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

2021-2022 Staff

Sophia Novelo
Editor In Chief

Sophia Novelo

(She/Her) Sophia Novelo is a senior and this is her second year in journalism. As an Editor-in-Chief, Sophia fosters an environment in which students' voices are encouraged and heard in an ethical way. Maintaining professionalism...

Dylan Reece
Editor In Chief

Dylan Reece

(He/Him) Dylan Reece is a junior who has spent the last two years in journalism as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor. He is eager to see what this year brings as a Co-Editor in Chief and in a very confusing time in the world....

Samantha Wong
News Editor

Samantha Wong

(She/Her) After two years as a staff writer, junior Samantha Wong has returned to the Silvertip for a third year. In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading, sewing, drawing, and painting. Her favorite books include anything with adv...

Lilly Brown
Opinions Editor

Lilly Brown

(She/Her) Lilly Brown is a Senior who joined the Silvertip her freshman year and again this year. Lilly believes that having a school newspaper is the first step in engaging and uniting our students on and off-campus. Lilly has...

Isabel Ner
Features Editor

Isabel Ner

(she/her) Isabel Ner is this years’ Features Editor at the Silvertip, and has been writing for the newspaper for almost three years now. Apart from writing and editing articles, Isabel plays on the varsity girls lacrosse team...

Ian Waters
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Ian Waters

(He/Him) Ian Waters is this year’s Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Silvertip. As a member of the Editorial Board, he contributes to the success of The Silvertip by overseeing and managing the arts and entertainment section....

Hailey Cruz
Sports Editor

Hailey Cruz

(She/They) Hailey is a junior at Mission Hills High School and is the sports editor for the Silvertip. The pages she enjoys writing for are sports, and news. Hailey likes listening to music; her favorite artists are Kendrick Lamar...

Kenzi Holmes
Photography Editor

Kenzi Holmes

(She/Her) Kenzi Holmes is a Sophomore who is a brand new staff member at the Silvertip who joined in 2020. Kenzi believes that the students at Mission Hills have a voice that deserves to be heard. Kenzi understands that Mission...

Mackenzey Hyppolite
Social Media Editor

Mackenzey Hyppolite

(She/Her) Mackenzey Hyppolite is a junior at Mission Hills High School. This is her first year working for the Silvertip. After moving across the country on her own, she has found her passion for creative writing and reporting...

Victor Bautista
Staff Photographer

Victor Bautista

Victor Bautista is a sophomore at Mission Hills this year. He is a photographer, and he can’t wait to have fun in Journalism. He enjoys taking photos with cameras and drones. He is excited to be in Journalism this year and wants...

Staff Photographer

Ariyah Coleman

Ariyah Coleman is a junior at Mission Hills High School, who joined the Silvertip staff this year. She is a staff photographer. Ariyah hopes to produce good photos, help others, and meet new people throughout her time as a Silvertip...

Staff Photographer

Cynthia Govea

Cynthia Govea is a senior who joined the Silvertip staff in her last year. Cynthia believes that the Silvertip has the important job of keeping the Mission Hills student body informed, and capturing events that happen around school....

Staff Photographer

Taylin Jimenez

Taylin Jimenez is a Junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Taylin believes that the Silvertip is a place for students of Mission Hills to go to for news and information about Mission Hills. She also believes that the Silvertip...

Marissa Malone
Staff Writer

Marissa Malone

(She/Her) Marissa Malone is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. She believes that the Silvertip is a fun and creative community that produces entertaining news for, and about, the students of Mission Hills. Marissa...

Aryanna Martinez
Staff Writer

Aryanna Martinez

(She/They) Aryanna Martinez is a junior staff writer/photographer at Mission Hills High School. She was born and raised in California. Her hobbies include listening to music, reading, watching movies, and t.v shows. She enjoys...

Zachary McDermott
Staff Writer

Zachary McDermott

(He/Him) Zachary McDermott is a junior at Mission Hills High School. He has played baseball for two years, and some of his hobbies include playing sports and being a fan of Modern Warfare and Warzone. In the future, he plans on...

Evelyn Ramirez-Estrada
Staff Writer

Evelyn Ramirez-Estrada

(She/Her) Evelyn Ramirez-Estrada is a senior at Mission Hills High School and in charge of the Silvertip's podcast SilverRoar. As the first one to create a podcast for our newspaper, Evelyn is excited to explore and experiment with ...

Naedeen Quamme
Staff Writer

Naedeen Quamme

(She/He/They) Naedeen Quamme is a freshman at Mission Hills High School. Naedeen has lived in Oceanside, California her whole life. Having transferred into the San Marcos School District, she hopes to continue to excel in her...

Staff Writer

Maya Arcidiacono

Maya Arcidiacono is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. She believes the Silvertip can give students the ability to share and cover topics that might be overlooked without a student newspaper. Maya often spends...

Jesse Calado
Staff Writer

Jesse Calado

(He/Him) Jesse Riley Calado is a freshman at Mission Hills, looking forward to working as a photographer during his first year in journalism. His interests are playing video games, listening to music, riding on a bike, going on...

Cora Chadwick
Staff Writer

Cora Chadwick

Cora is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. She joined the staff in hopes that she will be able to improve her writing abilities. She believes that Silvertip news offers a unique experience to be more involved in...

Staff Writer

McKenna Crenshaw

McKenna Crenshaw is a Junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. She believes that the Silvertip brings informative and interesting news to Mission Hills. McKenna moved to California from Colorado last year and is hoping to...

Staff Writer

Delilah Garcia

Delilah Garcia is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Delilah, a Staff Writer, believes that the Silvertip is a safe place where Grizzlies can freely express their ideas, and also write about topics that they are...

Giselle Garcia
Staff Writer

Giselle Garcia

Giselle Garcia is a sophomore and in her first year as a Silvertip staff member. She hopes that grizzlies will be informed through her articles and can create more discussion among the staff and students. Giselle wants her peers...

Evan Goff
Staff Writer

Evan Goff

Evan Goff is a Senior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Evan believes that the silvertip can be a wonderful tool to spread information about the school to the students and for students that are a part of the silvertip, it...

Staff Writer

Taylor Groff

Taylor Groff is a junior here at Mission Hills High School. This is his first year being a part of the Silvertip family, where he is a Staff Writer and hopes to bring amazing entertainment and content to the Sports Sect...

Quinlan Gruman
Staff Writer

Quinlan Gruman

Quinlan Gruman is a freshman who joined the Silvertip in 2021. Quinlan loves being a part of the Silvertip community! Quinlan is on the JV volleyball team and enjoys covering stories about the varsity volleyball team. She hopes...

Natalie Ner
Staff Writer

Natalie Ner

Natalie Ner is a freshman at Mission Hills, who has just joined The Silvertip in the 2021-2022 school year as a staff writer. She believes that journalism plays an important role in publishing relevant news and bettering the student...

Kyle Nguyen
Staff Writer

Kyle Nguyen

Kyle Nguyen is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Kyle plans on taking advantage of enrolling in journalism, believing it will not only strengthen his writing skills but his overall experience. In his spare time,...

Lori Nishiguchi
Staff Writer

Lori Nishiguchi

Lori Nishiguchi is a freshman who joined the Silvertip as a staff writer in 2021. Lori believes that the voices of young writers and dreamers should be heard, and platforms such as the Silvertip is a perfect place to showcase...

Aubrey Ortiz
Staff Writer

Aubrey Ortiz

Aubrey Ortiz is a 11th grader who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Aubrey believes that the Silvertip is a great way to keep student connected to the school with events that take place throughout the year. Aubrey has landed...

Abbey Rhoades
Staff Writer

Abbey Rhoades

Abbey Rhoades is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. She is excited to learn how to become a great journalist and staff writer. During her free time, Abbey loves to watch shows, listen to music, and rolle...

Pedro Rodrigues
Staff Writer

Pedro Rodrigues

Pedro Rodrigues is one of the many Silvertip staff members you’ll encounter at Mission Hills High School. Despite spending most of his time on the computer, he can make the most out of his projects. Ever since he found interest...

Staff Writer

Olivia Stalzer

This is Olivia Stalzer's first year as a staff writer for the Silvertip. As a freshman, she hopes to improve her writing skills throughout the year and educate the students of Mission Hills on the world's current events. Her love...

Lenox Stepp
Staff Writer

Lenox Stepp

Lenox Stepp (they/them) is a sophomore who joined the Silvertip staff just this year. Lenox is a staff writer and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community that wishes to show more diversity in the media. In their free time, they enjoy...

Staff Writer

Ariana Talamantes

Ariana is a sophomore who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. She has lived in a whole bunch of places but recently moved down from Texas. Ariana hopes that she can contribute work in photography to the Silvertip. She also believes...

Jonathan Wilbers
Staff Writer

Jonathan Wilbers

Joining the Silvertip crew this year, Jonathan Wilbers is a new Staff Writer for the Silvertip, and knows that the paper provides great experiences in collaboration, teamwork, and writing, giving students experience and skills...

Staff Podcast Creator

Austin Smith

Austin Smith is a sophomore who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Austin wants to learn how to podcast and avoid copyright to the best of his ability. Austin has landed a spot on the cross country team and will be giving the...

Celeste Vaca Jimenez
Staff Social Media Creator

Celeste Vaca Jimenez

Celeste Vaca is a Sophomore who joined the Silvertip in 2021! Celeste is part of the Social Media Staff and believes the Silvertip entertains and informs the students of Mission Hills while also voicing their opinions. She enjoys...

Ximena Tajes
Staff Social Media Creator

Ximena Tajes

Ximena joined the Silvertip staff in 2021 because she was needing a new skill and wanted to expand her creative ability to the best way possible.

Natalie Reeder
Staff Social Media Creator

Natalie Reeder

Natalie Reeder is a sophomore who joined the silver tip in 2021. She hopes to let more students at Mission hills have an opinion of what goes on in their school and let the minorities be heard. When not at school, Natalie's likes...

Staff Social Media Creator

Mykal Mena

Mykal Mena is a senior at Mission Hills and currently 17 years old , This is his 1st year in the Silvertip Staff. In Mykals downtime he loves to play video games such as Grand Theft Auto , Minecraft , Fortnite , and many other...

Ivan Gonzalez
Staff Photographer

Ivan Gonzalez

(He/Him) Ivan Gonzalez is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff this year 2021. Ivan likes to take photos and believes that the Silvertip is a good place to do just that.

Kirsten Clemente
Staff Photographer

Kirsten Clemente

(She/Her) Kirsten Clemente is one of the staff photographers for this year. It is her first year in journalism as a sophomore. Kirsten takes photos of sports, social media and features. Her job is to share images of events and...

Staff Writer

Stillman Tomlin

(He/Him) Stillman Tomlin a Senior who joined the silvertip staff in 2021. Stillman believes that creating a relationship by communicating with others verbally is essential to grow as a person/persons. Stillman’s achievements...

Alix Harris
Staff Writer

Alix Harris

(They/It) Alix Harris is a sophomore who just joined the Silvertip this year. Alix is a staff writer that writes about controversial topics, they have lived in Escondido most of their life. They hope to improve their writing and...