The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

Healthy breakfast food, low calorie and still delicious, is a great option.  Students eating cafeteria food dont know the difference, as the labels arent shown. I wish our school would display the calories along with the food, junior Oscar Esparza said.

Discussing Nutrition Labels at MHHS

May 27, 2024

School lunch food and nutrition is casually talked about, yet it seems the calories or carbs never are. As school lunch cafeterias throughout the country give out healthy food, the calories are frequently...

Talia Roberts is pictured after P.E. walking into the locker room. She was going to change her P.E. clothes. I like the fit of my P.E. shirt, just not the fit of my shorts; theyre too big for me, said freshman Roberts.

Rethinking Gender Norms in P.E. Clothing

Story by Payton Aleksandrian, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

The P.E. clothes are gender-neutral at Mission Hills, which can be good in selling, production, and sizing. This can benefit the school too by making it easier to make the clothing. Even though it helps...

Cesar Guzman, an AP Calculus student, is working on his latest math assignment. AP Calc is hard, but the reward is worth it, as it better prepares me for college, said junior Guzman.

Calculus or Statistics? Which One is Better

Story by Simeon Mandrapa, Staff Writer May 19, 2024

Upcoming juniors and seniors have the chance to take either Calculus or Statistics, and students often struggle to decide which class to take, as which class they decide to take will better help them for...

Best Memories From Seniors Going on Field Trips

Story by Jose Granados-Barrera, Staff Writer May 19, 2024

There are some people that go on field trips and there are others that don't. Some people were asked some questions about their best memories from seniors going on field trips and there were a lot of good...

Technology continues to affect high school classrooms in MHHS.

Technology Effects on High School Students

Story by Dane Hanlon, Staff Writer May 19, 2024

Technology has undoubtedly left a permanent mark on the way modern-day students are learning in high school. With the introduction of chromebooks to schools in the early 2010s, the rapid rise of smartphones,...

Dane Hanlon, freshman, studies for Biology final using AVID note-taking strategies.

Are There Any Better Alternatives to Finals?

Story by Dane Hanlon, Staff Writer May 19, 2024

A three page essay, an 80-question test, a multiple choice assessment. These are just a few examples of the seemingly bland finals many of the students of Mission Hills High School have to complete. Many...

Extracurricular activities benefit students and help them improve academic performance. Alyssa Wagner, a dancer, shares her perspective.

Extracurricular Extravaganza: Unleashing the Power of School Adventures

Story by Gabby Partida Lopez, Writer May 16, 2024

Students who engage in extracurricular activities tend to have higher academic achievement, stronger character development, better time management and leadership abilities, more positive social development,...

Remy Escobar works on assignments. They have been piled up from his AP courses a month before his finals. I have been trying to prioritize my AP class because of the amount of work I need to turn in before finals, said Escobar.

Benefits and Disadvantages of Advanced Placement Courses

Story by Vanessa Gomez, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

AP courses, also known as advanced placement classes, are known to be harder and require a larger workload than standard classes; however, many high school students take them to make them look more academically...

PJ pants fill the frame representing how many students have worn similar attire to school for the purpose of comfort; but does it affect more than just convenience? PJs are simply just better for when I dont feel like dressing properly, Zaera said.

The PJ Pipeline: Is it Really an Issue?

Story by Christopher Ornelas, Staff Writer May 13, 2024

Pajamas, or laid back attire, has become normal at Mission Hills by the student body, creating a comfortable environment for those who choose to participate. As some may view this shift in expectations...

A group of AVID students are working are there tutorial pre-work. Oscar Martinez said, Every Tuesday we do our pre-work so that we can present our question on block day.

The Benefits of Taking AVID

Story by Simeon Mandrapa, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

Here at Mission Hills, students are very fortunate to have the ability to take AVID. The class is a huge benefit for students—especially for college applications. Students all over school take AVID for...

Balancing school and work can be tough, but prioritizing tasks, practicing self-care, creating a schedule, seeking help when needed, and adjusting accordingly can help manage the challenge effectively. My way of balancing all of it is by making sure my availability for work is spread out, so Im not working every single day junior Zaera Beltran said.

Balancing School and Work is Tough: Tips to Be Successful

Story by Lizzy Aguilar, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 21, 2024

In today’s society, many students find themselves struggling with the responsibilities of school and work. This balancing act can often be draining and overwhelming as it demands time, energy and determination....

Senior Cole Khayat reads the news on his phone. He always stays aware of biases and false information. For example, during the height of the pandemic, lots of misinformation was going around. I know that many news companies spread different information about vaccines which can lead to misinformation, Khayat said.

How Mission Hills Students Navigate the News?

Story by Bryen Hoops, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

There are various ways to learn about what is happening in the world today. Whether people learn from a news site, what people say on social media, or from others, the way the information is presented...

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