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The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

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People are stuck at home and feel complacent, however now is not the time for complacency. COVID-19 requirements should be met and the safety practices should be continued to be enforced.

While students become increasingly affected by pandemic fatigue, COVID cases climb

Story by The Editorial Staff February 26, 2021

On March 13th, 2020, Mission Hills High School, as well as all other schools in the San Marcos area, were closed indefinitely due  to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost a year later, many schools in San Marcos...

The right to free speech should not be an excuse to provoke violence on social media.

Censoring or protecting? The media’s control on ‘free speech’ versus the lack of control from ‘free speakers’

Story by Avery Huffer, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

When a former U.S. president is banned from speaking on social media, it is understandable for people to start wondering if the media is sinking its claws into our rights. Is the media’s control over...

Personal pronouns, as they are called, come in many different forms. Typically, people will use the pronouns that feel right to them.

The importance of personal pronouns: Why they are crucial to one’s expression and should be appropriately used

Story by Danya Rodriguez, Features Editor February 12, 2021

Pronouns are used to refer to people and things in third person. However, when referring to people, pronouns are often gendered, with they/them being the gender-neutral exception. This then makes the use...

Students are constantly worrying about the next steps after high school even in circumstances in which the future doesnt seem so bright.

Walking the academic tight rope: Why students shouldn’t conform to a linear idea of success

Story by The Editorial Board February 4, 2021

Stressed. Overwhelmed. Confused. Anxious. These are just a few of the many feelings that high school students face when they think about their future. Anxiously anticipating or even fearing life after...

Many mask their emotions with a drawn on smile, passively listening to others, as well as themselves, invalidate their feelings.

‘Smiling through the pain’: How toxic positivity can negatively affect your mental health

Story by The Editorial Board December 18, 2020

We are several months into a pandemic and our circumstances have certainly not been ideal. In fact, you can sum up this year as being an absolute dumpster fire. And that’s a very reasonable way to frame...

When youre sucked into echo chambers, its difficult to get out. Fortunately, there are ways to open yourself up to more ideas than just your own when scrolling through your feed.

Bring balance to your feed: Why we should break out of our echo chambers on social media

Story by The Editorial Board November 30, 2020

The social media giants inherently want to connect people from around the world. Their community based platforms allow us to share snippets of our lives through videos, photos, dialogues, and art. By creating...

Teens find themselves filling out many job applications, hoping to be hired.

‘Get a job’ is easier said than done: A teen’s struggle to find their place in the workforce

Story by Ariana Jorden, Editor In Chief November 17, 2020

Being a teenager comes with a significant level of independence as you make the transition from being a child into a functioning adult. One stepping stone into the world of adulthood is gaining real work...

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