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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 […]

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 […]

‘The Mountain Between Us’ Appeals with Adventure and Romance

‘The Mountain Between Us’ Appeals with Adventure and Romance

Review by Lauren McCollum After a horrific plane crash occurs, two of the three passengers aboard are helplessly hidden in the middle of Utah’s many snowy mountains. Photojournalist Alex Martin and brain surgeon Ben Bass are left to use their knowledge on nature to find a way home after their pilot, Walter, dies in the […]

Most Embarrassing Moments In High School

Most Embarrassing Moments In High School

By Brian Harris In everyone’s high school career there are embarrassing moments. Either they happen to you or someone you know. Usually everyone ends up having one. They are some of life’s funniest moments and allow people to look back and laugh about them because it can be a learning experience. Josh Blasdell is a […]

The Dietsch Experience

The Dietsch Experience

By Tyson Dew As Coy Martin gets a huge hit on the sideline the crowd erupts but one voice out of them all stands out. That voice is the voice of senior Jack Dietsch. No matter if his voice is gone or all there you will always hear him screaming for his brothers on 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Sewing up a Storm

Sewing up a Storm

By Maddie Naeve Walking down the halls of school, most likely one will see a wave of scrunchies. The scrunchie trend has taken over the school. It began by students simply purchasing them from a store and has advanced to asking a friend in a sewing class to make one. Junior Becky Edwards has made […]