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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...

Avengers Endgame: “Till the End of the Line” A Movie Review

Avengers Endgame: “Till the End of the Line” A Movie Review

By: David Montgomery, Teacher

June 4, 2019

Avengers: Endgame, released in theaters on April 26, signals the end of an era for superhero movies. The long awaited film has been the source of  bittersweet enthusiasm for many, serving as the climactic finale to a story over 10 years in the making. The Overlook Journal had the pri...

An Adventure With Albanian Students!

An Adventure With Albanian Students!

June 4, 2019

In May of the 2018-19 school year, Thornton-Donovan has once again hosted students from our sister school in Albania, Asim Vokshi. Asim Vokshi is a Modern Arts Language School in Tirana, one of the biggest in Albania. We’ve had multiple exchanges between the two schools, all of which had started in 200...

Game Time! T-D’s First Powder Puff Day

Game Time! T-D’s First Powder Puff Day

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

On May 19th, Thornton-Donovan’s Student Council hosted its first “Powder Puff Day” sporting event, where the high school’s female students played touch football and wiffleball to raise money for the Providence House Homeless Shelter. As each grade, who dressed up in a different color to represent ...

Know Your Ballot! Overview of 2020 Presidential Candidates

Know Your Ballot! Overview of 2020 Presidential Candidates

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

{Disclaimer: The Overlook Journal does not collectively have a particular preference in candidate and any opinions expressed in this article do not reflect the views of the Overlook Journal or Thornton-Donovan School. We strongly recommend that the reader seek out extensive research on this topic before d...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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