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Morgan Levy is a high school junior. She is Editor in Chief of the Lance newspaper, and President of the LHS Forensics Speech and Debate Team. Morgan is addicted to coffee, interested in Scientific Research, and obsessed with Forensics Speech and Debate. Follow Morgan on Twitter at @morganslevy.

Entries by Morgan Levy

RT If You: The Rise in Fake Activism

(0) 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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