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The Silvertip

The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

Ms.Dicksons 3rd-period class is working on watercolor painting. Students are required to share and take care of art materials in class.

What Proposition 28 means for Mission Hills

Story by Cora Chadwick, Opinions Editor February 9, 2023

Proposition 28 recently passed in 2022, and it's bringing a change. Thanks to a 64.4% yes vote, all public schools will be receiving about $1 billion each year for their arts and music programs for a designated...

As a new semester comes in, so do new schedule changes.

New schedules bring new challenges

Story by Kelly Amador, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

With the start of second semester, some changes have been made for students which made the return from winter break feel like the start of an entirely new school year. This is because in an effort to reduce...

Due to a limited number of teachers and subs, some students are taken to the library.

Substitute teacher shortage hits Mission Hills’ classrooms

Story by Editorial Board January 26, 2023

San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) and other districts across the nation have been experiencing teacher shortages, ultimately affecting students’ academic performance. Numerous classes this school...

Mr. Baker and Daniel Ashlock speak on issues regarding P.E. and solutions for inclusivity.

Mission Hills staff shares thoughts on inclusivity of minorities in P.E. classes

Story by Daniel Ashlock, Editor in Chief January 19, 2023

At Mission Hills, physical education classes often breed opportunities for bullying due to a lack of supervision. However, there is a large part of the Grizzly population working to stop this targeted...

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...

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