• Students Squeezed as Enrollment Rises
    News

    Students Squeezed as Enrollment Rises

    Rebecca Smith and Kat Eyraud

    A larger-than-expected freshman class has pushed school enrollment to over 1800, crowding some classes so much that students could not fit in the classroom. The freshmen classes have grown significantly for the past two years. The class of 2020 had over 500 students and this year’s freshmen class started with 528 students. Two years ago the senior class had fewer than...

    Students struggle to find seating in Brian Asher's Spanish class.

    Rebecca Smith

  • Former NFL Player Takes Control of Football Program
    Sports

    Former NFL Player Takes Control of Football Program

    Alex Muegge, Editor-in-Chief

    Sammie Stroughter, 31, would much rather be the head of the football program than play professional football. He played in the NFL from 2009 to 2012 and has since been assistant wide receiver coach at Granite bay High School, his alma mater where he was an all-metro player as a senior. He prefers the community high school atmosphere instead of the intense competition in...

    Football coach Sammie Stroughter directs players during Friday’s 42-35 win against Cordova.

    Rebecca Smith

  • Ciao, Ella: Senior returns from Italy
    Features

    Ciao, Ella: Senior returns from Italy

    Katherine Huggins, Features Editor

    While most Rio students were sleeping or frantically completing their homework at 11 p.m., Italians are just beginning their morning routine. Senior Ella Murray was included in this, beginning her school day at 8 a.m. 6,000 miles from home. Murray spent the last year abroad in Parma, Italy. When she arrived last September she experienced a bit of a culture shock. “Mainly...

    Ella Murray (second from left) with friends at Cinque Terre.

    Ella Murray

  • Dadigan back at it again
    News

    Dadigan back at it again

    Jessica Sheppard, Staff Writer

    Somehow Hannah Dadigan finds time to be senior class president, varsity cheer captain, song team member, and is Vice President of the new varsity Club. If that isn’t enough she does it all with a smile. Dadigan, a senior and with a bubbling personality and endless supply of positivity, has been involved in the Rio community since she was a freshman, when she was the captain...

    Dadigan leads a cheer practice Tuesday night.

    Nick Alvarez

  • ‘Snap Map’ puts kids at risk
    Opinions

    ‘Snap Map’ puts kids at risk

    Emma Riley, Staff Writer

    Have you checked out the new Snap Map? If you have Snapchat, you probably already know about this cool new feature. The Snap Map is a new way to see where your friends are on a virtual map, down to their precise location. Have teens’ obsession with sharing their daily lives gone too far? Are constant location updates where the line should be drawn? The saying “better...

News

Students Squeezed as Enrollment Rises

Students Squeezed as Enrollment Rises

Rebecca Smith and Kat Eyraud

September 12, 2017

Civitas internships part of civic learning

Civitas internships part of civic learning

Gianna Arcolino, Distractions Editor

September 12, 2017

Duck Derby billed as fun event

Duck Derby billed as fun event

Athena Acevedo, Features Editor

September 12, 2017

Students like 5 minute later start time

Students like 5 minute later start time

Katherine Huggins, Features Editor

September 11, 2017

Speech and Debate is gearing up

Kayla Sanders, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017

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Opinions

Pro diversity Google employee fired

Pro diversity Google employee fired

Jared Moisey, Sports Editor

In July 2017 a brave person published a memo that was pro-diversity and anti-discriminatory to his google co-workers. On Aug 9 2017 James Damore was fired from Google. The...

September 13, 2017

Crowded classroom chaos

Rebecca Smith and Lauren Calcagno

Crowded classrooms, limited parking spots, lack of desks and classrooms, Rio is now at its capacity. The first couple weeks of school, multiple classes exceeded the limit....

September 12, 2017

A fortunate find of Chinese cuisine

A fortunate find of Chinese cuisine

Nick Manko and Michael Mehrdadi

No other restaurant serves authentic Chinese cuisine like Peking Village on Kiefer Blvd. Although the restaurant had excellent tasting grub and great service, it was surprisingly...

September 12, 2017

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Sports

ACL injury rates are higher for women
Tennis team getting back in the swing; look to take title back
English teacher is new athletic director