The Overlook Journal

Congenital Death – From my Hands

Congenital Death - From my Hands

By: Matthew Wickline, Journalist

April 17, 2014

Congenital Death is a hardcore/power-violence band from Philadelphia, PA that has a short discography - a demo and a 7-inch called “From My Hands.” Yet, I will say that with only two releases, they have found themselves a nice following and I can see why. “From my Hands” may not be one of the...

Appreciating the Living History on Vet’s Day

By: Mr. Chapin, Staff Advisor

April 17, 2014

Whether it were Blackhawk Down, We Were Soldiers, Saving Private Ryan, or any of the multitudes of war titles that Hollywood has pumped out over the years, my grandfather was never interested in watching them. Not until the latter years of his life, however, did I understand why. It was as if a ti...

A Visit for Peace

Mr. Morikawa

By: Kassie Ross, Journalist

April 17, 2014

It was fourth period and everyone was stumbling in from his or her previous class. There weren’t many seats so people ended up sitting on the floor. As Mr. Morikawa began to present the slides, it grew silent and everyone was fixated on the screen. This was the scene in the Bern’s Memorial Library...

A Letter of Praise for the Overlook Journal

By: Kiyomi Wilks

April 17, 2014

I heard about your school from my good friend Sam Paris, a former student of Thornton-Donovan. Sam and I attend Bard College at Simon’s Rock together, and he has told me many wonderful things about your school. I am currently one semester away from receiving my B.A. from Simon’s Rock with a dual...

Dear Overlooker Overlookers

By: Douglas E. Fleming, Headmaster

April 17, 2014

Special thanks to all those responsible for this school year’s first edition of the Overlook Journal. It was the single most impressive edition I’ve ever read in my two score and seven years of headmastering. I recently received an email from Kiyomi Wilks , someone I clearly did not know. Wilks kn...

T-D Looks for a Piece of the Pie in an Effort to Secure a New Walkway

T-D Looks for a Piece of the Pie in an Effort to Secure a New Walkway

By: Angelo Valentine, Journalist

April 17, 2014

Since the junior class sponsored Pie-A-Teacher Day on October 18,Thornton-Donovan School has an additional raised $7,200 through two charitable donations. One of them was for $1,000 and came from an anonymous donor while the other 6,200 came from T-D’s intramural program. Last month, on November...

Answering the Timeless Question of ‘What Should We Eat?’

By: Liam Gorbutt, Journalist

April 17, 2014

Jolo's Kitchen 412 N Ave. New Rochelle, NY I recently found this hidden gem on North Ave. while on a search for an affordable yet decadent vegetarian restaurant in New Rochelle and am I lucky...yes!  While I did find the lack of noise frustrating, the food made up for it. I personally tried t...

You Say Potato, I Say Gnocchi

You Say Potato, I Say Gnocchi

By: Luca Graziano, Journalist

April 17, 2014

Gnocchi(pronounced NYAWK-kee) was one of the first foods I made when I started cooking. When I was younger, I used to make them with my uncle. Basically, gnocchi is like a potato pasta or dumpling. Who knew that a few simple ingredients could make a masterpiece? The idea of this recipe is that the...

The Arts House Café

Italian ambassadors putting on a show for the T-D families at the Arts House Cafe!

By: John Curanaj, Journalist

April 17, 2014

On Friday October 4th, the first Arts House Café of T-D’s 2013-14 school year was held at its traditional venue. In the New Rochelle Public Library Theater, the Italian exchange students flooded in to watch the performances dedicated to them. Before the performances began, the crowd followed a...

Who is “The Batman”?


By: Dillon Orlando, Journalist

April 17, 2014

Other than maybe James Bond, Batman is probably the most coveted role in Hollywood. No matter what actor takes the role, there is certain to be plenty of fan feedback, both positive and negative. When Warner Brothers announced that Ben Affleck would star as Batman alongside Man of Steel star Henry Ca...

Coming to America

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Journalist

April 17, 2014

For the 2013-14 school year, Thornton-Donovan School has enrolled at least 16 students from the continent of Asia. This increase from previous years truly symbolizes the magnificent job that T-D has done with their foreign exchange program. With not only a great educational system, but also a phenomenal...

What a Wonderful Life

Flying in the 1950s to early 60s.

By: Liam Gorbutt, Journalist

April 16, 2014

When you think of air travel today, you may think of crowded flights and that smelly guy next to you who seems to be having a war with you over the armrest.  Air travel was not always like this.  It was once a wonderful experience that was remembered for the ease and great service that was offered. At...

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