The Overlook Journal

Belize, Here We Come

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016

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

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

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

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

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...

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...

The Day America Will Never Forget: 9/11

By: Antonea Rufa and Mabel Takona

September 16, 2016

Originally posted September 16, 2016 Fifteen years ago, September 11 became more than just a regular Tuesday in the United States. For many, this date forever marks an unforgettable memory of terror, a multitude of losses, and the ongoing emotional distress caused by this terrorist attack. For some,...

Generational Landmarks: September 11, 2001

Generational Landmarks: September 11, 2001

By: Andrew Chapin, Staff Advisor

September 14, 2016

Originally posted September 12, 2014 on http://www.afchapin.com To see a timeline of the events of September 11, 2001, click here.’Forbes’ reminds us that ‘If You Don’t Take Time to Remember, You Forget‘. After our September 11th assembly, I tried to write this all day for myself, for...

Singing like doves on a rooftop, drumming for peace and dancing away

Singing like doves on a rooftop, drumming for peace and dancing away

By: Marius Fawzy, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2015

During the second half of Thornton-Donovan School’s Peace Day celebration, students and faculty experienced peace through music. While on the tennis court, everyone got the chance to enjoy Spirit Drum Sky from Freeport, NY. It started out with our headmaster, Mr. Fleming, getting students to play t...

Glory Days: Remembering the fallen police officers in Brooklyn

By: Naya Brown-Yohay, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2015

BROOKLYN — The mood changed when the bus arrived at the memorial site for Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos. The story of the deaths of the two NYPD officers is devastating. They were sitting in their car when Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley approached the passenger window of the NYPD patrol...

T-D’s Kiwis visit Waitomo Caves, Huka Falls and Hobbiton movie set

T-D’s Kiwis visit Waitomo Caves, Huka Falls and Hobbiton movie set

By: Stephanie Ryzyk, Managing Editor

April 4, 2015

AUCKLAND — Leaving from the cold, winter weather of New York, not only was I looking forward to the sunny summer weather in the Southern Hemisphere, but also to see the three students who visited our school from New Zealand last fall and to experience a new culture in a foreign land. On Jan. 23,...

On New Zealand trip, experience teaches rather than texts and notebooks

On New Zealand trip, experience teaches rather than texts and notebooks

By: Andrew Breazna, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2015

AUCKLAND — So here it is three weeks in New Zealand and out of Thornton-Donovan with no new homework assignments, projects or tests to study for. Yet what did Maureen Flynn, Stephanie Ryzyk and this reporter find themselves doing during the trip? Believe it or not, studying! Yet it wasn’t stud...

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