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Morton’s newest sports addition: girls’ rugby

Crystal Arteaga, Graciela Hernandez, Jennifer Rodriguez, and Britney Zamora

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Sports, Student Life

After 124 years, J. Sterling Morton East High School decides to add a girls rugby team. Morton East isn’t the first school to get a rugby team; Summit High School girls rugby has been competing against other schools and p...

How many East students text and drive?

Jasmin Uribe, Vanessa Figueroa, Angeles Camberos, and Juan Ortega

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

  A Lot of people get into accidents due to texting and driving.  Drivers assume they can handle driving and texting and remain safe, but the numbers don't lie. One out of every four car accidents in the United State...

Morton for greater gun restrictions

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

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

Morton East agrees there should be more gun restrictions. On Wednesday, March 14, Morton East students stood up for what they believed is right. They stood outside for 17 minutes, each minute representing all of the 17 lives...

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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