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

Students participate in the Red Ribbon Week Fair on campus.

The possible dangers of rainbow fentanyl this Halloween season

Story by The Editorial Board October 27, 2022

Trick-or-treating has always been a topic of worry around Halloween with concerns of finding razor blades, marijuana, and tampered candy in children’s bags. This year, the Drug Enforcement Administration...

Current Silvertip seniors look toward completing their final year of high school.

A Normal Year for the Class of 2023

Story by Noemi Damian Vasquez, Writer October 21, 2022

As another year begins, there is a new class looking forward to finishing their final year of high school. The class of ‘23 has been through a lot in the past three years, but this year they’ve come...

LGBTQ+ students have received discrimination during PE due to lack of supervision.

Discrimination against LGBTQ+ kids in P.E. class causes them to dread the period

Story by Daniel Ashlock, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

As children, the classroom is one of the biggest influences everyone has on their definition of kindness. Teachers explain not only the basics of English and how to share information with each other, but...

Enforcement and flexibility of use of bathroom passes, known as goldenrod passes, varies by teacher.

New year, new rules

Story by The Editorial Board September 23, 2022

Students at Mission Hills are far from unfamiliar with the rules and regulations of school conduct. These range from bathroom passes and late passes to dress code. While some of these have remained the...

student crams for AP test just weeks before the exam

AP Classes Focus More on the Exam Than the Course Material

Story by Lilly Brown, Opinions Editor April 20, 2022

Beginning next month, AP students across the country will start to take the tests that they’ve been studying for all school year long. Though this sounds like a good opportunity to earn college credit,...

A Mission Hills student scrolling through their social media feed.

Social Media Has Serious Impacts on Teen Views of Serious Issues

Story by Taylin Jimenez, Staff Photographer April 8, 2022

People used to rely on news sources such as channel news stations, websites, or newspapers to stay relevant. . Nowadays, while some people still rely on these outlets, social media has proved its overall...

With gender neutral bathrooms staying locked many students lose class time struggling to get it unlocked.

A Lack of Gender-Neutral Restrooms on Campus Poses a Challenge for Students

Story by Lenox Stepp, Writer March 18, 2022

Mission Hills High School has three gender-neutral bathrooms that are available for student use; two near the locker rooms, which are used as a changing room for our school's LGBTQ+ students, and single-stall...

Pamphlets like these arent sufficient enough to teach young minds about sex.

Insufficient Information in Sexual Education Programs for Teens Only Hurts Them

Story by Lilly Brown, Opinions Editor March 11, 2022

Modern society is highly sexualized—you can find traces of people embracing their sexuality in everything from advertisements to TV shows. It’s no secret that nearly every American teenager encounters...

Mallory Gallagher, MHHS ASL One teacher shown teaching her class.

Maternity Leave Crisis Leaves New Mothers With a Difficult Choice

Story by Delilah Garcia, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

In some European countries such as Hungary, Sweden, and Finland, mothers can expect to receive 6-months to a year of maternity leave, while America averages at 10 weeks, pennies in comparison. For being...

The frequent false alarms raise safety concerns for staff and students on campus.

The school that cried fire alarm

Story by The Editorial Staff February 24, 2022

Since coming back to school in person it’s common for the fire alarm to go off at the end of class and sometimes multiple times throughout the day. Although this might seem like a harmless prank or a...

Barbies Standards Create a Lasting Affect on Young Girls Mental Health

Barbie’s Standards Create a Lasting Affect on Young Girls Mental Health

Story by Delilah Garcia, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

Barbies are one of the most iconic toys for many young girls. Childhoods were built on this franchise. However, a seemingly innocent playtime activity is one of the biggest contributors to women’s body...

The Mission Hills student parking lot is filled with parent and student drivers as school comes to an end.

Student Drivers Struggle with Overcrowding of the Student Parking Lot

Story by The Editorial Staff November 1, 2021

Students who drive to school every day know the many challenges of making it in and out of the parking lot. First, make it to the car, watching out for other drivers. Pull out of the parking spot, trying...

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