Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

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, […]

Maddock attends journalism workshop

Maddock attends journalism workshop

By Kate Elsbury With the plethora of camps to choose, from classic sporting days to reading workshops in the afternoon during the summer, selecting which to attend can seem to be a daunting task. If you are at a loss for which one to pick, senior Luke Maddock recommends University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops. […]

Cedar Valley Christian: Teachers rotate classes, not the students

Cedar Valley Christian: Teachers rotate classes, not the students

By Kaitlin Zieser I had the opportunity to go to Cedar Valley Christian, a private school in Cedar Rapids, for a day to see how their school compares to MVHS. While many things were similar, like schedule and classroom sizes, there were many differences too. A big difference has to do with the size and […]

Young journalists shadow students of nearby high schools

Young journalists shadow students of nearby high schools

By Anne Liberko Block scheduling, open campus for upperclassmen, different options for physical education and application style learning, were talked of favorably by the Mount Vernon students who experienced these opportunities through shadowing students at other schools. Journalism students along with English teacher JoAnn Gage, high school principal Steve Brand and superintendent Gary O’Malley held […]

Student Journalists Attend, Present, and Compete at Contest

Student Journalists Attend, Present, and Compete at Contest

By Abby Gross At this year’s Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference, over 600 students came to listen to several different seminars. The students went from room to room to breakout sessions and listened to the talented professionals speak about their journalistic passions. For sophomore Maggie Rechkemmer, the experience was much different than that […]

2013 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

2013 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Yearbooks were distributed after school on Aug. 30. Students were impressed with the cover artwork by Aubrey Lyon and the gloss on the artwork–a new technique called “Shine FX.” Another impressive feature was that all students were connected to others at the top of every page: “Sam Marshall who has the same laast name, but […]

Take 21st Century Journalistic Writing

Take 21st Century Journalistic Writing

By Jake Durgin- I believe that the new class, 21st century journalistic writing is a great class. If you are looking for a challenge, and want to experience a new style of writing, this class would be a good choice for you. In this class you’ll will write a variety of different types of stories […]

Students Inducted to Journalism Honor Society

Students Inducted to Journalism Honor Society

Junior Cassidy Steines has earned Two Gold Key awards for excellence in photography for her volleyball and speech yearbook photos in Quill and Scroll’s Yearbook Excellence Contest. With these wins, Cassidy is eligible to apply for Quill and Scroll Scholarships and has been given two Gold Key pins. Quill and Scroll is an international honor […]

2012 Yearbooks Are Here!

2012 Yearbooks Are Here!

Yearbooks were distributed today during lunch, and were a big hit among students, who say they especially like the die-cut cover designed by senior Taylor Hauser. Members of the staff who designed the yearbook are Laura Deininger, Haleigh Ehmsen, Joseph Godfrey, Corinne Lee, Cassidy Steines, Katy Vaske, Hannah Weiditz, and Taylor. Family members are encouraged […]

The Mustang Moon Journalists Win Awards

The Mustang Moon Journalists Win Awards

The Iowa High School Press Association has sent awards for the Spring Newspaper Contest. The Mustang Moon won 11 individual awards, competing in a division with other schools who print as a page in their local newspaper. Editor Haleigh Ehmsen, a senior, won a total of five awards: first place news story, second place news […]