The Overlook Journal

Student Exchange to Guatemala!

Student Exchange to Guatemala!

By: Mila Mabhongo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

For many years, Thornton-Donovan has engaged in international exchanges with its various sister schools all over the world where we often send our Student Ambassadors on remarkable trips to represent the school. In December of 2019, London Bouhlev ‘20, Besim Mehovic ‘20, Jaylin Charan ‘21 went...

What’s Wrong at Arsenal? Where Did the Problems Begin?

What’s Wrong at Arsenal?  Where Did the Problems Begin?

By: Jordan Mallach, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2020

      Following a 22 game unbeaten streak, all seemed well at Arsenal last year in December 2018. However, looking under the hood, the astute fan could see that there were precarious cracks. Defensive problems that have plagued the Gunners for the best part of the past decade persisted. The team’s...

Shop ‘Til You Drop: NYC Subway Shopping Methods

Shop ‘Til You Drop: NYC Subway Shopping Methods

By: Dr. Nathaniel Kernell

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 perfect world. Yo-yo back to Grand Central by the same route and eat. For a group, the Prova Pizza...

The Annual Tree Raising at Rockefeller Center

The Annual Tree Raising at Rockefeller Center

By: Dr. Nathaniel Kernell

December 5, 2019

To judge from the blurred photo, Rockefeller Center's first Christmas tree was an afterthought. High-steel men, framing 30 Rock had lined up to collect their wages. The channel gardens, as yet unpaved, were strewn with excavated rubble; a steam shovel stood idle. But a scraggly pine, already 15-20 feet...

A Back-to-School Recap

A Back-to-School Recap

By: Hanna Magan, Mila Mabhongo, Antonea Rufa, Jordan Mallach, and Timothy Goldsmith

December 3, 2019

In the beginning months of the school year, Thornton-Donovan has hosted numerous events which the student body and faculty have attended. Each event has served a purpose in both educating and inspiring students, as well as creating a link to this year’s theme of Israel and the celebration of religions....

T-D Sophomore Remembers 2019’s Glory Days

T-D Sophomore Remembers 2019’s Glory Days

June 6, 2019

This year’s Glory Days was very eye-opening as it had a nice variation of religions, places to visit, and a lot of insight on African-American history. I enjoyed most parts more than others, but overall it  was an educational experience that I wouldn’t have given up for anything else. Natur...

Memories in Mongolia (Part 1)

Memories in Mongolia (Part 1)

April 17, 2019

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...

Justice League: Movie Review

Justice League: Movie Review

By: Xavier Rogers, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2018

Released on November 17th, 2017, Justice League was directed by Zack Snyder, the director of the previous DC blockbuster Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Joss Whedon, the director  of 2012’s The Avengers. The film finally brings together Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Superman, the Flash, and A...

Lead Generators: The Danger of Scholarship Sites

Lead Generators: The Danger of Scholarship Sites

By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2018

Have you ever wondered what happens to your personal information after you send it to a scholarship website? You may think that it is only used to pick a winner at random, but instead your information is often sold to marketing partners, such as colleges and textbook companies. This can result in your getting...

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

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

     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...

An Adventure with Argentinian Visitors

An Adventure with Argentinian Visitors

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Thornton-Donovan School once again had students visit from another part of the world. This month, the school hosted 13 students who flew in from Colegio Lincoln in La Plata, Argentina. Their trip lasted a full two weeks. The students of Thornton-Donovan made friends with the Argentini...

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