The Overlook Journal

From Parkland to T-D with Love

From Parkland to 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...

Shifting Into Spring Fashions

Shifting Into Spring Fashions

By: Amber Corbett and Cierra Devivo

April 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Finally, after a long winter, it is time to shift your closet to spring clothing. Shifting to spring can be quite difficult for some because they prefer to dress only for the fall, but - no fear - we are about to break down the best ways to spring into a wardrobe suitable for warmer weather. Winter ...

(Opinion) Sophomore Speaks Up About Sex Ed

(Opinion) Sophomore Speaks Up About Sex Ed

By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The views expressed in this piece are mine and mine alone and do not respect the beliefs of Thornton-Donovan School or any other member of The Overlook Journal. On the weekend of March 3-6, I attended the RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism). About 500 Jewish teens gathered in Washington D.C. to disc...

Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young, (Nobody Walks, Babes in Toyland)  and stars Zoey Deutch ...

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