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2019-2020 Staff

Paola Masias

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Paola Masias's favorite memory is when is she first learned how to ride a bike by herself at Westchester. Paola plays on the Morton Soccer team for Morton East. After high school, Paola plans to become a veterinarian.

Kevyn Sanchez

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Kevyn's favorite memory was when he went to Florida for the first time and visited Universal Studios and Disney World with his family. He enjoyed every moment that he spent with his family. Kevyn is interested in basketball, music,...

Joel Gallegos

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Joel's favorite Holiday is Christmas. Joel is interested in sports, games, food and music.

Victoria Villagomez

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Victoria Villagomez favorite memory when she was younger is when she's in the rain with her father. Victoria is an active member of the  Morton track and field team as well as the Morton swimming team.  ...

Christian Munoz

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BEST-FRIEND   Christian Munoz met his Best-friend in Mexico 3 years ago. Christian is an active member of the Saalt Club. Christian is interested in engineering. After high school, Christian plants  to go to col...

Anai Dominguez

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Anai Dominguez favorite memory was her vacation to Mexico during her summer vacation the year of 2017. After high school, Anai plans to move out of the state to start her career.

Nelson Cano

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Nelson Cano's favorite moment was working on a car with his dad and his dad teaching him how to drive. Nelson is interested in gaming in his free time, and he also likes to play video games. After high school, he plans to follow...

Alexandro Navarrete

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Alex's most influential person is Spiderman because it's the first thing he remembers ever seeing.  Alex enjoys playing his guitar, ukulele, and learning more about music in depth. Alex is a member of Band-aid music club: Loves...

Joel Gallegos

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Joel's favorite holiday is Christmas. Joel is interested in sports, gaming, food and music. After high school, Joel plans to go to college.

Bryan Ocampo

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Bryan is an outdoor person he loves going to the beach a lot. He loves tacos and he is an outgoing person he doesn't care to speak his mind out he is a sassy person.

Mariah Williams

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If Mariah was the president of the United States the first law she would make is lower the age to 16 and older to smoke. Also, Mariah loves spending her free time sleeping and eating.

Mariana Franco

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What would you do if you won the lottery? Mariana would give the money to the poor people Mariana is a member of the art club After high school, Mariana wants to go to college.

Jose Munoz

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Jose Munoz likes to skateboard and run marathons and is currently a member of the Morton east track team. After high school Jose pans to become a nurse.

Karen Revilla

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Karen Revilla’s favorite memory is she bought a house at her 17-year-old age with the help of her mother and also after high school she plans to go to college and study architecture to have a good future just like her mother...

Juan Vidal

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If Juan Vidal won the lottery, he would buy a house, cars, and travel the world. Juan is interested in playing basketball and watching the games. After high school, Juan Vidal plans to go to college and study law enforcement...

Karissa

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The person who has influenced Karissa the most is someone who truly dedicates his time and effort to her. His name is Justin Santos. He guides her in the right paths and does his best to steer her away from trouble. Karissa's...

Carolina

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Carolina Morales does not like the job that she got over the summer. Although she has only been working there for 3 months, she is already tired of dealing with customers and long hours.

Esmeralda Coss

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Esmeralda Coss realized the increasing responsibility required in raising a child when she babysat this summer. Esmeralda interests are hanging out with friends and going to the movie theater. After high school, Esmeralda plans...

Zulema Padilla

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Zulema Padilla's favorite memory was her going to Disneyland. After high school, Zulema plans to graduate college after getting her degree in nursing.

Daisy Yepez

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Daisy Yepez's favorite memory was her quinceañera.  After high school, Daisy's goals are going to college and  studying for nursing.

Alma Castillo

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Alma Castillo’s favorite memory was when she had adopted her cat. She had adopted her at a shelter and at first she was a shy, timid cat, but when she had brought her cat home her cat’s attitude changed drastically and was...

Daniela Vargas

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If Daniela Vargas were to win the lottery, she would buy her parents a house. She will also travel with her parents more often. Daniela is an active member of the folkloric club. She dances on the folkloric team for Morton East....

Luzedith Ornelas

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Luzedith Ornelas's favorite memory is receiving a cockapoo as an early birthday present. After high school, Luzedith plans to attend UIC and pursue a career in nursing. She is currently a senior and an active member of SHH and...

Kensy Figueroa

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Kensy Figueroa's goal for the future is to attend law school and become a family law attorney. Kensy is interested in Rhythm games and editing.

Temiria Allen

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If Temiria Allen won the lottery she would, give back to the less fortunate and take care of her family and get a house and her business. Temiria is interested in clothes, makeup, art, dancing and all sports, business, etc. After...

Jessica

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After high school my plan is to start as a CNA. ...

Jonathan Avelar

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Jonathan Avelar is in the mariachi club. he is interested in mystery, memes, and philosophy.

Jesus Diaz

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Jesus Diaz's favorite memory is his vacation to Mexico back in 2016. Jesus is a member of the NHS club.

Matthew Anguiano

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My favorite memory is when I met my best friend Dani. Matthew "Skyler" plays both rugby and wrestling on the Morton East team.  

Edgar Covarrubias

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Edgar Covarrubias wishes to go to Texas in the future. He is interested in politics and gaming. After high school, he will enlist in the Air force.

Marlene Sanchez

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Marlene Sanchez's favorite memory was when she went to Mexico and meet the rest of her family. Marlene loves to play volleyball, soccer, and softball. After high school, she plans to attend college and become a nurse.

Destiny Delgado

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Destiny’s favorite memory is going to California with her family. Destiny is a member of the video techniques club. Destiny plays on the basketball team for Morton/community. Destiny is interested in makeup, doing people's nails,...

Viviana Colon

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If Viviana Colon won the lottery, she would give her mom money and move to Florida with her friend. After high school, Viviana plans to go to college to become a nurse.

Lauro Gonzalez

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If Lauro Gonzalez was president, he would make college free and make sure people were student debt free.

Dayanna Gonzalez

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Dayanna Gonzalez's goal for the future is to go to college and pursue a career in the medical field while continuing to volunteer in her community. Dayanna is an active member of the S.A.A.L.T club. Dayanna plays on the girls'...

Aaliyah Favela

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Aaliyah Favela's favorite hobby is cheerleading. Aaliyah cheered since she was 7. She's been on two cheerleading teams.  She cheered in a community team as well as the high school team at Morton. After high school, she plans...

Zulema Padilla

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Zulema Padilla's favorite exotic food is sushi. After high school, Zulema plans to go to college and get her degree in nursing.

Yessenia Guzman

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Yessenia Guzman said that success means accomplishing your goals. Yessenia plays on the tennis and soccer teams for the Morton community. Yessenia is interested in TV shows. After high school,  Yessenia plans to go to colleg...

Yesenia Muros

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Yesenia’s choice of a super-power is teleportation. Yesenia Muros is an active member of Ecology, and Band-Aid music clubs. She is also interested in music, currently she is in a band called Theatre kids (follow us on Instagram...

Oscar Garcia

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Oscar Garcia, a senior student at Morton East High School, thinks that dogs are better than cats because dogs do not break as many things as cats do. Aside from preferring dogs over cats, Oscar also enjoys playing video games...

Daniel Venegas

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Daniel Venegas would like to get cash for Christmas Daniel is interested in basketball; Paisan's pizza is always his go-to, and he's down to do whatever. He will graduate in the class of 2020. He also likes animals, especially...

Gabriel Sanchez

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If Gabe were to win the lottery he would probably waist all the money in a week. He would probably waste it on a nice house and a car who knows. And that's probably where all his money would go depends how much he won. After he...

Natalie Lara

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If Natalie Lara were to win the lottery she would donate 100,000 to the kids that suffer from cancer.Natalie used to play 2 years of soccer for Morton East high school.

Alba Hernandez

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Alba Hernandez’s favorite memory is her very first concert, in which she saw boy band seventeen two years ago. Her most favorite part of the concert was when the group danced crazy love. Alba is  an active member of the...

Natalie Herrera

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Natalie Herrera's favorite subject in school is engineering. Her future career is to be an engineer. She will be the first in her family. Natalie is an active member of the Folkloric Club. She is interested in Minecraft, engineering,...

Maria Aguayo

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Maria Aguayo is hoping to go her dream vacation  in Arizona. Maria is an active leader of the bilingual club. Maria doesn't have any plans after high school. ...

Helen Francisco

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Helen Francisco Most influential person is her mother,no matter what her mother always has her back and good interest in heart always caring for her and giving her the best advice to help her future.After high school Helen plans to st...

Henry Becerra

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Henry J. Becerra had a long trip of 3 weeks in Mexico, he had a lot of fun at parties and other activities with his family. Henry is interested in the  U.S. Marine corps and cars, after high school Henry plans to study at a tr...

Joselyn Flores

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Joselyn, formerly taking a french speaking class, was able to complete a competition, held by the former French teacher, and have good results. Joselyn is interested in movies, music, and fashion. After high school, Joselyn plans...

Janette Quinones

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Janette has a hard time sleeping. Janette is an active member of the mariachi and band-aid's club. Janette play's on the rugby team for Morton East. Janette is interested in rugby, all kinds of video games, the goth fashion, ramen...

Jonathan Santacruz

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Jonathan Santacruz, saddest memory on Christmas is getting a pair of socks back in 2010, in his old house when he was 8.

Daniel

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Daniel Ramirez is part of the Morton varsity volleyball team, he's been part of the volleyball program for three years and is going for his fourth and final year. Spending 2 years on varsity Daniel plans to finish his senior year...

Pablo Velazquez

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If Pablo Velazquez won the lottery, he would travel all around the world, buy and invest in anything he wants, and help his family out with anything they need. After high school, Pablo plans to study Criminology and eventually...

Mark Hernandez

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Mark Hernandez's favorite memory is when he rode the Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, last year.  After high school, Mark Hernandez plans to take his basics and then focus on marine biology.

Nestor Aguilar

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If Nestor Aguilar won the lottery, he would travel to every country he can go to, with a DSLR camera taking pictures of what each country has to offer. After high school, Nestor plans to go to UIC for college and major in fine...

Daniella Dominguez

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If Daniella was president, she would make it easier for immigrants to gain citizenship. After high school, Daniella plans to go to college to study to become a veterinarian.

Carla Simental

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Carla’s biggest influence in her life is her father. Carla is a member of the Morton Rugby team. Things that interested her are makeup, and rugby. After high school, Carla plans on going to college to become a neurologist.

Leslie Hernandez

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Leslie Hernandez's favorite memory is visiting her family in Mexico this past summer who she hasn't seen in over 10 years, her plan after high school is to attend Concordia University and get her masters in nursing.

Victoria Solis

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Victoria Solis has been out of the country to visit family in Mexico. She is an active member of the Folkloric Club.  

Christopher Montes

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Christopher Montes's favorite memory would be when he traveled to Michigan and went camping for the first time. After high school, Christopher Montes plans on going somewhere into the medical field.

Jorge Godinez

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I am not an active club member. I don't play in any sports in Morton East/ community team. Jorge is interested  in gaming/ sports. After High School, I plan to go to Trade School.  

Eric Rincon

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If Eric Rincon won the lottery he would buy his parents a house, and then buy himself a truck.   Eric Rincon is interested in trucks.  After high school, Eric plans to work hard for what he wants.

Zuzel Garcia

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If Zuzel Garcia won the lottery, she would travel and take a tour of Europe and buy herself all of the most expensive things she desires. After high school, Zuzel plans to study Lighting Design and eventually become a light technician/electrician.

Sebastian Pineda

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If Sebastian Pineda had won the lottery, he would give half of the money that was given to his parents and the rest would be his. Sebastian is an active member of the Folkloric club. He does not play any sports team at school...

Jocelyn Figueroa

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Saving money is always in peoples lives and it sometimes a struggle to do. Money is such a materialistic thing and isn’t sometimes in people’s desires to save money but it does help.

Julian Rodriguez

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This is a photo of me posing fora a group of women because one of them called me cute. I got hit by a speeding bike 5 min after the photo was taken.

Jorge Salgado

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Jorge Salgado's favorite memory is going to six flags with my family and cousins as a kid

Jailene Alvarez

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Jailene Alvarez’s favorite memory growing up is playing soccer with her neighbors. Jailene plays on the community soccer team and plans on trying out for the Morton Soccer Team in the spring. After high school, Jailene plans...

Melissa Muniz

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Melissa Muniz's favorite memory was when she went to Six Flags Great America with her longtime boyfriend and got to bond with his family as well. After high school, Melissa Muniz plans to go to college and study to be a pediatrician.

Daniela Hernandez

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Daniela Hernandez's favorite memory was going to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk back in 2014. Two of her favorite songs include Suit and jacket by Judah & the Lion and Somebody Else by The 1975.  After high school, she plans to ...

Evelyn Alejos

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Evelyn Alejos’ favorite memory is being able to travel to New York.  Evelyn is interested in a Business/Financial career. After High School, Evelyn plans to attend Triton College to achieve her career in Business and help people....

Flavio Rivera

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Not having a plan for yourself can be pretty scary, especially if you have younger siblings who look up to you. Flavio is interested in sports and watching shows like Drake and Josh. After highschool, Flavio plans to be awesome...

Alexander Amaya

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Alexander Amaya would save up the money for college if he ever won the lottery. Alexander Amaya is interested in sports and gaming. After high school, Alexander Amaya plans to attend college and pursue his career.

Javier Castrejon

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Javier is interested in cars. After high school, Javier plans to get a degree in auto mechanics and open his shop.

Salvador Isais

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Salvador Isais is a member of the Chivas Youth Academy Club. Salvador plays for the Chivas Youth Academy Soccer club. Salvador is interested in Soccer/Futbol, gaming, politics, and cooking.  After high school, Salvador plans...

Hector Avalos

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Hector Avalos's favorite memory is going to a Mexican island and swimming with dolphins in 2018. Hector Avalos is an active member of the Video Club. Hector Avalos is interested in making films and playing video games. After...

Selena Torres

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Selena Torres' favorite memory is when she learned to ice skate. Selena is an active member of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2020 Powder-puff club. Selena is interested in makeup and hockey. After high school, Selena plans to...

Jose Romero

Reporter

Jose Romero's favorite hobby is playing sports and video games. Jose's favorite memory is when he graduated 8th grade because that same day his little brother was born in 2016. He is a member of the Bilingual Club

Nicholas Cardoso

Reporter

Nick Cardoso’s favorite memory is going to South America to visit family. Nick is a member of the soccer team ”Lincoln FC”. After high school, he plans to go to college to study law.

Alizai Sanchez

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Alizai Sanchez's favorite memory is going on a trip to Springfield with her family. Alizai is on the cross country team and track team for Morton East. After high school, her goals are to go to college and major in early childhood...

Berenice Nunez

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Berenice Nunez's favorite memory is having her quinceñera back in 2016. Berenice is a member of the NHS club. Berenice used to play on the volleyball team for Morton. After high school, she plans to go on and study to be a nurse.

Briza Rodriguez

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Briza Rodriguez's favorite memory is when she first went to Mexico and got to meet all her cousins and other family members. Briza is interested in doing makeup and hair. After high school Briza plans to go to college.

Stephanie Lobato

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Stephanie Lobato struggled to focus in school and work due to going a whole day without sleeping this summer for multiple times. Also having to wake up early during the summer for school at UIC. Stephanie is interested in the...

Alexis Ayala

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Alexis' favorite memory was his trip spend in Las Vegas with his family. After high school, he plans on going to college to become an automotive technician, and eventually open up his own shop.

Andres Torres

Reporter

People will always have reason to why they are doing something or working hard for something without a purpose usually is some that can be some kind of bond or unbreakable, you'll eventually lose interest and become meaningless, havi...

Evelyn Rosales

Reporter

Evelyn dances on the POMS team for for Morton East. After high school, Evelyn plans to go to college.

Yadira Leon

Reporter

Yadira Leon learned French in Morton East during her sophomore and junior year. Yadira is an active member  of the Folkloric club. After high school, Yadira plans to go to college and become a dental hygienist.

Ariana Baez

Reporter

Ariana Baez's favorite family vacation was in Wisconsin Dells. Ariana plays on the senior Powderpuff team for Morton East.

Andrea Guardado

Reporter

Andrea Guardado's favorite band is The 1975.   After high school, Andrea plans to continue studying and become a chiropractor.

Carolina Ortiz

Reporter

Carolina Ortiz's favorite hobby is dancing.  Carolina is an active member of the pom teams. She dances on Varsity poms for the Morton East community. She loves going shopping and spoiling herself. Her favorite thing to eat is...

Raul Arango

Reporter

Raul Arango's goal for the future is to be a successful Soundcloud rapper. Raul is interested in a variety of sports fashion.

Ashley Avila

Reporter

Ashley Avila likes drawing on her free time and loves spending time with family and friends. After high school, Ashley plans to become a nurse.

Anette Fonseca

Reporter

Anette Fonseca wants to have two goals in the future which is going to college and having ability. Anette is interested in listening to music, drawing, taking photos, hanging out with her friends and watching movies/TV shows....

Kent Frankfother

Instructor/Adviser

Kent Frankfother’s favorite memory is the time he went ziplining at Go Ape in Riverside this past summer. Kent has been a journalism teacher and the adviser for Morton East High School's newspaper since 2007.  He received a de...

Adrian Martinez

repoter

Adrian Martinez favorite memory is when he went to Indiana spending the night with his cousins having I great time with their family. Adrian is not a member of any club. He doesn’t plays any sports. His interested is in building...

Esmeralda Villa

reportter

The most influential person in Esmeralda’s life has been her Nana. She is interested in fashion design and music production. After high school, she plans to study Art Foundation to officially do Fashion design and merchandising...

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