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

2022-2023 Staff

Ian Waters
Editor in Chief

Ian Waters

(He/him) Ian Waters is one of the Editors in Chief for The Silvertip 2022-2023 year. As co-leader of the Editorial Board, he contributes to the success of The Silvertip by overseeing and managing pieces from the Opinions and Arts...

Samantha Wong
Editor in Chief

Samantha Wong

(She/her) Samantha Wong is a senior and has returned for her fourth year in journalism. In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading, sewing, drawing, and painting. Her favorite books include anything with adventure or mystery. She...

Hailey Cruz
Business & Managing Editor

Hailey Cruz

(She/her) After three years on the Silvertip staff, Hailey Cruz has returned for her fourth and final year to serve as the Business and Managing Editor, after having the experience of being Sports Editor as a junior and starting...

Lori Nishiguchi
News Editor

Lori Nishiguchi

(She/her/hers) Lori Nishiguchi is a sophomore who joined the Silvertip in 2021. Lori believes that unbiased, truthful information is key to an accurately informed audience. After being a staff writer during freshman year, Lori...

Cora Chadwick
Opinions Editor

Cora Chadwick

(She/her) Returning to the Silvertip for a second year, Cora Chadwick is this year’s Opinions editor. As an editor, she strives to utilize freedom of speech by publishing students’ opinions regarding campus and current issues....

McKenna Crenshaw
Features Editor

McKenna Crenshaw

(She/her) McKenna Crenshaw is a senior at Mission Hills and joined the Silvertip team during her junior year. As this year’s Features Editor, she is ready to see what the Silvertip will create. She is very involved on campus,...

Aubrey Ortiz
Sports Editor

Aubrey Ortiz

(She/her) Aubrey Ortiz is a senior who is now the Sports Editor of the Silvertip in 2022-2023. She has always felt that the Silvertip is a amazing way to keep students connected while playing sports, watching them, and so many...

Marissa Malone
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Marissa Malone

(She/her) Marissa Malone is a senior 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...

Celeste Vaca Jimenez
Photography Editor

Celeste Vaca Jimenez

(She/her) Celeste is a Junior who joined the Silvertip her Sophomore year and is now this years Photography editor. She loves to learn about cameras and take photos of sports, events, and different activities for Mission Hills...

Leila Poorman
Social Media Editor

Leila Poorman

Leila Poorman is a sophomore who joined The Silvertip in 2021. Leila is also the Social Media Editor, this year Leila hopes to connect and inform Mission Hills students about current events on and off campus.

Brianna Jimenez
Staff Writer

Brianna Jimenez

(She/her) Brianna Jimenez is a Junior at Mission Hills High School. This is the first year she will be joining the Silvertip. She hopes to bring creativity and inspiration to the Silvertip's Social Media to help it grow and succeed....

Camden Martinez
Staff Writer

Camden Martinez

(He/him) Camden is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Camden knows that he can work hard and believes that the Silvertip helps out the school by providing important news updates. Camden has been able to accomplish...

Charlize Corona
Staff Writer

Charlize Corona

(She/her) Charlize Corona is a junior at Mission Hills High School who joined the Silvertip in 2022. She believes that the Silvertip is a way to help inform students about activities that are going on throughout the school year....

Daniel Ashlock
Staff Writer

Daniel Ashlock

(He/him) Daniel Ashlock is a freshman working with Silvertip for the first time. Daniel believes that publishing news and spreading awareness in ONE for small causes will greatly improve the quality of life here at Mission Hills...

Jay Peters
Staff Writer

Jay Peters

(He/him) Jay is a senior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. He believes that Mission Hills Silvertip is a key player in informing students and has the vital role of bringing students’ accomplishments to the spotlight. Jay...

Jonathan Wilbers
Staff Writer

Jonathan Wilbers

(He/him) Jonathan Wilbers is a senior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021. Jonathan believes that the paper provides great experiences in collaboration, teamwork, and writing, giving students the skills necessary to successfully...

Juliette Rondeau
Staff Writer

Juliette Rondeau

(She/her) Juliette Rondeau is an aspiring writer and journalist who joined the Silvertip Staff in fall of 2022 at the start of her freshman year. Juliette believes that writing is one of the best ways to get involved and can bring...

Kelly Amador
Staff Writer

Kelly Amador

(She/her) Kelly is a Senior and this is her first year as a Silvertip staff member. She loves that the Silvertip crew has created a safe space where students' voices are showcased. Kelly hopes to create articles that bring out...

Lizzy Aguilar
Staff Writer

Lizzy Aguilar

(She/her) Elizabeth Aguilar is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2021 and rejoined in 2022. Elizabeth knows how important it is to share exciting things with the rest of the school through Silvertip. Elizabeth has been...

Luca Ortega
Staff Writer

Luca Ortega

(They/them) Luca Ortega is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff. They wish to be a journalist or author when they’re older, as it has always been their passion. Although they just joined journalism, Luca looks forward to...

Staff Writer

Mia Morales

(She/her) Mia Morales is a freshman at Mission Hill High School, who will be a new staff writer for the Silvertip. Mia is a member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone. She plans to provide a unique perspective and supply...

Noemi Damian-Vasquez
Staff Writer

Noemi Damian-Vasquez

(She/her) Noemi Damian-Vasquez is a Junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Noemi believes that the Silvertip is an essential part of the Mission Hills High School community, it is a great resource to keep students and...

Porter Cox
Staff Writer

Porter Cox

(He/him) Porter Cox is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Porter Believes that the Silvertip is supposed to inform Mission Hills students. Porter has supported the Silvertip in their role to inform the student body....

Sebastian Salazar-Combe
Staff Writer

Sebastian Salazar-Combe

(He/him) Sebastian Salazar is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Sebastian thinks that the Silvertip is an important student publication that informs other students through writing articles and creating podcasts....

Sebastian Salazar Rivera
Staff Writer

Sebastian Salazar Rivera

(He/him) Sebastin Salazar is a Junior and a new member to Journalism 1 and hopes to learn new things from the class. He is very outgoing, enjoys food and loves music. Sebastian is also super creative and hopes to bring new ideas...

Vanessa Salmeron
Staff Writer

Vanessa Salmeron

(She/her) Vanessa Salmeron is a Senior at Mission Hills High School. This is her first year in the Silvertip staff and she hopes to bring in her creativity and new ideas to the team. Vanessa has interest in the pictures and videos...

Fabian Garcia
Podcaster

Fabian Garcia

(He/him) Fabian Garcia is a Senior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Fabian believes that Silvertip news provides students with an opportunity to be more informed and connected with their campus and culture. Fabian has played...

Karim Khodor
Podcaster

Karim Khodor

(He/him) Karim is a senior who joined the Silvertip staff his senior year. Karim believes that the Silvertip does a lot of coverage about Mission Hills in the form of photography, writing, and social media. Karim has played on...

Ariana Talamantes
Photographer

Ariana Talamantes

(She/her) Ariana Talamantes is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff last year. Ariana really enjoys photography. Being a part of the Silvertip has allowed her to make new friends and learn that she enjoys writing along with...

Aryanna Martinez
Photographer

Aryanna Martinez

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

Itzel Alonso
Photographer

Itzel Alonso

(She/her) Itzel is a senior who joined the Silvertip staff this year. Itzel believes that creativity is key for this class. Itzel has won for creativity, adventurousness and achieved different things. Itzel hopes that editing...

Kahmea Jones
Photographer

Kahmea Jones

(She/her) Kahmea is a junior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Kahmea believes that the Silvertip should spread information about what goes on inside of campus and outside of campus, such as photos, articles and videos....

Maya Arcidiacono
Photographer

Maya Arcidiacono

(She/her) Maya is a sophomore who joined the Silvertip in 2021 and is in her second year of journalism. She loves playing sports, reading, and writing in her free time. Maya is passionate about ethical and objective journ...

Ryan Jenkins
Photographer

Ryan Jenkins

(He/him) Ryan Jenkins is a freshman at Mission Hills and this is his first year as a member of the Silvertip. He likes to experience knew things edit and take pictures. He wants to make things more enjoyable and fun. Somethings...

Helen Alcazar
Social Media Creator

Helen Alcazar

(She/her) Helen Alcazar is a Senior. This is her first year in the Silvertip. Helen knows that being in the Silvertip takes a lot of teamwork and communication. Helen had been in AVID for her freshman and sophomore years so she...

Henry Davis III
Social Media Creator

Henry Davis III

(He/him) Henry Davis III is a senior who joined the Silvertip staff in 2022. Henry believes that the work being completing in journalism truly sets you up the journalism career path throughout college. Henry has landed several...

Taylor Groff
Social Media Creator

Taylor Groff

(He/him) Taylor Groff is a senior here at Mission Hills High School. This is his first year being a part of the Silvertip family, where he is a part of the Social Media Team and hopes to bring amazing coverage and conte...