The Sterling

Special Education Students Assisting the Cafeteria

Christian Kuttkuhn, Editor

January 11, 2019

Special education students have been cleaning up and assisting in the cafeteria all year long and for more than eight years. The Morton West website declares: "The educational future of all students hinges on helping students and ...

What it Takes to be a Morton Mathlete

November 13, 2018

Jennifer Dohoney, Reporter What does it take to be a Mathlete?  An attitude of ambition and interest toward getting knowledge is the key. Someone doesn't need to be exceptional at math to be part of this club. All that ...

10 Book Challenge

April 17, 2018

The 10 Book Challenge's first year is a total success at Morton West High School. The 10 Book Challenge is a challenge who's idea came from the Freshmen Center,   and Librarian Sonia Ocasio-Bowman developed this idea for Mor...


Basic Prom Information

April 17, 2018

Morton West Construction: An Overview

Adrian Martinez, Editor

April 17, 2018

Change is coming to Morton West! In late March, Morton West began construction and renovations which will include a new additional building and a remodeled A-hall. Thanks to a qualified school construction bond of $50 million...

Teen Parents for the Weekend.

Alyssa Price

March 29, 2018

How does it feel to be a parent of an infant? The Child Development Classes at Morton West High School were given  fake babies to take care of over a weekend as a class activity. This opportunity gave the students the experience...

New 2018-2019 Schedule!

Margret Wong, Reporter

March 27, 2018

Changes are coming to Morton High Schools! District 201 is implementing a new bell schedule in the 2018-2019 school year. One of the biggest changes will be that first period starts at 8:45 a.m. rather then 8:00 a.m.. District...

PSA for Seniors!

Margret Wong, Reporter

March 16, 2018

Seniors are getting closer to walking across the stage! But wait......there are still many activities the seniors have to look forward to before they graduate! Before all the big fun stuff happens, seniors will have to attend...

Seniors College Journey

March 16, 2018

While college application deadlines arrive, Morton West seniors continue to feel their fear rising. Seniors are scrambling to produce the perfect college essay, crouching over their laptops filtering through every application....

Snapchat’s New Update

Jocelyn Cambron, Reporter

March 16, 2018

On February 22, 2018 Snapchat introduced the new version of the app to most of its teen’s users, which left users confused and frustrated. The company has made several dramatic changes and as of now it has not gone well with...

Senior Interview At Morton West: Carlos Serrano

Adrian De Santiago, Reporter

December 6, 2017

Q: What types of activities do you do here at Morton ? A: I joined track and field during my time in Morton West because I enjoy the sport, I also became a FMP to show the freshman that there is cool mentors in the school. ...

Teen Phone Addiction

Alyssa Price, Reporter

December 6, 2017

Do you ever feel lost without having your phone in your hand or even around you? Well this is a common sign of phone addiction. According to, 50% of teens admit they are addicted to their phones. Alondra Zaragoza, a...

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