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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]