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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dietsch Experience

The Dietsch Experience

By Tyson Dew As Coy Martin gets a huge hit on the sideline the crowd erupts but one voice out of them all stands out. That voice is the voice of senior Jack Dietsch. No matter if his voice is gone or all there you will always hear him screaming for his brothers on the […]

2017 IHSPA Experience

2017 IHSPA Experience

By Abby Davidson Twenty three Mount Vernon journalism students traveled to the University of Iowa Oct. 26, joining over 900 students at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference. The event is attended by high school journalists where awards are presented and educational sessions are attended. “It was really exciting to meet other journalism […]

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

People and their Pets: Dario’s Parrot, Rosie

By Antonio Cabrera A majority of people have some sort of pet. Some choose cats and dogs while others get more exotic pets. For example, junior Dario Kristic has a yellow headed amazon parrot named Rosie. The parrot is an endangered species in Mexico, and is a popular choice for people looking for a pet […]

Mount Vernon Football Game Photos Against Williamsburg Nov. 3

Mount Vernon Football Game Photos Against Williamsburg Nov. 3

Photo story by Paige Zaruba and Catherine Yeoman.

Diversity Conference

Diversity Conference

By Abby Davidson This year students took a trip to Cedar Falls at UNI for the Diversity Conference with Mrs. Erickson. The students listened to keynote speaker Jason Sole, who is the leader of the Minneapolis branch of NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Sole spoke on social justice issues, police […]