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So, we have a thing for Freddy

Victoria Diaz, Zoraida Salgado, Brian Navarro, Lenis Ortega, and Alexis Contreras

December 19, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

So, Freddy Krueger -- or, the NIGHTMARE on Elm Street -- is our favorite fictional serial killer at Morton East. Out of 100 students we surveyed 17% thought IT (the first serial CLOWN)  was scary; 17% thought Leatherface was...

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year To Go Ice Skating!

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

December 15, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Community, News

Students go ice skating all over Chicago. The Skating Ribbon just opened at the new Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago located at Randolph street. The rink recently opened November 25th, 2016. It is open everyday even on...

Christmas Zoo Lights

Christmas Zoo Lights

December 13, 2016

Mariachi performs at Posada

December 13, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

The Morton East Mariachi performs for the annual Posada held at Morton East High School. The holidays include a cultural tradition at Morton that is unique to many community schools -- posada.  Another unique to Morton cultural tradition -- maria...

Grapes give you a good year

Adrian Cervantes and Paulo Hernandez

December 13, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Community, Showcase, Student Life

Will you ring in the New Year, 2017, with 12 grapes? In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 63 out of 100 said they know and celebrate the tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight. 37 students out of that 100 had...

Students willing to pay for awesome holiday

Nadia Mendez, Journalism

December 13, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Community, Showcase

We love Christmas so much here at Morton -- even if it costs us.  Almost half of us would be willing to pay a little extra for school celebrations.  The majority -- but only by a margin -- of Morton East students actually wouldn't pay for any holiday festivities or celeb...

“Winnie the Pooh” and Chodl: match made in heaven

Lissete Diaz and Ibrieal Jenkins

December 11, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Winnie the Pooh and Morton East's Chodl Auditorium are a perfect match -- so perfect they are only a year apart in age. Winnie the Pooh -- a story based on the author A.A. Milne's son and his toys -- dates far back as 1926.   Just like Winnie the Pooh, Morton ...

Holiday tradition returns to Museum of Science and Industry

Nadia Mendez and Ashley Ramirez

November 28, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase, Student Life

  Christmas Around the World returns to the Museum of Science and Industry just in time for the holidays. This annual tradition began in 1942, with a single tree decorated differently everyday for twelve days to represent the countries fighting beside America in World War II. This exhibit ...

Magnificent mile parade kicks-off holiday

Maria Camacho and Jessica Ramos

November 22, 2016

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Community, Showcase

  The BMO Harris Bank celebrated its 25th annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The parade began on Oak Street and ended with fireworks over the Chicago River at North Michigan Avenue. Some popular attractions included Grand Marshal Mickey Mouse and friends from Walt Disney World Resort. Spectators also enjoyed seeing Chicago Cubs Worl...

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