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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 […]

Choir at King Chapel

Choir at King Chapel

Story by Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Choir put on a concert along with the Cornell College and Solon High School Oct. 15. The concert took place in King Chapel, as it has in past years. The choirs performed songs together and on their own. “We had a day where we went over to Solon […]

Marching Mustangs Compete with Moonwalk Show

Marching Mustangs Compete with Moonwalk Show

By Maddie Naeve The Marching Mustangs spent most of their Saturday preparing and performing at the Bands Across the Prairie competition. The competition was held at Prairie on Sept. 30. The band placed second in the class 3A division with a score of 74.20. Drum majors senior Tori Steiner, junior Quinnie Rodman and sophomore Kode […]

Band members proud of halftime show

Band members proud of halftime show

By Brian Harris Boom! Boom! The drum rumbles, bodies jerk in unnatural ways like the undead yet, together in sync as the Mount Vernon marching band performs “Thriller” for the halftime show. The Mount Vernon marching band prepares for their half time performance extensively because they want it to be almost perfect when they perform. […]

The Ultimate Superfan Guide

The Ultimate Superfan Guide

Story By Preston Shultz. While walking around the halls on a fall Friday in Mount Vernon, you may notice football players in their jerseys or dress clothes. You will also notice a herd of people wearing a blue shirt, glittery, with a last name and a number- the superfan shirts. It is a tradition for […]

A Friend You Can Count On

A Friend You Can Count On

By Ben McGuire For many students at Mount Vernon one person stands out as the ultimate friend, senior Aaron Barnhart. He has built many close relationships in baseball, band, choir, and speech. “He is always super caring,” said senior Jenna Baumler. “Whenever I’ve had a problem he’s always been there to help me out,” said […]

Benesh Performs a Balancing Act of Fine Arts

Benesh Performs a Balancing Act of Fine Arts

By Cameryn Klotzbach Hard work and talent flows throughout the students of Mount Vernon High School, whether it’s sports, academics, or fine arts. Martin Benesh, a junior, does a balancing act with band, orchestra, marching band, both jazz choirs, MVHS Theatre, Community Theatre, Odyssey Theatre for the Young of Art, Speech, and he occasionally takes part […]

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

A Star in the Making: Jaeger Shines in the Fine Arts

By Brittney Darrow You step out onto the stage into the spotlight. Your eyes aren’t adjusting and as you try to look out into the crowd you only see darkness. You get to your spot on stage and you can see the many patient faces staring back at you from the crowd. You feel comfortable […]

All-School Picnic Pictures

All-School Picnic Pictures

Photo story by Jake Panos