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Tablets in the Weight Room

Tablets in the Weight Room

By Jake Panos The physical education department at Mount Vernon High School is serious about helping students to not only get fit, but also to increase their speed, strength, and agility, as well as find activities they enjoy so they can continue to be active into their adult lives. This year, they added tablets with […]

Perspectives in Speech from a Senior and a Freshman

Perspectives in Speech from a Senior and a Freshman

By Maggie Dale Exhilarating. Nerve-wracking. Magical. Awesome. These are all words senior Zach Vig and freshman Emrys Yamanishi use to describe speech competitions. Vig is on his way out, finishing his fourth year by being nominated to the All-State Festival, while Yamanishi is just starting out.   “I first joined speech because I was excited […]

34 Students Inducted Into MVHS National Honor Society

34 Students Inducted Into MVHS National Honor Society

Story and photo by Ben McGuire On Tuesday, 32 juniors and 2 seniors were inducted into the Mount Vernon National Honor Society. The ceremony was capped off with Principal Steve Brand speaking about the accomplishments of the inductees, and how they represent the “Four Pillars of Mustang Nation.” In order to be inducted the students […]

Geometry Class

Geometry Class

 

Students and Teachers Get Convenient Bond Voting Opportunity

Students and Teachers Get Convenient Bond Voting Opportunity

Story by Paige Zaruba. Voting for the bond at Mount Vernon now is even easier. This year, seniors who are 18 and teachers have a convenient location to share their opinion on the bond. Mount Vernon High School is offering an alternate satellite location, from the usual location of City Hall, for community members to […]

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 […]

Change is Coming to MVHS

Change is Coming to MVHS

By Josh Jordan Juniors, sophomores, and freshman are all curious about the new grading system for next year. The new system grading system is called, EBR otherwise known as Evidence-Based Reporting. But one big question for students is “what is EBR?”  Assistant Principal Matt Thede said EBR is ”where teachers collect and use a body […]

Indoor Soccer

Indoor Soccer

Snow may still be on the ground outside, but soccer players are preparing for the season with some indoor play. Photos by Reese Panos:

Video Documentary J-Term Creates Display for Smithsonian Exhibit

Video Documentary J-Term Creates Display for Smithsonian Exhibit

A J-term class taught by JoAnn Gage and Matt Browning was charged with creating videos about teams, coaches and players for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street exhibit Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, which will be on display at the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa, from March 18-April 29, 2018. […]

State Academic Decathlon

State Academic Decathlon

By Abby Davidson  The weekend of March 2 – 4 the Academic Decathlon team competed at state held in Fort Dodge.  Academic Decathlon is a series of standardized tests, speech skills, and essay writing. Our school’s academic decathlon hasn’t made it to state in four years because not enough people joined to form a complete […]