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California Science Teachers March for Science

California Science Teachers March for Science

Athena Acevedo and Piper Canty May 9, 2017

Approximately 10,000 to 15,000 people attended the April 22 March, according to event organizers. As stated on their official website, the March for Science is to “celebrate a passion for science...

Drama Puts on Spring Play!

Drama Puts on Spring Play!

Athena Acevedo, Mirada Staff May 9, 2017

The spring play, “Stage Door”, is a classic play from the 1930s that symbolizes the era of new actresses in New York. “Stage Door  is about a boarding house of girls who want to be actresses...

It's Time To Start School...Later

It’s Time To Start School…Later

David Morse, Mirada Staff May 8, 2017

California teens could get some extra sleep if a bill proposed by Sen. Anthony Portantino gets passed into law. Senate Bill 328 would require middle and high schools across California to start the school...

New Computer Programming Class Next Year

New Computer Programming Class Next Year

Anthony Paracuelles, Mirada Staff May 8, 2017

The school will be gaining a new language class for 2017-2018. This is no ordinary language class as students won’t be learning a verbal language; they will be learning computer programming language....

Howe Ave. Toy Drive is a Wrap

Howe Ave. Toy Drive is a Wrap

Molly Gherini, Mirada Staff December 23, 2016

Senior Avid students have collected and wrapped toys donated by the Rio community to give to the students at Howe Avenue Elementary School. The Avid class started working on the toy drive in mid-October...

Readers Theater Puts On Impressive 'Mannie'

Readers Theater Puts On Impressive ‘Mannie’

Athena Acevedo, Mirada Staff December 15, 2016

The highly awaited Reader’s Theatre production has come and gone with a bang. This fall’s play was Mannie, a comedic update on the classic Annie. The original Annie’s plot is about a young...

Every 15 Minutes: Behind the Scene(s)

Every 15 Minutes: Behind the Scene(s)

Emi Anzai, Mirada Staff December 14, 2016

Last month, every student and teacher listened in terror as the P.A. put on the sound of a heartbeat flatlining, not knowing who was to be pulled out of the classroom and pronounced “dead.” Students...

Teacher of the Month: Nicole Brashear

Teacher of the Month: Nicole Brashear

Molly Gherini, Mirada Staff December 6, 2016

For the past two months, Nicole Brashear has taken a break from grading lab reports so she can attend class during her prep period. This year, she isn’t only teaching classes, but is taking one too. Almost...

Is Pumpkin Spice Overrated?

Is Pumpkin Spice Overrated?

Kaitlyn Shellooe, Mirada Staff December 6, 2016

Pumpkin spice has been a symbol of fall since Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte 13 years ago. There are over hundreds of pumpkin spice products that are made.  Stores like Starbucks and...

Students Evacuate Smoke-Filled Bus

Students Evacuate Smoke-Filled Bus

Ozzy Patino and Piper Canty November 16, 2016

On the way back from a field trip to the state capitol, the Rio Americano Civitas class was forced to evacuate a smoke-filled bus. One student suffered burned feet from stepping into a pool of leaking...

Meeting Greta Gerwig

Meeting Greta Gerwig

Sydney Shields and Molly Gherini November 15, 2016

As a lover of film and TV, I am always looking up film locations. Knowing this, senior Sophia Biehle, who works as a waitress at Burr’s Fountain, informed me that scenes of the 2013 indie film “Frances...

Clowns: Hilariously Ridiculous or Horrifying Threat

Clowns: Hilariously Ridiculous or Horrifying Threat

Jared Moisey, Mirada Staff October 31, 2016

Threats to schools are never a laughing matter--even when the they comes from clowns.   Both the school and the district make automated phone calls to families to keep them informed threats. This month...

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