The Mirada

China’s Power to Silence Hong Kong Reaches Far

Jolie Barnard, Guest Writer

October 16, 2020

While the voices of Hong Kong continue to resonate globally, in homes like mine and throughout the Chinese-American community, many of us sit in silence. Why? It's due in part to the culture that has trickled down from Chinese society, a mindset that Chinese immigrants have carried along with them....

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 throughout my house: excitement to see what I would be learning this year in my AP US History class. Fast...

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 me a first-generation immigrant. I enrolled in the American public school system and had perfect...

Distance Learning’s Schedule Should Outlast Zoom

Marina Demas, Guest Writer

October 12, 2020

What if I told you that an aspect of online school should stick past the pandemic? Few would want to continue with the monotonous Zoom calls, but who wouldn’t want to keep that extra hour of sleep and the additional time between classes? Due to COVID-19, Rio has moved the school start time back...

California vs. Climate Change

California vs. Climate Change

Sierra Ferguson, Guest Writer

October 9, 2020

Our daily lives consist of going outside to participate in activities or just to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, but recently this has been impossible due to the overwhelming amount of smoke in the air. California is known for its droughts and its yearly wildfires but this year we have been ravaged...

Commentary: Save College Gymnastics

Commentary: Save College Gymnastics

Ajeeth Iyer, Guest Writer

October 6, 2020

While the concern for many college sports is whether or not they will have a season this year, many college gymnastics teams are doubting if they will ever be able to compete again. In the past month, starting from Aug. 21, three NCAA men’s college gymnastics teams have been discontinued, leaving ...

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