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About Me


My name is Grace Watson.

Welcome to my website! This is my online portfolio of all the wonderful projects and news pieces that I have had the opportunity to create and publish throughout my time at college.

I'm an aspiring journalist who grew up in Berkeley Springs, WV. In December 2021, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Concord University with a degree in Communication Arts/Journalism and a minor in English.

The content published on this website will pertain to my goal of becoming a reporter/journalist. Content will mainly be written news pieces, as well as a few videos of news reels, donut spots (30-second commercials), and news segments.

Over the past four years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on several incredible projects that have allowed me to grow and establish my expertise regarding writing, editing, and producing content. 

Thank you! 

My Latest Work

How Sudeikis is Aiding in Ending Malnutrition in Kids

Jason Sudeikis, star of the hit Apple TV+ series “Ted Lasso,” is working with Abbott, a U.S. multinational medical device and health care company to end malnutrition in kids all over the world. Sitting down with the Today Show co-hosts, the actor discussed his involvement with Abbot and what made him decide to fight malnutrition in children. Sudeikis stated that “I’m just here to use the platform that I’ve been granted [with] this groovy job that I have, to just support what [Abbott] is doing to

The Implementation of Revised Lacey Act Provisions

The Lacey Act, which received amendments in 2008, makes it “unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire or purchase either in interstate or foreign commerce any plants.” There have been amendments to provisions under the Lacey Act that went into effect on October 1, 2021, under Phase VI that requires plant import declarations pertaining to wood imported into the United States.

When a company or an individual is in violation of the Lacey Act, they will be subjected to penalties

The Influence of Foreign Aid on Migration and Global Poverty

ATHENS, West Virginia — Migration is the movement of people from one country, place or locality to another. Oftentimes, migration offers people economic opportunities through work or education. Other reasons why someone would emigrate or seek asylum in another country are to escape conflict, terrorism, human rights violations and environmental factors, such as climate change or natural disasters. The U.N. Migration Agency (IOM) states that a migrant is “any person who is moving or has moved acro

A journey from an education major to a communication arts degree | Concord University

October 4, 2021

by Grace Watson

About 80 percent of students in the United States end up changing their major at least once, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

I am a part of that statistic. At the end of my Freshman year, I changed my major from English Secondary Education to pursue a degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism.

I’m sure that of the 80 percent mentioned, there are only a handful that thought they would ever change their major

Top five reasons Greek life is on the decline at universities | Concord University

October 17, 2021

by Grace Watson

The phrase "Greek life" refers to fraternities and sororities that are associated with colleges and universities. The groups help provide members with academic support, and they help young college students develop social and leadership skills.

At Concord University, Greek life represents life on campus by promoting scholarship, providing numerous leadership opportunities, and participating in a wide variety of community service activities. Students i

Global Citizen's Book of the Month

Global Citizen’s book of the month focuses on educating the public on issues surrounding global poverty, and it is of the utmost importance due to the fact that individuals can learn basic advocacy skills, which will allow and encourage citizens to communicate with their government to help end global poverty. Book clubs, such as the Global Citizen Book Club, handpick new books each month and offer participants a chance to discuss the books as they relate to ending extreme poverty. This educates

Period Poverty in Afghanistan

Period poverty in developing countries, such as Afghanistan, is a public health crisis and global poverty exacerbates the issue since it leads to individuals being unable to afford menstrual hygiene products. The American Medical Women’s Association explains period poverty as “inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and educations, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities and waste management.”

Period poverty negatively impacts female education due to menstrual-re

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