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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...

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...

Snowball’s main goal: say no to drugs and bad decisions

Celeste Barba, Natalia Zambrano, and Erika Quezada

March 12, 2018

Filed under Community, Student Life

Upcoming Snowball retreat has students wondering what Snowball is really about: it’s about not using drugs. Some of the anti-drug education activities have included Red Ribbon Week where students pledge to “say no to drugs,” and multiple games and songs that energize studen...

Stats on anxiety

Vickey Gutierrez and Breanna Tapia

March 12, 2018

Filed under Student Life

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1%of the population every year. Anxiety disorders affect 25.2% of children between 13 ...

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