Grace Hill


Name: Grace Hill
Position: Online Managing Editor
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (34)


"How I Met Your Mother" series finale disappoints fans

By Grace Hill | April 8, 2014, 1:22 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The "How I Met Your Mother" finale was not legen–wait for it–dary. What went wrong?

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks at Blair

By Grace Hill | Feb. 24, 2014, 9:50 p.m. | In Local »

The Science National Honor Society hosted Dr. Anthony Fauci as a guest speaker in the media center during third period Monday.

New Downtown Silver Spring library to open Oct. 2014

By Grace Hill | Nov. 11, 2013, 8:04 p.m. | In Local »

The new Silver Spring library is currently in the final design stage and is scheduled to open in Oct. 2014. The expanded library, which will be located at the corner of Fenton Street and Wayne Avenue, will have five floors and a basement.

There's no crying in captainship

By Grace Hill | Sept. 24, 2013, 8:35 p.m. | In Features »

Sports team captains often get home later than most of their classmates and even other team members due to the extra responsibilities they shoulder. This year, these responsibilities will be even more expansive.

News Chips: The Syrian solution?

By Grace Hill | May 9, 2013, 11:14 p.m. | In News Blog »

President Obama indicated last August that if the Assad regime in Syria utilized chemical weapons against rebel groups or any other civilians, it would cross a "red line."

TechnoLogical: Fork over that HapiFork

By Grace Hill | April 22, 2013, 11:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

Despite the thousands of diet pills and exercise machines currently in existence, an emerging invention is gaining importance in the weight loss industry. A new fork, the "HapiFork," helps users count calories by monitoring how fast they're eating and then signaling when they consume more than one bite in the span of ten seconds.

NewsChips: Obama's budget aims to bridge partisan gaps

By Grace Hill | April 11, 2013, 10:42 p.m. | In News Blog »

President Obama is attempting to do the impossible – reconcile liberal and conservative differences while simultaneously reducing the national deficit.

TechnoLogical: Apple privacy put to the test

By Grace Hill | March 11, 2013, 8:33 p.m. | In News Blog »

For iPhone users, the currently pending Apple privacy lawsuit is particularly unsettling.

Blair swim & dive dictates at states

By Grace Hill | Feb. 24, 2013, 6:08 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' and girls' swim teams (1-5) placed second and seventh out of 28 and 27 teams, respectively, in the Maryland 4A/3A State Swim Championships Saturday.

NewsChips: Sequester showdown

By Grace Hill | Feb. 21, 2013, 6:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

Sequestration, which will happen unless Congress reaches a deal before then, is likely inevitable due to the current gridlock and inaction.

Blair swim & dive sinks competition at Metros

By Grace Hill | Feb. 10, 2013, 7:24 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' and girls' swim teams (1-5) placed fourth and fourteenth out of 31 and 33 teams, respectively, Saturday night in the Washington Metro Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships (Metros) finals.

SilverStyle: Queen Bey blasted for bodysuit

By Grace Hill | Feb. 6, 2013, 8:32 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Although many aspects of the game were exciting, including the 34-minute power outage, everyone knows that the real reason so many people tuned in is Beyoncé and her halftime show.

Blair swim & dive place third and sixth at Divisionals

By Grace Hill | Feb. 4, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair swim team (1-5) placed third and sixth for the boys' and girls' teams, respectively, in their first post-season competition, Divisionals.

Blair dives in against Sherwood

By Grace Hill | Jan. 28, 2013, 3:16 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair swim & dive team (1-5) beat the Sherwood Warriors (3-3) in their last team meet of the season, 204-161.

TechnoLogical: Face-to-face with Facebook

By Grace Hill | Jan. 24, 2013, 1:38 p.m. | In News Blog »

Facebook's newest product, the Graph Search, promises to revolutionize the social network. The idea of personalized search, however, is nothing new.

Whitman defeats Blair swim & dive

By Grace Hill | Jan. 13, 2013, 3:26 p.m. | In Blair »

The Whitman Vikings (1-3) beat Blair's swim and dive team (0-4) in a nearly equal match Saturday, 173-167.

Churchill edges out Blair swim & dive

By Grace Hill | Jan. 6, 2013, 3:51 p.m. | In Blair »

The Churchill Bulldogs (3-0) beat Blair's swim and dive team (0-3) Saturday in the third divisional meet of the season, 86-85.

The Blair Boogie: Counseling for "Little Monsters"

By Grace Hill | Jan. 4, 2013, 7:39 p.m. | In Music »

Lady Gaga recently announced that she will be offering free therapy resources for her passionate fans during her upcoming tour.

Blair washes up against Wootton

By Grace Hill | Dec. 16, 2012, 6:52 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's swim and dive team (0-2) fell short to the Wootton Patriots (1-1) in the second divisional meet of the season, 221-119.

Citizens' organization sues County, Board of Education

By Grace Hill | Dec. 11, 2012, 4:44 p.m. | In Local »

The West Montgomery County Citizens Association (WMCCA) has a pending lawsuit against Montgomery County on behalf of Nick's Farm , an organic farm in Potomac, Md. Nick's Farm has inspired a movement against the use of the land as Montgomery Soccer Inc. (MSI) soccer fields.

Winter Sports Preview: 2012-2013

By Melissa Arias, Jack Estrin, Grace Hill, Temi Ibirogba, Sam Lewando | Dec. 11, 2012, 12:51 p.m. | In Blair »

Winter sports are back as the 2012-2013 season gets off to a rousing start.

Walter Johnson outswims Blair

By Grace Hill | Dec. 10, 2012, 8:36 p.m. | In Blair »

The Walter Johnson Wildcats (1-0) beat Blair's swim and dive team (0-1) in the first divisional meet of the season. Due to the absence of many key team members, including many of the captains, the remaining captains and coaches focused on less experienced swimmers during the meet.

TechnoLogical: Anonymous fights for democracy

By Grace Hill | Dec. 3, 2012, 8:40 p.m. | In News Blog »

When imagining a hacker, people are typically inclined to picture a 20-year-old computer nerd breaking through firewalls and posting nasty messages on company websites simply for their own pleasure.

Blair swim & dive makes waves against Einstein, Wheaton

By Grace Hill | Dec. 2, 2012, 3:38 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's swim and dive team defeated the Einstein Titans and Wheaton Knights in the first meet of the season. The team considered this meet a scrimmage, since Blair's Division I team will not swim again Einstein and Wheaton's Division IV teams during the regular season.

Couch Potato: "Project" in progress

By Grace Hill | Nov. 13, 2012, 1:09 p.m. | In Television »

Even with declining audience numbers, FOX ordered a full season for freshman comedy, the hilarious but lacking "Mindy Project."

Montgomery County continues event center plans

By Grace Hill | Nov. 9, 2012, 11:37 a.m. | In Local »

Local entrepreneurs have restarted plans for a Montgomery County events center that will host concerts, minor league sporting competitions, high school graduation ceremonies and other community-oriented events.

Election Results: Barack Obama and Joe Biden win reelection

By Grace Hill | Nov. 7, 2012, 12:06 a.m. | In National »

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 303 to 206, winning both Virginia and Ohio.

The Blair Boogie: Mika will "Make You Happy"

By Grace Hill | Oct. 19, 2012, 9:24 p.m. | In Music »

With his third studio album "The Origin of Love," which was released in the United States on Tuesday, British singer Mika continues to display the theatricality and unconventionality that his international fan base loves.

County Council holds town hall meeting for students

By Grace Hill | Oct. 12, 2012, 9:36 p.m. | In Local »

On Wednesday, the Montgomery County Council held its third annual Town Hall Meeting for Students in an effort to receive input and commentary from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) youth.

Blair Players switch up productions

By Grace Hill | Sept. 29, 2012, 6:35 p.m. | In Local »

Blair productions, such as the traditional fall play, have been post-postponed. The play will take place in February, and the musical will be in May.

"Innocence" video guilty of murder

By Grace Hill | Sept. 26, 2012, 7:56 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Earning over 14 million views and 110 thousand dislikes, the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" has done more than capture the Muslim population's attention - it has caused at least 30 deaths and riots in more than 40 countries.

HealthChips: Easy as Pie

By Grace Hill | Sept. 13, 2012, 7:15 p.m. | In Recipes »

While sleep is an essential step towards surviving the rest of this year, diet during particularly stressful weeks can improve overall well-being and even grades.

This picture is not worth a thousand "Words"

By Grace Hill | Sept. 10, 2012, 6:08 p.m. | In Movies »

Despite stellar acting from an easily recognizable cast, the poor storyline of "The Words" weakens the film and keeps it from pacing naturally.

Much to like about "People Like Us"

By Grace Hill | July 8, 2012, 1:08 a.m. | In Movies »

DreamWorks Studios produced the drama "People Like Us" on a relatively small scale, with a budget of only 16 million dollars, and in some ways it feels like an indie movie. Despite its convoluted storyline and star-studded cast, the movie has realistic characters with complex personalities and expressed a heartfelt message about family relationships.



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Photo: Championships

By Grace Hill | Feb. 24, 2013, midnight

The Blair swim and dive competed in states Saturday, placing second and seventh for the boys' and girls' teams, respectively.

Photo: Ledecky

By Grace Hill | Feb. 10, 2013, midnight

Katie Ledecky shattered the previously held women's 500 free and 200 free national high school record.

Photo: The Crowd

By Grace Hill | Feb. 10, 2013, midnight

More than 30 teams competed in the Washington Metro Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships.