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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 and to support and safeguard the scientific community” as a response to recent claims of disbelie...

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 in New York City in the late 1930s,” said junior Gillian Rains. “The boarding house is called the Fo...

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 day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. On April 19, this bill was passed by the Education Committee heading to a vote by t...

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. Robert Grupp, a math and science teacher, will be teaching the new year-long class. “This...

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 and gave the gifts on Tuesday, Dec. 20. “I’m very excited to see the kids faces when they open the p...

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 orphan who is on a mission to find her birth parents during the Great Depression. Many recognizable s...

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 and teachers were removed from classrooms by firefighters, police officers and paramedics; repre...

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 every morning Brashear has been attending Brian Asher’s Spanish one class during her prep peri...

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 Trader Joe’s advertised their pumpkin spice related products, like the pumpkin spice frappuccino 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 antifreeze as 45 students were forced from the bus  on Oct.18 around 4 p.m., on American River Dr...

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 Ha!” were filmed in the iconic East Sacramento ice cream parlor. The star and co-writer, G...

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 Rio and the San Juan district warned families about social media posts about creepy clowns coming on...

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