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Finding a New Home

Finding a New Home

By Josh Jordan Bonnie Ahrens has been teaching students for 11 years and counting. She first started teaching art during college at a Catholic school, because they could not afford licensed teachers. She eventually made her way until she finally started teaching at Mount Vernon High School. Before teaching at Mount Vernon, she taught at […]

Paul Ryan Reaches 100 Wins Milestone

Paul Ryan Reaches 100 Wins Milestone

Story by Paige Zaruba. After a short week of competing, another Mustang wrestler has reached 100 wins. This time, it’s junior Paul Ryan, competing at 170 pounds for his postseason run. During an eventful day at districts, Ryan and his coaches didn’t even realize that he reached this milestone. Just a few short days later, […]

An Unforgettable Season: A Look Back at the 2012 Boys’ Basketball State Champ Team

An Unforgettable Season: A Look Back at the 2012 Boys’ Basketball State Champ Team

Video by Drew Adams, Nick Leopold, Casey Noska, Max Siders, and Garrett Welch This video recalls an unforgettable season by the Mount Vernon Boys’ Basketball team coached by Ed Timm in 2012. They were WAMAC Conference Champions for the first time since 2003, and got Mount Vernon Basketball back on the right track. Jack Keleher […]

Successful Year for Student Council

Successful Year for Student Council

By Sydney Hauser The Mount Vernon Student Council is taking a more visible role in serving students and the community. Representatives of the 2017-2018 council chose to primarily focus on the student body along with various small community service projects. “This year student council is much more organized and focused,”  said adviser Margo Massey. “They […]

Launching Tennis Balls

Launching Tennis Balls

By Brian Harris Trebuchets marked a huge historic moment for the science of physics. In physics class, which is taught by Heather Allen, students are tasked with building trebuchets. The trebuchets are supposed to be smaller than one meter in length, width and height so that the trebuchets aren’t capable of breaking. With the trebuchets, […]

An Iowa Tradition: 6-on-6 Women’s Basketball

An Iowa Tradition: 6-on-6 Women’s Basketball

Video created by Mount Vernon sophomores Jace Delancey, Jeremy Kline, Megan Zobac, Paige Emig, Kailey Shannon, and Sam Stoner In Iowa, women’s basketball began with 6-on-6. The fast-paced game was created to give girls a separate athletic outlet from boys. For girls, the court was divided into two halves, with three players from each team […]

Are You Proud to be a Mustang?

Are You Proud to be a Mustang?

Opinion By Maddie Naeve Being a high school student means letting go and having fun with your classmates. This could mean going all out for dress up days, supporting the student athletes at a game, or attending school dances in order to have the best time you can while being stuck in high school. I […]

Kolker to Swim at State Meet

Kolker to Swim at State Meet

By Ben McGuire Last Saturday junior Zach Kolker swam at the district meet at Linn Mar High School on Feb. 3. Kolker participated in four different events: the medley relay, 100 fly, 500 free, and the 400 relay. All of which qualified for the state meet. “I feel really good about how I did,” said […]

What to look forward to in 2018 activities

What to look forward to in 2018 activities

By Josh Jordan In Spring 2018 there are so many things to look forward to whether that is in sports, clubs, or even classes. In archery Senior Brandon Lockner feels this upcoming season has potential. Lockner said,“They show potential. We have several good shooters, who are willing to work hard, but to win a state […]

CARE Conference Turns MLK Holiday into an Opportunity for Understanding

CARE Conference Turns MLK Holiday into an Opportunity for Understanding

By Abby Davidson C.A.R.E. Connect. Absorb. Respond. Empower. Those were the words repeated on Jan 15 the day we celebrated MLK Day here at Mount Vernon High School. Students started the day in the gym, listening to the opening ceremony lead by Principal Steve Brand, English teacher Leigh Ann Erickson, and keynote speaker Stacey Walker, […]