The Overlook Journal

TD Celebrates UN Peace Day!

TD Celebrates UN Peace Day!

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, School Life

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


Filed under News, School Life

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

The Day America Will Never Forget: 9/11

By: Antonea Rufa and Mabel Takona

September 16, 2016


Filed under Completed, News, Showcase

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


Filed under First Person POV, News, Showcase

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Trio: The next big app in social media

Trio: The next big app in social media

By: Stephanie Ryzyk, Managing Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past decade, people worldwide have turned to social media as an important platform for communication and expression; whether by posting photos of interesting activities or updating their life statuses, they are constantly looking for social valediction from their peers by showcasing the highlights...

Thornton-Donavon’s book fair draws lots of happy readers

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under News

Thornton-Donavon's book fair ended, and the outcome was impressive. Students lined up to buy books, money was given and lots of happy readers left with books they wanted. Thornton-Donavon worked in cooperation with Scholastic on the book fair. The book fair was similar to T-D's other fundraisers...

Glory Days: T-D feels spirit at America’s Danish church for sailors

Glory Days: T-D feels spirit at America’s Danish church for sailors

By: Angelo Valentine, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

BROOKLYN — On the final day of Glory Days’ week, we visited a small Danish church in Brooklyn. This is the only Danish church in America, founded by Rasmussen Andersen as a way to build the church into a social institution to help Danish seafarers spend time without spending money in brothels. Rasmussen...

Glory Days: Glories of New York’s island borough

Glory Days: Glories of New York’s island borough

By: By Gavin Tomlinson, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

STATEN ISLAND — On Thornton-Donovan’s third glory day, students went to Staten Island by bus and ferry to St. Peter’s Church, where our religious learning for the day began. Everyone gathered in the church and listened to Monsignor James J. Dorney speak about St. Peter’s. The monsignor explained...

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