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 Keeping Sierra Vista High School corridors in check, our diligent hall monitors, Mr. David Purcell, Mr. Brett Terry (Coach Terry), and Ms. Joseta Fatuesi (Jo-Jo), guarantees order and safety for all students.

Backpacks, Books, and Beyond: A Back-To-School Guide

Arissa Garcia, Student Life Co Editor September 22, 2023

As summer draws to a close, the time comes to prepare for a fresh start and embrace the new school year. The annual back-to-school season is known to be dreadful and nerve-wracking. For the upcoming school...

Vista Welcomes Teachers to the Family

Averi Costa , Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2023

Tara Kleaver-Stewart College/University: Montclair State University and UNLV Degree(s) Held: Masters in Education Academic Focus in College: English and Education Favorite Subject in High...

Mrs. Foss poses for her first staff picture teaching at Bendorf Elementary School, and fast forward 29 years she posed for her last staff picture at Sierra Vista High School.

A Fond Farewell to Mrs. Foss

Taylor Fesser, staff reporter May 22, 2023

Beloved English teacher, Ms. Quinn Foss, leaves her mark on Sierra Vista High School as her memorable career comes to an end. Ms. Foss taught many generations and left an impact on each and every one of...

On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the 19th annual Sierra Vista High School pageant event, Mr. Mountain Lion, featured seven male members of the senior class in a contest of their charisma and stage presence. From left to right, Ralph Pedraza (Mr. Photogenic), Nathan Cuyugan (Mr. Betty Crocker), Carson Baxter, Xavier Santos, Dakota Miller (Mr. Charming), and Teagan Thomson, hold up Maurice Carney, the winner of Mr. Charitable and Mr. Mountain Lion.

Mr. Mountain Lion Roars for the 19th Year

Hannah Reed, staff reporter May 22, 2023

On Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6 pm, screaming students, adoring audience members, and proud parents and staff piled into the Sierra Vista High School theatre to attend the highly anticipated, 19th annual...

Ms. Jacqueline Joseph in her school IDs and yearbook photos from the first high school she taught at, Palmdale in California (left), the second from Eldorado (top right), and her last from Sierra Vista (bottom right).

Ms. Jacqueline Joseph Closes Her Teaching Chapter

Ella Reber, Staff Reporter May 22, 2023

After 27 years of teaching, Ms. Jacqueline Joseph, an English teacher at Sierra Vista High School, announced her retirement earlier in the year. Ms. Joseph decided that the 2022-2023 school year will conclude...

New assistant principals at Sierra Vista

May 19, 2023

The Sierra Vista family is getting bigger. Two new assistant principals joined the Vista family. Let us welcome the two new principal assistants, Ms. Delishia White and Ms. Jamie Galloway. Meet the...

The Lietvesi Scenic Road in Finland. A scenic route where it is nearly impossible to not stop and take a look at the gorgeous scenery.

Happiest Places

Averi Costa, Student Life Co-Section Leader May 19, 2023

As summer quickly approaches, temperatures and expectations of travel rise. To help discover a destination the 2023 World Happiness Report released the happiest countries in the world, with Finland occurring...

Co-presidents Javen Tinagan (he/they; left) and Arora Hernandez (they/them; right) pose in room 923 for their final Gender and Sexuality Alliance club meeting of the 2022-2023 year.

SVHS’s Gender and Sexuality Club

Sofia Pizzo, Student Life Co-Section Leader May 19, 2023

Sierra Vista’s Gender and Sexuality student-led club aims to create a safe space for students to talk about gender and sexuality with pride and affirmation, with the intention of educating people on...

The Glam Squad and volunteers pose in front of one of the many photo background ops.

Best Buddies Walk

Shyann Richardson, Assistant Editor May 19, 2023

In modern society’s progression towards equality and inclusion, recent generations consistently demonstrate and popularize progressive concepts in the media. However, advocacy in the media does not indicate...

Sierra Vista students enjoy the booths hosted by clubs during the sceond annual Spring Fest. Photo captured by Tayler Fesser

Spring Fest 2023

Taylor Fesser, staff reporter April 27, 2023

Sierra Vista's Student Council hosted the second annual Spring Fest on March 3, 2023. Spring Fest featured Sierra Vista's clubs and helped fundraise for future events. In the days leading up to Spring...

The HOPE Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, composed of students and staff dedicated to decreasing teen suicide and increasing mental health activism. The members of the Sierra Vista High School HOPE Squad wear their signature HOPE Squad shirts every Thursday. (Photo Credit: Shayna Segal)

HOPE for Change

Hannah Reed, staff reporter April 27, 2023

Mental health and stability for America’s youth continues to remain a problem, especially with teens who struggle with everyday stressors like school responsibilities, home life, and social media. To...

During the DECA State Career Development Conference at the Horseshoe Hotel, all the members, including their advisor Mr.Christensen was able to take a group photo before their long-awaited competitions.

Distributive Education Clubs of America Competitions

Penelope Marquez, staff reporter April 27, 2023

Sierra Vista’s DECA club, (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is a club for students to show their knowledge of marketing and their ability to work well with others. This year, they are hosting...

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