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Know Your Ballot! Overview of 2020 Presidential Candidates

Know Your Ballot! Overview of 2020 Presidential Candidates
May 7, 2019

{Disclaimer: The Overlook Journal does not collectively have a particular preference in candidate and any opinions expressed in this article do not reflect the views of the Overlook Journal or Thornton-Donovan...

Sleeping is More Important to Your Health Than You Think

Sleeping is More Important to Your Health Than You Think
March 13, 2019

Most teenagers in this day and age are constantly busy and usually in a rush. They have responsibilities in school and at home, along with buzzing social lives to tend to. But, adolescence is an important...

Explaining the Latest Government Shutdown

Government shutdown Capitol dome illustration concept.
March 13, 2019

Government shutdowns are not a new concept in American politics. However, in recent years, there has been less bipartisanship and more conflict within the American government.  Shutdowns occur when Congress...

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part Two)

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part Two)
January 20, 2019

Last month, the Overlook Journal Staff had the chance to speak to David Heredia, an award winning Black animator whose works have changed the lives of many. We were fortunate enough to have a follow-up...

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with Ian Dallas, Video Game Developer

What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow
December 6, 2018

This year, The Overlook Journal had the special opportunity to speak with Ian Dallas, an award winning video game developer who is best known for his lead role in the development of Giant Sparrow's “What...

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part One)

David Heredia's webseries
December 5, 2018

Accomplished animator David Heredia has inspired countless people with his artwork, as well the stories behind his incredible pieces.  A few weeks ago, members of Thornton-Donovan’s Overlook Journal...

To Parkland from T-D with Love

To Parkland from T-D with Love
April 7, 2018

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a 19 year-old ex-student walked onto the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, committed one of the world’s deadliest school massacres....

Gun Law Debate: The Edge of the Coin

Gun Law Debate: The Edge of the Coin
April 7, 2018

In light of the recent increase in school shootings in America, most recently in Parkland, Florida where 17 students were shot and killed by a lone student gunman, a new cycle of debate, protest and discussion...

Shootings and Students: Remembering 2018’s Tragic Events

Shootings and Students: Remembering 2018's Tragic Events
April 3, 2018

In the brief time since the start of 2018, 20 people have been tragically killed and 30 have been wounded in over 17 shootings. Sadly, too many of these shootings have been on the grounds of schools....

Fire and Fury: The Inside Scope of the White House?

February 3, 2018

On Thursday, January 5th, 2018, Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House by Michael Wolff was released. This controversial piece of writing served as an analysis of the behavior of President Donald...

Columbus Day: Why the Controversy?

Columbus Day: Why the Controversy?
October 24, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017, celebrated a very controversial anniversary in the United States’ history, the 80th anniversary of the federal holiday Columbus Day. Despite it being a holiday in which many...

Earthquake Hits Central Mexico

September 21, 2017

On Tuesday, September 19th, Mexico was struck by a tragic earthquake. The earthquake hit around 1:00 p.m. local time just south of Mexico City, according to CBS News. The magnitude of this earthquake...

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