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Graduation 2019 moved to Chodl Auditorium

Cristopher Guerrero, reporter

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There has been a change in the place that graduation will take place this year; this year’s ceremonies will be at Morton East’s Chodl Auditorium.

Morton East graduation is not far with less than a month of school. Graduation will be taking place Sunday, May 26. Originally, the ceremonies have been held at UIC in Chicago for ten years. The change was said to be because of a majority of Morton East students had incompletes and would not graduate on time. It would not have been necessary to have graduation in such a big space with a smaller amount of students. On top of the decrease of graduates this year, the tickets students receive for free so they could give to family members have shortened as well. Now students only get one free ticket for a family member, students would have to pay around $85 for another if they wanted to invite family members.

“The reason for students not graduating is due to the standing incompletes, with The Chodl Auditorium being smaller it would be able to hold the small number of students this year.” Journalism teacher Mr. Frankfother said.

The change of how tickets would be given has left students upset and confused. “Why does the school need to raise prices and take away the number of free tickets, it’s now a debate on who I should take cause I don’t have enough money to take both my mom and dad,” one senior said.

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5 Responses to “Graduation 2019 moved to Chodl Auditorium”

  1. Paulina Martinez on May 6th, 2019 9:36 am

    The one thing I found believable in this article is the fact that a lot of students have incompletes. The thing that is nowhere near believable is the fact that students only receive one free ticket and if they want another it cost them around $85. If somebody shared this without me knowing it was fake I would still not believe this article was real.

  2. Sharon Serrano on May 7th, 2019 8:20 pm

    One thing I find believe is that students aren’t graduating due to incompletes, one thing I don’t believe is that they’re holding it in a smaller place because of the small amount of kids graduating. I wouldn’t believe this if I saw it on the internet

  3. Nathaly on May 10th, 2019 8:31 am

    I believe the location change because it had a reason to it. Did not believe the 1 free ticket and $85 for additional, too expensive for high school. Would not believe the ticket price change if it were shared with me.

  4. Jalen Jones on May 10th, 2019 11:14 am

    One thing I found believable was the “fact” that so many people have incompletes so we don’t need as large a venue. The thing I didn’t find believable was Frankfother’s quote, the sentence structure and reasoning doesn’t sound like it came from a teacher. I probably wouldn’t believe this if I saw it on Facebook because the way it’s written makes the information seem unreliable.

  5. Kamry Anderson on May 15th, 2019 11:45 am

    The thing that is nowhere near believable is the fact that students only receive one free ticket and if they want another it cost them around $85. If somebody shared this without me knowing it was fake I would still not believe this article was real.

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Graduation 2019 moved to Chodl Auditorium