Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Steve Miller, a man of many talents

Steve Miller, a man of many talents

By Jillian McGuire We know him as the man who makes our day with his sense of humor and speaking in silly voices. He is someone who makes cakes for our birthdays and decorates the school for holidays. Steve Miller is much more to us than a custodian at our school. “I love talking to […]

Emily Friedman Takes Her Final Trip to State

Emily Friedman Takes Her Final Trip to State

By Maddie Naeve When Emily Friedman was in fifth grade she was persuaded by her neighbor, mid season, to take part in the archery club run by Tom Wilkinson. Friedman, a senior, competed at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, during her sixth and seventh grade seasons. “I remember when I was a sophomore I competed at […]

The Return of Mom Jeans

The Return of Mom Jeans

By Maddie Naeve Jeans from American Eagle range in the 60 dollar range, but why would one spend that much money when comfy and stylish mom jeans are for sale for five dollars at a local thrift store? Mom jeans are straight-fit, high-waisted jeans that have been taking over Mount Vernon High School. Mom jeans […]

Student Shows Special Interest in Political Issues

Student Shows Special Interest in Political Issues

By Lauren McCollum  Monday, Feb. 5, sophomore Megan Zobac decided to attend the Mount Vernon Democratic Caucus at the First Street Building for the second year in a row. Since Zobac is under the age of 18 she could not participate but was able to observe. She enjoyed getting to watch the debate and got […]

Rhomberg Joins the Mount Vernon High School Family

Rhomberg Joins the Mount Vernon High School Family

By Lauren McCollum It took over four years to unite a family from Mount Vernon with brothers from Haiti. The Rhombergs began the adoption process in 2013, and now this year one of their sons, Nelson, joined the Mount Vernon High School family. “The adoption process was a little over four years long, so as […]

Sophomores March For Unity

Sophomores March For Unity

By Maddie Naeve The Iowa City Ped Mall was flooded by a sea of pink and rainbow on Saturday, Jan. 20. Women from all kinds of backgrounds joined together to profess their unity. Among these women were sophomores Annie Leopold, Megan Zobac, and Caroline Voss. “We started the march with a speaker then we began […]

Tristan Wirfs: Mustang to Hawkeye Football Player

Tristan Wirfs: Mustang to Hawkeye Football Player

Video by Drew Adams, Nick Leopold, Casey Noska, Max Siders, and Garrett Welch Tristan Wirfs (Mount Vernon High School Class of 2017) was an extremely successful athlete in high school, becoming an offensive lineman at the University of Iowa. In wrestling, Wirfs was a state qualifier his sophomore and junior years and finished his career […]

It’s All About that Bass

It’s All About that Bass

By Elijah Recalde You know it, they know it, even he knows it. It can safely be said that everyone knows that Mount Vernon senior Martin Benesh is good at the bass. Like really good. “Probably too good,” junior Oliver Crocker says. This year at the independence All-State Auditions Martin Benesh got into the orchestra […]

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

Mike Siegmund’s Cool Hobbies

By Cameron Ling Mike Siegmund was 16 years old when he came to America for the first time. He was ambitious to discover new things about this strange country. One of the things that we was excited about was the new school system and the nice people that he met in Mount Vernon High School […]

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

English Teacher Interested in Stand-Up Comedy and Poetry

By Lauren McCollum Staring into the crowd for a familiar face through the blinding stage lights, a bead of sweat begins to slowly roll down the side of his face. The character he plans on portraying himself as is a nervous wreck, so at least it won’t  be difficult to accomplish with the way he […]