Archive for the ‘Political Cartoons’ Category

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 […]

Benefits of a Block Schedule

Benefits of a Block Schedule

By Casey Noska I have often wondered what it would be like if our class schedule was based on a block system rather than a normal seven period day. Traditional seven period school days can present too little time spent in each class and too much work for students to keep up with every day. […]

School Districts Should Retain Local Control

School Districts Should Retain Local Control

Opinion by Kelsey Shady Students all over the state of Iowa are upset about the school start date being enforced in the 2015-16 school year. Currently, our mid-August start date allows Mount Vernon to fit a whole semester and finals before break so students and teachers come back to a clean slate. Starting the week […]

Teachers Should Reconsider Awarding Participation Points Solely to Those Who Talk

Teachers Should Reconsider Awarding Participation Points Solely to Those Who Talk

By Kaitlin Zieser- Where does your class grade come from? Does it come from your homework? Maybe your test scores? Many classes also incorporate participation points. While participating in your classes is definitely a positive thing, some teachers grade participation in a seemingly unfair way. We talk all the time about how everyone learns differently […]

Opinion: It’s Early Bird, Not the Marine Corps

Opinion: It’s Early Bird, Not the Marine Corps

Early Bird Prison By David Taylor For years and years, upperclassman, underclassman, kids that need that one last credit, and kids that have no room in their schedule have shown up for Early Bird PE and parted their differences when they were placed on they same team. But nowadays we no longer have those happy […]

Keep Schools Safe with Guns

Keep Schools Safe with Guns

By Cody Ehresman- If I were to go with the flow and keep guns away from school faculty in or world today, I would be doing our world a great injustice, just as if I were clearing a rugged mangled path into a paved highway only traveled by thieves, druggies, and murderers. I’m not exactly […]