Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Winter Magazine 2022

March 22, 2023


Christenson prepares to pitch the ball. Picture provided by him.

Chasing The Dream

Jack Fedota , Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Chase Christenson dreams of playing Major League baseball within the next 10 years. Of course, any kid who ever picked up a bat has that dream, but Christenson is one of very few who may be able to achieve...

I’m 17 and I want to vote

Anna Schmid March 9, 2023

The Sacramento City Council will add a non-voting teenager to sit in on meetings to offer input and help represent the city’s youth commission. While this is a small step forward in recognizing the value...

Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Midnights”

Taylor Swift’s Midnights; bop or flop?

Logan Swain March 9, 2023

To say that Midnights had a successful release would be an immense understatement. At one point, every position on Billboard’s Top 10 songs was occupied by a track from the new album. It smashed Spotify’s...

NIL deals need a refresh to preserve college football competition

Ashley Lundberg March 9, 2023

When University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said that Texas A&M “bought every player on their team,” he started a firestorm. But what was largely ignored in the ensuing controversy was...

Mental Health and Homophobia; What Is the Correlation?

Jaiden Crabtree March 9, 2023

Being a teen in the LGBTQ+ community in America isn’t always easy, as many students know. It’s saddening to see how people, grown adults especially, can dismiss the cries of the younger generation....

Tickets, Please: Backlash Continues after Swift Concert Sale Overwhelms Ticketmaster

Adam Abolfazli and Logan Swain March 8, 2023

When event sales website Ticketmaster began the presale lottery Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras tour, fans went wild. Those interested in tickets could sign up for a presale lottery, and if they were selected,...

Juniors Anna Schmid and Jaiden Crabtree hold hands, an action that students at Hylands High
School in Chelmsford, U.K. are not allowed to do.

No snogging?! British high school’s ban on physical touch and relationships goes too far

Brooklyn Hendricks March 6, 2023

Hylands High School in Chelmsford, U.K. recently banned all physical contact and romantic relationships between students. Assistant headteacher Catherine McMillan wrote in a letter to the school community...

Autumn Olagues’ favorite part about riding is the horses

Autumn Olagues’ favorite part about riding is the horses

Adam Abolfazli, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

You can often find senior Autumn Olagues at the horse racing track preparing for her next rodeo competition. Riding since she was very young, Olagues now participates in the High School District 3 Rodeo...

Salome Ospina’s involvement in five bands leads to musical success

Salome Ospina’s involvement in five bands leads to musical success

Sophomore Salome Ospina holds an impressive musical resume with nearly 10 years of piano experience under her belt. Ospina is a part of the National Youth Symphony of Columbia, the Sacramento Youth Symphony,...

Thompson makes
jump shot during a home game against El Camino.

Jace Thompson wins MVP of Jack Scott; Rio wins tournament

Jack Fedota December 10, 2022

Sophomore Jason “Jace” Thompson was awarded Most Valuable Player of the 47th annual Jack Scott tournament after averaging 21 points over the course of three games and leading the Raiders to their first...

Playathon 2022

December 1, 2022

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