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MEHS recommends Veteran's Day books
Fatima Duran November 4, 2022

Morton East's Knowledge Center (library) and teachers recommend the following books on exercises and experiences during wartime.  Feel free...

Free, discounted meals for Veteran's on November 11
Pony Express Staff November 4, 2022

Many restaurants honor veterans by giving them free or discounted meals on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2022. Here is a list of local restaurants...

War Memorials: a photographic tour to commemorate veterans
Pony Express staff and Pony Express staff November 3, 2022

Across the US, maybe even in your own city, veteran's and the fights they fought are honored in stunning memorials.  Here are some of the coolest.    

East Veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice memorialized in MEHS
Sebastian Mantilla, Photographer • November 3, 2022

Morton East has its own Veteran's memorial right in the lobby of its historic Chodl Auditorium.  Five commemorative plaques commemorate 243...

Morton East students, staff thank Veteran's for service
Pony Express staff November 3, 2022

Veteran's Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States...

East's Veteran staff reflect on their military service
Pony Express staff November 3, 2022

Morton East High School honors its own military veterans this Veteran's Day 2022. While district 201 doesn't have a list of the exact number...

Honor Flight Network lifts veterans up for tribute
December 12, 2018

Honor flight honors those who have served our country in the military. The honor flight is a non-profit organization that is dedicated...

US Army poet honors veterans in spoken word
Pony Express staff November 21, 2016

VETERAN'S DAY SPOKEN WORD: This US Army poet performed at the Morton East High School (Cicero, IL) Veteran's Day assembly on November 18, 2016.

The most popular brand this fall: Ugg’s!
Morton East students will celebrate Thanksgiving with cultural feasts
Ricky Martin at the Trilogy tour concert singing at the United Center in Chicago.
Hispanic Music is Rising in the community
Alexa Jimena Ochoa , Gracey Paucar • November 15, 2023

It's Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, and Ricky Martin -- in that order -- according to students at Morton East.  Recently, all three performed at "The Triology"...

Playlists tune into the Halloween Spirit
Fabian Nieto and Miguel Hernandez October 30, 2023

Choose one of these haunted track lists to get into the Halloween spirit -- one using YouTube, another from Apple Music -- one in Spanish as well, 'witch-ever' you prefer: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ray-parker-jr-ghostbusters-original-motion-picture/pl.u-2aoq8yesG1p4qlK https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEIaPso6qFjL_Dk4X8K3f3F9xkofAtVIx https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEIaPso6qFjJRuGk1eaxEn9dsFUMJaduA      

Apple Music vs. Spotify at Morton East
Ismael Zepeda, Abigail Davila, Lizbeth Vargas, and Alejandro Moreno December 16, 2022

Students at Morton East High School prefer to listen to their music on Spotify rather than Apple Music.   According to Google, Spotify was first created on April 23rd,...

For East, it's our "Last Christmas"
Johan Zamudio, Jesus Gomez, and Keven Cortez December 16, 2022

Wham's "Last Christmas" had the most votes at Morton East for favorite Christmas song. In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 56 students reported that "Last Christmas"...

Spotify Wrapped, Unwrapped
Betzaida Gonzalez Rios and Desteny Alvarado December 14, 2022

Most of Morton East students have Spotify.   In a random survey of 100 Morton East students 71% said that they have Spotify.   According to Spotify For the Record's...

Morton East supports new arrivals
Betsabe Solis, Matteo Padilla, Priince Gomez, and Elizabeth Arroyo November 21, 2023

Morton East students go on to interview new students arrivals. According to “ed.gov”,...

Yadiel is using AI in his engineering class to create a figure in 3D and him is going to print.
AI increases in the world -- and at Morton East
Iker Vilchez, Paranormal Experiences • November 21, 2023

More than half of students surveyed say they have used artifical intelligence --...

Student Taking test Online.
Tests KO Students
Diego Orozco, Andy Torres, and Adrian Barahona November 20, 2023

Students find most tests difficult. Some young students experience “anxiety,...

1,000+seniors tested for Seal of Biliteracy
Miguel Hernandez October 16, 2023

For the first time ever, nearly 1,000 seniors at Morton East were tested to earn...

Morton East Student wearing mask
Only 6% of students are still wearing masks
Andy Torres, Adrian Barahona, and Diego Orozco October 16, 2023

The masked are in the minority here at Morton East.  Will it stay that way? Remember...

Journalism students from Ms. Dalys, Ms. OMalleys and Mr. Frankfothers classes created exhibits for all four years of high school for the class of 2023!
Senior Memory Museum: Students Reminisce, Remember Memories and Accomplishments Before Graduating
Gabriela Duran May 17, 2023

Seniors here at Morton East have created a memorial museum in our library, showcasing...

Teachers get free coffee every late start!
Teachers get free coffee every late start!
Jesus Gomez May 15, 2023

Mhmmm good! Mr. Assay (English teacher) Mr. Gamboa, and Bonnie Gloriso enjoy a coffee...

The engineering students are STATE BOUND!!
Andrea Virto May 15, 2023

Morton East engineering students competed at the State Finals of the Illinois Design...

Teresa Avila retires after 28 years of service to Morton East.
Security guard Teresa Avila retires after nearly 3 decades of service to Morton East
Anastacio Ballesteros May 3, 2023

As a Morton student, the security guard is a familiar face on campus. They're the...

Understanding the Donald Trump indictment situation
Oscar Gallardo-Nevarez May 3, 2023

What is Donald Trump being indicted for? If you don't know any details on Trump's...

AI increases in the world — and at Morton East
The most popular brand this fall: Ugg’s!
Students decide on perfect fall outfits
Country Western Homecoming a hit

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...

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

With the school year coming to an end and a new one quickly approaching, school administrators have started taking some initiative to make the school a safer environment for...

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