The Silvertip

2018-2019 Staff

Hannah Ramirez

Hello! I am currently a staff writer in Journalism and a freshman at Mission Hills. I joined journalism because it was highly recommended by one of my closest friends. I have a wide array of interests. For example, camping whenever...

Mitra Zarinebaf

As News Editor, it's common to see my nose up a newspaper or scrolling through the New York Times. Additionally, being a 12th grader, you can always find me searching for a nap that I'll never find. I began journalism in 11th...

Salma Ramirez

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 ...

Evelyn Ramirez-Estrada

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 ...

Valeria Najera

Valeria Najera is the News Editor for this year. Has been with the Silvertip for three years and now she is a senior at Mission Hills High School. Although Valeria has a very busy schedule with Link Crew and Simon Family Foundation...

Hannah Larson

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...

Reagan Gerardi

I am currently a ninth grade staff writer for the Silvertip, and I joined Journalism because I love to write stories. Outside of class, I am in color guard. My dream is to become a published author or a chef.

Isabel Ner

Isabel Ner is a junior at Mission Hills, who first joined The Silvertip in her freshman year. Isabel believes that The Silvertip plays a crucial part in informing and unifying the student body. In her spare time, Isabel loves...

Bri Hernandez

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...

Marbella Ramirez

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...

Dylan Reece

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. But...

Rosalba Alcaraz

My name is Rosalba Alcaraz and I am a staff writer for The Silvertip. I chose to join journalism because it was highly recommended by other people. I have a personal goal to become a better writer. I enjoy reading books, watching...

Josette Rivera

As a senior at Mission Hills High School, I am working as a staffer for The Silvertip for the first and last time, and hope to learn as much as I can about the writing style and improve my skills and knowledge. My passion is to...

Jazmine Huerta

Hello friends, Jazmine here. I'm a senior and the Grizzly Den editor for the Silvertip! This is my second year on the Editorial staff and in Journalism. Joining Journalism has been one highlights of my high school career. This...

Marlene Calderon

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 ...

Joseph Kamandy

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

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...

Marie Bellevue

Though I lived the first half of my life in the Bay Area, my time in San Diego has shaped the ambitious, nature loving person that I am. My two years in journalism has given me the opportunity to reach other students on a raw...

Miles Butters

What's good? I'm Miles. I'm a staff writer for the paper. I like to make music and skate. My favorite section to write for is entertainment because the world of arts interest me. I love film makers and musicians because the worlds...

Sofie Perkins

Hey! My name is Sofie Perkins and I'm one of the staff writers. As one of the newest students of Mission Hills High School, I came in freshman year hoping to learn lessons, make new friends, and also becoming a better writer....

Sophia Perun

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...

Maricruz Reyes

They call me Mari, but my name is Maricruz Reyes. I am a senior at Mission Hills High School and I am fortunate enough to say that I am a co-editor for the Centerspread page for our school’s newspaper, The Silvertip. I am the...

Laci Rodriguez

Hi, my name is Laci! I am a freshman this year and so far high school has been fun for me. I love that there is always something to do, like hanging out with friends. I also met my best friend this year! Her name is Sofie and...

Jocelynn Beltran

Hi, there! I'm a senior, and this is my second year of being the Editor in Chief of The Silvertip. I joined Journalism my freshman year to become a better writer and familiarize myself with the campus in order to feel more comfortable...

Elizabeth Parks

As a senior at Mission Hills High School, I hope to leave my final mark on campus before graduating through our newspaper, The Silvertip. As co-editor in chief, I hope to build upon my leadership skills and continue to push our...

Brenda Camacho

Hello, my name is Brenda Camacho and I am an 11th grader. I am a staff writer for the MHHS newspaper, The Silvertip. I joined Journalism because I love to write about my day- it makes me feel relaxed. I love all types of animals...

Antonio Morales Leyva

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...

Lilly Brown

Lilly Brown is a Junior 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 been part...

Madie Goebel

Howdy! My name is Madie and I’m your friendly features editor. I’m a senior, almond croissant enthusiast, and road trip whiz. To quote J.D Salinger, “you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and...

Laura Rico-Zarate

Hi, my name is Laura Rice, but you can call me Laura. I am finally a senior at Mission Hills High School. Like my height, my expectations aren’t high because iF yoU sHoOt fOr tHe MooN aND mIsS, You’LL LaNd aMOng ThE StaRS!...

Maleah Moore

Hey everyone! This is Maleah and I'm a senior at Mission Hills High School. I am currently the Management Editor for The Silvertip and was the Sports Editor last year. I love love love reading, swimming, playing water polo and...

Gigi Downey

As a first year journalism student, going straight to photo editor was a struggle, but definitely worth it. Not only did I walk into a new class, but into a new leadership position- which I truly did NOT expect to happen. It’s...

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