Articles By: MVHS Staff

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 […]

Creative Canvases

Creative Canvases

By Connor Bilden In Mount Vernon art is a big part of the community. As you’re driving east of Cedar Rapids on Highway 30 into Mount Vernon, you will more than likely see Grant Wood’s American Gothic painted on the side of a barn since 2008. About a mile after that barn you will see […]

Rood’s Got Talent

Rood’s Got Talent

By Maggie Dale One could say that freshman Jasper Rood was born to act. His mom was from Iowa and his dad from Wisconsin, but they met in New York City, where they had each moved to pursue acting in the late ‘90s. His parents started dating when they were cast opposite each other in […]

Top 5 Social Media Apps

Top 5 Social Media Apps

By Chase Martin The most popular category of applications that reach out to everyone in our school are social media apps. People use phones for socializing in more ways than texting, calling and face timing. A person you may know/follow may post a personal status and/or picture update on social media to communicate to the […]

Most Embarrassing Moments In High School

Most Embarrassing Moments In High School

By Brian Harris In everyone’s high school career there are embarrassing moments. Either they happen to you or someone you know. Usually everyone ends up having one. They are some of life’s funniest moments and allow people to look back and laugh about them because it can be a learning experience. Josh Blasdell is a […]