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Black Student Union

Black Student Union

Emme Longman, MVC Editor in Chief

February 20, 2019

On Friday, January 25, the first meeting for the Mt. Vernon Black Student Union, or BSU, took place in the auditorium. This was the first time the school has ever had a club to represent all minorities at Mt. Vernon. The group is not just for African-American students, but for all students at Mt....

Yellow Vest updates

Grant Hess, MVC Staff Wrtier

February 15, 2019

The Yellow Vests, a group of French citizens, are continuing to protest. What started out as a small movement against a proposed tax on gas, has turned into a mass movement of over 50,000 people, against the Macron presidency. Months after the initial protest, they are still going strong. Macron has yet...

Surviving R Kelly

Clare Bielefeld, MVC copy-editor

February 7, 2019

Kelly, a popular R&B artist known for his hit “Ignition (Remix),” has been under the spotlight recently in wake of the new Lifetime documentary “Surviving R Kelly.” The documentary outlines years of sexual abuses and past relationships of the singer/songwriter and sheds light on his rumored ...

Pulling out of Syria

Rex Snow, MVC News Editor

February 4, 2019

The president recently announced that he would withdraw 2000 troops from Syria, and in turn, U.S influence in the area. He stated that ISIS had been defeated in the area, which means that there is no longer a reason to have U.S involvement in the area Usually, these types of announcements are done by the White Hous...

Government shutdown

Rex Snow, MVC News Editor

January 29, 2019

On December 22, 2018, the United States government shut down due to arguments over the allocation of funds for the 2019 fiscal year. Congress and President Donald Trump have not been able to reach agreement on how the budget should be allocated, as both have different agendas to push. The president ...

Vine co-founder dead

Joan Lee, MVC Features and Reviews Editor

January 25, 2019

On December 16, 2018, Colin Kroll, the co-founder of both Vine and HQ Trivia, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. He was 34 years old. “We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye,” said an HQ representative on...

Club Night

Emme Longman, MVC Editor in Chief

January 22, 2019

Club night took place after the Varsity boys’ basketball game on Friday, January 11. The event  was hosted by the AfriCAN club. There was a DJ there to play music, and food and drinks for sale. “We raised the most amount of money ever, out of all the club nights,” said Tony Fleming, 11. ...

New Speaker of the House

Rex Snow, MVC News Editor

December 21, 2018

As of November 6, 2018, the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the midterms, meaning that they are now able to vote in a new Speaker of the House. Current speaker, Paul Ryan, will step down on January 3, 2019, when the next session of Congress begins. He planned to retire from polit...

Troubles in North Carolina

Rex Snow

December 19, 2018

North Carolina has recently had allegations related to potential voter fraud. In particular, a Charlotte-area consulting firm, Red Dome, is under investigation. This was in recent news after hiring state political operative, McCrae Dowless, in a voting campaign for Republican Congressional candidate Mike Ha...

Broadway comes to Mt. Vernon

Broadway comes to Mt. Vernon

December 17, 2018

Friday, December 7th, MVHS graduate Michelle McConnell returned to Mt. Vernon to talk to the choir. McConnell spoke about different careers in music, and even shared parts her own personal journey and experiences with the students. The presentation was more than McConnell’s story. She invited ...