2017 IHSPA Experience 2017 IHSPA Experience

2017 IHSPA Experience

By Abby Davidson Twenty three Mount Vernon journalism students traveled to the University of Iowa Oct. 26, joining over 900 students at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference. The event is attended by high school journalists where awards are presented and educational sessions are attended. “It was really exciting to meet other journalism […]

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Senior Highlights from the Football Team Senior Highlights from the Football Team

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

By Catherine Yeoman The football careers of 15 seniors came to a sad end Nov. 3 in the Class 2A state quarterfinal game against Williamsburg, but their hard work and dedication for the Mount Vernon football program brought them success during their careers. The 15 were part of the teams that achieved state runner-up 2015, […]

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Sewing up a Storm Sewing up a Storm

Sewing up a Storm

By Maddie Naeve Walking down the halls of school, most likely one will see a wave of scrunchies. The scrunchie trend has taken over the school. It began by students simply purchasing them from a store and has advanced to asking a friend in a sewing class to make one. Junior Becky Edwards has made […]

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New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team

New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team

Story by Paige Zaruba The players of the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team are in for a new perspective this year, with Matt Haddy taking over the head coaching position. Haddy has been coaching for over 17 years, three of which he has spent at Mount Vernon. Coach Haddy is also the varsity football defensive […]

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Spotlight

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

By Antonio Cabrera A majority of people have some sort of pet. Some choose cats and dogs while others get more exotic pets. For example, junior Dario Kristic has a yellow headed amazon parrot named Rosie. The parrot is an endangered species in Mexico, and is a popular choice for people looking for a pet […]

Nov 9, 2017 13:04

Video

Homecoming Parade Creates Memories for Participants and Spectators

Homecoming Parade Creates Memories for Participants and Spectators

By Tyson Dew The parade Thursday Sept. 21 started at the Mount Vernon Elementary and worked its way up to the First Street Building. Some in the parade walked, rode on floats, and some even rode in Corvettes. Senior homecoming court representative Brian Harris was one of the lucky to ride in the Corvettes. “It […]

Oct 6, 2017 15:00

Opinion

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Opinion by Cameron Ling The block schedule at Mount Vernon High School is a welcome change. The teachers had to be devoted to having the modified block because it conflicts with their years long schedule. They sacrificed their normal schedule to help us the students. The schedule has given  the students an opportunity to come […]

Nov 2, 2017 9:08

Creative Corner

Kate Margheim and her Artwork

Kate Margheim  and her Artwork

By Josh Jordan Junior Kate Margheim has been creating art for as long as she can remember. Margheim has created many works of art over the years, 10 of which have been entered into competitions. Many people know her artwork from places such as Chalk the Walk and displayed throughout the high school. Her favorite […]

Oct 16, 2017 13:05

Recent Articles

2017 IHSPA Experience

2017 IHSPA Experience

By Abby Davidson Twenty three Mount Vernon journalism students traveled to the University of Iowa Oct. 26, joining over 900 students at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference. The event is attended by high school journalists where awards are presented and educational sessions are attended. “It was really exciting to meet other journalism […]

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

By Catherine Yeoman The football careers of 15 seniors came to a sad end Nov. 3 in the Class 2A state quarterfinal game against Williamsburg, but their hard work and dedication for the Mount Vernon football program brought them success during their careers. The 15 were part of the teams that achieved state runner-up 2015, […]

Sewing up a Storm

Sewing up a Storm

By Maddie Naeve Walking down the halls of school, most likely one will see a wave of scrunchies. The scrunchie trend has taken over the school. It began by students simply purchasing them from a store and has advanced to asking a friend in a sewing class to make one. Junior Becky Edwards has made […]

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

By Antonio Cabrera A majority of people have some sort of pet. Some choose cats and dogs while others get more exotic pets. For example, junior Dario Kristic has a yellow headed amazon parrot named Rosie. The parrot is an endangered species in Mexico, and is a popular choice for people looking for a pet […]

New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team

New Coach, New Opportunity: A Preview of the Girls Basketball Team

Story by Paige Zaruba The players of the Mount Vernon girls’ basketball team are in for a new perspective this year, with Matt Haddy taking over the head coaching position. Haddy has been coaching for over 17 years, three of which he has spent at Mount Vernon. Coach Haddy is also the varsity football defensive […]

Mount Vernon Football Game Photos Against Williamsburg Nov. 3

Mount Vernon Football Game Photos Against Williamsburg Nov. 3

Photo story by Paige Zaruba and Catherine Yeoman.

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Opinion by Cameron Ling The block schedule at Mount Vernon High School is a welcome change. The teachers had to be devoted to having the modified block because it conflicts with their years long schedule. They sacrificed their normal schedule to help us the students. The schedule has given  the students an opportunity to come […]

People and their Pets: Owning an Attack Duck

People and their Pets: Owning an Attack Duck

By Josh Jordan Cian Meier-Gast can’t remember a time when his family didn’t have pets around. Ever since he was a kid Meier-Gast has always been around many different kinds of animals that he would call his pets. One of the most interesting of his many pets, is his Moscovia attack duck Stephen. Stephen has […]

Behind the Stage of the Fall Play

Behind the Stage of the Fall Play

‘Piece of My Heart’ to be performed Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 By Cameron Ling What goes on stage can be just as exciting as behind the stage. The Director for tech this year’s play, Steve Andresen who taught art here last year. Mr. Andresen plans for how the stage is set up, and how […]

Diversity Conference

Diversity Conference

By Abby Davidson This year students took a trip to Cedar Falls at UNI for the Diversity Conference with Mrs. Erickson. The students listened to keynote speaker Jason Sole, who is the leader of the Minneapolis branch of NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Sole spoke on social justice issues, police […]