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 is the “image” of a teenager incomplete without the cellphone in hand? It’s so commonplace...

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 that would bark of the right tree. Some American schools have added dogs to their security team...

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 been studying harder. The only reason is because they have found better outlets for their social...

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 the same time last year, despite a reduction in suspensions for disruption and defiance. But Rio--which...

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 for a Model UN meeting the following day. To the average student, Odell might seem like a huge...

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 time. Thor: The Dark World manages to take the weak base of these two movies and make a movie...

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 of dollars in damage and put our lives at risk, in addition to gobbling up all the resources. The...

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