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The Mountain Lion Messenger

The Mountain Lion Messenger

Cast X and O (joined by Technical Theatre students) celebrate a successful production.
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Legally Blonde
Taylor Fesser, Student Life Co Editor • March 28, 2024
February 5th, 2024 Sierra Vista DECA members after the first day of competitions at the Plant Hollywood Hotel.
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Distributive Education Clubs of America Competitions 
Penelope Marquez, Student Life Co Editor • March 28, 2024
The team celebrates after winning a close home game against Sunrise Mountain High School, with a score of 21-20.
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Girls Varsity Flag Football Corrects Sierra Vista History
March 28, 2024
Mabuhay! ( Live / Good Wishes ) : Sierra Vista High School Filipino Club, where unity and culture meet.
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Filipino Club : Celebrating Culture and Community
Arissa Garcia, Features Co-Editor • March 28, 2024
(left to right) Ms.Hughes, Mr.Padilla, and Ms.Davis representing Howard University, Washington State, and Texas Southern University for HBCU/College Day.
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Honoring Black Excellence: Celebrating Black History Month
Christina Fakoya, Staff Reporter • March 28, 2024
We Are The Champions
We Are The Champions
Gabriella Frey, Sports Editor • March 28, 2024
Sierra Vista High Schools dance and step team, Synergy, prepares for their performance at the Homecoming week assembly on October 13.
Synergy SVHS Dance Team 
October 29, 2023
Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam
Amanial Ftwi, Global News Editor • March 28, 2024
2024 Super Bowl LVIII
Gabriella Frey, Sports Editor • March 28, 2024
Jara Resignation
Nash Anderson, Opinion Editor • March 28, 2024
BTS Enlists into the Military  
Amaya Acosta, Staff Reporter • February 15, 2024
Trump Indicted
Ava Anderson, Staff Reporter • February 15, 2024
2024 Super Bowl LVIII
Gabriella Frey, Sports Editor • March 28, 2024
We Are The Champions
Gabriella Frey, Sports Editor • March 28, 2024
The Road to be Champions 
Averi Costa, Editor in Chief • December 28, 2023
Football Season Recap
Victoria Hines, Sports Co-Editor • December 28, 2023
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis receives a ceremonial Liberty Sword at the 2022 Moms for Liberty National Summit in Tampa, Florida. (via Florida Governors Office)
The Extremist Wave in Florida Education
Nash Anderson, Opinion Editor • December 28, 2023

In the election year 2020, former district employee Jennifer Jenkins replaced Tina Descovich, a completely unqualified Brevard County School...

The Rise and Fall of the Superhero Genre
The Rise and Fall of the Superhero Genre
Caiden Beasley, Entertainment Editor • October 29, 2023

The superhero genre dominated the box office in Hollywood and saturated every corner of media for what feels like an eternity. But, it was not...

Glacier Bay is a homeland, a living laboratory, a national park, a designated wilderness, a biosphere reserve, and a world heritage site. Its a marine park, where great adventure awaits by boating into inlets, coves and hideaway harbors is located 861 miles away from the Willow Project.
Killing Earth: The Willow Project
Sofia Pizzo, Opinion Section Leader • April 25, 2023

After years of legal battles over permitting, and despite Biden's previous promises to phase out drilling, on March 13, 2023, the Biden Administration...

February 5th, 2024 Sierra Vista DECA members after the first day of competitions at the Plant Hollywood Hotel.
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Distributive Education Clubs of America Competitions 
Penelope Marquez, Student Life Co Editor • March 28, 2024

The Distributive Education Clubs of America at Sierra Vista High School attend this year's State  Career Development Conference competition...

Makenzie Best, 11, Makayla Best, 9, and Leila Kawamura, 10, snap a photo before exchanging their Galentine gifts.
Valentine’s to Galentine’s
Averi Costa, Editor in Chief • March 28, 2024
The Price of Love
Alex Rodriguez, Staff Reporter • March 28, 2024
From left to right: Cadet Jean Kim (12), Cadet Logan Winkler (9), Cadet Jaydin Morell (10), and Kaylyn Vigurs (11) maintain their professional bearing during the Valley High School Color Guard Competition to lead Sierra Vista High School to another win.
Sierra Vista’s Color Guard
Amaya Acosta, Staff Reporter • March 28, 2024
Cast X and O (joined by Technical Theatre students) celebrate a successful production.
Legally Blonde
Taylor Fesser, Student Life Co Editor • March 28, 2024

  On February 22, 2024, the cast X of Legally Blonde took the stage for the opening night of the Spring Musical. This story captivated...

Mabuhay! ( Live / Good Wishes ) : Sierra Vista High School Filipino Club, where unity and culture meet.
Filipino Club : Celebrating Culture and Community
Arissa Garcia, Features Co-Editor • March 28, 2024

Within the halls of Sierra Vista High School, a dynamic and culturally rich community thrives– Sierra Vista High School Filipino Club. This...

Makenzie Best, 11, Makayla Best, 9, and Leila Kawamura, 10, snap a photo before exchanging their Galentine gifts.
Valentine’s to Galentine’s
Averi Costa, Editor in Chief • March 28, 2024

On February 14th, Valentine’s Day, the annual day of love, people show their love and appreciation for each other through flowers, candy, and...

Meet the Staff
Lyric LaFasto
Lyric LaFasto
Features Co-Editor

Lyric LaFasto is a sophomore at Sierra Vista High School, and a second year Journalist. Lyric was born and raised in Las Vegas and enjoys traveling, wildlife, and art. Lyric loves to write, but she specializes in writing features.

Ava Anderson
Ava Anderson
Staff Reporter

Ava Anderson is a freshman at Sierra Vista High School. This is Ava's first year of journalism. Ava was born and raised in Las Vegas and likes to crochet and listen to music.

Taylor Fesser
Taylor Fesser
Student Life Co-Editor

Tayler Fesser is a sophomore at Sierra Vista High School. This is her second year of journalism. Tayler is Co-editor of Student life which she enjoys writing about. Tayler was born and raised in Las Vegas.

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