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MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

MVHS Choir Performs at Hospital

The Mount Vernon High School choir performed at University of Iowa Hospital on Dec. 11, 2017 under the direction of Thad Wilkins. Video by Matt Thede.

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 […]

Best Buddies at MVHS

Best Buddies at MVHS

By Lauren Hauser A new program “Best Buddies” stands as a welcome addition to MVHS. It was introduced to our school and is run by senior Cameron Weaver and counselor Kathryn Baron. Best Buddies is a non-profit program that promotes inclusion of all students in our school, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD’s). […]

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

By Cian Meier-Gast Robotics is a constant struggle. You can work on a singular part of a robot for hours just to find out when you’re done that it won’t actually work and you have to take it apart again. The lab is pretty simple. Each team has their own cabinets with all of their […]

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 […]

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

By Elijah Dorn-Recalde Two weeks ago the Iowa All-State concert of 2017 took place, and seven students were selected from Mount Vernon to participate. Martin Benesh, made 11th Chair for Bass after 3 years of getting into All-State, and Zach Vig made 9th chair for Viola. were selected for choir. Rehearsal at Ames began for […]

Rood’s Got Talent

Rood’s Got Talent

By Maggie Dale One could say that freshman Jasper Rood was born to act. His mom was from Iowa and his dad from Wisconsin, but they met in New York City, where they had each moved to pursue acting in the late ‘90s. His parents started dating when they were cast opposite each other in […]

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 […]

2017 IHSPA Experience

2017 IHSPA Experience

By Abby Davidson Twenty three Mount Vernon journalism students traveled to the University of Iowa Oct. 26, joining over 900 students at the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference. The event is attended by high school journalists where awards are presented and educational sessions are attended. “It was really exciting to meet other journalism […]

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 […]