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Doja Cat named Easts best artist of year
Doja Cat named East's best artist of year
Hannia Sotelo March 17, 2022

Doja Cat was our favorite artist last year at Morton East. Multiple artists...

H&M takes best clothing store of 2021
Fatima Garcia , Reporter • February 17, 2022

H & M is the best clothing store of 2021, survey says. In a random survey...

Students stick to Mexican delivery in pandemic
Aileen Vasquez, reporter • January 28, 2022

Mexican food was probably delivered the most during the pandemic, survey says. In...

Lil Durk chosen as best rapper of year
Nekyah Finnique, Pony Express Reporter • January 27, 2022

Lil Durk was chosen as the best rap artist of 2020 Lil Durk is the best rap...

shows some of the top artist of the rap industry
What music genre bested 2021?
Manny Torres January 27, 2022

2021 was a great year for music, and with that a lot of new genres became a...

Positive news people heard in 2021
Positive news people heard in 2021
Ana Cruz, reporter • January 27, 2022

2021 did have positive media coverage.  Remember Lada Gaga's national anthem? ...

English teacher Mr. Frankfother shows off the Jordans that student Angel Sibri gave him for Christmas this year.
Favorite shoe releases in 2021
Magaly Mendiola , Nuvia Rodriguez, and Yesenia Gonzalez January 26, 2022

Although there were a lot of shoe releases in 2021 not all got to the top 5...

Unexpected albums dropped in 2021
Wendy Arellano, reporter • January 25, 2022

Last year in 2021 many famous singers dropped their albums -- some of them were...

2021s best video games require teamwork
2021's best video games require teamwork
Yair Zecena, reporter • January 25, 2022

In the year 2021, many games went on sale;  "Forza Horizon 5", Halo Infinite"...

Morton Chooses Best Video Game of 2021
Morton Chooses Best Video Game of 2021
Uriel Flores Carrillo, Reporter • January 25, 2022

Although 2021 was not the best year for gaming the games that did come out hit...

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Morton East breaks its own Seal of Biliteracy record
Morton East breaks its own Seal of Biliteracy record
Diana Delgado , Ashley Alcaide May 19, 2022

This year a total of 532 Illinois state biliteracy awards will be given to students...

Morton East engineering students win at state
Morton East engineering students win at state
Jasmin Sanchez, Reporter • May 19, 2022

The Morton East engineering team took 2nd place in state at Saturdays Illinois design...

Seniors brunch on boat in beauty
Seniors brunch on boat in beauty
Dulce Morneo, Alexandra Campos(Alex), Denise Santacruz , journalist • May 19, 2022

The Morton East senior brunch is just around the corner. Seniors celebrate their...

Morton East Deans Take New Positions
Jorge Castillo, Reporter • May 18, 2022

The dean’s office will look differently next year. Dean Phill Depa is the new assistant...

Many plan for late graduation since pandemic
Aileen Vasquez, Fatima Garcia, and Stepanie Romo-Avila May 12, 2022

Around 25 percent of students tend to fail to graduate on time.  Two years ago,...

Morton mixes with other schools at Great America Grad Night!
Angel Miranda, Reporter • May 12, 2022

After two years of pandemic, eligible Morton East seniors will join other seniors...

National Day of Silence, are you a supporter?
National Day of Silence, are you a supporter?
Nuvia Rodriguez, Magaly Mendiola, and Yesenia Gonzalez May 10, 2022

Morton East High School supported National Day of Silence on Friday, April 22. The...

Summa Cum Laude, wonderful or awful?
Joselin Zuniga and Alberto Miranda Jr May 2, 2022

In Morton East, most students are satisfied with our current required GPA to be in...

Morton Unveils New Mustang of the Year Contest
Morton Unveils New Mustang of the Year Contest
Edwin Zarco, Reporter • May 2, 2022

Morton East students can participate in a new pageant-style competition, Mustang...

Morton District 201 superintendent Dr. Tim Truesdale takes a selfie with this years homecoming court.
Superintendent Truesdale answers questions on grading policy
Haven Ramos, Francisco Ruiz, and Manuel Torres April 14, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Pony Express News reporter senior Haven Ramos, Morton...

Prom still popular post-pandemic, but pricey
Find the perfect prom dress
Photo Essay: How to stay alive at a Death Metal concert!
Photo Essay: How to stay alive at a Death Metal concert!
Lynn Galvez and Jorge Castillo April 12, 2022

Photo Essay: Memorable Concert Performances of Chicago.
Diego I. Andrade, Journalist • April 12, 2022

Doja Cat named Easts best artist of year
Doja Cat named East's best artist of year
Hannia Sotelo March 17, 2022

Doja Cat was our favorite artist last year at Morton East. Multiple artists have gained many new fans during the last year, many from blowing up on apps like TikTok, Facebook,...

Covid can’t stop sweaty shows! Jeff Rosenstock performing at the Metro Chicago on November 14th, 2021. Pictured here, a concert goer crowd surfing during “Fame.” People are planning to return to concerts after a long quarantine.
Concerts coming back
Juan Lopez, freelance reporter • February 23, 2022

Concert attendance has been negatively affected during the pandemic. In a Survey of 56 Morton Students and Teachers, 27% of respondents reported that they attended a concert...

Lil Durk chosen as best rapper of year
Nekyah Finnique, Pony Express Reporter • January 27, 2022

Lil Durk was chosen as the best rap artist of 2020 Lil Durk is the best rap artist of 2021 survey says. In a random survey of 50 Morton East students, 45% selected Lil...

Homecoming royalty: Queen Aguayo and King Ballesteros crowned
Prom still popular post-pandemic, but pricey
Journalism helps seniors reflect with memory museum
Raging Bull Ranks Number One
Senior events YAY OR NAY??!!!!

Photo essay: Time outside is important

April 6, 2022

Phones may alter students’ minds, here’s why

Phones may alter students’ minds, here’s why

February 28, 2022

Majority of MEHS students vaccinated

Majority of MEHS students vaccinated

February 23, 2022

Prom still popular post-pandemic, but pricey
Find the perfect prom dress
This is a takeout meal Karla Perez and her family had Friday night, from a local Cicero spot.
Students Choose Best Chinese Food for 2020
Karla Perez , Reporter • January 21, 2021

Panda Express was the best Chinese food spot of last year for Morton's students.   In a random survey of 57 Morton East's students, 13 students placed Panda Express...

Just walk away.  Dont get involved in the drama.
How many fights happened at Morton East last semester?
Eduardo Rodriguez , Julian Rodriguez, Kensy Figueroa, Brenda Arce, and Jonathan Avelar February 13, 2020

Using the school's new system, head dean Mr. Matt Dugan reported there were 68 fights last semester:  approximately 38 sophomore fights, 21 junior fights, and 9 senior fights. ...

This would never happen at Easts prom!
Can recent grads attend prom as a guest -- if so, is there an age limit?
Dayna Contreras, Maria Aguayo Hernandez • February 12, 2020

Since the time to appeal for senior activities has come. Many student go to appeal to go to prom which is a formal dance held by a high school at the end of the school year,...

Morton Alternative High School located in Cicero, IL on 54th. Ave.
What actions lead students to alternative?
Victoria Solis, Daniela Hernandez , and Dayanna Gonzalez February 11, 2020

The actions that lead students from all three district 201 campuses to alternative vary from physical altercations to simply wanting a smaller school environment. According...

Are we prepared for an active school shooter?
Flavio Rivera and Eric Rincon February 11, 2020

After the recent scare of a possible school shooter on December 10, 2019, many students wonder if we are prepared for the next situation. You could never be too careful to...

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Cristopher Guerrero, reporter
May 3, 2019

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...

Bryan Garcia, Journalist
April 30, 2019

Morton plans to add an extra mandatory hour starting 2019.  The new hour is planned to take place before 1st hour and after 0 hour. Students will be given the options...

Backpack searches to begin next year

Alexia Hernandez , Israel Carranza , and Anthony Ambriz
April 22, 2019

With the school year coming to an end and a new one quickly approaching,...

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