The Overlook Journal

Clowning Around: Surge of Red Nosed Offenders

Clowning Around: Surge of Red Nosed Offenders

By: Rebecca Sparer, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2016


Filed under News

      Numerous clown sightings have been reported across the United States since August. Reports say that the debacle started in Greeneville, South Carolina when many people dressed as clowns attempted to lure children into the woods on numerous accounts. Since then, creepy clowns have swept the ...

Presidential Debate: Round 2

Presidential Debate: Round 2

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under News

The second Presidential Debate was held on Sunday, October 9th at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Unlike the first, the second debate involved questions from the hand-picked audience and online participants. Many agree that the first debate wasn’t appropriately executed. Moderators...

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

Pokémon GO for the Tech World

By: Celso Silva, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2016


Filed under First Person POV, Lower School Report, Opinion

When Pokémon GO was released in the US on July 6, 2016, millions of people began to catch Pokémon on their phones. By August 12, according to Businessofapps.com, 100 million people had already downloaded the app from the Google Play market. I will go over some things Pokémon Go did for the tech w...

T-D’s 1st School Spirit Pep Rally!

T-D’s 1st School Spirit Pep Rally!

By: Amber Corbett, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, School Life

Thornton-Donovan’s cheerleading squad led the school’s first ever pep rally on Friday, October 14. Grades nine through twelve gathered on the basketball court to bond and socialize. Mr. Schlitten spoke about the start of the athletics program at T-D. Currently, the sports consist of male and female...

Getting Ready for the 2016 Ethics Bowl

Getting Ready for the 2016 Ethics Bowl

By: Ali Chauldrey, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2016


Filed under Completed, School Life

  This year, Thornton Donovan will be participating and debating at the Manhattanville College School Ethics Bowl. Every fall, the NHSEB (National High school Ethics Bowl) gives a set of cases that cover from broad range of issues to more complex ones. Ethics teams meet with their coaches...

Noise at the Meadows Festival

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2016


Filed under Completed, Entertainment

  Headliner Kanye West performed at the first year The Meadows music festival  Sunday October 2nd, in the Mets Stadium parking lot in Queens, NY. Kanye West was supposed to perform from 8-10 pm, but ended up coming to the stage 40 minutes late and leaving 20 minutes early, slicing his performance...

What is Yom Kippur?

What is Yom Kippur?

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Completed, First Person POV, Lower School Report, Opinion

Yom Kippur is the day of forgiveness. Jews on this day pray for forgiveness and hope that their names will be written in The Book of Life. Jews believe that their lives would extend when G-d wrote their names in the Book of Life, which is believed to contain the names of everyone who will live on th...

Paladins: A Video Game Review

Paladins: A Video Game Review

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under Completed, Entertainment, First Person POV

When Steam, my gaming service, offered me some free stuff in exchange for playing a game called Paladins, I knew I was getting myself into a world of pain. This game was created on August 3, 2016 and is for the PC. It’s currently rated T (Teen) for violence, even though there’s no blood or gore. While Steam i...

Belize, Here We Come

Belize, Here We Come

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2016


Filed under News, School Life

From October 16th to the 23rd, eight of Thornton-Donovan’s high school ambassadors will be traveling to Belize; a Central American and Caribbean country. I took some time out to interview Grace Kretzmer, Xavier Rogers, and Naya Brown-Yohay to ask them what they’re excited for and what some of the...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Giacobello

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, School Life

This September, the Overlook Journal got to interview one of Thornton-Donovan's new teachers, Mr. Giacobello, who is teaching the Digital Photography and Graffiti Art classes.  How many years have you been teaching? "This is my third year teaching at TD."   Why did you come back to Th...

Volleyball: TD Lionesses For The Win

Volleyball: TD Lionesses For The Win

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under First Person POV, Sports

On October 29, Thornton-Donovan had it’s first volleyball game of the season against the New York School of the Deaf, and I must say, I’ve never seen a group as in sync as the girls on my team. The T-D Lions reigned through victorious after demonstrating a clear amount of skill and love for the game. I must s...

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