A Boy, a Ball, a Dream A Boy, a Ball, a Dream

A Boy, a Ball, a Dream

By Alyssa Maddocks The methodical sounds of bouncing basketballs and squeaking shoes fill the humid gym as he works to perfect his skills. Sweat drips from his arms as he breaks right and pulls up for a shot—swish. He grabs the rebound and runs back to the top of the key. His undeniable passion for […]

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Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season

Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season

By Abby Davidson After the successful 2015 season, in which Mount Vernon sent seven wrestlers to state ranging from the weight class of 126 to 285, Mount Vernon looked to start their 2016-17 season with a bang. Out of the state wrestlers last year, four are returning this season: Jack Cochrane, Tony Garcia, Justin Light, […]

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Depression Exists at MVHS Depression Exists at MVHS

Depression Exists at MVHS

By Josh Jordan According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 10.4 percent of adolescents in Iowa experienced a major depressive episode. That is about 44 teenagers who have had at least one experience with depression.  Among People Experiencing depression, 48.8 percent sought treatment. Like teenagers across the nation, many Mount Vernon students struggle […]

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Seniors Win Shaving Cream Classic Seniors Win Shaving Cream Classic

Seniors Win Shaving Cream Classic

Story by Paige Zaruba, Abby Davidson, and Lexi Flockhart  On Nov. 18, the Publication and Design team held Shaving Cream Classic at 8:00 pm in the High School gym. Shaving Cream Classic is a men’s’ volleyball tournament, played by all grades. Each team was coached and reffed by a few volleyball players. Not only is […]

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Spotlight

A Record Breaking Season for Mount Vernon Football

A Record Breaking Season for Mount Vernon Football

By Emma Klinkhammer As the Mustangs prepare to head into their last game deciding whether they will play at the dome, they have already had a record breaking season. Mount Vernon overpowered Williamsburg 56-21 at the district title game Oct. 21,  and if that isn’t an accomplishment enough, they would become the fourth school in […]

Nov 3, 2016 8:45

Featured Activities

Robotics Girls Help Recruit More Females into Science

Robotics Girls Help Recruit More Females into Science

By Lexi Flockhart  Since the early stages, the field of science has been dominated by men. Robotics, a competitive club with three teams at MVHS, is also struck with the problem of attracting female members. It’s important to have girls on the team, as the more girls there are helps the team get more points. […]

Oct 17, 2016 11:03

Opinion

Parking Needs Improvement

Parking Needs Improvement

Opinion by Garrett Welch Students and visitors face problems with parking during school and at sporting events held in the Mount Vernon High School gym. Problems vary from no parking spots in the parking lots to cars being backed up all the way to Highway 30. The solution to this problem isn’t easy but the […]

Dec 2, 2016 15:05

Video

Back to Back: Cross Country Team Wins State by Unbelievably Narrow Margin

Back to Back: Cross Country Team Wins State by Unbelievably Narrow Margin

  By Ben McGuire Last year the cross country team entered the state meet with one thing on their mind — revenge. They got it by winning the state meet with a huge victory over Grinnell, after a heart-breaking runner-up finish to Gilbert in 2014. But this year the task at hand was far more daunting; […]

Oct 31, 2016 16:53

Recent Articles

A Boy, a Ball, a Dream

A Boy, a Ball, a Dream

By Alyssa Maddocks The methodical sounds of bouncing basketballs and squeaking shoes fill the humid gym as he works to perfect his skills. Sweat drips from his arms as he breaks right and pulls up for a shot—swish. He grabs the rebound and runs back to the top of the key. His undeniable passion for […]

Parking Needs Improvement

Parking Needs Improvement

Opinion by Garrett Welch Students and visitors face problems with parking during school and at sporting events held in the Mount Vernon High School gym. Problems vary from no parking spots in the parking lots to cars being backed up all the way to Highway 30. The solution to this problem isn’t easy but the […]

Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season

Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season

By Abby Davidson After the successful 2015 season, in which Mount Vernon sent seven wrestlers to state ranging from the weight class of 126 to 285, Mount Vernon looked to start their 2016-17 season with a bang. Out of the state wrestlers last year, four are returning this season: Jack Cochrane, Tony Garcia, Justin Light, […]

Depression Exists at MVHS

Depression Exists at MVHS

By Josh Jordan According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 10.4 percent of adolescents in Iowa experienced a major depressive episode. That is about 44 teenagers who have had at least one experience with depression.  Among People Experiencing depression, 48.8 percent sought treatment. Like teenagers across the nation, many Mount Vernon students struggle […]

No more PE for Student Athletes

No more PE for Student Athletes

Opinion by Zach Kolker Student athletes have it rough here at Mount Vernon High School. Athletes who have PE the same semester as their sport have to work at twice or more a day. The many sports that are offered here have practice after school for two or more hours every day. That’s more time […]

Seniors Win Shaving Cream Classic

Seniors Win Shaving Cream Classic

Story by Paige Zaruba, Abby Davidson, and Lexi Flockhart  On Nov. 18, the Publication and Design team held Shaving Cream Classic at 8:00 pm in the High School gym. Shaving Cream Classic is a men’s’ volleyball tournament, played by all grades. Each team was coached and reffed by a few volleyball players. Not only is […]

Mount Vernon Stands Together in Display of Unity

Mount Vernon Stands Together in Display of Unity

Video by Emily Tvedt. By Sydney Hauser It’s not a protest, it’s not violent, nor is it exclusive. It is a meeting, it is silent, and it is beautiful. Students, staff, and community members stood together before school on Nov. 21 at Mount Vernon High School in a non-political gathering in order to show others […]

We Should Have Voted ‘Yes” to the Bond

We Should Have Voted ‘Yes” to the Bond

Opinion by Cale Snedden Recently our district has turned down the chance of a lifetime. We as a community refused to build a new complex for our athletes and a new auditorium for our musical programs. In a result of 64 to 36 percent, the bond issue for this new addition for the community was […]

Top 5 Netflix Shows at MVHS

Top 5 Netflix Shows at MVHS

By Jack Streicher
Do you ever find yourself drowning in free time with nothing to do? Or feel like you need something relaxing to do before you go to bed? Well now there is an answer to your problems. The answer is Netflix, an American entertainment company that provides online streaming of television series and movies. If you do not have access to a device that can stream Netflix then you may get what you want by DVD in the mail. Netflix is available for only $7.99 a month after recieving your first month free. The Mustang Moon sent out an survey via email in search of the top five favorite Netflix shows in MVHS.

Top 5 Horror Movies To Watch

Top 5 Horror Movies To Watch

By Madelyn Steen

At Mount Vernon High School, watching horror movies is a popular pastime to spend with friends, family, and significant others. But with literally hundreds of horror movies to choose from, how do you know which ones to watch? Which horror movies are the best? From an open survey resulting in about 200 responses, Mount Vernon students tell their all time favorites.