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Congenital Death - From my Hands

Congenital Death – From my Hands

EP Review
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...

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...

Mr. Morikawa

A Visit for Peace

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Eighth grader Liam Gorbutt, an avowed vegetarian, dishes on some restaurants in and out of Westchester County that offer delectable dishes for both the veggie and non-veggie alike.
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!...

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...

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

The Arts House Café

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...


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...

Coming to America

T-D’s Asian Exchange Soaring
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...

Flying in the 1950s to early 60s.

What a Wonderful Life

A Look Back at Air Travel in the 1950s
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...

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