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The Student News Site of Mountainside High School

The Peak

The Student News Site of Mountainside High School

The Peak

Yulia Lipnitskaya during her short program in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, Alexandra Trusova crying after receiving second place at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Kamila Valieva reacting after falling during the 2022 Winter Olympics

Behind The Sparkle

Claire Kim December 7, 2022

Everyone has something they’re good at. Whether it’s art, singing, or playing an instrument, it’s their talents that make up a significant part of who they are and how others view them. For some...

The members of the Mountainside Mavericks dance team gathered together.

World Of Dance: Maverick Edition

Alexandra Lipets, Staff Reporter November 22, 2022

Almost every high school around the U.S. has many sports and arts programs. These range from football to theater programs. Dance teams are unique because they incorporate both sport and art. They have...

Lauren Bernett, Sarah Shulze, and Katie Meyer. (Courtesy of NBC News)

Athletes are People, Too

Addison Kachnick, Staff Reporter May 11, 2022

TW: Mentions of suicide and death Katie Meyer. Sarah Shulze. Lauren Bernett. Many strong, courageous, selfless individuals whose memory in the hearts of others will always be bright. An athlete’s...

How do Sports Affect Mental Health?

How do Sports Affect Mental Health?

Anna Hoppenrath, Staff Reporter November 18, 2021

It is not uncommon for highschool students to struggle with mental health. For student athletes, certain aspects of sports can negatively amplify mental health, but also improve it while having to deal...

Fall Sports Teams Make History

Fall Sports Teams Make History

Watsyn Tibbetts, Jacob Laff, and Mikayla Bell November 18, 2021

For the first time in Mountainside history, every fall sport made it to the playoffs. These sports include the football team, both male and female soccer teams, both male and female cross country teams,...

Mavs On A Roll!

Mavs On A Roll!

Mikayla Bell, Watsyn Tibbetts, and Jacob Laff October 15, 2021

After winning the last three in a row the Mavs are looking to make a playoff run, and to win their homecoming game. On September 24th the varsity football team broke their three-game losing streak by...

MHS Sports and Covid-19 UPDATES

MHS Sports and Covid-19 UPDATES

Akira Mapp, News Reporter February 24, 2021

Updated: 2/24/2021 MHS Football has released their season schedule -- Friday, March 5 @ Beaverton 7pm Friday, March 12 @ Sunset 7pm Friday, March 19 @ Southridge 7pm Friday, March 26 @ Jesuit...

The Craziest Sports Story of 2020

Akira Mapp, News Reporter February 10, 2021

Senior Boys Basketball Reflection

Senior Boy’s Basketball Reflection

March 6, 2020

#0 Connor McClean: Basketball is and was and possibly will ever be everything to Connor McClean. He’s the youngest in his family of four and followed in their line of foot-steps with sports, basketball...

Girls Basketball First Playoff Win

Girl’s Basketball First Playoff Win

Matthew ten Kate March 6, 2020

Beaverton OR - It was only a minute into the third quarter but you could feel the momentum of the mavericks. After two consecutive turnovers by South Eugene, the game was tied at 22 apiece. Sophomore Halle...

Senior Girls Basketball Reflection

Senior Girls Basketball Reflection

Matthew ten Kate, Sports March 2, 2020

Hailey Lines - Hailey Lines started her high school basketball career playing for Beaverton High School, and she is the only senior to be here at Mountainside for all three years. She started out on the...

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Signing Day

Kriss Garcia, Sports Editor February 10, 2020

February 5th, 2020 will go down in school history. On this day, eight members of our first graduating class took the next step with their athletic, but more importantly, their academic careers. For years,...

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