The Morse Code

Homework over break: beneficial or a pain for students?

Therese Pamplona, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

‘I’ll get this done as soon as possible,’ I think every time teachers hand out break assignments. “Oh my god, I procrastinated again,” I groan out at seven p.m the day before school starts. I’m sure this scenario...

How can we rescue a love for reading?

Jennah Espinoza, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Today’s teens are resorting to recreational reading on a lower scale than ever, largely choosing the comforts of social media over a paperback novel. They acknowledge reading as a chore; an obstacle hindering them from returning...

Social media: a benefit or an addiction?

Kayla Canare, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

It is impossible to walk into a room where every single person is not using their phone. Commonly, you will find people hunched over with their eyes glued to a screen, more than likely scrolling on Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat....

How can we handle sexual assault at school?

Editorial Board

January 23, 2018

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

In the light of Hollywood outing sexual assaulters that were kept under wraps for years, important movements like #MeToo, have taken rise on social media to demonstrate the prevalence of sexual violence, and Times Up, which tries...

Grad Nite: Is it worth going?

Janica Mendillo, News Editor

December 16, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Senior year is where the fun of excessive spending begins. Seniors look forward to prom, senior portraits, and grad night. They also pay for college applications, SATs, and ACTs. Because of these costs, any tip in the balance...

Are classroom changes a disruption?

Elizabeth Dumlao, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Research claims that physical surroundings such as noise level, temperature, proper lighting, and space affect the teaching and learning on school campuses. Many classrooms at Morse have been renovated to change things such as floo...

Do movie remakes and sequels do more harm than good?

Itzel Gallardo, Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

    In this modern age of movies, it is more common to see a remake in theaters rather than an original concept. Almost everything is based on existing material, whether it be comics, books, tv shows, or older movies....

Is the SAT/ACT socioeconomically fair?

Morse Code Staff

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

    As the college application season approaches, each student is faced with the dreaded fear of needing to submit their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores. This fear can be even worse for ki...

Are child actors too sexualized?

Tyra Callejo-Dennis, Web Master

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

With the recent release of the second season of the popular Netflix Original series, Stranger Things, many people have brought to light the issue of certain “fans” of the show sexualizing its characters and actors, despite ...

How can schools and students deal with mental issues and gun violence?

Editorial Board

November 17, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Coming in the wake of recent mass shootings at schools such as Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech, schools are now faced with the challenge of protecting their students while at the same time, creating a free flowing learning environment. Over...

Are homecoming titles too hyped up?

Tyra Callejo-Dennis, Web Master

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Every year when homecoming season comes around, students of Morse High School nominate their peers and teachers for various titles: Homecoming Emperor and Empress, Royal King and Queen, Junior Prince and Princess, Sophomore Duke...

How can we prevent future disturbances like fire alarms and fights?

Morse Code Staff

October 23, 2017

Filed under Opinions and Editorials

When fire alarms are pulled, fires are started, and fights break out, some students find it amusing and funny. When some students look out and see the chaos created all over campus, they laugh. What is so funny about all of these...