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Happiness and Motivation: How Students Recharge and Succeed

Story by Clara Byrne, Staff Writer | February 22, 2024

The truth is, high school can be rough—many students often feel overwhelmed with balancing rigorous classes, social lives, and the many responsibilities of being a teenager. However, a tried-and-true method of achieving inner peace in the midst of this chaos is to focus on personal happiness and growth. Mission Hills students shared what gives them motivation to keep going and succeed. “I think...

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Senior Expectations: Disney Grad Night

Story by Cole Khayat, Staff Writer | February 22, 2024

Many seniors at Mission Hills are excited for and looking forward to the upcoming Disney Grad Night. The Disney Grad Night will be held at Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim on June 7, 2024. Anticipation is high; however, some students are concerned about the costs related to the trip. “I'm pretty excited about it; I don't get to go to Disneyland very often, but I am upset about the...

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VAPA+ club gathers for their weekly Thursday lunch meetings to prepare for the Kaleidoscope festival.
Rooted in Discovery: VAPA+ club prepares for the Kaleidoscope festival
Story by Daniel Ashlock, Editor in Chief • February 22, 2024

VAPA+ is a club at Missions Hills that focuses on supporting the artistic side of the school and promoting classes in the VAPA department. The club members work together each year to host an annual Kaleidoscope...

Calculus students in Mrs. Brewsters class working hard on completing their assignments.
Navigating the Process of College Applications
Story by Suhani Kamal, News Editor • February 22, 2024
Mission Hills High School Grizzly Plaza, heart of the school and the very beginning.
20 Years of Mission Hills
Story by Jude Poyuzina, Staff Writer • February 22, 2024
Sophomore Sammy Francisco fights his Flu symptoms at school after contraction.
Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Sick Season
Story by Lola Sisler, Staff Writer • February 22, 2024
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Volunteers painting the windows of the band room to decorate and promote the Kaleidoscope Art Gallery.
The VAPA+ Committee prepares for this year's Kaleidoscope Festival
Story by McKenna Crenshaw, Features Editor • May 23, 2023
This year’s Kaleidoscope Festival will bring to light art’s role of empathy. The 2023 festival will feature for the first time creative writing, more events, a mural and new awards that art students
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Jack Jillson posing for his media day picture.
Athlete of the Week #6: Jack Jillson
Story by Lucy Garrity, Sports Editor • February 15, 2024
The Silvertip has selected two students for Athlete of the Week this week. Along with Lindsey
Lindsey Jones crossing the ball over for her media day pictures.
Athlete of the Week #5: Lindsey Jones
Story by Lucy Garrity, Sports Editor • February 13, 2024
Riley Noonan getting ready to serve.
Athlete of the Week #4 - Riley Noonan
Story by Lucy Garrity, Sports Editor • February 5, 2024
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Seth McKenna climbs a difficult route to test his limits and abilities at Potato Chip Rock.
Elevating Life with Rock Climbing
Story by Sophia Kothe, Staff Writer • February 15, 2024
Trying to get started in climbing can be stressful for a new climber. In actuality, picking out the right gear is simple for beginner climbers. There are a few different indoor climbing gyms in San Marcos,
Healthy habits for 2024, include getting enough rest and picking up new hobbies.
How to Glow Up in 2024, Mentally and Physically
Story by Clara Byrne, Staff Writer • February 15, 2024
Freshman Lola Sisler suffers from the affects of not having light-up Sketchers. Her experience shines a light on many students issues.
Five Reasons to Bring Back Light-up Sketchers
Story by Camille Fischer, Business Manager/Editor • February 9, 2024
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Valentina Miyoshi does her homework to keep up her straight As.
How to Make an Academic Comeback This Semester
Story by Gianna Gabbour, Staff Writer • February 13, 2024

“New semester, new me!” These are words almost every student says in the first few months of school when they’re coming back from break. It’s easy to say, but here are five tips to help improve...

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