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Morton East protects Roe V Wade
Morton East protects Roe V Wade
Joselin Zuniga and Alberto Miranda Jr December 14, 2021

Many students say they’re not for politics, however, most of them wish to protect...

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Number of Morton students are smoking
Aileen Vasquez, reporter • November 30, 2021

A significant number of Morton East students are vaping. In a random survey of...

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Morton has NO FIFTH FLOOR – but still secrets
Anahi Anacleto, Jorge Rodriguez, and Stephanie Romo Avila November 28, 2021

We have secrets, you have secrets, everyone has secrets, even our school has secrets. But, does...

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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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Juniors, Ian Carranza, Fernando Aquino, Aliah Robles are discussing debate topics for a podcast in their AP Language and Composition class.
AP Scores Last Year in Remote; How Do They Compare to In-Person Years?
Heidimar Basurto-Garcia, Reporter • November 19, 2021

At Morton East High School remote learning had a big impact on AP scores. According...

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra stages free concert at Morton East
Easy family recipes for Christmas fun
Photos with Santa 2021
What does your homepage look like?
Spotify Wraps up our Yearly Music
Diego I. Andrade, Oscar Bonilla, and Juan Mandujano December 15, 2021

Spotify wraps up the year with all your favorite songs! According to, “Spotify Wrapped, unwrapped’ by Kelly Pau, “Spotify originally released their first iteration...

Students Favorite Streaming Service:  Spotify
Students Favorite Streaming Service: Spotify
Haven Ramos, Francisco Ruiz, Manuel Torres, Reporter • December 14, 2021

Spotify is the number one music streaming service amongst Morton East students. After roaming the halls of the second and third floor, going from classroom to classroom,...

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...

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...

Morton students read over break
Family pajamas still popular with some
Chicago Symphony Orchestra stages free concert at Morton East
Holiday activities start at Hull skating rink
High percentage of teens getting high

High percentage of teens getting high

November 22, 2021

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

Family pajamas still popular with some
Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are A No Go At East
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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