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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...

Guns for safety? Half of student body thinks they’re necessary, half don’t

Crystal Mendez and Brizet Vazquez

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, News

Morton East campus is split on the opinion that gun ownership makes for a safer environment. A survey conducted at Morton East High School and the Cicero community asked if owning a gun was an important item for home and personal...

Anatomy students visit cadaver lab

Brittany Rivera and Jasmin Uribe

March 12, 2018

Filed under News

Most Morton East students haven't seen a dead body.  That changed on December 7 when Morton East anatomy students went to Rush University Medical Center to visit the cadaver lab. According to Harvard Business School, an average...

English classes see the most incompletes

Osvaldo Galvan, Alexis Medina, Diana Sandoval, and Perla Vargas

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

Maybe it's the essays, maybe it's the reading?  Whatever the case, English classes seems to have the most incompletes this past semester. As of December 3,2017, 2,056 students had an incomplete grade in one of their academic courses.  Less than two weeks later, that number when up by hundreds: ...

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