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Morgan Levy
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. Next year, Morgan will be attending Lafayette College to study Neuroscience. Follow Morgan on Twitter at @morganslevy.

Entries by Morgan Levy

How a Life-Changing Trip to Israel Taught Me to Take Risks

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1:32 PM

"You dived right in," my mom tells me as she stands on the shore as I get out of the ocean after scuba diving with dolphins.

I laughed a little when my mom said this because I am generally not a fearless person. I may love the song "Fearless"...

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How Applying to College Made Me Grateful For the Little Things

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 8:19 AM

After editing one sentence of one essay of what feels like a million you have left to write for the 37th time, cursing at the CommonApp for crashing yet again and realizing just how close the deadlines are as you cross off another day on the calendar; you may want...

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Why Not So Serious?

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 10:14 AM

On the day before Halloween as I sat in my Calculus class packing up my bag and getting ready to race out of school, an announcement from the Principal of my high school came on. It was a warning to make sure not to wear costumes that are offensive to...

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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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Why 'Black Box' Is My New Favorite Show

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 6:30 PM

I love Neuroscience because the brain "is the greatest mystery of all -- that's why doctors call it the black box," as Dr. Catherine Black explains on the new ABC show, Black Box.

The 21st century is neurology's new frontier. With a myriad of neurological disorders lacking cures, neuroscience...

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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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(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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