Six Wrestlers to Compete at State Six Wrestlers to Compete at State

Six Wrestlers to Compete at State

By Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Mustangs sent eight wrestlers into battle at the district tournament this past Saturday in Maquoketa, six punching their ticket to state. Among the six, Paul Ryan and Tristan Wirfs claimed District Championships. Sophomore Paul Ryan, winning by a decision of 5 to 3 in his finals match, will be […]

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Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header

Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header

The Mustangs boys and girls basketball teams played a double-header at home against Central DeWitt on Friday, Feb. 3. The Girls topped the Sabers 52-34, and the boys finished off the night with a 54-31 victory. Photos by Lauren Hauser              

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Potato Power Potato Power

Potato Power

By Grace McCollum The sun’s rays cast themselves on the town of Mount Vernon on a hot summer day. A slight breeze travels through the hair of sophomore Alina Merlak on this ordinary afternoon. Shovel in hand and a spring in her step she makes her way to her garden. She digs around and feels […]

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Learning to Fly Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

By Laurel Sherman When junior Catherine Yeoman hears the soft hum of a plane flying overhead, she is reminded of the calmness that comes over her when she is in the air, looking at the world from above. As Yeoman was first learning to fly she didn’t find it scary because she was with her father, […]

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Spotlight

Religion Impacts Student’s Life

Religion Impacts Student’s Life

By Katy Bellamy About a year ago at the age of 15, Mason Reilly was sitting in his church confirmation class feeling indifferent towards the class as a whole. Little did he know, this first class would expose him to the sophistication of Roman Catholicism and leave a lasting impact on him for the rest […]

Feb 16, 2017 13:22

Featured Activities

Large Group Speech Competes at State

Large Group Speech Competes at State

The large group speech team state competition took place Saturday at Cedar Rapids Washington. Ten out of Mount Vernon’s 12 events scored a district 1 rating. Results: Category title students involved Rating Overall Ensemble The History of America Abridged Rory McCollum, Aaron Barnhart, Maggie Davis 1,1,1 1 Radio News ESPNPR Alex Lueth, Caroline See, Emily Tvedt, […]

Feb 5, 2017 10:59

Opinion

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

By Clara Conroy Do you need a new book to read to fill your free time? Many students often have trouble finding what book is right for them to read. A good place to start is with books popular among your friends. Below are the top nine most popular reads at the Mount Vernon High […]

Jan 10, 2017 16:14

Video

Mount Vernon High School Completes 2nd J-Term

Mount Vernon High School Completes 2nd J-Term

This video created by Ella Brase, Kenzie Ketchum, and Annie Rhomberg captures the different J-Term offerings from Mount Vernon’s second year of implementing the 12-day, full-day block classes.

Feb 6, 2017 7:52

Recent Articles

Religion Impacts Student’s Life

Religion Impacts Student’s Life

By Katy Bellamy About a year ago at the age of 15, Mason Reilly was sitting in his church confirmation class feeling indifferent towards the class as a whole. Little did he know, this first class would expose him to the sophistication of Roman Catholicism and leave a lasting impact on him for the rest […]

Six Wrestlers to Compete at State

Six Wrestlers to Compete at State

By Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Mustangs sent eight wrestlers into battle at the district tournament this past Saturday in Maquoketa, six punching their ticket to state. Among the six, Paul Ryan and Tristan Wirfs claimed District Championships. Sophomore Paul Ryan, winning by a decision of 5 to 3 in his finals match, will be […]

A Day Running the Halls at Mercy

A Day Running the Halls at Mercy

By Austin Ash Grace Pisarik walks the halls of Mercy Hospital with the future in the back of her mind. Pisarik was excited for this job shadow as she heard it was fun from some of her peers. Right when she arrived at the hospital, she noted that everyone there was working hard and had […]

Born to Ski

Born to Ski

By Catherine Yeoman A chill wind hits Laurel Sherman’s face, turning her cheeks bright red as she carves her skis down the mountain. It is a bright, sunny day around 20 degrees. The perfect day to go skiing. “I love the feeling of my cheeks getting windburn and feeling the wind on my face.” Sherman, […]

The Man, the Myth, the Flow

The Man, the Myth, the Flow

By Preston Shultz Although John Butz is known for playing football, showing cows, fishing, and partying with his friends, what makes him stand out from the crowd are his luscious locks. Butz, a junior, first got the idea to grow out his hair after seeing how good Travis Wright’s (‘16) hair looked. He also found […]

Student Volunteers Time for Community

Student Volunteers Time for Community

By Mason Reilly In 2014 Katy Bellamy found her passion in doing charitable works by volunteering. Preparing food, setting up tables and selling products are just some of the many things Bellamy does to help others in many different volunteer opportunities.   Bellamy, a junior, has volunteered at International Harvester Collectors Club for the past […]

Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header

Mustangs Top Sabers in Double-Header

The Mustangs boys and girls basketball teams played a double-header at home against Central DeWitt on Friday, Feb. 3. The Girls topped the Sabers 52-34, and the boys finished off the night with a 54-31 victory. Photos by Lauren Hauser              

Potato Power

Potato Power

By Grace McCollum The sun’s rays cast themselves on the town of Mount Vernon on a hot summer day. A slight breeze travels through the hair of sophomore Alina Merlak on this ordinary afternoon. Shovel in hand and a spring in her step she makes her way to her garden. She digs around and feels […]

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

By Laurel Sherman When junior Catherine Yeoman hears the soft hum of a plane flying overhead, she is reminded of the calmness that comes over her when she is in the air, looking at the world from above. As Yeoman was first learning to fly she didn’t find it scary because she was with her father, […]

Eat. Sleep. Bowl.

Eat. Sleep. Bowl.

By Grace Pisarik Bowling is a sport for people like Austin Ash who have extra talent to SPARE. Ash, 18, is an extremely talented senior at Mount Vernon High School. Most people know Austin Ash as the captain of the basketball team and KCRG’s Athlete of the Week. But what people don’t know about Ash […]