Mustangs Win in Nail-biter Mustangs Win in Nail-biter

Mustangs Win in Nail-biter

By Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Boys Basketball team faced the Dyersville-Beckman Blazers. The two teams were closely matched going into the game. Neither of the two teams were able to pull away throughout the game. At the end of the third, they were tied, 43 to 43. The Mustangs trailed by three with 42 […]

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Basketball Team Honors Teammate’s Loss of Father Basketball Team Honors Teammate’s Loss of Father

Basketball Team Honors Teammate’s Loss of Father

Story by Paige Zaruba Ever since Cam Butterbaugh was a kid, he learned from his dad, Jeff, about how to be successful and have fun. Growing up, Jeff helped coach him and his friends throughout all of their activities, including basketball. “From when my friends and I were able to play up until about sixth […]

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MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

The Mount Vernon High School choir performed at University of Iowa Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 under the direction of Thad Wilkins. Video by Matt Thede.

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It’s All About that Bass It’s All About that Bass

It’s All About that Bass

By Elijah Recalde You know it, they know it, even he knows it. It can safely be said that everyone knows that Mount Vernon senior Martin Benesh is good at the bass. Like really good. “Probably too good,” junior Oliver Crocker says. This year at the independence All-State Auditions Martin Benesh got into the orchestra […]

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Spotlight

It’s All About that Bass

It’s All About that Bass

By Elijah Recalde You know it, they know it, even he knows it. It can safely be said that everyone knows that Mount Vernon senior Martin Benesh is good at the bass. Like really good. “Probably too good,” junior Oliver Crocker says. This year at the independence All-State Auditions Martin Benesh got into the orchestra […]

Dec 12, 2017 12:52

Video

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

The Mount Vernon High School choir performed at University of Iowa Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 under the direction of Thad Wilkins. Video by Matt Thede.

Dec 12, 2017 15:54

Opinion

College is a Valuable and Accessible Experience

College is a Valuable and Accessible Experience

Opinion by Brandon Fishbein, MVHS Class of 2017 Many students ask themselves “What am I going to do after High School ends?” I myself asked the same thing my senior year of High School at MVHS. I decided that I would pursue higher education, so that I could achieve my dream and be successful later […]

Nov 28, 2017 15:19

Creative Corner

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

By Elijah Dorn-Recalde Two weeks ago the Iowa All-State concert of 2017 took place, and seven students were selected from Mount Vernon to participate. Martin Benesh, made 11th Chair for Bass after 3 years of getting into All-State, and Zach Vig made 9th chair for Viola. were selected for choir. Rehearsal at Ames began for […]

Nov 28, 2017 13:53

Recent Articles

Mustangs Win in Nail-biter

Mustangs Win in Nail-biter

By Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Boys Basketball team faced the Dyersville-Beckman Blazers. The two teams were closely matched going into the game. Neither of the two teams were able to pull away throughout the game. At the end of the third, they were tied, 43 to 43. The Mustangs trailed by three with 42 […]

Basketball Team Honors Teammate’s Loss of Father

Basketball Team Honors Teammate’s Loss of Father

Story by Paige Zaruba Ever since Cam Butterbaugh was a kid, he learned from his dad, Jeff, about how to be successful and have fun. Growing up, Jeff helped coach him and his friends throughout all of their activities, including basketball. “From when my friends and I were able to play up until about sixth […]

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

The Mount Vernon High School choir performed at University of Iowa Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 under the direction of Thad Wilkins. Video by Matt Thede.

It’s All About that Bass

It’s All About that Bass

By Elijah Recalde You know it, they know it, even he knows it. It can safely be said that everyone knows that Mount Vernon senior Martin Benesh is good at the bass. Like really good. “Probably too good,” junior Oliver Crocker says. This year at the independence All-State Auditions Martin Benesh got into the orchestra […]

Best Buddies at MVHS

Best Buddies at MVHS

By Lauren Hauser A new program “Best Buddies” stands as a welcome addition to MVHS. It was introduced to our school and is run by senior Cameron Weaver and counselor Kathryn Baron. Best Buddies is a non-profit program that promotes inclusion of all students in our school, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD’s). […]

Boys Basketball Falls to Western Dubuque in Overtime

Boys Basketball Falls to Western Dubuque in Overtime

Photos by Paige Zaruba and Maddie Naeve.

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

By Cian Meier-Gast Robotics is a constant struggle. You can work on a singular part of a robot for hours just to find out when you’re done that it won’t actually work and you have to take it apart again. The lab is pretty simple. Each team has their own cabinets with all of their […]

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

By Cameron Ling Mike Siegmund was 16 years old when he came to America for the first time. He was ambitious to discover new things about this strange country. One of the things that we was excited about was the new school system and the nice people that he met in Mount Vernon High School […]

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

By Lauren McCollum Staring into the crowd for a familiar face through the blinding stage lights, a bead of sweat begins to slowly roll down the side of his face. The character he plans on portraying himself as is a nervous wreck, so at least it won’t  be difficult to accomplish with the way he […]

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

By Coy Martin When he first visited the small town of Mount Vernon, Preston Pedersen knew that he was going to enjoy working here for a long time. With the success Mount Vernon has with not only athletics but with academics, Pedersen, a physical education teacher now in his second year at MVHS, knew that […]