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Morton schedule changes for future generations

Javier Zenteno, Leonardo Rodriguez, Leonel Palos, and Cristian Gutierrez

October 17, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

At Morton East High School 66 out of 108 students prefer the new schedule over the old schedule.   The old schedule at Morton East High School started at 8 am and the day ended at 2:40 pm. The new schedule now starts at 8...

Government funding helps with remodeling

Paola Gonzalez, Angel Gonzalez, Bryan Benitez, Lia Figueroa, and Victor Munoz

October 17, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life, Uncategorized

  Government funding for construction leads to positive changes at Morton East High School.     Over the summer, Morton East began its renovation process with the help of Vision Construction and Consulting Inc. With the help of government funds, Morton East and Vision...

New building for West freshman

Candy Flores and Francisco Vargas

October 17, 2018

Filed under Community, News

Morton District 201 introduces the Morton West Freshman Academy. Construction will be completed Fall 2019.   According to the Morton West web page, construction already began this spring (April) the Morton West freshman academy in Berwyn. When completed in summer 2019, the ...

Cicero/ Berwyn tap water could pose a possible threat?

October 17, 2018

Filed under Community, News

Low levels of lead in tap water are not uncommon and are not harmful for human consumption, however researchers found high levels of lead in tap water for townspeople of Cicero and Berwyn in early August this year.  CPU tested 87 schools to check if they had lead in their water and found out that 26 schools had “at least one fixture that spouted water with lead amounts in ...

Morton East welcomes new teachers

Carolina Herrera, Karina Vazquez, Natalia Escobedo, and Crystal Ramirez

October 17, 2018

Filed under Community, News

Eleven new teachers are welcomed at Morton East campus this year. People become teachers because they want to make a difference in shaping young people's lives. Teacher education programs may have their flaws, but schools...

Opinion: Gender equality for Prom Queen and King!

Sabrina Mercado, Brenda Rodriguez, and Isaema Escalera

September 19, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Opinion, Student Life

Around the United States, high schools are having a big discussions about crowning the same sex king and queen for prom. There are mixed feeling about it. Florida was the first to crown the same sex prom king and queen. And a same se...

Is overdosing a norm? It seems scarily so

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

September 19, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Harmful substances are taking over the youth. In a survey of 148 Morton East students almost half of Morton East students know somebody that had an overdose. Many kids do drugs to prove a point to other people like their friends....

Was the Syrian missile strike the right thing to do?

Yesenia Marquez, Citlalli Estrada, and America Zamora

September 19, 2018

Filed under Community, Opinion

In a survey of 100 Morton East, students 30 said that the Syrian missile strike made by the U.S. was the right thing to do and 70 thought it wasn't the best choice. On April 14, 2018 the U.S, the British, and the French launched over 100 missiles toward Syria as a ...

Agressive Driving: Don’t do it

Athziry Munoz, Leslie Rodriguez, and Pedro Padilla

September 19, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

70% of students at Morton East, said that they get road rage when they're trying to get to places or even get to school. Road rage is an aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by a driver of a road vehicle, which includes rude...

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