The Overlook Journal

Letter from the Moderator

Letter from the Moderator

By: Andrew Chapin, Moderator

June 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase

In the waning days of last year’s summer vacation, I wrote a letter detailing my expectations for The Overlook Journal. In it, I bemoaned the previous year’s failures and reaffirmed my belief in the need for accountability from the editors to the general staff. Honestly, though, I had no idea wha...

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under School Life

T-D’s Rocket Society has been operating for three years, trying to send a rocket to space. On Saturday, May 26th, the team accomplished their first step in their journey, launching a rocket in a statewide competition in Geneseo, NY. It provided an engaging way for students interested in engineering...

The Truth About Blood Diamonds

The Truth About Blood Diamonds

By: Ali Chauldry, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under News

In America, the diamond is a symbol of love and commitment, destined to last forever. However, what if the gem lovers hold so dear was actually a symbol of destruction rather than adoration- fuel for civil wars, environmental destruction and human rights violations. It’s sad to say that certain...

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under News, School Life

It is not news that the earth's climate has been increasing over the years. According to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, there has been an increase of 1.53 degrees since the late nineteenth century. Whether one wants to accept this as a problem, or call it a hoax, even a meager i...

T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!”

T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!”

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2017


Filed under School Life

On June 2, Thornton Donovan had their final Arts House of the school year. It was a long night filled with many talented performers. The evening started off with the Nature of Music class, featuring an appearance by the adorable lower school students. After the introductory piece, the lower school classes...

Manchester Attack Explained

Manchester Attack Explained

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2017


Filed under News

The following article contains graphic details of a terrorist attack and the events that unfolded beforehand. The Overlook Journal has decided not to expose the first name of the attacker, believing that it will give him the attention he certainly does not deserve.    On May 22, 2017 fan...

T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2017


Filed under School Life

Most school open houses are presented by administrators and teachers, but on Sunday, June 11th, the students of Thornton-Donovan will have center stage. The first annual Fringe Festival is an event that, in the words of Mr. Fleming, “will showcase students speaking about their classes, extracurricu...

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