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Fries make the meal

Jacqueline Rodriguez, Reporter

March 29, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

“If I want to push a meal, I’ll just add fries!” According to the Food Service Director Elvera Michalek, she says that the most popular meals in the cafeteria almost always has fries. Which makes the Grill section the...

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...

Story behind field trips

Sabrina Mercado, Brenda Rodriguez, Diana Gallegos, Giovanni Davalos, and Isaema Escalera

March 29, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Life

We all like going on field trips, but do we know  everything there is to know about the field trips.   For example, what are the favorite school field trip destinations?  Here are the top 10 favorite field trips at Morton ...

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...

Morton students work minimum wage

Bryan Gonzalez and Angel Moreno, reporters

March 13, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

How many students work at Morton East? There are many students that work and get paid at least minimum wage. In the United States the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. In the states of Illinois, the minimum wage is $8.25...

DACA students, families feel in flux

Graciela Hernandez, Cynthia Heredia, and Yesenia Garcia

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Morton East High school has a high percentage of students with DACA. In a school survey of 111 students, 35 % of the 111 students are protected by DACA or know someone protected; 65% of them do not know someone protected by this...

LGBTQ at prom? Students think it’s fine, fair

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

March 12, 2018

Filed under Student Life

                Many Morton East students know LGBTQ couples, many don't. In a random survey of 127 Morton East students 48% of students know a LGBTQ couple, whereas 52% doesn’t know an LGBTQ cou...

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