The Overlook Journal

The Struggle for Standing Rock

The Struggle for Standing Rock

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Managing Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under News

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

Rest In Peace, Leonard Cohen

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2016


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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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, School Life

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


Filed under Completed, News, School Life

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

Clowning Around: Surge of Red Nosed Offenders

By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

      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

Presidential Debate: Round 2

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, School Life

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...

Belize, Here We Come

Belize, Here We Come

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under News, School Life

From October 16th to the 23rd, eight of Thornton-Donovan’s high school ambassadors will be traveling to Belize; a Central American and Caribbean country. I took some time out to interview Grace Kretzmer, Xavier Rogers, and Naya Brown-Yohay to ask them what they’re excited for and what some of the...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Giacobello

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, School Life

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...

Presidential Debate : Round 1

Presidential Debate : Round 1

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Completed, News

It isn’t hard to say that the 2016 candidates are the worst ones yet. Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. The 1st Presidential Debate was held at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. People were not surprised by how childish the two candidates wer...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Richy

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Completed, News

A new wave of teachers flood the Little Red School House this year. Earlier this month, the Overlook Journal got a chance to ask our new kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Richy, about her experience in education and her time at T-D. Here are some of her responses.   Where are you from? "I’m from Eastchester...

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