Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

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 […]

We Must Teach Understanding

We Must Teach Understanding

Opinion by Alina Merlak Imagine the school playground. For some, this was place of good memories, laughing with friends over childish jokes, and enjoying the carefree nature of being a kid. But for others, the school grounds remind them of the times they didn’t fit in, the different ways they were picked on, or how […]

MTSS Check-in: The School’s Prison

MTSS Check-in: The School’s Prison

Opinion by Blaine Schumacher Mount Vernon has introduced a new 20-minute time period into the MTSS class period. During this time, all students must stay inside their assigned class unless they are claimed, or they have a pass. Students understand that this time was put in place to reduce the amount of distractions while also […]

New Schedule Is Good for Students

New Schedule Is Good for Students

Opinion by Austin Ash Block schedule has been a valuable asset to this school. Walking through the halls of MVHS I hear people talking about how helpful it is to have time to catch up on homework, make up quizzes or get help from a teacher. With our new block schedule, there are four 85-minute […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie Review

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Movie Review

The Beauty And The Beast: 7/10 roses Lowdown: Classic animation film unburied and brought to life. Rated: G Now Showing At: Bijou Movie Theater, Wehrenberg Galaxy 16 Cine, Carmike Wynnsong Theaters, and Marcus Coral Ridge Theaters. Review By Grace McCollum The March 17 release of the film Beauty And The Beast Starring Emma Watson and […]

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

Top 9 Books Checked Out at the MVHS Library

By Clara Conroy Do you need a new book to read to fill your free time? Many students often have trouble finding what book is right for them to read. A good place to start is with books popular among your friends. Below are the top nine most popular reads at the Mount Vernon High […]

Survey Reveals Favorite Teachers at MVHS

Survey Reveals Favorite Teachers at MVHS

By Zach Kolker In an email survey conducted this semester, students at Mount Vernon High School voted on who their favorite teacher was. One hundred students responded to the survey. Though there are many amazing teachers at this school, these are the top five most liked: #4 Mr. Sotillo and Mrs. Henik (Tie) With six percent of […]

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 […]

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 […]