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Ovalle will make “Sher” to “lock” in his passion for Criminology

George Ovalle looks forward to investigating the mysteries of criminal behavior.

Story by Joseph Kamandy, Multimedia Editor

May 29, 2020

   Dreaming of making a difference in the world and aspiring to use his passions to journey him through any hardship, George Ovalle has always been the charismatic “younger brother” one can turn to for some words of encouragement, yet occasionally poke fun at for just about anything. But jokes ...

“Cell-fies” aren’t the only cells Brenda Camacho will be analyzing

Brenda Camacho is excited to venture into the world of biology as she prepares to head off to college in the fall.

Story by Antonio Morales Leyva, Opinions Editor

May 27, 2020

   Voted ‘Most likely to become a model’ her Freshman year of high school, Brenda Camacho has proven to be more than just a pretty face. While her perfectly combed hair and carefully curated outfits may fool some into thinking that she is yet another image-obsessed student, Camacho has spent her ...

Jorge enjoys his time now and will “fix it in post” later

D'Andre Jorge is ready to embark on his brightly lit path toward Standford University.

Story by Joseph Kamandy, Multimedia Editor

May 15, 2020

   An upcoming red carpet attendee, or maybe the future recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director, D’Andre Jorge thrives with his creatively-driven mindset and passion towards the arts of media.     “I hope to see myself working as a staff writer or producer for big-budget film s...

Lisa mixes lab and law in a radical reaction

Lisa expresses excitement as she prepares to spend the next four years of her life at UCSD

Story by Hannah Larson, Grizzly Den Editor

May 14, 2020

     As a leader at Mission Hills and in San Marcos, Lisa Nguyen tackles life with enthusiasm and pours herself into everything she does.    “One of my favorite organizations within the community was the San Marcos Youth Ambassadors. It was very fun to get involved and you build gre...

Dismiss the health of students and students will miss school: amend the pupil attendance policy in California

Mental health days become more normalized as people begin to recognize mental wellbeing as a valid excuse for an absence.

Story by Salma Ramirez, Co-Editor in Chief

April 30, 2020

   School. Study. Sleep. Eat. Repeat. Hardwired to perform well in school, students can hardly catch a break as they experience prolonged periods of stress and neglect their health to achieve the outstanding academic results they desire. Aiming to reform the way that California’s school districts...

Letters to the Editor

April 30, 2020

The Silvertip supports the discussion of issues that matter to the community of San Marcos. To join the conversation, letters must include a full name and be 150 words or less. The Silvertip has the right to refuse letters that are profane, obscene, or inappropriate to the community of Mission Hills...

Homework is the new classwork: COVID-19’s impact on students

Students are each affected differently by the school's closure, and the circumstance has left the student body confused as to what will be done to put the community back on track.

Story by The Editorial Staff

April 2, 2020

   Swapping 6 a.m. alarms and overcrowded classrooms for endless snoozing and movie marathons amidst the COVID-19 outbreak posed an instantly gratifying solution to the stress students were facing in the middle of their second semester. But after two weeks of isolation, seemingly meaningless hibernati...

Contrary to popular belief: being alone doesn’t mean you’re lonely

Spending time alone is becoming more popular as it is increasingly being perceived as a common activity.

Story by Marlene Calderon, Co-Editor in Chief

March 12, 2020

   Internal narration occurs in our heads as we internally laugh at a joke we made to ourselves or try to process our surroundings. But as soon as solitude is found, many begin to feel a sense of discomfort because they are left alone with the voice in their head. Being alone entails confronting our f...

ASB moves closer to a more inclusive class environment at Mission Hills

ASB fosters inclusion as it looks to many different types of people to make sure the program runs smoothly.

Story by Sophia Perun, Features Editor

February 20, 2020

   At pep rallies and football games they bring the school spirit. They host lively lunch activities and in the Associated Student Body (ASB) room, they are endlessly finding ways to promote an inclusive atmosphere at Mission Hills High School. Despite the efforts of Grizzly leaders, students skim ...

Valentine’s Day serves to vivify love between romantic couples

Love runs through all of our veins so on Valentines Day break free from your affection restraints.

Story by Estephanie Mendez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

   The expectations derived from media create an unrealistic idea, yet again, when it comes to the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day brings bodacious gestures: a room full of roses, an expensive luxury bag, or precious jewelry that leaves people with the impression that the day is only valuable i...

Roses are red, violets are blue, single people can enjoy Valentine’s Day too

Romantic relationships aren't the only ones celebrated as younger generations ditch traditional Valentine's Day norms and celebrate platonic love instead.

Story by Antonio Morales Leyva, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2020

   Each Friday the 13th carries a cursed and ominous feeling, but this year single people are facing February’s dreadful Friday the 14th. While some people spend the fourteenth gazing into the eyes of their significant other, many find themselves nonchalantly playing iMessage games like Cup Pong an...

Patriarchal values shown through men’s reactions to media

Women being violent in the media harms men's fragile masculinity as its portrayal becomes more common.

Story by Aurora Tague, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Throughout the ages of media, a painfully recurring theme is men being violent toward women. This trope is depicted through many different lenses: domestic violence, romanticized abuse, and the less obvious portrayals, like horror movies in which men are killers who only go after women. However evident...

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