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Top TikTok trends for Morton
Rosadelia Ortega, Reporter • April 7, 2021

The majority of students at Morton East find themselves watching deep-cleaning videos, which is a trend on TikTok under the hashtag #CleanTok. According...

Best Fashion of 2020 is Bra-Top
Best Fashion of 2020 is Bra-Top
Alondra Olmos and Gloria Romero February 17, 2021

Bra-Top Craze was the top answer of 2020 best fashion according to Morton Students.   Form a random survey of 11 people Morton East students/Cicero...

The best sport moments for Morton East Students
February 10, 2021

  Freddy Hernandez February 4, 2021 The best sport moments was the moment of silence for BLM for Morton East students. In a random survey...

Top albums for Morton East students
Adriana Moreno February 10, 2021

In a random survey of 70 Morton East students/Cicero residents, 41.43% said YHLQMDLG was the best quarantine album of 2020. a lot of people love...

Jacquelin Ornelas February 10, 2021

“Money Heist” was the most popular show on Netflix last year for Morton East students. Initially, in a random survey of 140 Morton East...

Covid Vaccine for Back to School
Iliana Terrones, Reporter • April 26, 2021

Many students and teachers have been getting the Covid-19 shots.  In a survey...

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VACCINES TO THE RESCUE! -- Morton East High School is attempting to overcome the pandemic in order to return to normality by allowing their premises to be a covid-19 vaccination site. The community and students age 16 and up are eligible to make an appointment and receive the vaccine. Since CDC verified the three covid vaccines, essential workers and elderly people were prioritized to be vaccinated first because of the high risk, but now the rest of civilians are capable of receiving the shot.
Public view about Covid-19 vaccine
Lizbeth Acosta Barragan, reporter • April 12, 2021

Despite the fact that since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly seven million people...

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Night school enrollment up for session three
Fredi Sanchez Rodriguez, reporter • April 9, 2021

Enrollment in night school is increasing at Morton East -- partly due to the need...

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COVID-19 Losses for Morton
Rosadelia Ortega, Reporter • April 7, 2021

The majority of students at Morton East have been fortunate enough not to encounter...

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Covid-19's effect on the environment
Joaquin Leyva, Reporter • March 24, 2021

How has COVID-19 affected the environment?  COVID-19 has taken a toll on everyone...

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Morton East students will be taking the COVID-19 vaccine when Available
Josue Diaz, Reporter • March 23, 2021

Most students say they will get the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. According...

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Some students tied to Texas hard times
Jada Massallo, reporter • March 19, 2021

Texas recently experienced the worst snowstorm they have had in over 35 years. ...

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Mr. Frankfother is happy he has his dog Zac with him during this pandemic.
Half of student body probably got pets during pandemic
Asha Satti and Jonathan Celaya March 17, 2021

Half of Morton East students got a pet during the pandemic, survey says. 108 Morton...

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Morton East students agree the pandemic has helped the environment
Guillermo Hernandez, Report • March 17, 2021

The pandemic has affected the environment by reducing global warming according to...

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Isaac Carlos takes picture of Covid-19 vaccine.
Students and teachers getting Covid-19 vaccine
Isaac Carlos Sarabia , reporter • March 17, 2021

The majority of students at Morton East are planning to get the Covid-19 vaccine. In...

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Photo essay: Concert magic and mania
Javon Parker, Reporter • April 27, 2021

BTS World Domination:  one super fan
BTS World Domination: one super fan's summary of what to know
Blanca Valdez , Reporter • April 26, 2021

BTS World Domination is happening now. BTS, also known as Bangtan, are seven boys from South Korea who started in a small company called Big Hit. They debuted in 2013 the...

Students say The Weeknd's Super Bowl performance was a hit
Denise Garcia and Jonathan Palencia March 23, 2021

Having The Weeknd perform in the 2021 Super Bowl, was one of the greatest decisions ever. The Weeknd was the first-ever artist to not get paid for his presence or performance...

East students know K-pop
Gissell Guzman, Reporter • March 19, 2021

Most students at Morton East know about K-pop and have listened to it. The poll results showed 63% of Morton East students have heard and listened to K-pop.   According...

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Song “Driver’s License” goes viral  
Anarely Diaz March 10, 2021

The song “Driver’s License” surprisingly went viral with teens.   According to The New York times, Olivia Rodrigo was 17 when she wrote her song, she just turned...

Cost of college, debt, makes college plans more uncertain
Jordan voted Morton’s favorite shoe brand
Best Fashion of 2020 is Bra-Top
This is a takeout meal Karla Perez and her family had Friday night, from a local Cicero spot.
Students Choose Best Chinese Food for 2020
Karla Perez , Reporter • January 21, 2021

Panda Express was the best Chinese food spot of last year for Morton's students.   In a random survey of 57 Morton East's students, 13 students placed Panda Express...

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How many fights happened at Morton East last semester?
Eduardo Rodriguez , Julian Rodriguez, Kensy Figueroa, Brenda Arce, and Jonathan Avelar February 13, 2020

Using the school's new system, head dean Mr. Matt Dugan reported there were 68 fights last semester:  approximately 38 sophomore fights, 21 junior fights, and 9 senior fights. ...

This would never happen at East
Can recent grads attend prom as a guest -- if so, is there an age limit?
Dayna Contreras, Maria Aguayo Hernandez • February 12, 2020

Since the time to appeal for senior activities has come. Many student go to appeal to go to prom which is a formal dance held by a high school at the end of the school year,...

Morton Alternative High School located in Cicero, IL on 54th. Ave.
What actions lead students to alternative?
Victoria Solis, Daniela Hernandez , and Dayanna Gonzalez February 11, 2020

The actions that lead students from all three district 201 campuses to alternative vary from physical altercations to simply wanting a smaller school environment. According...

Are we prepared for an active school shooter?
Flavio Rivera and Eric Rincon February 11, 2020

After the recent scare of a possible school shooter on December 10, 2019, many students wonder if we are prepared for the next situation. You could never be too careful to...

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Cristopher Guerrero, reporter
May 3, 2019

There has been a change in the place that graduation will take place this year; this year’s ceremonies will be at Morton East’s Chodl Auditorium. Morton East graduation...

Bryan Garcia, Journalist
April 30, 2019

Morton plans to add an extra mandatory hour starting 2019.  The new hour is planned to take place before 1st hour and after 0 hour. Students will be given the options...

Backpack searches to begin next year

Alexia Hernandez , Israel Carranza , and Anthony Ambriz
April 22, 2019

With the school year coming to an end and a new one quickly approaching,...

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