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New Survey and Information for Graduation

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff April 21, 2021

Seniors should fill out a survey by May 7 listing the names of the guests they plan to invite to their graduation. Students who do not respond to the survey will not be allowed to attend their graduation. The...

Young Progressives make an impact

Joseph Bender April 13, 2021

Political forces from all over the nation converged on Georgia during the campaign for the Senate runoff elections in January, but most reports have overlooked one powerhouse: Rio's Young Progressives...

Right-wing Extremists Siege Capitol, Death Toll Reaches 5

Right-wing Extremists Siege Capitol, Death Toll Reaches 5

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff January 11, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, a mob forced its way into the US Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from confirming that Joe Biden will replace Donald Trump as president. Since then, information has continued...

Hybrid Instruction Postponed

Hybrid Instruction Postponed

Mirada Staff December 9, 2020

San Juan schools will continue in distance learning until further notice.  "Given the trend in health data in recent weeks, district staff have determined that it is unlikely Sacramento County can...

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“Black Sun” Shines Bright

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff December 2, 2020

If you want a fantasy world based on American Indian culture, with crows, mesas, and backstabbing intrigue, "Black Sun" by Rebecca Roanhorse is for you.  Tova is the center of the universe. Four clans...

Go Make Your Bed

Go Make Your Bed

Annie Weeden, Guest Writer November 2, 2020

Go back in your head like you are rewinding your morning on your television.  You open your eyes to the obnoxious ding! ding! of your alarm clock and probably stay in bed for a while until your feet...

To the Polls!

To the Polls!

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff October 26, 2020

Reserve me a hospital bed and prepare to bear me home on my shield like the Greek warriors of old. I'm working at the polls this November. If I knew what to expect, I would be in line for some easy...

China's Concentration Camps Are a Crime Against Humanity

China’s Concentration Camps Are a Crime Against Humanity

Sumaya Albadani, Guest Writer October 26, 2020

"Vocational Education and Training Centers," better known as Muslim concentration camps, have been in place in the Xinjiang region of western China since 2017 as a way for the Chinese government to control...

The Silent Workers Supporting America

The Silent Workers Supporting America

Natalia Hurtzig-Lopez, Guest Writer October 23, 2020

When Cesar Lopez was only eight years old, his mother passed away in a car crash. His fivesisters and brother were left alone with his grandmother. They decided that the best option would be to move from...

We Must Save Our Wetlands

We Must Save Our Wetlands

Zachary Carson, Guest Writer October 21, 2020

There are many problems that come along with the water shortages all over the United States, but one of the greatest issues is that the lack of water is causing wetlands, essential habitats for all kinds...

Why Are My People Excluded From My Textbook?

Why Are My People Excluded From My Textbook?

Metzli Lemus, Guest Writer October 15, 2020

My eyes were teary when I walked into the living room of my house. My whole life, I was raised in an Indigenous community. This year, as I entered my junior year of high school, there was excitement...

Racism Against Asian-Americans is Nothing New

Racism Against Asian-Americans is Nothing New

Jae Yeon Lee, Guest Writer October 14, 2020

I am not new to the racism and discrimination against Asian Americans that has originated from the coronavirus. I was born in Seoul, South Korea. My family immigrated to the United States in 2008, making...

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