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Half of Our Students Would Consider a New COVID-19 Vaccine
Karla Perez, Reporter • November 1, 2020

Half of the students surveyed at Morton East would probably get a Covid-19 vaccine...

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Teachers concerned with bringing kids back to school
Jaime Perez, reporter • October 30, 2020

The majority of Morton East teachers think it's still too early to bring kids back...

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Ms. Rohde teaches to famous cardboard cut-outs in lieu of her missing students.  Ms. Doogan produced the cut-outs for Ms. Rohde in her graphic arts class.
Teachers miss both good, bad of students with remote
Velia Flores, reporter • October 30, 2020

What do teachers miss the most about not seeing students in person every day?  Everything. According...

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Students deliberate a school return
Students deliberate a school return
Adamaris Gonzalez, Reporter • October 30, 2020

The jury is out at Morton East, discussing the idea of returning to school. According...

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Ivan is having debating on who he should be supporting and vote for in the 2020 presidential election.
Students vote/don't vote this election
Ivan Olivares, Reporter • October 29, 2020

A surprising amount of Morton East Students would choose to not vote in this Presidential...

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The new way of attending class during the pandemic. Using smart devices such as a computer, are now used for attending virtual classes online.
Remote has decreased attendance, increased walk-aways
Arly Hernandez, reporter • October 29, 2020

Remote learning was introduced to many students and teachers due to the pandemic,...

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Doomsday Clock is ticking
Javon Parker, Reporter • October 29, 2020

Many students know the Doomsday Clock is ticking towards a climate change that can't...

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Most students not going trick-or-treating
Guillermo Hernandez, Report • October 29, 2020

The majority of students at Morton East are not going to go trick-or-treating this...

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Morton's thoughts on the Doomsday clock
David Salas, Reporter • October 29, 2020

Morton East High School students share their thoughts on global warming along with...

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Students question risks of going back during pandemic
Perla Carrera, reportor • October 28, 2020

Going back to school during Covid-19  could be risky and dangerous, students say. According...

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Grab-and-go lunches help during pandemic
Students split on best game system
Love listening to love songs on V-Day? Sure do
Eduardo Rodriguez, Julian Rodriguez, Brenda Arce, Jonathan Avelar, and Kensy Figueroa February 19, 2020

Music is one of the best ways to boost the Valentine's Day mood. It could be either sad because you’re lonely or very romantic that makes you think about your partner. In...

Bad Bunny is the best Latino artist outbreak of last year, according to East campus
Best Latino breakout artist of 2019
Daisy Yepez, Daniel Ramirez, Evelyn Rosales, Paola Masias, and Bryan Ocampo January 10, 2020

As reggaeton began to make a comeback in late 2018 to early 2019 many people have seen the rise of many top Latin American artists. Reggaeton brings the life out in music...

Chicago Tribune's 25 Songs of Summer 2019
Courtesy of Chicago Tribune, Dan DeLuca (Philadelphia Inquirer) • October 7, 2019

Looking for a playlist that has it all -- emo, pop, country, Latin, Lizzo?  Listen to the Tribune's 25 songs of this past summer!  (We put them all together with this YouTube...

2019 Lollapalooza, Picture credit: Andres Torres
Lollapalooza becomes more dangerous, deadly
Andres Torres, Jocelyn Figueroa, Daniela Ortiz, and Daniella Dominguez October 7, 2019

Most students haven't been to Lollapalooza; for those that have attended, it can be an overwhelming experience. RESULTS:  In a random survey of 1010 Morton East students,...

Senior Paola Masias listening to China by Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna, and J Balvin
Morton East underclassmen hardly listen to reggaeton
Daniel Ramirez and Bryan Ocampo October 4, 2019

Surprisingly, many of the younger Morton East students do not listen or hardly to reggaeton music while mostly all the upperclassmen and staff do. Reggaeton is a type of...

Many students know someone who had COVID-19
Grab-and-go lunches help during pandemic
Local resources available during the pandemic

Students wear their masks in public

October 29, 2020

What’s working to provide health and safety resources for people experiencing homelessness in Chicago?

What’s working to provide health and safety resources for people experiencing homelessness in Chicago?

April 29, 2020

Morton East does its best to beat coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Most girls are wearing fake eyelashes — and most guys like it
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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. ...

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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...

How many students drink coffee in the morning?
Alexander Amaya, Jessica Medina, and Ariana Baez February 11, 2020

The majority of Morton East students drink coffee in the morning. In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 58 said yes to drinking coffee in the morning and 42 said...

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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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