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iPhone 7: The Safe Choice

December 31, 2016

The new iPhone 7 got a lot of people excited. According to, some new facets of the iPhone 7 include the following: Improved camera and photo quality Water resistant Better battery life ...

Entering the NFL Playoffs: Where Does Your Team Stand?

Entering the NFL Playoffs: Where Does Your Team Stand?
December 23, 2016

The 2016-2017 NFL season is soon coming to an end, with many teams trying to take the champion title of Super Bowl LI. Eight of the thirty-two teams have already secured their spot in the playoffs while...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Franks

December 21, 2016

This school year, Thornton Donovan has a load of new faces, and not just students. New teachers have joined the academic staff at TD. One of the teachers, Ms. Franks, TD’s newest music teacher, sat down...

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Charged with Homicide

December 21, 2016

On August 13, 2016, Dominique Heaggan- Brown shot Sylville Smith, a twenty- three- year old, during a traffic stop. According to court documents and the body cameras that Heaggan- Brown and his partner...

Breaking Discovery: Dinos Had Feathers!

Breaking Discovery: Dinos Had Feathers!
December 20, 2016

Dinosaurs with feathers? Yes, you heard it correctly. Dinosaurs did have feathers, and a recent scientific discovery proves  it. Paleontologist Lida Xing, of China University of Geosciences in Beijing,...

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney’s Moana!

Review: Full Sail Ahead for Disney's Moana!
December 19, 2016

For centuries, sailors explored the immense oceans of the Earth. But 3,000 years ago, their journeys had mysteriously stopped for a millennium. Walt Disney Animation Studios decided to explain this mysterious...

T-D’s Upcoming Holiday Luncheon

T-D's Upcoming Holiday Luncheon
December 19, 2016

      Thornton Donovan’s annual Holiday Luncheon, hosted at the Larchmont Yacht Club on the 22nd of December, is a great way to kick off the holiday break . Not only do the students get to miss...

Tragic Chapecoense Plane Crash

Chapoceonse soccer team's last photo taken on plane to Colombia
December 11, 2016

On November 28th, a plane carrying 77 people crashed in Medellin, Colombia. The 77 passengers on board this plane were players, club staff, and crew for the Brazilian soccer team, called the Chapecoense....

The Struggle for Standing Rock

The Struggle for Standing Rock
December 8, 2016

On July of 2016, the building of the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline was approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This controversial pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, has been...

Return of the Overlook Lounge

Return of the Overlook Lounge
December 7, 2016

Overlook Journal. If you haven’t heard that name yet, you’ve either not attended Thornton-Donovan, or you’ve been living under a rock. But, have you heard of the Overlook Lounge Podcast? Some...

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review

Heads Up, Potterheads: Fanstastic Beasts Movie Review
December 5, 2016

“Whimsical”, “thought-provoking”, and “extraordinary” are some words used to describe J.K. Rowling's works in the Harry Potter series; the case remains no different when it comes to her latest...

Rest In Peace, Leonard Cohen

December 3, 2016

On November 7, 2016, singer, songwriter, musician, and poet, Leonard Cohen died at age eighty two in Los Angeles. The Canadian singer was known for the very popular song Hallelujah. Cohen had dabbled in...

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