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Morgan Levy is a high school senior. She is Editor in Chief of the Lance newspaper, and President of the LHS Forensics Speech and Debate Team. Morgan is addicted to coffee, obsessed with Neuroscience, and passionate about Journalism. Follow Morgan on Twitter at @morganslevy.

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Thrive: Learning to Create Balance in a Busy Teenage Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 6:14 PM

102.4 fever, 88/50 blood pressure. At the doctor's office that morning I could not even sit up to have my blood pressure taken.

"We are sending you to the emergency room," the doctor saw how weak I looked. Most people worry about their health upon being told they will...

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Graphite Marathon

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 3:12 PM

This month I ran my first marathon. I have been training for about nine months by now, but who's counting? In the last week before I didn't carbo-load, but instead clutched a Princeton Review book for last-minute reinforcement. No running shoes needed, just my pencil case with 10 sword-sharp number...

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RT If You: The Rise in Fake Activism

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Will the real activists please stand up? In a social-media crazed society, insignificant measures are seen as influential. A mere "RT" on a Twitter post, "like" on a Facebook status or "tag" on an Instagram photo has become the mechanism to create change. A rise in fake activism has emerged....

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Why I Love Forensics

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 10:32 AM

If walking into high school somebody told me that I would willingly join a competitive public speaking team, loving it so much that I would eventually become President, I would reply that the chances of that happening are lower than those of Miley Cyrus becoming President.

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The 7 Things I Learned in 2013

(1) Comments | Posted January 1, 2014 | 5:26 PM

1. Never give up on your dreams. At the beginning of this year I knew that I wanted to spend my summer doing research. As a student in my school's Science Research program, I was especially determined to find a lab to work in. I emailed so many potential mentors...

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My Cells, My Choice

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Our own cells are part of our identity as much as a passport, or a driver's license. However, time and time again, it is questioned whether we have the right to make our own decisions involving them.

Back in the 1950s, Henrietta Lacks' cells were taken...

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Press Hungry

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 11:06 AM

How would you feel if you saw an alleged bomber stare you in the eyes on a local newsstand? Not just any suspect -- one who has caused extreme devastation at the Boston Marathon just this past April, killing four and injuring many. The same man who sent...

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The Age of Ignorance

(4) Comments | Posted May 27, 2013 | 12:02 AM

Our society today has become ignorant of many things: artificiality, each other, but also of the true meaning of certain holidays. I wake up today to an Instagram feed covered in beach pictures and Facebook status upon status about vacation destinations, yet no mention of why we celebrate Memorial Day....

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Sophomore-itis

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 4:37 PM

Living at a state where one is neither predator nor prey in the high school food chain is definitely an awkward stage of sorts. While freshmen are eager about no longer being freshmen, juniors look forward to being seniors, and seniors are ecstatic to leave the school, there is nothing...

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Is It Unfair to Expose the Facebook Posts of Others?

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 11:19 PM

An anxious high school senior posted in the Rutgers Class of 2017 Facebook group,"RUTGERS CLASS OF 2017 #SWAG #YOLO #SWERVE. I BET MIT IS REALLY REGRETTING THEIR DECISION NOW!!!! :)."

This senior's Facebook post now lives on "Accepted! 2017," and there are over 40 notes ridiculing it.

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