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Students views on abortion

Jacqueline Olvera and Chelsey Ochoa

October 26, 2018

Filed under Student Life

On the issue of abortion, the majority of Morton East students surveyed believe that it is the women’s right to abort (pro-choice). (But it was a close call.)  In a random survey of 120 Morton East students, just a little over 50% of students surveyed reported to be pro-choice. To be specific, 51 students were pro-life, and 69 were pro-choice...

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...

Government funding helps with remodeling

Paola Gonzalez, Angel Gonzalez, Bryan Benitez, Lia Figueroa, and Victor Munoz

October 17, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life, Uncategorized

  Government funding for construction leads to positive changes at Morton East High School.     Over the summer, Morton East began its renovation process with the help of Vision Construction and Consulting Inc. With the help of government funds, Morton East and Vision...

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...

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 much is too much for a prom dress?

Barbara Beltran and Vanessa Bustamante

September 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

The female seniors of Morton East’s class of 2018 have differing opinions on just how much is too much for a prom dress. According to USA Today, in 2017 it was found that a teenage girl in high school spends an average of...

Is overdosing a norm? It seems scarily so

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

September 19, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Harmful substances are taking over the youth. In a survey of 148 Morton East students almost half of Morton East students know somebody that had an overdose. Many kids do drugs to prove a point to other people like their friends....

Senior Ditch Day: only for non-regular ditchers, some say

Cynthia Heredia, Yesenia Garcia, and Graciela Hernandez

September 19, 2018

Filed under Student Life

In a survey of 57 seniors, 43 of them declared that they have never ditched class. And the other 14 students admitted to have ditched often. Administration takes ditching serious due to the fact that they exit the school premises...

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