The Silvertip

2019-2020 Staff

Salma Ramirez

Co-Editor in Chief

In the four years that she has been a part of the Silvertip, Salma Ramirez has been the Grizzlyland Editor, Copy Editor, and is currently the Co-Editor in Chief; she focuses on the Opinions, Grizzly Den, and Sports pages. Sharing ...

Marlene Calderon

Co-Editor in Chief

Marlene Calderon is a senior at Mission Hills and this is her third year working on the Silvertip. She is currently one of the Co-Editors in Chief after having served as News and Opinions Editor. Marlene attended the School of ...

Marbella Ramirez

Business and Managing Editor

After an edifying three years on the Silvertip staff, Marbella Ramirez has returned for her fourth and final year to serve as the Business and Managing Editor, after having the experience of being News Editor as a sophomore and...

Evelyn Ramirez-Estrada

Communications Director

Evelyn Ramirez is a sophomore at Mission Hills High School and the Communications Director for the Silvertip. As the first editor to hold that position, Evelyn is excited to explore and experiment with the new role. In her free ...

Joseph Kamandy

Multimedia Editor

Currently a senior attending Mission Hills High School, Joseph Kamandy wishes to take advantage of his opportunity in journalism, not only to strengthen his writing, but to gain an overall, new experience. As the multimedia e...

ArvinJay Jumalon

News Editor

ArvinJay Jumalon is a senior at Mission Hills High School and works as the Silvertip  News Editor. Some of his favorite hobbies include marching for the Cardinal Alliance, tinkering with electronics in Robotics, and tutoring other...

Antonio Morales Leyva

Opinions Editor

Antonio Morales Leyva is this year’s Opinions Editor for the Silvertip. As an editor, Antonio facilitates freedom of speech by ensuring that student’s opinions are heard and published in an ethical and professional manner...

Sophia Perun

Features Editor

Sophia Perun is a senior at Mission Hills High School and has been a member of the Silvertip for three years. As Features Editor (2019-2020) and past Centerspread Editor of two years (2017-2019), she strives to create a sense o...

Hannah Larson

Grizzly Den Editor

Hannah Larson is the Grizzly Den Editor and is excited to bring awareness to community events happening in San Marcos. Hannah is going into her fourth year of Academic League, and is eager to play on the Varsity team in the spri...

Dylan Reece

Entertainment Editor

Dylan Reece is a sophomore and the Entertainment Editor for the Silvertip. He plans to write mostly for Entertainment and News. Dylan spends most of his time at band rehearsal or staying up while he tries to finish his homework...

Bri Hernandez

Sports Editor

Bri Hernandez is a sophomore and this year’s Sports Editor. She intends on writing for and managing sports, but would also love to write for entertainment and features this year. In her spare time, Bri enjoys hanging out wi...

Ariana Jorden

Staff Writer

Ariana Jorden is a junior at Mission Hills High School and has lived in San Marcos for more than half of her life. Having won the Presidential Award for Language Arts in 2017 at her 8th grade promotion, she has exceedingly focused on ...

Tanner Peart

Staff Writer

Tanner Peart is a freshman at Mission Hills High School who has lived in San Marcos his entire life. He is a very determined student, earning the award for honors level academics and gold in athletics at Woodland Park Middle School....

Autumn Leader

Staff Writer

Autumn Leader is a freshman at Mission Hills High School. She is a sports reporter for the Silvertip, and is best known as the girl who hides behind a camera, capturing school events and home games. Some of her hobbies are singing...

Estephanie Mendez

Staff Writer

Estephanie Mendez is a Silvertip staff writer and a senior at Mission Hills High School. She enjoys dancing and playing the piano and hopes to further develop her skills. She’s Hispanic and proud of her culture, and she loves h...

Linh Truong

Staff Writer

 Linh Truong is a senior at Mission Hills High School. This is her first year joining the Silvertip. She hopes to introduce more creative content to the Entertainment and Opinion sections to help the program further succeed. Du...

Saphir Guy

Staff Writer

Saphir Guy is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and joined the Silvertip staff to not only strengthen her writing skills, but to also continue her passion for writing. However, when she’s not reporting or writing, she...

Gabriel Ramos

Staff Writer

   Gabriel Ramos is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and is a reporter and photographer for the Silvertip. One of Gabriel's favorite activities is playing soccer with his friends and family. He likes to read, and his favor...

Sophie Lemus

Staff Writer

Sophie Lemus is a sophomore at Mission Hills High School and a new staff writer for the sports section of the Silvertip. She spends most of her time doing homework for her challenging honors and AP classes and going to soccer ...

Omar Ramadan

Staff Writer

Omar Ramadan is a 14-year-old-guy at Mission Hills High School. This is Omar’s first school year in the United States after studying at Lady Of Nazareth College in Jordan. He likes journalism and would like to write reviews...

Aurora Tague

Staff Writer

Aurora Tague is a freshman who is experiencing her first time being involved in a school extracurricular--she’s never been a part of ASB, school sports teams, or any after-school clubs. She is planning on writing about curre...

Katelyn Mandell

Staff Writer

Katelyn Mandell is a junior at Mission Hills High School and this is her first year with the Silvertip. She is a part of the Cardinal Alliance, the school’s marching band, and in her free time enjoys drawing and painting. On...

Danya Rodriguez

Staff Writer

As a junior, Danya Rodriguez works as a reporter and initially joined journalism to get out of her comfort zone. Filmmaking, one of her many hobbies, has allowed her to grow creatively as she explores how her experiences impact her ...

Jasmine Turrubiartes

Staff Writer

Jasmine Turrubiartes is a junior and a staff reporter at Mission Hills High School. This is her first year with the Silvertip staff and she hopes to write for sports or features.  She would like to write for sports and feature...

Cristina Rosas

Staff Writer

Cristina Rosas is currently a senior at Mission Hills High School covering sports as a staff writer. After attending Del Lago Academy for half her high school experience, Cristina adapted easily to Mission Hills by getting to ...

Samantha Wong

Staff Writer

   Samantha Wong is a freshman and a new reporter for The Silvertip. She is writing for the Grizzly Den and Features sections. She believes in self-expression through art and hopes to write about the VAPA department. In her fre...

Ethan Ibarra

Staff Writer

Ethan Ibarra is a senior at Mission Hills High School who has lived in San Marcos his entire life. As an athlete himself, Ethan is interested in covering the sports section in his first year as a staff writer; he plays club s...

Hailey Cruz

Staff Writer

Hailey is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and is a reporter for the Silvertip. The pages she enjoys writing for are Opinions, Features, and Grizzly Den. Hailey likes listening to music and taking naps. Hailey’s favorit...

Ruby Castellanos

Staff Writer

Ruby Castellanos is a senior at Mission Hills High School. It is her first year in journalism and she's planning on writing for the entertainment section or taking pictures for the Silvertip . Ruby enjoys reading, listening to mu...

Ian Waters

Staff Writer

Ian is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and is a member of the Silvertip. He is a staff writer who focuses on Opinions and Features. In his free time, Ian loves to act and perform: he has been in theatre since he was 10...

Valeria Najera

Staff Writer

Valeria is a junior at Mission Hills High School and a staff writer for the Silvertip. Although Valeria has a very busy schedule with Link Crew and Simon Family Foundation meetings, she likes to paint landscapes and portraits ...

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