Grace Lawton

Grace Lawton

Bio: Grace Lawton is a senior at the University of Connecticut from Madison, Connecticut studying Communications and Psychology. In her free time, she likes to eat, swim, and go to the beach with friends. Ever since she was little, she searched for ways to experiment using creative outlets. Alongside pursuing acting camps or her passion for singing, she began to write anything from short stories to songs. When she reached high school, she only found herself using her writing skills to crank out papers or reports. She even received a perfect score on her SAT Writing section! But when she entered college she decided to put her imaginative but well-developed experience in writing to the test in a club called “The Odyssey.” The writing club effectively prepared her to challenge her writing abilities which now benefits her performance at NYC Tastemakers. NYC Tastemakers is the perfect opportunity for her to not only do something she enjoys but work with an amazing and talented team. She is so excited to be a writer this summer for them and she cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Ellen De-Not so Generous

Famous talk show host, actress, writer, and producer Ellen DeGeneres has been under heavy scrutiny recently due to multiple allegations of crew members accusing her of creating a toxic work environment. The employees expressed that Ellen’s kindness was a ploy for the camera and she would often make racist comments …

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Bringing Back Live Theatre

The musical mastermind behind twenty-one musicals, several of them being on Broadway, and the person dubbed “the most commercially successful composer in history,” Andrew Lloyd Webber, has taken a stand to aid in the reopening of live theatres. The University of Oxford has been one of the front runners for …

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Where the Crawdads Sing

A novel by Delia Owens has recently been in the spotlight for its recognition on the New York Times bestsellers list. Where the Crawdads Sing is a mix of a lot of different genres including mystery and bildungsroman, and in 2018, caught the eye of Reese Witherspoon who recently announced …

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Bike Shorts

The newest fashion trend that is all the rage on websites like GymShark, LuluLemon, and Aerie are being worn by big names like Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Sophie Turner. Biker Shorts have been pegged as one of Spring 2020’s biggest trends and have taken workout brands by storm. They …

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My Sister’s Keeper

In the novel, My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult writes about the struggle of a thirteen-year-old girl named Anna forced to undergo multiple medical donations in order to keep her older sister, Kate, alive as she has acute promyelocytic leukemia. Usually, Anna is more than willing to help her sister as …

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Tanning Methods Debunked: What is the Healthiest Option?

 With summer coming to a close, lots of people are rushing to get that sunkissed tan look before the coldness of fall starts to creep up. For people with fair skin like me, this tan is almost unachievable as I have to lather myself in sunscreen to avoid a burn. …

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How the Broadway community is hurting during the pandemic

When you first think of the NYC needing to put Broadway shows on pause, the first victims that come to mind, at least for me, were the audience members. Those who paid hundreds or even thousands of dollars to enjoy a professional performance of some of their favorite musicals or …

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Never Have I Ever: The Series not the Game!

In April of this year, Netflix released a series starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi called Never Have I Ever. In the series, Devi is not only coping with the loss of her father, the aftermath of a traumatic medical mystery with her legs but also battling with herself internally attempting …

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Jacinda Ardern

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has been in office since October of 2017 and has recently been praised for her handling and strong prioritization of her people’s safety during the worldwide pandemic. At just 37, Arden was the world’s youngest female to be the head of a …

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Mental Health Outlets During A Pandemic

One element of coronavirus that scared me the most was not only being physically sick but also paying the price when it came to mental health. In March, I was sent home from studying abroad in Barcelona abruptly in the middle of the night and was immediately confined to my …

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Finding the Perfect Protectant: Sunscreen Edition

On a hot summer day, the beach or the pool is always an ideal location to keep cool and have fun. But with the sunlight beating down, it’s important to be wearing the correct brand of sunscreen to not only shield your skin from the dangerous UV rays but not …

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Not So Different After All

The Milk Lady of Bangalore is a cultural, information filled novel about a woman from India who returns home after living in New York City in order to reconnect with her past self and the traditions she may have left behind.  This memoir is recollected experiences of the author Shoba …

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