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Split-decision on rappers: new versus old school

Jose Pena and Raul Castaneda

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion

If the top 5 rappers from old school and modern rap were to battle it out, which one do you think would be victorious? Hip-hop originated in the early 1970's by young African-Americans and Hispanics in South Bronx, New York....

Majority of seniors surveyed: “Yes, I’m going to prom!”

Cyntia Gonzalez, Lesly Salazar, Lissette Gutierrez, and Andres Estrada

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

Morton East seniors are ready to "get lit" at this year's prom.  70% of seniors surveyed said they will be attending prom this year. A survey conducted of 120 seniors -- asking if they will be attending this years prom --...

Chance the Rapper: role model, voice for our generation

Alejandro Garcia, Luis Velazquez, Vanessa De la Rosa, and Cynthia Velazquez

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

At Morton East, there are many Chance the Rapper fans. In a survey taken of 100 students, a great majority (83) answered "yes" when asked "Do you think Chicago's youth needs more role models like Chance the Rapper"? Chance...

Only half of us dance at MEHS

Jose Pena and Raul Castaneda

March 1, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Half of Morton East students dance and the other half does not, according to our survey. Dancing has an important part in our life's like ceremonies, rituals, celebrations, and especially entertainment. Like 30,000-years ago:...

Are students inspired by art?

Samantha Olivares, Reporter

February 27, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Student Life

Does art inspires students?  Do they enjoy it?  For some, it inspires them and it represents something for them, it has meaning to them. In a survey of a 100 students in Morton East, more than half are inspired through art. A...

Students split on interest in Lady Gaga’s Superbowl show

Luis Velazquez, Cynthia Velazquez, and Vanessa De La Rosa

February 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Sports

Lady Gaga will be performing this year's Superbowl Half Time Show on February 5,  2017. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known as Lady Gaga, announced that she will perform at the Super Bowl earlier this year.  The Super...

Mr. Toms jazzes up “Star Spangled Banner”

Daniel Medina, Kevin Cruz, Alejandro Ortega, and Liset Bahena

December 21, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

 Morton assembly experienced a once in a life time performance from the conductor of the Morton Band,  Mr. Brain Toms.  Mr Toms out- shined and mesmerized  the crowd with his amazing riffs and smooth melodies during the "Star Spangled Banner." During Mort...

Most of MEHS enjoys horror films

Liset Bahena, Alex Ortega, Kevin Cruz, and Daniel Medina

December 19, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Are scary movies too spooky for you? Majority of Morton East students would say no. Scary movies can be considered as ancient art form. They're popular because the moviegoers tend to like the panic and fright the scary movies...

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