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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...

Morton pregnancy has been consistent.

Erica Castro and Destiny Barrera

October 17, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life

Teen pregnancy seem consistent at East, but for the past 5 years, the national teen pregnancy rate has decreased.  The United States birth rate in 2014 was 32 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19 or 2,992 live births, representing a steady decrease since 2007, when the bi...

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...

How to unblock your senior free laptops

Karen Sanchez, Marilyn Sanchez, Jonathan de la Cruz, Angie Ceballos, and Jacqueline Rodriguez

September 19, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life

Graduating seniors will be able to keep their laptops but they will have to go through a process after finals days to keep it unblock. Morton East Class of 2018 was the first class to receive Dell laptops their freshman year of high school. Computer technology in classroom settings has evolved beyond drill, to...

Bringing your own laptop to school

Vanessa Munoz, Journalist

September 19, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life

At Morton East you are not allowed to bring your own laptops to school due to hacking to websites. 87% of American teens ages 13-17 have or have a desktop or laptop computer. White teens are more likely to report having a laptop...

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