Posts Tagged ‘iowa’

The Turf Field We Need

The Turf Field We Need

By Mitchell Kragenbrink In 2013, Cornell College upgraded their field to have turf instead of grass. To many in our high school who were associated with the football team, this was a blessing. A lot of students wanted administration to make a deal with Cornell as a turf field is better in many aspects to […]

Multi-Sport Athlete Supports Mustangs while Healing

Multi-Sport Athlete Supports Mustangs while Healing

By Jake Morgan The ball flies through the air. Mickey catches it with a thud and begins to sprint down the field. His opponents charge towards him. He puts his shoulder down and slams through one defender and spins around the next. Finally he is brought down around the 40 yard line. Hines, a senior, […]

Mount Vernon Students Add Color to Chalk the Walk

Mount Vernon Students Add Color to Chalk the Walk

By Chelsea Wallace Chalk the Walk is an annual event held in uptown Mount Vernon. Artists from around the area have a sponsored where they make artwork out of chalk. This year’s featured artist was Maggie Lynott, a freshman at MVHS. This is the tenth anniversary for Chalk the Walk. Every year there is a […]

Robotics Team 3549 Competes at Super Regionals

Robotics Team 3549 Competes at Super Regionals

Mount Vernon’s team 3549, Born To Be Wired!, competed yesterday  at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. After 6 matches, was 4 – 2 and in 10 place out of the 32 teams in their diviision. SaturdaySchedule: Qualification matches begin:    9:00 am Alliance selection: 10:30 Semi-final matches 11:30 Final matches: 1:30 Finals 3:00 Event Live Stream The links […]

Mount Vernon Hosts State Academic Decathlon

Mount Vernon Hosts State Academic Decathlon

This year, Mount Vernon did not have a full team, so they did not qualify to compete at state. However, the high school still hosted as it has been doing every other year since 2007. View a slideshow of the events:

School Districts Should Retain Local Control

School Districts Should Retain Local Control

Opinion by Kelsey Shady Students all over the state of Iowa are upset about the school start date being enforced in the 2015-16 school year. Currently, our mid-August start date allows Mount Vernon to fit a whole semester and finals before break so students and teachers come back to a clean slate. Starting the week […]

Mustangs Win Homecoming!

Mustangs Win Homecoming!

Coming from behind after an early field goal by Monticello, the Mustangs triumphed 10-3. Mickey Hines 75-yard punt return 4th quarter and the accompanying 2-point conversion turned the game around.

Our Favorite Substitute Teachers

Our Favorite Substitute Teachers

The Top Five Subs  By Bryce Cox For the typical student at Mount Vernon High School, a full day of taking notes, quizzes, and tests can be extremely stressful. Most people would agree that on some days it can get to be too much. Often times there is no better way to relieve the anxieties […]

State Champ!

State Champ!

The slideshow of photos above were taken by senior Ashley Ruden at Wrestling State Finals Feb. 22.   A Lifetime of Preparation Pays off By Ashley Ruden Senior Trey Ryan is a four-sport athlete but he has been chasing the dream of being on top of the podium ever since he was a little boy. […]

Eight Events Advance to State Speech

Eight Events Advance to State Speech

The Mount Vernon large group speech team competed at Districts  in Monticello on Saturday, Jan. 25, earning 8 division one ratings and two division two ratings. Events earning one ratings will advance to State competition at Linn-Mar on Feb. 8. The team is coached by Mary Sullivan, Tawnua Tenley, and Amy White. One ratings: Choral […]