Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

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 […]

‘The Mountain Between Us’ Appeals with Adventure and Romance

‘The Mountain Between Us’ Appeals with Adventure and Romance

Review by Lauren McCollum After a horrific plane crash occurs, two of the three passengers aboard are helplessly hidden in the middle of Utah’s many snowy mountains. Photojournalist Alex Martin and brain surgeon Ben Bass are left to use their knowledge on nature to find a way home after their pilot, Walter, dies in the […]

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Block Schedules Improve Learning

Opinion by Cameron Ling The block schedule at Mount Vernon High School is a welcome change. The teachers had to be devoted to having the modified block because it conflicts with their years long schedule. They sacrificed their normal schedule to help us the students. The schedule has given  the students an opportunity to come […]

Haunted House in Linn County: Circle of Ash

Haunted House in Linn County: Circle of Ash

Review by Connor Bilden The Circle of Ash haunted attraction is located in Central City on the Linn County Fairgrounds. The cost for admission is $20, which gets you into all three attractions. For $35 you can get the fast pass and skip all of the long lines. In addition to the three main attractions […]

iPhone 7s Plus

iPhone 7s Plus

By Chase Martin The iPhone 7s plus is the best you can get according to recently added technology including all the premium features Apple has poured in the 7s. It’s the newest model that you can get your hands on (besides the iPhone 8 that was released Sept. 22) with all the advanced features, the […]

‘IT’ Is a Huge Success among Students

‘IT’ Is a Huge Success among Students

By Jake Panos Almost everyone in Mount Vernon High School has been talking nonstop about the highly anticipated horror/drama film called IT;  based on the novel by Stephen King.  The film is about seven kids who unite after a shapeshifting entity,  taking the appearance of a clown,  begins hunting children in their town.   The […]

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 […]

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 […]