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Social media is affecting teenage self-esteem

Barbara Beltran and Vanessa Bustamante

March 13, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life

Although recent studies have shown that excessive use of social media may be linked to an increase in teenage depression, not all Morton East studies seem to believe so. According to American psychologist Jean Twenge’s research, tee...

Sexual harassment, even at the top?

Diana Gallegos, Brenda Rodriguez, and Sabrina Mercado

March 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Sexual harassment has been such a controversial topic, especially because recently political leaders like our President has often been accused of sexual harassment. Donald Trump has been accused by 15 different women and nothing...

Morton students work minimum wage

Bryan Gonzalez and Angel Moreno, reporters

March 13, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

How many students work at Morton East? There are many students that work and get paid at least minimum wage. In the United States the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In the states of Illinois, the minimum wage is $8.25...

DACA students, families feel in flux

Graciela Hernandez, Cynthia Heredia, and Yesenia Garcia

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Morton East High school has a high percentage of students with DACA. In a school survey of 111 students, 35 % of the 111 students are protected by DACA or know someone protected; 65% of them do not know someone protected by this...

LGBTQ at prom? Students think it’s fine, fair

Carmorroa Siggers, Xitaly Pardo, Nohemi Ramirez, and Marisel Carreno

March 12, 2018

Filed under Student Life

                Many Morton East students know LGBTQ couples, many don't. In a random survey of 127 Morton East students 48% of students know a LGBTQ couple, whereas 52% doesn’t know an LGBTQ cou...

Domestic abuse, more common than you think

Jennifer Rodriguez, Crystal Arteaga, Britney Zamora, and Izaiah Contreras

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, News

At Morton East High School, a survey shows that 63 out of 100 female students at Morton said they’ve encountered domestic abuse at some point in their dating life.   Females between the ages of 16 and 24 are roughly 3 times more likely than the rest of the population to be abused by an intima...

Most Morton pets don’t come from shelters

Brittany Rivera and Karina Torres

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community

Most Morton East students have pets; unfortunately, very few of these pets were adopted from shelters.   In a random survey 0f 100 students in Morton East high school, 82 students have pets. Only 2 students have adopted...

Wall or No DACA? We say wall

Perla Vargas, Alexis Medina, Diana Sandoval, Osvaldo Galvan, and Jaime Bahena

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

The majority of Morton East students want the wall for DACA to stay.  In a random survey of 100 students, 86 students from Morton East High School would rather build the wall and keep DACA. The other 14 students chose to not build the wall, so DACA won't...

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