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Meet the editor: Lucy Morantz, photo editor

Lucy Morantz is thrilled to fill the role of photo editor for The Collegian this upcoming year. Morantz is a sophomore double majoring in journalism and political science. 

Morantz was 15 years old when she was first encouraged to explore photography. Up until then, she devoted her free time to competitive soccer. After a series of injuries, she was forced to give up all contact sports permanently. Since then, she devotes most of her free time to advancing her photography. Ironically, Morantz sustained a photojournalism-induced concussion and multiple phalangeal injuries, all of which were over exaggerated. 


Since diving head first into photojournalism and joining The Collegian the first semester of her freshman year, Morantz has had the opportunities to cover everything from an alpaca farm to a Division I collegiate championship game; to be the head photographer for a congressional campaign and to cover the Black Lives Matter protests this past summer in Kansas City, Missouri, and Washington, D.C.

“(Morantz’s) main goal for the year is to ensure that photo coverage in and around the Fort Collins community is safe, effective, accurate and creative.”

Morantz hopes to be able to use her new position to experiment with new coverage techniques amid a pandemic and learn from the rest of The Collegian’s photo desk and editorial staff. Her main goal for the year is to ensure that photo coverage in and around the Fort Collins community is safe, effective, accurate and creative. 

Aside from photography, Morantz spends a lot of time searching for new vinyl to add to her collection, listening to the same playlist until she has worn it out and telling really monologuing stories that always seem to include too many insignificant details and tangents. 

Lucy Morantz can be reached at or on Instagram @l.m.visuals 

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Lucy Morantz
Lucy Morantz, Co-Photo Director
Lucy Morantz is a fourth-year journalism and political science student minoring in legal studies. She is one of the two photo directors for the fall 2022 semester. Growing up with parents who met working as journalists, media has been an ever-present component of Morantz’s life, and this is ultimately what inspired her to pursue a degree and career in journalism. She had always been pulled toward career paths that provided a creative outlet; photojournalism and The Collegian have allowed her to do precisely that while simultaneously fostering her passions and gaining meaningful career experience.  Throughout her college years, Morantz has worked with The Collegian every year. Growing up with the publication this way has given her a unique perspective on all the ways student media has helped students achieve their post-graduation goals, making her excited to see what her own career path with lead to. Additionally, the opportunity to collaborate with so many other student journalists to create a final product will be her most valued takeaway from her time at Colorado State University. Beyond her role at The Collegian, Morantz is also a College of Liberal Arts student ambassador and has interned with various political organizations. Outside the newsroom and classroom, Morantz can most likely be found paddle boarding at Horsetooth Reservoir, strolling through Old Town with friends or curating a new hyper-specific playlist to match her many moods.

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