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College is coming; will you dorm or commute?

Barbara Beltran and Vanessa Bustamante

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Opinion, Student Life

     Most graduating Morton East seniors are looking for that “full college experience” after high school; however, the biggest deciding factor for whether or not these future college freshmen will be ‘commuters’ or ‘d...

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...

Car versus trucks

Luis Gonzalez

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Most guys at Morton East love cars -- over trucks. Some students would bring their cars to show off.  Also there are other students who love trucks. They would bring their trucks with big rims, looking like they are brand...

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...

Certain consequences come with school fights

Karen Sanchez, Marilyn Sanchez, Angie Ceballos, and Jonathan De La Cruz

April 9, 2018

Filed under Student Life

  Students seem to always remember the fights that break at school (probably because of social media), but actually there haven't been that many this year -- and they aren't much fun when they come with certain consequences.  According to the...

Your parents are right: you CAN walk to school!

Sarahi Rangel, Jennifer Rodriguez, Vianey Berlanga, and Ashley Contreras

April 9, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Most Morton East students walk to school. In a survey of 120 Morton East high school students, 40% walk to school, 5% use public transportation, another 5%  bike, 35% get dropped off by a parent, and 9% drive to school.   ...

Fraction of students ride bikes to school

Jose Castillo, Jose Guzman, Kevin Quinonez, Bladimir Caballero, and Rolando Vences

March 30, 2018

Filed under Student Life

The majority of Morton East students don’t ride their bikes to school. Riding bikes to school helps children build strong bones, muscle joints and it decreases the risk of obesity. Just 15 minutes of cycling to school could...

Dorm or Commute?

Jacqueline Torres, Imelda Uribe, Oscar Miranda, and Jeffrey Czech

March 30, 2018

Filed under Career Profile, Student Life, Uncategorized

Half us are planning on commuting rather than dorming. According to U.S News, an average of 19% of freshman commute or live off campus.The exciting part of senior year (other than the senior activities) is deciding if you will either dorm or commute. Those who decide to dorm at a public school can expect to pay ...

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