The Overlook Journal

T-D’s Spring Arts House

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017

On March 17, 2017, Thornton Donovan had it’s first Arts House of the year, and as always, it was a success. We opened the night with some lovely flute and ukulele playing from sophomore Quincy Campbell and both teacher and host of this event, Mr. Goodman. Juniors Katie Mason and Leo Murzin, and seni...

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

T-D's Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017

Imagine yourself in a high, mountainous region where you are only hundreds of feet away from touching the clouds. Some of our Thornton-Donovan students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this breathtaking place, also known as Peru, on January 16th through the 21st. Out of all of the histo...

T-D Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

T-D  Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

It’s about that time of year again. After a long four years of work, seniors have started to receive acceptance letters from their chosen colleges. This year, a number of prestigious colleges –including Cornell, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Polytechnic – have accepted T-D seniors. Seniors Greg Li...

Movie Review: Before I Fall

Movie Review: Before I Fall

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017

Before I Fall, based on the popular novel by Lauren Oliver, is the high school mean girl version of Groundhog Day, the movie where Bill Murray’s character relives the same day over and over until he gets it right. It was directed by Ry Russo-Young, (Nobody Walks, Babes in Toyland)  and stars Zoey Deutch ...

Our Journalists Attend CSPA 2017 Spring Convention

Mabel Takona (left), Cecile Macintosh (center), and Quincy A. Campbell (right) at CSPA workshop

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, Overlook Journal Advisor Mr. Chapin, Editor-in-Chief Quincy Campbell ‘19, Taylor Marsico ‘19, Mabel Takona ’20, Antonea Rufa ‘20, and I attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 93rd annual Spring Convention at Columbia University. ...

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

T-D Welcomes Japanese Guests

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2017

On March 11, Japanese students from Sera High School in Sera, Hiroshima, arrived to spend two weeks studying at Thornton-Donovan. The schools have a longstanding relationship. As recently as last June, a group of T-D upper schoolers traveled to Hiroshima shortly after T-D ended its school year. ...

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split”

Movie Review: M. Night Shyamalan's

By: Arbrenee Collinas, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2017

Thrillers give their audiences the heart-stopping, mind-racing, on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling where you're anticipating the very worst only to see the opposite. That's M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller/horror film Split. In Split the main character, Kevin, has 24 different personas.  Each ...

Airport Protests Sweep the Nation

Airport Protests Sweep the Nation

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

After Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday, January 27, banning travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, seven predominantly Muslim countries, thousands of protesters across the country gathered at airports to show their opposition to the order. Many stayed all day; some even...

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