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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 […]

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 […]

Add More Parking

Add More Parking

Opinion by Blaise Anton Parking at Mount Vernon High School is currently an issue. Ask any student, or member of the faculty about the parking situation, and they will likely reply that it is inconvenient and poorly thought out. It is common to find student vehicles parked on the grass, and clearly marked “no parking” […]

Open Campus During MTSS Time Should Extend to Juniors

Open Campus During MTSS Time Should Extend to Juniors

Opinion by Drew Adams Mount Vernon High School’s schedule is not the same this year as it has been in the past. On Monday through Wednesday we still do the traditional seven periods, but on Thursdays and Fridays we have a block schedule. This block schedule includes what Mount Vernon High School calls the MTSS […]

Please Walk to School

Please Walk to School

Opinion by Josh Jordan You have a busy morning. You brushed your teeth, combed your hair, and raced out the door. Just when you get through the roundabout, you stop and wait. Finally it’s your turn to go, but when you get onto the school property, there is no parking space open so you park […]

Students Should Show Support for Cross Country Runners at State

Students Should Show Support for Cross Country Runners at State

Opinion by Clara Conroy In fall of 2015, there were some very successful sports teams at Mount Vernon High School. Football, volleyball, and cross country teams all made it to state. Although all three sports made it, they were not all equally appreciated. Many years, it has happened that the Mount Vernon cross country team […]

Marching Band Should Count for P.E. Credit

Marching Band Should Count for P.E. Credit

By Madelyn Steen People who have ever taken part in marching band know it is one of the best, most constructive things you can do with your time. It keeps you active and healthy while expanding your mind through all different types of music. But it is also time consuming, (approximately seven hours a week, not including […]

Earth Science Required?

Earth Science Required?

By Ella Norton Here at Mount Vernon High School, many classes are offered to us students, and of the ones that are, fewer than half are required for us to take. The classes offered give students the freedom to choose the direction they want to follow in school, and life in general. This is true for all but […]

Passing Time

Passing Time

By Faith Anton The bell rings and the mad rush of students spill into the hallways, jousting for position to make it to their next class in time. The term “every second counts” takes a new meaning when you’re expected to make it to your next class within the measly four minutes allotted for passing […]

The Turf Field We Need

The Turf Field We Need

By Mitchell Kragenbrink In 2013, Cornell College upgraded their field to have turf instead of grass. To many in our high school who were associated with the football team, this was a blessing. A lot of students wanted administration to make a deal with Cornell as a turf field is better in many aspects to […]