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

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...

Decorating graduation caps would allow students to embrace their creative side.

Graduating with style: Why seniors should be allowed to design their graduation caps

Story by Avery Huffer, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

The momentous event of graduation draws near, and with it comes a question that students have been asking for many years: should seniors be able to decorate their graduation caps? In short, yes they should. “I...

Hybrid students are facing another change in their schedule this year.

SMUSD faces another schedule change leaving students feeling apprehensive

Story by The Editorial Staff May 1, 2021

Students with the hybrid schedule are periodically forced to switch between distance learning and physical school, and some of them find this difficult. Mission Hills High School and other SMUSD secondary...

Despite the many pros of social media, it can oftentimes be detrimental to our mental health.

Take control of your scrolling: How social media negatively alters your mental state and why it is crucial to take time offline

Story by Ian Waters, Editor in Chief April 29, 2021

While social media can help you stay connected with friends and family, it can have negative impacts on your mental health. Since the dawn of social media, media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and...

As students return to campus for hybrid learning, social distancing, masks, and cleanliness continue to be necessary factors within their environment.

From virtual to hybrid: What has changed for on-campus learning and how we can move forward

Story by The Editorial Board April 11, 2021

Finally, after more than a year in isolation and months of spending long school days online, Mission Hills High and other SMUSD secondary schools have opened their doors to hybrid students for the remainder...

Going green with forms of transportation is a big step to reversing the climate crisis.

Changing our ways: What we can do to help resolve the climate issue

Story by Ian Waters, Editor in Chief March 20, 2021

It is no secret that we have been at the jaws of global climate change for decades. With the harmful gasses produced by factories and the carbon monoxide released by gas-based vehicles, we are on the brink...

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