Grace Wakeling

Grace Wakeling, senior, is the Managing Editor of The OLu MUSE. She discovered her love for creative writing in middle school, and she has continued to grow throughout the past few years of being in the Humanities Academy. Her favorite book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Grace is excited to further her experience as a writer this year with her fellow classmates.

More of Grace Wakeling’s Work:

  • Grecian Artistic Activism - …and what we learn from it today.  Although they were not the first to utilize art for its political functionality, the people of Ancient Greece quickly found their niche when …
  • Recent Protest - By this point in 2020, we are all exceptionally aware of what political activism looks like. Between social media posts, handmade posters, and physical artwork, the political climate of 2020 …
  • Encounter - “Are you seriously doing this?” “You know I don’t have any other choice.” “With a gun?” “Shut up.” “Jean, c’mon.” “Shut up. You know what I need.” “You could’ve just …
  • The Jump - Sunlight reflected off the sharp metal beneath my thigh, blinding my right eye and causing me to squint. For such an easily fixable inconvenience, the stress coursing through my blood …
  • Ignorance or Innocence? - Which is ultimately worse: ignorance or innocence?  At their root, are they really just the same?  Personally, I believe that ignorance could never be “bliss” as the saying goes, but …
  • Missing - Meaning 1 Well who would’ve thought, Collectively we’d miss it. Still can’t understand. Meaning 2 It’s absence kills me. Yet, I ignored its presence; By now, I have learned. Meaning …
  • Why Hate? - Why is there hate in the world? This is a question that has been stuck in my head for quite a while now, and I’m sure it’s a general concept …
  • Life Is What You Make It - Hello, ladies and gents. To preface this short article, I would like to say that lately I have been spending a good amount of time just contemplating the following: life …
  • Why Everyone Should Take Latin. - By Grace Wakeling Yes, Latin is a “dead” language. However, it is not even close to becoming extinct. To be more specific, Latin is no longer fluently spoken in any …
  • August 24, 79 A.D. - By Grace Wakeling Screams and cheers fill the air. I can feel excitement rushing through the stadium, encompassing everyone here with me. The blazing sun causes our faces to redden, …
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