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

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...

Every citizen permitted to vote should go do so. Every vote counts.

Vote now: The importance of voting and bringing change

Story by Sophia Novelo, Editor In Chief November 2, 2020

As we approach Election Day, it is vital for every American citizen 18 and older to vote. Although the law does not require citizens to vote, it is still a very important responsibility that secures our...

The stigma surrounding community colleges prevents a lot of students from considering to apply.

The negative perception of attending community college and why students should overcome this stigma

Story by Ariana Jorden, Editor In Chief October 30, 2020

Deciding where to go to college is probably a high school senior’s biggest concern, let alone how much they’re able to pay to attend their dream school. Community college is by far the best route to...

A student sits at her desk doing work for one of her many online classes.

Online learning and the affects on students’ health: Why we should take breaks from the screen

Story by The Editorial Board October 20, 2020

  Overwhelmed and isolated during this unprecedented era, students have been trying to navigate the anxieties brought by the global pandemic; all while trying to obtain a fulfilling education through...

When picking out a costume, it is your responsibility to stay mindful with what you represent on Halloween night.

Be creative and not offensive: Why you shouldn’t wear culturally appropriating Halloween costumes

Story by Avery Huffer, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting chillier, and pumpkins are outside of every grocery store in sight. You know what that means: Halloween season is here! It’s time to put up fake spiderwebs...

Trump and Biden are seen aggressively speaking over the moderator and disrespecting the core values of the event.

Dysfunction on the debate stands

Story by Sophia Novelo and Lilly Brown October 4, 2020

The first presidential debate of 2020 aired Tuesday, Sept. 29, and was perhaps the most disappointing and unpresidential “debate” our nation has ever seen. From the constant bickering to the blatant...

This photo taken at Balboa, CA displays one of the many species that you can help keep safe.

Small acts of conservation can make a big difference: Here are 8 Eco-friendly products you can buy to help the environment

Story by Isa Tettero, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

Every year, global warming gets exponentially worse and worse. Glaciers are melting, forests are on fire, sea levels are rising, animals are going extinct, and those problems are just the tip of the melting...

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