The Overlook Journal

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Montgomery

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Montgomery

By: Sarah Stark, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

This school year, Thornton Donovan has a load of new faces, and not just students. New teachers have joined the academic staff at T-D. One of the teachers, Mr. Montgomery, T-D’s newest English teacher, sat down to talk about his experience teaching and his new relationship with the school.    ...

T-D Celebrates International Peace Day!

T-D Celebrates International Peace Day!

By: Antonea Rufa, Chief of Staff

November 18, 2018


Filed under School Life, Showcase

  On Friday, September 21, Thornton Donovan hosted another one of its Peace Day celebrations and it is suffice to say that this year outshone all the others in the past. The day began early at 9:15 when the student body gathered outside of the White House to listen to an alumni of Rondine...

Sophia Ventresca Spreads the Peace with Fellow Students

Sophia Ventresca Spreads the Peace with Fellow Students

By: Sophia Vantresca, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


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On September 21, Frenki, Spencer, Kristen, and I had the privilege of handing out leis to the neighborhood on Peace Day. Ms. Bubesi picked us to go from door-to-door handing out leis as a symbol of peace. We walked around the neighborhood, all the way to Forest Avenue too handing these to each perso...

National Bullying Prevention Month

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


Filed under School Life, Showcase

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...

Finding the Language: What I Learned Studying Abroad

Finding the Language: What I Learned Studying Abroad

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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 in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goe...

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


Filed under School Life, Showcase

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 ...

Ranking the Star Wars Movies: A Series Retrospective

Ranking the Star Wars Movies: A Series Retrospective

By: Georgy Tikhomirov, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Showcase

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 what they’re saying when they rank these movies. Star Wars movies must be ranked properly so new ...

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