The Overlook Journal

Five top tips for getting started on your college search

By: Lakoi Takona, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2015

With college only a school year away for the juniors attending Thornton-Donovan, it is important to start preparing now in order to guarantee smooth sailing throughout the college application process. Here are five important things you need to know to get you started on your college applications. Academics (GPA, S...

Valve’s Steam platform brings gamers downloadable games with intriguing stories

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2015

For many years, Valve Corp. brought gamers lots of games to play that they could download straight to their computers. Many games from Steam, which is Valve's software platform, are popular. One of the most popular right now is a long-awaited sequel, a game that does prove Valve can count to three,...

Punta Cana in Dominican Republic offers hot sun, sand, sea and great dining

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2015

Punta Cana is in the Dominican Republic, I basked in the hot sun there. I had a great time and have some stories to tell about my time there. The only thing I need to complain about is the airline service, which makes you pay for watching TV or movies, unlike other airlines I've taken. I have...

Glory Days: Remembering the fallen police officers in Brooklyn

By: Naya Brown-Yohay, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2015

BROOKLYN — The mood changed when the bus arrived at the memorial site for Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos. The story of the deaths of the two NYPD officers is devastating. They were sitting in their car when Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley approached the passenger window of the NYPD patrol...

T-D’s Kiwis visit Waitomo Caves, Huka Falls and Hobbiton movie set

T-D's travelers visited Bagend's front door on the Hobbiton set used in

By: Stephanie Ryzyk, Managing Editor

April 4, 2015

AUCKLAND — Leaving from the cold, winter weather of New York, not only was I looking forward to the sunny summer weather in the Southern Hemisphere, but also to see the three students who visited our school from New Zealand last fall and to experience a new culture in a foreign land. On Jan. 23,...

On New Zealand trip, experience teaches rather than texts and notebooks

T-D's travelers visited the tropical beach in New Zealand.

By: Andrew Breazna, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2015

AUCKLAND — So here it is three weeks in New Zealand and out of Thornton-Donovan with no new homework assignments, projects or tests to study for. Yet what did Maureen Flynn, Stephanie Ryzyk and this reporter find themselves doing during the trip? Believe it or not, studying! Yet it wasn’t stud...

Classy meal cooked by feast of a class

Francesca DelGais cooked a dish for the feast as Javier Vargas-Arcia looked on.

By: Liam Gorbutt, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015

All that could be heard coming from Thornton-Donovan's Japanese arch-painted White House was laughter, the clinking of glasses and the sizzling of a pan. T-D friends and family met for a night of food, friendship and family on Jan 18. The event was hosted by the Babette's Feast class at a price of...

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