The Overlook Journal

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Giacobello

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016

This September, the Overlook Journal got to interview one of Thornton-Donovan's new teachers, Mr. Giacobello, who is teaching the Digital Photography and Graffiti Art classes.  How many years have you been teaching? "This is my third year teaching at TD."   Why did you come back to Th...

TD Celebrates UN Peace Day!

TD Celebrates UN Peace Day!

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016

Thornton Donovan students are so fortunate due to the fact that our school recognizes International Peace Day. It reminds us of how lucky we are to be so privileged in a safe part of the world. At the beginning of our Ceremony, Headmaster Mr. Fleming reminded us to be open about the thematic courses an...

Peace Day: In The Know

Peace Day: In The Know

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2016

If you’ve been a student at Thornton-Donovan School for a year or longer, you’ve most likely heard of the United Nations Peace Day Celebration. And if you remember that day last year specifically, you are probably thinking about the peaceful meditation and that fantastic drum circle. I know...

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

Listen to Your Heart in Digital Music

By: Brianna Henry

August 27, 2016

During the 2015-2016 school year, I enrolled in the second period digital music class. In this class we worked on computers to create pieces using Logic Pro X software and the thousands of sounds it had to offer. While I learned the basics of Logic and experimented with different sounds, more importantly...

Chapin Calls The Overlook Journal to Action

Chapin Calls The Overlook Journal to Action

By: Andrew Chapin, Staff Advisor

August 10, 2016

  It has always been my opinion that school newspapers offer students opportunities seldom realized in the classroom; that is, writers can develop stories in accordance with their interests, not their teachers. Moreover, in this creative process, those involved with their school newspaper...

Five top tips for getting started on your college search

By: Lakoi Takona, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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