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Morton East, meet the girls gymnastics team
Morton East, meet the girls gymnastics team
Diana Delgado, reporter • November 23, 2021

A very impressive sport that Morton East offers is Gymnastics. Gymnastics was originated in Ancient Greece as a mental and physical sport,...

Vaping may be on the rise, again
Nekyah Finnique, Pony Express Reporter • November 22, 2021

The amount of students that participate in vaping may be increasing. The idea...

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Everybody does it, so why dont I is becoming the marijuana mantra these days.
High percentage of teens getting high
Fabian Mendez and Alwyn Galvez November 22, 2021

More than 70% of Morton East students surveyed either smoked marijuana and/or took...

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Substance abuse probably prevalent with MEHS students
Substance abuse probably prevalent with MEHS students
Nuvia Rodriguez, Magaly Mendiola, Yesenia Gonzalez November 22, 2021

In 2021, 11.3% of high school students in the United States reported current use...

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Security Carlos Murillo separates two Pony Express News reporters (Enrique Ramirez and Andres Perez) before it gets physical.
Morton East students say only security should stop a fight
Alondra Diosdado, Enrique Ramirez, and Andres Perez Jr November 22, 2021

Morton East students say only security should stop a fight -- and not have teachers...

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Is that a ghost leering over the SHARK Insidious movie emcees?
Horror movie night helps animals
Dulce Moreno, Alexandra Campos, and Denise Santacruz November 22, 2021

Horror movie night helped raise money for wildlife and animals in shelters. The...

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East wants daylight savings time
East wants daylight savings time
Alejandro Muratalla, Reporter • November 22, 2021

Morton East prefers to keep daylight savings time.  According to the “10...

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Michau's door wins homecoming door decor contest -- again
Dulce Moreno, Alexandra Campos, and Denise Santacruz October 23, 2021

This September, here at Morton East there were four top winners for the homecoming...

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4th period lunch RULES
4th period lunch RULES
Stephany Nodal, Jacquelin Lara October 18, 2021

Morton East Students tend to like 4th hour lunch -- it's a nice middle of the...

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Students are fans of "Unusual Morton Images" meme page
Edwin Zarco and Uriel Flores Carrillo October 18, 2021

The Morton meme page, "Unusual Morton Images", has made a name for itself as a force...

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Rise N Shine Sneak Peek
Rise N' Shine: The Next Starbucks??
Delia Zavala, Reporter • September 7, 2021

“Yea, I think this might be the next Starbucks,” said Jose Ayala, a new visitor...

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Salon or hair-at-home? Salon wins, but at-home is increasing
Morton East joins the fight!
East students say uniforms can’t be fashionable
Photo essay: Concert magic and mania
Javon Parker, Reporter • April 27, 2021

BTS World Domination:  one super fans summary of what to know
BTS World Domination: one super fan's summary of what to know
Blanca Valdez , Reporter • April 26, 2021

BTS World Domination is happening now. BTS, also known as Bangtan, are seven boys from South Korea who started in a small company called Big Hit. They debuted in 2013 the...

Students say The Weeknd's Super Bowl performance was a hit
Denise Garcia and Jonathan Palencia March 23, 2021

Having The Weeknd perform in the 2021 Super Bowl, was one of the greatest decisions ever. The Weeknd was the first-ever artist to not get paid for his presence or performance...

East students know K-pop
Gissell Guzman, Reporter • March 19, 2021

Most students at Morton East know about K-pop and have listened to it. The poll results showed 63% of Morton East students have heard and listened to K-pop.   According...

I was watching and listening to the song Drivers License
Song “Driver’s License” goes viral  
Anarely Diaz March 10, 2021

The song “Driver’s License” surprisingly went viral with teens.   According to The New York times, Olivia Rodrigo was 17 when she wrote her song, she just turned...

Top TikTok trends for Morton
Rosadelia Ortega, Reporter • April 7, 2021

The majority of students at Morton East find themselves watching deep-cleaning videos, which is a trend on TikTok under the hashtag #CleanTok. According...

Best Fashion of 2020 is Bra-Top
Best Fashion of 2020 is Bra-Top
Alondra Olmos and Gloria Romero February 17, 2021

Bra-Top Craze was the top answer of 2020 best fashion according to Morton Students.   Form a random survey of 11 people Morton East students/Cicero...

The best sport moments for Morton East Students
February 10, 2021

  Freddy Hernandez February 4, 2021 The best sport moments was the moment of silence for BLM for Morton East students. In a random survey...

Top albums for Morton East students
Adriana Moreno February 10, 2021

In a random survey of 70 Morton East students/Cicero residents, 41.43% said YHLQMDLG was the best quarantine album of 2020. a lot of people love...

Jacquelin Ornelas February 10, 2021

“Money Heist” was the most popular show on Netflix last year for Morton East students. Initially, in a random survey of 140 Morton East...

Chances are possible you’ll find true love at Morton
Salon or hair-at-home? Salon wins, but at-home is increasing
Morton doesn’t want mustaches and beards
You, too, can be a substitute teacher
Social skills on the decline after COVID-19, will it get easier?
High percentage of teens getting high

Majority of staff, majority of students get COVID-19 vaccine at school

October 25, 2021

Francisco’s Getting Swole Routine

Francisco’s Getting Swole Routine

May 18, 2021

Most at home still, but more students are coming in to school

May 17, 2021

Salon or hair-at-home? Salon wins, but at-home is increasing
East students say uniforms can’t be fashionable
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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