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Shop ‘Til You Drop: NYC Subway Shopping Methods

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Up to here with Short Hills, Paramus? Connect the dots for your NYC subway shopping experience!
December 29, 2019

Shape up at the clock in Grand Central. Buy a Metrocard; you'll need four rides. Drop straight down via the 4, 5 or 6 train to Union Square and the huge holiday fair. It may be crowded, but it's not a...

Finding the Language: What I Learned Studying Abroad

Finding the Language: What I Learned Studying Abroad
September 9, 2018

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...

Students Meet Billionaire Investor Mario Gabelli: What They Learned

Students Meet Billionaire Investor Mario Gabelli: What They Learned
August 23, 2018

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...

Ranking the Star Wars Movies: A Series Retrospective

Ranking the Star Wars Movies: A Series Retrospective
May 3, 2018

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...

To Parkland from T-D with Love

To Parkland from T-D with Love
April 7, 2018

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....

The March That Never Was

The March That Never Was
April 5, 2018

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...

Under the Tuscan Sun! Student Recalls Journey to Italy

Under the Tuscan Sun! Student Recalls Journey to Italy
March 26, 2018

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...

Gun Violence: A Teen’s Voice Is Heard

Gun Violence: A Teen's Voice Is Heard
March 26, 2018

"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...

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Really)? Movie Review
February 2, 2018

  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,...

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

Frenki-Lulgjuraj: An Albanian's First 60 Days in T-D
December 30, 2017

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...

Seniors Speak on the SAT

Seniors Speak on the SAT
November 24, 2017

     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...

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses

Emmys 2017: Top 4 Best Dresses
September 29, 2017

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...

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