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

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...

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...

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