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Morton students speak on National Anthem

Nadia Mendez, Ashley Ramirez, Ibrieal Jenkins, and Lissete Diaz

October 26, 2016

The majority of Morton East students actually don’t feel obligated to participate in the National Anthem, rather they want to. Recently, there has been a lot of controversy about NFL player, Colin Kaepernick kneeling during...

The school helps teen parents

Maria Camacho and Jessica Ramos

October 24, 2016

Morton East offers young high school parents the opportunity to get their diplomas. One of the ways that Morton helps out these young parents is through a government funded daycare that allows students to drop off their children...

Teachers say, great students, not enough homework

Eduardo Candelas, Ruben Ramirez, Raul Canstaneda, and Tony Trujillo

October 24, 2016

So, it seems that homework isn't our strong suit at Morton East. Many students have numerous things on their agenda from clubs to sports to jobs to household chores that "get in the way of homework," student says.  However,...

Keeping the café clean; everybody’s job

Samantha Olivares, Crystal Garay, and Cynthia Marquez

October 21, 2016

A little more than half of Morton East students believe the cafeteria isn't clean.  In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 56% answered "no" to the question, "In your opinion, is the cafeteria clean?" Schools are...

Open house attendance doubles at East

Crystal Covarrubias, reporter

October 21, 2016

More parents attended this year's open house than last year's. On August 24, open house was held at Morton East High School.  According to principal Mr. Gamboa, they had about 400 families attend open house.  Only 117 famili...

Does school support disabled?

Paulo Hernandez, reporter

October 21, 2016

Every student with a disability in Morton has had a individualized education program. In a report done by the United States Census Bureau published in 2010, about 56.7 million people (about 19 percent of the United States...

Scary? More than half of us believe in ghosts!

Nadia Mendez, Ibrieal Jenkins, Lissete Diaz, and Ashley Ramirez

October 21, 2016

A majority of Morton East students believe in ghosts. The first recorded ghost appearance dates back to the first century by the Roman author Pliny the Younger. During his time, his letters were the first notable records of...

Thousands participate in homecoming parade

Samuel Gonzalez, Martin Munoz, Israel Saucedo, and Johnny Duran

October 21, 2016

About 1500 to 2000 students from Morton high school participated at the Morton homecoming parade. The homecoming parade combined both Morton East and West students traveling from east to west. Students participated next to...

New park for Cicero pups

Dennisse Alejandro and Jocelyn Santacruz

October 21, 2016

Waggin' Tales Animal Shelter is trying to repair it's reputation with a new state of the art facility.   In December 2014, Cicero Waggin' Tales was accused of animal abuse. Word quickly spread on social media after...

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