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

Sunset over San Marcos as Daylight Savings comes to an end

Daylight Saving Time ends

Story by Cora Chadwick, Opinions Editor December 8, 2022

For 114 years, Daylight Saving Time has been observed. And while California has not observed it for its entirety, this year, Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 13; and ended on Sunday, Nov. 6....

There has been an influx of serial killer content that can be accessed.

The toxic romanticization of serial killers

Story by Ian Waters, Editor in Chief December 1, 2022

It is human nature to romanticize. Many glamorize their idols, and their idols lives, and other specific aspects of life. For the most part it is harmless, but with the resurgence of serial killer documentaries...

A P.E. class gathers on the Mission Hills football field

Do people feel Title IX has done what it was supposed to?

Story by Cora Chadwick, Opinions Editor November 10, 2022

On June 23, 1972, Title IX was passed, and as of this past June, it celebrated its 50th anniversary. The intent of this law was to provide all genders with equal opportunities in educational programs....

Students continue the tradition of wearing costumes during the Halloween season.

Should Halloween costumes be allowed at school?

Story by Cora Chadwick, Opinions Editor October 28, 2022

The debate of what to wear for Halloween occurs every October, with the options ranging from classic costumes to current trendy ones. And while dressing up has always been a tradition, there is a question...

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, Editor in Chief 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...

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