The Overlook Journal

Memories in Mongolia (Part 1)

Memories in Mongolia (Part 1)

April 17, 2019


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During the 2018-19 school year, Thornton-Donovan School embarked on a journey to Mongolia. Around forty faculty members, students, and family members joined to enjoy this experience. Each day was an adventure and we learned more about the land, the food, the people and the culture of Mongolia. On...

Sleeping is More Important to Your Health Than You Think

Sleeping is More Important to Your Health Than You Think

By: Riley Cahill, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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Most teenagers in this day and age are constantly busy and usually in a rush. They have responsibilities in school and at home, along with buzzing social lives to tend to. But, adolescence is an important time of emotional and physical development, fueled by energy that constantly needs to be recharge...

Explaining the Latest Government Shutdown

Explaining the Latest Government Shutdown

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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Government shutdowns are not a new concept in American politics. However, in recent years, there has been less bipartisanship and more conflict within the American government.  Shutdowns occur when Congress cannot agree on a budget for the government and their agencies. Congress has to vote on a budget every ...

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part Two)

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part Two)

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019


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Last month, the Overlook Journal Staff had the chance to speak to David Heredia, an award winning Black animator whose works have changed the lives of many. We were fortunate enough to have a follow-up interview a few weeks later, where we asked him a number of questions about his life as an artist and...

Student Spotlight: Dexter Doris

Student Spotlight: Dexter Doris

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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It’s no surprise that Thornton-Donovan has an abundance of talented students. Whether its academically or artistically, T-D students impress all. One student, in particular, holds a special place in students' minds. Dexter Doris, an 8th grader, is one of the most breathtaking violinists T-D has ever...

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with Ian Dallas, Video Game Developer

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with Ian Dallas, Video Game Developer

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


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This year, The Overlook Journal had the special opportunity to speak with Ian Dallas, an award winning video game developer who is best known for his lead role in the development of Giant Sparrow's “What Remains of Edith Finch”.  Using questions given by Thornton-Donovan’s “Ready Player Two” ...

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part One)

Artists of Tomorrow: Interview with David Heredia, Animator (Part One)

By: Antonea Rufa, Chief of Staff

December 5, 2018


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Accomplished animator David Heredia has inspired countless people with his artwork, as well the stories behind his incredible pieces.  A few weeks ago, members of Thornton-Donovan’s Overlook Journal staff were fortunate enough to speak with this artist, not only about his current project “Heroes o...

National Bullying Prevention Month

By: Mohamed Ali, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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As we head into October, it’s important for us to acknowledge National Bullying Prevention Month as students, parents, and faculty alike, take time to educate themselves on the dangers of bullying. Bullying is a terrible thing and could lead to mental problems, lower grades, and even suicide.  Bul...

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. James van Sandwyk

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. James van Sandwyk

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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As T-D’s 2018-2019 school year began, we welcomed three new academic staff members who all come from different corners of the world to our family. Dr. James van Sandwyk, our newest science teacher, is a biology enthusiast from South Africa, who teaches high school science as well as TD’s new thematic ...

T-D Celebrates Mongolian Heritage Day

T-D Celebrates Mongolian Heritage Day

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Editor in Chief

October 4, 2018


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Thornton-Donovan's 2018-2019 school year has begun! And what better way to kick the year off than with a day of cultural celebration? On Friday, September 14, T-D received its first taste of Mongolian culture, celebrating the country's National Heritage Day. Students crowded the front lawn of the school W...

T-D 2018 Prom Approaching: The Party of the Year!

T-D 2018 Prom Approaching: The Party of the Year!

By: Cecile McIntosh, Staff Journalist

May 24, 2018


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Believe it or not, the 2017-2018 academic year is already coming to an end. Many annual events at T-D have already happened, including the Holiday Luncheon and the thematic trip to Albania. One event that many high school students look forward to is the prom. The Class of 2018 has been planning prom sin...

T-D’s Travels the Balkans: Adventure of a Lifetime

T-D’s Travels the Balkans: Adventure of a Lifetime

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Thornton-Donovan School leaves for its yearly trip April 20th. Unlike past years, the school is traveling to five different countries: Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Croatia, and Montenegro. This school year’s theme is Albania and the Balkans. We will be returning on May 7th making the trip a whole 17 ...

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