Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

Please Walk to School

Please Walk to School

Opinion by Josh Jordan You have a busy morning. You brushed your teeth, combed your hair, and raced out the door. Just when you get through the roundabout, you stop and wait. Finally it’s your turn to go, but when you get onto the school property, there is no parking space open so you park […]

Students Should Show Support for Cross Country Runners at State

Students Should Show Support for Cross Country Runners at State

Opinion by Clara Conroy In fall of 2015, there were some very successful sports teams at Mount Vernon High School. Football, volleyball, and cross country teams all made it to state. Although all three sports made it, they were not all equally appreciated. Many years, it has happened that the Mount Vernon cross country team […]

MV Should Resurface Tennis Courts

MV Should Resurface Tennis Courts

Opinion by Amanda Dragon Tennis players all around the world have heard of clay tennis courts, hard tennis courts, maybe even carpet courts. There are even grass tennis courts, and if you look, you might think Mount Vernon has a grass tennis court. But Mount Vernon’s hard tennis court is just so worn that the […]

What Did You Think of J-Term?

What Did You Think of J-Term?

Marissa Cranston, Grace McCollum, and Destiny Wood ask students about their experiences in Mount Vernon’s first ever J-Term in the video below. They also conducted a survey and share the results of the survey of the sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Who were allowed to choose their classes.) Results were very positive. Out of 252 students […]

Passing Time

Passing Time

By Faith Anton The bell rings and the mad rush of students spill into the hallways, jousting for position to make it to their next class in time. The term “every second counts” takes a new meaning when you’re expected to make it to your next class within the measly four minutes allotted for passing […]

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 […]

Teachers Should Reconsider Awarding Participation Points Solely to Those Who Talk

Teachers Should Reconsider Awarding Participation Points Solely to Those Who Talk

By Kaitlin Zieser- Where does your class grade come from? Does it come from your homework? Maybe your test scores? Many classes also incorporate participation points. While participating in your classes is definitely a positive thing, some teachers grade participation in a seemingly unfair way. We talk all the time about how everyone learns differently […]

Not all students like to grind

Not all students like to grind

Opinion by Kelsey Shady- With the homecoming dance, comes stress. Mostly about your outfit or hair, maybe about getting a date or where you’re going to go for dinner before. But for some students, they have to worry about something different. How they are going to dance. Grinding is a very popular way to dance […]

Opinion: It’s Early Bird, Not the Marine Corps

Opinion: It’s Early Bird, Not the Marine Corps

Early Bird Prison By David Taylor For years and years, upperclassman, underclassman, kids that need that one last credit, and kids that have no room in their schedule have shown up for Early Bird PE and parted their differences when they were placed on they same team. But nowadays we no longer have those happy […]

Budging – a Principal’s Perspective

Budging – a Principal’s Perspective

By Steve Brand, Principal “It’s my right as an upperclassman.” “All of the upperclassmen budged in front of me when I was a freshman.” “Why does everything get taken away from me when I’m a senior?” “Seniors should not have to wait in line.  Freshmen should just expect to go last.” Let’s acknowledge that lunch […]