The Mountain Lion Messenger

The Student News Site of Sierra Vista High School

The Mountain Lion Messenger

The Mountain Lion Messenger

The sun setting upon class of 24 as they spend their final moments together

Happily Ever After: Senior Sunset 

Christina Fakoya, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

On May 2, 2024, Sierra Vista High School’s Student Council hosted the annual Senior Sunset that took place on the football field. Seniors gathered and spent their final moments as high school students...

Aston Sipple Banks enjoys the free food he eats while working at Burger King.

Cashing Out of the School Year: Minimum Wage Increase

Lyric LaFasto, Features Co-Editor May 14, 2024

On July 1, 2024, Nevada is set to raise its minimum wage from $11.25 to $12.00 per hour, directly impacting several Sierra Vista high schoolers who work minimum wage jobs.. This year's upcoming increase...

Mr Griffin enjoys teaching Mythology and Folklore I and looks forward to expanding to sections II and III next year

Exploring Mythology and Folklore

Taylor Fesser, Student Life Co Editor May 14, 2024

Myth and Folklore, an elective course stands out from the variety of choices that entice students to explore a realm of wonder and imagination. This class teaches more than ancient stories and legends...

Alaina Smalling (10), Penelope Marquez (10) and Christina Fakoya (10) in book club discussing their summer reads.

Summer Reads 

Penelope Marquez, Student Life Co Editor May 14, 2024

As summer quickly approaches, students are encouraged to start reading during their summer break. Reading introduces a perfect opportunity to prevent the yearly "brain drain" that often happens due to...

SV Beats Bids Farewell to Seniors

Alex Rodriguez, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

Over the past four years, Sierra Vista High School (SVHS) students significantly contributed to the growth of the SV Beats program. The current seniors of SV Beats began their last month of high school....

Vista Customs sharing their ideas to the Regional Superintendent, school administration, and the accreditation board.


Ava Anderson, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

Automation educates students about automated systems in manufacturing, communications and control systems including, but not limited to: how to connect wires, motors, and sensors. In automation, students...

Derek Iraheta (11) works diligently, looking through the footage of the anchors for any mistakes before uploading it into the video production Google drive.

Video Production Behind the Scenes

Amaya Acosta, Staff Reporter May 14, 2024

Every day, teachers at Sierra Vista High School play the school announcements for the entire student body to watch in order to put out information on sports, clubs, and upcoming events. The students in...

Ms. Beckham a US history teacher using the phone pouches during class with her student (11) Aaniyah Houston.

Phone Pouches

Vincent Stiles, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

To prevent students from using cellular devices during instructional time, Clark County School District issued phone pouches to all middle and high schools in the district. Phone pouches are electromagnetic...

Students at first lunch on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 grab food from the lunch line as well as the drop carts, also known as Sharing stations.

From Lunch Lines to Lifelines

Christina Fakoya, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

As the bell rings, hungry students flood the halls, stairs, and quad. Even with the option of purchasing meals from Raising Canes or Buffalo Wild Wings, the school lunch line remains a constant, leading...

Haben Woldabyezgi shows off his acceptance letter to Livingstone College.

Breaking the Norm: Seniors of Sierra Vista High School

Taylor Fesser, Student Life Co Editor April 22, 2024

Traditionally, when it comes to pursuing higher education, students in Nevada look towards local institutions such as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Nevada...

February 5th, 2024 Sierra Vista DECA members after the first day of competitions at the Plant Hollywood Hotel.

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 that allowed students to demonstrate their ability in marketing...

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 fancy dinners. People tend to celebrate Valentine’s Day...

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