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3/4 of seniors say they will go on to college

Brian Navarro and Alex Contreras

May 9, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

Most seniors say they will attend college after graduating here. In a random survey of 100 students here, about 73% of seniors in Morton East have planned on going to college and about 17% have not thought about it or simply...

Class of 2017 getting ready to say goodbye

Alejandro Rodriguez, Keshawn Kumsa, Manuel Ramirez, and Ruben Torres

May 5, 2017

Filed under Student Life

Morton Seniors are beginning to prepare for their big departure in May. It seems as if just yesterday the Class of 2017 was entering their first year of high school in 2013, four years later the Class of 2017 is preparing...

Feds actually determine lunch menu, say no to unhealthy foods

Sophie Ruiz and Tayja Spraggins

May 5, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

Most students don't know where their food comes from, so they don't realize that much of the "unhealthy good stuff" they actually crave is prohibited by federal mandate. A random survey of 100 Morton East students were asked...

Students hesitate to block their ex!

Anahi Velazquez and Chris Ramirez

April 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

In high school, sometimes relationships don't end well meaning that often couples end up being resentful  towards each other. We asked students at Morton East if they would block their ex on social media. We conducted a survey...

Seniors, have you read a whole book this year?

Atziry Dominguez and Saul Ramirez

April 25, 2017

Filed under Student Life

So, have you read a book this year? In a survey of 100 random seniors only 59 of them have read 2 or more books in the past school year. Considering that the majority of English classes read during class, it's a low number...

Should 18 year olds be able to drink with parent consent?

Eduardo Salgado, Alan Tejeda, and Noemi Del Villar

April 25, 2017

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

A survey conducted at Morton East High School of 100 students said that 76 of the 100 students drink alcoholic beverages without their parents knowing. But, what about with their parents knowing? There has been lots of controversy...

Morton East seniors appeal to attend senior activities

Lisette Garcia and Diana Saavedra

April 25, 2017

Filed under News, Student Life

Morton East students have before spring break to appeal. The appealing process was recently introduced last year at Morton East. The appealing process consists of a senior student who is not currently eligible to attend senior...

Watch out for student loan debt, teachers say

Paulo Hernandez, journalist

April 25, 2017

Filed under Community, News, Showcase, Student Life

  Seniors are finding that part of college is figuring out how to pay for it.  Many rely on government and school student loans to pay for tuition and fees -- without really thinking about how much they will have t...

Summa Cum Laude Fab 5

Adrian Cervantes, Reporter

April 25, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Student Life

There are a handful of student at Morton East high school that work extremely hard to be apart of Summa Cum Laude. To be a part of the group is to receive an educational award of the "highest honor". It also means a lot to the student...

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