About Grace's Writing

Grace has written for many sections of her school newspaper, the Richard Montgomery Tide, including News, Arts, and Features. Grace's journalistic interests include reviewing entertainment, covering politics and current events, and school-related or local issues. She has also written articles for writing contests, such as the New York Times Student Review Contest, for which she wrote a review of "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" this year. Grace has also participated in the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers Program (NaNoWriMo) twice. Outside of her school newspaper, Grace writes short stories and blog posts for fun. You can find more of her writing here, along with awards and recognition Grace has earned for her writing.

 

Awards & Recognition

 

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“Unbelievable,” which was released on Sept. 13 on Netflix, is a show based on “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a true story published by ProPublica and The Marshall Project. The show follows a young woman who is raped but accused by many as a liar until two detectives discover the truth.

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After much anticipation, I finally sat down to watch Jay Roach’s “Bombshell,” a shocking account of ongoing sexual harassment buried within the inner levels of Fox News that helped ignite future movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up. The plot starts in 2016, right before Donald Trump is elected president, a time in which the early stages of these movements begin to unfold and conversations about sexual harassment in the workplace become more common. 

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On Jan. 22, 2019, the Senate held the third impeachment trial in history. In the month prior, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump, charging him with high crimes and misdemeanors to merit his potential removal from the presidency. The trial, taking place Jan. 22, will question Trump’s motives in terms of the “Ukraine Scandal” of July 2019.

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In the sixth episode of the second season of the TidePod, we interviewed the student producers of Richard Montgomery’s own One Acts festival, an entirely student-run show comprised of four one-act plays that are often student-written and directed. Listen to “A Look Into the Making of One Acts” to find out more about RM’s favorite winter show, and to hear from some of the students in charge of creating it!

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In the eighth episode of the second season of the TidePod, we interviewed leadership members of RM’s Black Student Union, or BSU, about Black History Month, which takes place during February. At RM, the BSU is one of the school’s most active and popular clubs. From Feb. 10-14, the club planned a spirit week consisting of spirit days, such as Motherland Monday and Flag Day Friday, to celebrate their heritage and share their pride, leading up to the second annual Black Student Union’s African Diaspora Night event. We talked to incoming BSU leaders Lydia Daniel and Janna Stewartson about what Black History Month means to them, as well as what the club is like. In addition to interviewing BSU leaders, the hosts for this episode conducted research on the history of Black History Month to familiarize audiences on the topic.

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Update from March 9, 8:57 a.m.: According to Bethesda Magazine, two more Maryland residents have tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, March 8. As of today, there are four positive cases in Montgomery County and one in Hartford County, totaling to five total in the state of Maryland.

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In the tenth episode of season two of the TidePod, senior contributor Ella Koenig and her friends came up with a list of 50 fun activities to do during COVID-19 school closures. Right now, students find themselves with a lot of time on their hands, as all Maryland schools are currently closed from March 16-27. Recently, Maryland has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases, and nearby states such as Virginia have shut down all schools for the rest of the year. This has caused shock and uncertainty for everyone in the state, as well as students wondering when they’ll go back to school. Social distancing, while important, can be hard to practice, so these fun projects and ideas are here to help you flatten the curve and hopefully beat the pandemic blues!

©2019 by Grace Burwell.