Spotlight

Hepker Racks Up Hundreds of Views on YouTube Cover

Hepker Racks Up Hundreds of Views on YouTube Cover

By Abby Davidson She did it. She posted her first cover on YouTube after seven takes that she used to compare. Next was sharing the video on social media. The coming hours resulted in an over pouring of support from friends, family, and fellow students that she doesn’t always talk to. Now she’s letting her […]

Mar 31, 2017 15:03

Featured Activities

The Mustang Moon Receives National Recognition

The Mustang Moon Receives National Recognition

The Mustang Moon is one of 38 finalists named by the National Scholastic Press Association for the Online Pacemaker award. Judges studied 180 entries from across the nation, and categories were divided into schools under 1500 students and schools 1500 and over. “Today’s best online sites are platforms for rich multimedia storytelling,” said Gary Lundgren, associate […]

Apr 7, 2017 13:41

Opinion

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

Opinion by Catherine Yeoman Mount Vernon High School has created a designated time every Friday for students to improve on their academics called MTSS. During this time, students are able to go to their classes to receive extra help, retake assignments, and work on homework. Some students need to have the whole MTSS time to […]

Apr 18, 2017 10:43

Video

Cold War Spy Speaks to Students

Cold War Spy Speaks to Students

Story and Video by Lexi Flockhart On April 10, former Cold War Spy Werner Juretzko spoke to Mount Vernon about his experiences. He went into detail about being a prisoner, how the war affected him, and told us what a spy is and what they do. As a child, he lived in Poland learning Polish,German, […]

Apr 19, 2017 12:10

Recent Articles

Girl’s tennis beats Marion

Girl’s tennis beats Marion

Boys Track & Field Wins Solon Meet

Boys Track & Field Wins Solon Meet

Photos by Paige Zaruba and Courtney Kladivo.

Girls Track & Field Gets 2nd Place at Solon Meet

Girls Track & Field Gets 2nd Place at Solon Meet

Photos by Paige Zaruba and Courtney Kladivo.

Boy’s Soccer Photos: Mustangs Fall to Maquoketa 3-1

Boy’s Soccer Photos: Mustangs Fall to Maquoketa 3-1

Photo story by Sydney Hauser    

Cold War Spy Speaks to Students

Cold War Spy Speaks to Students

Story and Video by Lexi Flockhart On April 10, former Cold War Spy Werner Juretzko spoke to Mount Vernon about his experiences. He went into detail about being a prisoner, how the war affected him, and told us what a spy is and what they do. As a child, he lived in Poland learning Polish,German, […]

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

MTSS: Academics Should Be a Priority

Opinion by Catherine Yeoman Mount Vernon High School has created a designated time every Friday for students to improve on their academics called MTSS. During this time, students are able to go to their classes to receive extra help, retake assignments, and work on homework. Some students need to have the whole MTSS time to […]

School Should Subsidize Cost of Gas

School Should Subsidize Cost of Gas

Opinion by John Butz Paying for transportation to Kirkwood classes is turning out difficult for high school students. I pay 10 dollars each day to drive to Kirkwood, back to Mount Vernon and then back home. Over all that ends up being 1,800 dollars in one year. To me that’s unrealistic for a high school […]

The Problematic Presentation of Our Dress Code

The Problematic Presentation of Our Dress Code

Opinion by Laurel Sherman As you walk down the hallways at Mount Vernon High School, you see students wearing a wide variety of clothing, ranging from sweatpants to dresses. Many students, specifically girls, like to express themselves through their clothing. However, when the administration ostracizes someone for wearing what they enjoy because they find it […]

Boys Soccer-April 7, 2017

Boys Soccer-April 7, 2017

Don’t Kill the Grind

Don’t Kill the Grind

Opinion by Preston Shultz The school dance can be a time for many students to let loose, dress up, and have a good time. A dance typically requires one thing, music. This past homecoming, the student council spent hours putting together a playlist that would be enjoyable for everyone. The playlist had no swear words […]