The Overlook Journal

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

By: William Ohmes, Entertainment Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report, Opinion

  When The Force Awakens came out in December 2015, many people said it was better than the failed prequels, but people complained that it was too similar to the original 1977 A New Hope. Then, after Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened in December 2017, fans were all told it was nothing like Emp...

iPhone 7: The Safe Choice

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter

December 31, 2016


Filed under Blogs, Lower School Report

The new iPhone 7 got a lot of people excited. According to CNET.com, some new facets of the iPhone 7 include the following: Improved camera and photo quality Water resistant Better battery life No headphone port It seems as if the water resistant feature, the extended battery, and the imp...

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2016


Filed under First Person POV, Lower School Report, Opinion

When Pokémon GO was released in the US on July 6, 2016, millions of people began to catch Pokémon on their phones. By August 12, according to Businessofapps.com, 100 million people had already downloaded the app from the Google Play market. I will go over some things Pokémon Go did for the tech w...

What is Yom Kippur?

What is Yom Kippur?

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Completed, First Person POV, Lower School Report, Opinion

Yom Kippur is the day of forgiveness. Jews on this day pray for forgiveness and hope that their names will be written in The Book of Life. Jews believe that their lives would extend when G-d wrote their names in the Book of Life, which is believed to contain the names of everyone who will live on th...

Print edition: What do Kindergartners think of Thornton-Donovan?

By: Lekhaa Singh, Madeline Bramel, and Sofia Vargas-Arcia

June 10, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

The Kindergartners at Thornton-Donovan love the school and all the activities that go on in their classroom. Many Kindergartners enjoy T-D for all the crafts they get to do and the many opportunities they are given. Other Kindergartners also like T-D because they have tons of friends and a great...

Print edition: Thornton-Donovan’s first sports dinner honors players on new teams

By: Madeline Bramel, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

BRONXVILLE, NY -- A dinner party for students and their parents was held on May 29 from 7-9 pm at a local church to give awards to Thornton-Donovan's athletes. The Lions Athletic Banquet was for all the athletes that train hard and try hard to do their best in the school's new sports programs....

Print edition: Middle school holds dance In White House

By: Lucca Ardizzone-west and Marygrace Iannacito

June 10, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

THE WHITE HOUSE -- If you are in fifth, sixth or seventh grade, you were invited to the Middle School Dance, which was set for June 12 from 7-9 pm, after this issue of the Overlook Journal went to press. The Middle School Dance was to have food, drinks and music for all of the kids to enjoy....

Print edition: Lower school graduation ceremony set for basketball court

By: Nikki Cuzzi, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

BASKETBALL COURT -- There will be a graduation ceremony for the Lower School on June 17. At the ceremony, there will awards for each student in every grade for there personalities and awards for the best grade in each subject. There have been many ceremonies over the years, and this year is Ms. Virginia...

Print edition: Lower school excited about new grades, teachers, opportunities

By: Ashley Antinou and Sofia Vargas-Arcia

June 10, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

Summer is coming and all the Thornton-Donovan Lower School students are excited to have a new grade, new teachers and new opportunities ahead. When T-D is on break students and teachers go their separate ways, some kids make a smart choice and stay for T-D's summer camp called "The Summer Challenge,"...

Print edition: duct tape craze sweeping fifth grade

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

THORNTON-DONAVON -- Ever heard about duct-tape bow ties? No? How about duct-tape purses? No? Well, some girls in fifth grade are giving duct tape art a serious try. "We make bows for Kindergartners and other people," said fifth grader Lekhaa Singh. "It's pretty much a hobby for me." The girls...

Thornton-Donovan’s Vikings conquer the incredible landscape of Iceland

Thornton-Donovan’s Vikings conquer the incredible landscape of Iceland

By: Yuriy Sandmeier, Staff Reporter

June 6, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

ICELAND — Thornton-Donovan left school on April 6 to conquer another country, Iceland. On the first day in Iceland, T-D went to the Guna Geyser. We visited the bridge between the continents. The bridge between the continents is two tectonic plates. These two tectonic plates move apart at a speed...

Lower School students rave about playing Minecraft

Lower School students rave about playing Minecraft

By: Timothy Malejko, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report

"Do you play Minecraft?" Is that something you hear a lot? It should be, because Minecraft is the game sensation sweeping the nation. There are four game modes in Minecraft. They include Creative mode, where you have unlimited resources and you can build whatever you want, and survival mode, in...

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