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Understanding One Another

Understanding One Another

By Josh Jordan Are we really that different? “Yes we are different because when you compare our background to theirs it is drastically different,” said senior Boe Brendes. Brendes was a part of the Social Justice J-Term class and went with his fellow students to meet students from Collins Academy High School. “We are similar […]

Students Share Internship Experiences

Students Share Internship Experiences

Video by Nolan Brand Internships were a new opportunity during J-Term 2108, facilitated by business teacher Kevin Murray. This video shows students speaking about their experiences.

Burning Food in Chemistry

Burning Food in Chemistry

Slideshow by Abby Davidson Chemistry students measure temperature of water to determine calorie content in foods.

Who Needs College Prep Math?

Who Needs College Prep Math?

By Brian Harris Everyone should at least think about taking college prep math. College prep math is a math class taught by Mary Young and the purpose of it is to help prepare kids for the type of math they will face in college. The biggest objective of this class is to be able to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students Attend Conference at UNI

Students Attend Conference at UNI

By Brian Harris The University of Northern Iowa hosted the UNI Conference for African American Children and Families, the theme for the conference was pass it on. The theme meant to pass on ancestry to children and how to continue to pass on African American heritage. The two keynote speakers were Dr. Gail L. Thompson, […]

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, […]

A Look into Classrooms in February