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Teachers with guns? What’s the consensus?

Cynthia Heredia, Yesenia Garcia, Isabel De Avila, Isabel Arista, Cynthia Heredia, Yesenia Garcia, Isabel De Avila, and Isabel Arista

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Opinion

In a survey of 15 teachers at Morton East High School, only 2 of them agreed that the law of teachers carrying guns should be passed. Here's what some had to say. "Teachers who would like to carry a gun should volunteer...

What happens when you’re “OTS” and a teacher catches on?

Izaiah Contreras, Reporter

April 10, 2018

Filed under News, Student Life

Legally the school can check vitals if a student is suspected of smoking marijuana. Roughly three students every week are caught high according to the Morton East dean’s office. With these rules constantly being broken some...

Community Preschool: Affordable and Accessible

Yesenia Marquez, Andrea Ruiz, and Citlalli Estrada

March 29, 2018

Filed under Community, News

The preschool at Morton East is not only affordable but is also loved by many. Child care programs began in the U.S. in the 19th century during the Great Depression and World War 2. During those times the programs were sponsored by the government which made it easier for parents to h...

Seniors must pay up

Seniors must pay up

March 29, 2018

Are you allowed to have some senior fun?

Breanna Tapia, Genesis Torres, Odalys Soriano, and Vickey Gutierrez

March 29, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

                Only seniors who meet the requirements can attend the end of the year senior activities.   The end of the year is the most exciting part for students, but even more for high school seniors because of all the great senior activities. S...

JSA students debate in DC

Ms. Judge, Foreign Pony Express correspondent

March 20, 2018

Filed under News

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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...

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...

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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