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Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

Pedersen’s Enthusiasm Attracts Students

By Coy Martin When he first visited the small town of Mount Vernon, Preston Pedersen knew that he was going to enjoy working here for a long time. With the success Mount Vernon has with not only athletics but with academics, Pedersen, a physical education teacher now in his second year at MVHS, knew that […]

Creative Canvases

Creative Canvases

By Connor Bilden In Mount Vernon art is a big part of the community. As you’re driving east of Cedar Rapids on Highway 30 into Mount Vernon, you will more than likely see Grant Wood’s American Gothic painted on the side of a barn since 2008. About a mile after that barn you will see […]

Top 5 Social Media Apps

Top 5 Social Media Apps

By Chase Martin The most popular category of applications that reach out to everyone in our school are social media apps. People use phones for socializing in more ways than texting, calling and face timing. A person you may know/follow may post a personal status and/or picture update on social media to communicate to the […]

Fundraising Fail

Fundraising Fail

By Maggie Dale When the MVHS Student Council needed to raise some funds, they decided to try a different kind of fundraiser that wouldn’t cost them anything to hold – an “annoying noises” fundraiser. Each day during the passing periods, they would play a different noise or song over the intercom. These noises ranged from […]

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

Senior Highlights from the Football Team

By Catherine Yeoman The football careers of 15 seniors came to a sad end Nov. 3 in the Class 2A state quarterfinal game against Williamsburg, but their hard work and dedication for the Mount Vernon football program brought them success during their careers. The 15 were part of the teams that achieved state runner-up 2015, […]

Behind the Stage of the Fall Play

Behind the Stage of the Fall Play

‘Piece of My Heart’ to be performed Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 By Cameron Ling What goes on stage can be just as exciting as behind the stage. The Director for tech this year’s play, Steve Andresen who taught art here last year. Mr. Andresen plans for how the stage is set up, and how […]

Mustangs’ Comeback Victory over West Liberty

Mustangs’ Comeback Victory over West Liberty

By Paige Zaruba and Ben McGuire Never getting too high, never getting too low. Overcoming obstacles, and rolling with the punches. Playing smart, physical football, and competing every single play have been Mount Vernon’s keys to success all year long. These keys were on full display during the Mustang’s gutsy comeback victory over West Liberty […]

Fine Arts Alumni Award Winner Continues to Work on His Craft

Fine Arts Alumni Award Winner Continues to Work on His Craft

By Abby Davidson, Maggie Dale, and Jake Panos “Although I have not made my living as a performer, the performing arts have largely been how I have made my life,” said John Gaston, winner of the Fine Arts Alumni Award. Gaston, a 1982 Mount Vernon graduate, has been involved in the fine arts all his […]

Homecoming Coronation

Homecoming Coronation

By Elijah Recalde “There are a lot of great things about this school and just being nominated to the homecoming court was just an honor and a privilege,” said senior Brian Harris. The annual high school Homecoming Coronation and Powder Puff game took place Sept. 20. Seniors Grace Pettinger and Clayton Lloyd were elected to […]

Homecoming Parade Creates Memories for Participants and Spectators

Homecoming Parade Creates Memories for Participants and Spectators

By Tyson Dew The parade Thursday Sept. 21 started at the Mount Vernon Elementary and worked its way up to the First Street Building. Some in the parade walked, rode on floats, and some even rode in Corvettes. Senior homecoming court representative Brian Harris was one of the lucky to ride in the Corvettes. “It […]