The Overlook Journal

Five top tips for getting started on your college search

By: Lakoi Takona, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2015


Filed under School Life

With college only a school year away for the juniors attending Thornton-Donovan, it is important to start preparing now in order to guarantee smooth sailing throughout the college application process. Here are five important things you need to know to get you started on your college applications. Academics (GPA, S...

Classy meal cooked by feast of a class

Classy meal cooked by feast of a class

By: Liam Gorbutt, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015


Filed under School Life

All that could be heard coming from Thornton-Donovan's Japanese arch-painted White House was laughter, the clinking of glasses and the sizzling of a pan. T-D friends and family met for a night of food, friendship and family on Jan 18. The event was hosted by the Babette's Feast class at a price of...

Ms. Pugliese became T-D’s new fourth grade teacher this year

By: Lewis Williams and Philippe DeGramont

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report, School Life

Ms. Assunta Pugliese became the new fourth grade teacher this year. She gave the the Overlook Journal and interview. How do like teaching? I adore teaching. I love to learn and love my students. What is your favorite subject to teach? History, because I love to learn about different peop...

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

By: Jane Yoo, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under News, School Life

Habitat for Humanity strives to alleviate housing issues and poverty in places such as Westchester County, New York, where few people can afford their own houses and suffer from poverty. Habitat for Humanity of Westchester is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that helps families in need...

Mr. Schlitten brings ‘Shark Tank’ to TD to teach business

Mr. Schlitten brings ‘Shark Tank’ to TD to teach business

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under News, School Life, Showcase

This year, Mr. Schlitten has introduced our school to a new course in the Thornton Donovan program called Shark Tank, where he teaches students every aspect of the business world, from the start up process, all the way to expanding one’s business to larger markets. In the first few days of the class,...

A Man from Accross the World Somewhere

A Man from Accross the World Somewhere

By: Benjamin Selfe

June 26, 2014


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Dear Thornton Donovan, Several months ago my school told me about a possible exchange with a school just outside New York City. At first I was not so sure because I thought it might interrupt my studies. But as the time for the trip got closer and closer my anticipation grew, I gave into the hype...

The Arts House Café

The Arts House Café

By: John Curanaj, Journalist

April 17, 2014


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On Friday October 4th, the first Arts House Café of T-D’s 2013-14 school year was held at its traditional venue. In the New Rochelle Public Library Theater, the Italian exchange students flooded in to watch the performances dedicated to them. Before the performances began, the crowd followed a...

Who is “The Batman”?

Who is “The Batman”?

By: Dillon Orlando, Journalist

April 17, 2014


Filed under School Life

Other than maybe James Bond, Batman is probably the most coveted role in Hollywood. No matter what actor takes the role, there is certain to be plenty of fan feedback, both positive and negative. When Warner Brothers announced that Ben Affleck would star as Batman alongside Man of Steel star Henry Ca...

Coming to America

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Journalist

April 17, 2014


Filed under School Life

For the 2013-14 school year, Thornton-Donovan School has enrolled at least 16 students from the continent of Asia. This increase from previous years truly symbolizes the magnificent job that T-D has done with their foreign exchange program. With not only a great educational system, but also a phenomenal...

What a Wonderful Life

What a Wonderful Life

By: Liam Gorbutt, Journalist

April 16, 2014


Filed under School Life

When you think of air travel today, you may think of crowded flights and that smelly guy next to you who seems to be having a war with you over the armrest.  Air travel was not always like this.  It was once a wonderful experience that was remembered for the ease and great service that was offered. At...

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