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Restorative Justice makes a comeback on campus

Emma Phoenix, Co-news editor

June 2, 2017

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Restorative Justice is being restored on campus. After a tentative start two years ago, the program, which uses peer mediation and alternative discipline instead of usual school punishments, is becoming a regular part of cam...

Thousands Join Women’s March in Sacramento

Emma Phoenix and Rebecca Smith

June 1, 2017

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 “The people, united, will never be divided.”   Saturday, Jan. 21, marked the largest political protest in global history. The day following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, more than 2 million men, women...

Drama Puts on Spring Play!

Athena Acevedo & Ozzy Patino, Mirada Staff

May 9, 2017

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The spring play, “Stage Door”, is a classic play from the 1930s that symbolizes the era of new actresses in New York. “Stage Door  is about a boarding house of girls who want to be actresses in New York City in the late 19...

It’s Time To Start School…Later

David Morse, Mirada Staff

May 8, 2017

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California teens could get some extra sleep if a bill proposed by Sen. Anthony Portantino gets passed into law. Senate Bill 328 would require middle and high schools across California to start the school day no earlier than 8:30...

Civitas students give grants to non-profits

Nolan Lease, Mirada Staff member

March 8, 2017

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The Civitas program has always worked hard to give back to the community and to help make a change to real issues that Sacramento is faced with. On thursday, Feb 2, the Civitas freshman class held a ceremony in the library to...

Student lawyers make their case for title

Jared Moisey, Mirada Staff member

March 8, 2017

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A small team of only 8 members, the Rio Americano Mock Trial team is a successful team representing Rio. For those who are unaware of what Mock Trial is and what Mock Trylians do, it is a courtroom simulation in which people...

Loehmann’s new worker

David Morse, Mirada Staff member

March 8, 2017

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In the U. S. only 16% of high schoolers have a job, and it’s rare to see somebody from Rio working in a nearby venue. The list of companies that hire 16 year-olds is limited. There are a few students with jobs in Rio, who...

Varisity girls soccer coach has done it all

Cole Ramazzini, Mirada Staff member

March 8, 2017

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She’s an Athletic Director, teacher, coach, loving wife, mother of three and her name is Jennifer Smiley. She attended Rio when she was in highschool, but her life here did not end when she graduated. Mrs. Smiley is happily...

Top senior Michael Tan accepted to Ivy League

Molly Gherini, Mirada Staff member

March 8, 2017

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Battling a mixture of exhaustion and sickness, senior Michael Tan languidly came home from school on December 14. after taking two finals. He knew that early admission college letters were sent out and even though he wasn’t...

So far, so good for SoFo: Band releases LP

Taylor Gowan, Rio Mirada staff member

March 8, 2017

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What started out as a joke unexpectedly transformed into a motley crew of high school students commanding the stage. “Being able to express myself musically with my friends and share that music to people who enjoy it is my...

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