not attended Thornton-Donovan, or you’ve been living under a rock. But, have you heard of the Overlook Lounge Podcast? Some of you may have answered “yes," and some of you may have answered “no." For those of you t...

Student’s Methods of Relaxing for Exams

Student’s Methods of Relaxing for Exams

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under First Person POV, Opinion, School Life

With quarterly exams coming up, I talked to some high school students to see how they relax and deal with stress. The first person I interviewed was sophomore Romi D’Annunzio. She told me that she likes to listen to music and draw to calm down. She also informed me that before she takes the tests,...

Senior Starts T-D’s First Student Council

Senior Starts T-D’s First Student Council

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under School Life

Senior, Femi Copeland, decided to create Thornton-Donovan’s first ever student council led by herself and social studies teacher, Ms.Coffin. I met with her this week to discuss her thoughts on this new addition. “The reason why I created the student council is because I wanted to come up with ...

Girls’ Volleyball: The Battle against EF Academy

Girls’ Volleyball: The Battle against EF Academy

By: Mabel Takona, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2016


Filed under School Life, Sports

EF Academy’s volleyball players are not strangers to T-D’s Lions. In fact, T-D played and lost against the team during their last volleyball season in the fall of 2015. However, this year, after weeks of practice, hard work, and winning numerous games prior, the Lions put in their best work. It ...

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