The Overlook Journal

Finding the Language: What I Learned Studying Abroad

Finding the Language: What I Learned Studying Abroad

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If there was one thing I learned during my month long study abroad in Argentina, it would be the power of language. In the words of activist and political leader Nelson Mandela, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goe...

Students Meet Billionaire Investor Mario Gabelli: What They Learned

Students Meet Billionaire Investor Mario Gabelli: What They Learned

By: Danial Chauldry, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Life

On April 7th, T-D's eighth period Euro class had the chance to meet billionaire investor Mario Gabelli, founder, and CEO of Gabelli funds, at his workplace in Rye. They were able to see their headquarters along with their investing strategies. I was able to sit with Mr. Schlitten and hear his tho...

Ranking the Star Wars Movies: A Series Retrospective

Ranking the Star Wars Movies: A Series Retrospective

By: Georgy Tikhomirov, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

Star Wars is something that is a classic. People have watched it for decades, and most love it. Yet, some movies in the series are better than others, and sometimes people on the Internet don’t know what they’re saying when they rank these movies. Star Wars movies must be ranked properly so new ...

To Parkland from T-D with Love

To Parkland from T-D with Love

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a 19 year-old ex-student walked onto the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, committed one of the world’s deadliest school massacres. He opened fire on students and faculty, killing 17 people and sending 14 more to the hospital...

The March That Never Was

The March That Never Was

By: Grace Kretzmer, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On March 14, the majority of Thornton-Donovan School’s student body met outside to protest gun violence and honor the 17 students who lost their lives in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. “The walkout showed that students at T-D have a fighting spirit, and they deserve further outli...

Under the Tuscan Sun! Student Recalls Journey to Italy

Under the Tuscan Sun! Student Recalls Journey to Italy

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, School Life

What comes to mind when one thinks of Italy? Beautiful surroundings, beautiful people, and, well, beautiful food. When you're an outsider, you have no choice but to view experiences in Italy from the standpoint of a stranger. You really can't fathom what it's like just from another's experiences. In...

Gun Violence: A Teen’s Voice Is Heard

Gun Violence: A Teen’s Voice Is Heard

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Editor and Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" -James Baldwin   On March 14, Thornton-Donovan joined millions of high school students from around the world partook in a historical 17 minute walk out in memory of the seventeen students who were killed...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review

By: William Ohmes, Entertainment Columnist

February 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lower School Report, Opinion

  When The Force Awakens came out in December 2015, many people said it was better than the failed prequels, but people complained that it was too similar to the original 1977 A New Hope. Then, after Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened in December 2017, fans were all told it was nothing like Emp...

Frenki-Lulgjuraj: An Albanian’s First 60 Days in T-D

Frenki-Lulgjuraj: An Albanian’s First 60 Days in T-D

By: Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, Staff Reporter

December 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Life, Showcase

I am Frenki-Samuel Lulgjuraj, a 16 years old boy born in Elbasan, Albania, a country 4,460 miles away from the US. I’m in 10th grade right now and studied in my hometown for nine years before coming to Thornton-Donovan School on September 5, 2017. Since then, I’ve  lived here for over 60 days with a new...

Seniors Speak on the SAT

Seniors Speak on the SAT

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter, Chief of Staff

November 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Life, Showcase

     The SAT or the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It is administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS) mainly to high school juniors and seniors. The standardized test offers colleges a common criterion to evaluate all applicants, tes...

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

By: Amber Corbett, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, Opinion

Just like any other award show, The Emmys brought together television actors and actresses in their best attire trying to shine on the red carpet and make the best dressed lists. With September being the month of fashion week events throughout the globe, silver screen stars have to work extra hard t...

Apple’s New iPhone X: Is it any good?

Apple’s New iPhone X: Is it any good?

By: Isabella Graziano, Staff Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone, Apple is releasing two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. By now, everyone has heard about the iPhone X, equipped with a bunch of new features and the best specs. Everyone is awaiting the release of this new, futuristic iPhone that i...

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