The Mirada

Texting ruins romance (among other things)

Yeagee Jung, Staff Writer December 16, 2013

We do it when we’re at home. We do it while eating. We do it in between classes-- heck, we even do it during class. Teens glued to their phones is hardly a sight to behold nowadays. But why isn’t it? Why...

Dogs love walkies, but what about Walkie – Talkies?

Michael Malloy, Staff Writer December 14, 2013

Proponents of measures to improve school safety, such as Rio’s new security fence or increased police presence on campuses, may be barking up the wrong tree. What we may need is a new breed of security...

Facebook is losing the social media battle

Alex Gomes, Staff Writer December 13, 2013

Facebook is a dying social media amongst teens, throughout the past year less and less teenagers have been using Facebook. This is not because teenagers have been interacting with society more, or have...

Rio’s unprescribed problems.

Kirsten Sathos and Connor Jang December 13, 2013

An alarming jump in the number of suspension so far this year can be attributed to an increase in prescription drug abuse, according to school officials. Suspensions have increased to 70 from 40 for...

Future Plans

Jennifer Lee, Staff Writer December 12, 2013

It’s a Friday night, and while most other teens are out partying away their brain cells, junior Meg Odell is hard at work rehearsing for one of her upcoming plays, only going home to find herself preparing...

Marvel nails new hero movie

Marvel nails new hero movie

Ben Wilson, Staff Writer December 10, 2013

The first Thor movie was had a cut-and-paste plot, none of the characters were interesting, and it wasn’t enjoyable. Thor had plenty of cool moments in the Avengers, but he was limited by his split screen...

The Turkeys of American River Drive

The Turkeys of American River Drive

Bill Pitts, Staff Writer December 6, 2013

Gobble, Gobble. Turkeys have been roaming the local neighborhood since its creation 50 years ago and since then they have brought only problems. Each year, the turkeys have cost local residents hundreds...

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