Tone '19 Writes Article for USA Today Network about COVID and College

The USA Today Network recently published an opinion piece by Morristown-Beard School graduate Rebecca Tone ’19 about coronavirus and college.

To read the piece, entitled “NJ Students Return to College Campuses with Anxiety, Frustration – and Hope” please click here.  For the story, she interviewed a number of MBS graduates including Pamela Beniwal ’19, Jason Bloomenthal ’19, Lauren Liroff ’19, and Ava Namar ’19.

Last spring, she also published an opinion piece about the pandemic titled “College? Turns Out I was Worried about All the Wrong Things. The Pandemic Changed Everything.”

Tone, who is currently a sophomore at Georgetown University, worked in the newsroom of, the Daily Record and The Record for her Senior Project under the direction of MBS alumnus Ed Forbes ’98.  Last year, the USA Today Network also published her opinion pieces about the 2020 election as well as Newark’s water crisis.

Tone was the Valedictorian at the 2019 Commencement ceremony, and also received the Class Leader Award and the Dickinson W. Richards Cup for character, scholarship, leadership and service.


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