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Trio: The next big app in social media

Trio: The next big app in social media

By: Stephanie Ryzyk, Managing Editor

March 25, 2015

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

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

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

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...

Glory Days: T-D finds spirit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

By: Angelo Valentine, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Thornton Donovan grades sixth through 12th started the glorious week on Feb 3, with the very first destination being John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It was here that Thornton-Donovan students learned and participated in meditation led by spiritual counselors Joel Rosow and Willia...

New third grade teacher Ms. Beyrer talks about working with younger kids

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Staff Reporter

January 1, 2015

Ms. Laura Beyrer, Thornton-Donovan's new third grade teacher, joined TD last month after working in schools in New Jersey and New York. She talked to the Overlook Journal about the joys of teaching and her first impressions of the TD way. What is your history in education? Have you taught in ot...

Mr. Goodman talks about wide-ranging music career, directing Art House

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Staff Reporter

January 1, 2015

Mr. Alan Goodman, who joined the Thornton-Donovan faculty as K-12 music teacher this year, directed his first Art House Cafe in November. He talked to the Overlook Journal about that experience as well as a music career that has taken him around the world and into recording studios and classrooms. What is your backgrou...

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

By: Jane Yoo, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014

Habitat for Humanity strives to alleviate housing issues and poverty in places such as Westchester County, New York, where few people can afford their own houses and suffer from poverty. Habitat for Humanity of Westchester is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that helps families in need...

Mr. Schlitten brings ‘Shark Tank’ to TD to teach business

Mr. Schlitten brings ‘Shark Tank’ to TD to teach business

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

This year, Mr. Schlitten has introduced our school to a new course in the Thornton Donovan program called Shark Tank, where he teaches students every aspect of the business world, from the start up process, all the way to expanding one’s business to larger markets. In the first few days of the class,...

Changes to the Infamous SAT

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Journalist

June 26, 2014

In the past few months, the College Board has announced that it will be changing the current SAT exam for high school students, starting in the year of 2016. The first cohort of students to primarily take the redesigned SAT will be the entering class of 2017. However, some students will take the current...

A Visit for Peace

A Visit for Peace

By: Kassie Ross, Journalist

April 17, 2014

It was fourth period and everyone was stumbling in from his or her previous class. There weren’t many seats so people ended up sitting on the floor. As Mr. Morikawa began to present the slides, it grew silent and everyone was fixated on the screen. This was the scene in the Bern’s Memorial Library...

T-D Looks for a Piece of the Pie in an Effort to Secure a New Walkway

T-D Looks for a Piece of the Pie in an Effort to Secure a New Walkway

By: Angelo Valentine, Journalist

April 17, 2014

Since the junior class sponsored Pie-A-Teacher Day on October 18,Thornton-Donovan School has an additional raised $7,200 through two charitable donations. One of them was for $1,000 and came from an anonymous donor while the other 6,200 came from T-D’s intramural program. Last month, on November...

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