The Overlook Journal

Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Trump’s Cabinet Picks

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2017

President-Elect Donald Trump has many positions to appoint in the government before he is inaugurated in January 20, 2017. However, the 15 that stand out are the members of the Cabinet.  The Cabinet is a group of department heads that who also have the role of giving the President advice on anythin...

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Charged with Homicide

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2016

On August 13, 2016, Dominique Heaggan- Brown shot Sylville Smith, a twenty- three- year old, during a traffic stop. According to court documents and the body cameras that Heaggan- Brown and his partner were wearing, Smith had a gun initially, but was unarmed when Headdan Brown fired the fatal shot. ...

Breaking Discovery: Dinos Had Feathers!

Breaking Discovery: Dinos Had Feathers!

By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2016

Dinosaurs with feathers? Yes, you heard it correctly. Dinosaurs did have feathers, and a recent scientific discovery proves  it. Paleontologist Lida Xing, of China University of Geosciences in Beijing, has found a piece of amber with what looks to be prehistoric dinosaur feathers. The amber is said to be...

Tragic Chapecoense Plane Crash

Tragic Chapecoense Plane Crash

By: Jordan Drew, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2016

On November 28th, a plane carrying 77 people crashed in Medellin, Colombia. The 77 passengers on board this plane were players, club staff, and crew for the Brazilian soccer team, called the Chapecoense. Of these 77 people, only 6 survived the tragic plane crash. The plane was on its way from Santa Cruz, Bo...

The Struggle for Standing Rock

The Struggle for Standing Rock

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Managing Editor

December 8, 2016

On July of 2016, the building of the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline was approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This controversial pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, has been designed to transport 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois, cutting ...

Rest In Peace, Leonard Cohen

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2016

On November 7, 2016, singer, songwriter, musician, and poet, Leonard Cohen died at age eighty two in Los Angeles. The Canadian singer was known for the very popular song Hallelujah. Cohen had dabbled in music early on in his youth, but during the 1950s and early 1960s, he started his career as a novelis...

Remembering the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Remembering the 2016 Presidential Campaign

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

After numerous primary elections were held throughout the country, Hillary Clinton emerged as the Democratic Party’s nominee while Donald Trump secured the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2016 election. Conversely, each holds the distinction of the two most unpopular candidates in modern American...

Back from Belize: Student’s Share Their Experience

Back from Belize: Student’s Share Their Experience

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

In the midst of this past October, a few of Thornton-Donovan's high school students were given the opportunity to travel in a group of eight to Belize, a country known for its many beautiful destinations. The students arrived on October 16, where they were given a warm welcome by their host familie...

T-D Shows it’s Talent at October’s Arts House

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2016

The Arts House Café is an evening where Thornton-Donovan School students get up on stage and showcase their talents to parents and fellow students. Organized by Mr. Goodman, T-D’s music teacher, this year’s first Art’s House took place in the New Rochelle Public Library on Friday, October 28. ...

Clowning Around: Surge of Red Nosed Offenders

By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2016

      Numerous clown sightings have been reported across the United States since August. Reports say that the debacle started in Greeneville, South Carolina when many people dressed as clowns attempted to lure children into the woods on numerous accounts. Since then, creepy clowns have swept the ...

Presidential Debate: Round 2

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016

The second Presidential Debate was held on Sunday, October 9th at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Unlike the first, the second debate involved questions from the hand-picked audience and online participants. Many agree that the first debate wasn’t appropriately executed. Moderators...

T-D’s 1st School Spirit Pep Rally!

T-D’s 1st School Spirit Pep Rally!

By: Amber Corbett, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2016

Thornton-Donovan’s cheerleading squad led the school’s first ever pep rally on Friday, October 14. Grades nine through twelve gathered on the basketball court to bond and socialize. Mr. Schlitten spoke about the start of the athletics program at T-D. Currently, the sports consist of male and female...

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