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State to review school mask mandate on Feb. 28

State to review school mask mandate on Feb. 28

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff February 18, 2022

While the state on Feb. 15 lifted the requirement for vaccinated individuals to wear masks in indoor public settings, health officials caution that it is still too soon for schools to lift the mandate.  On...

Abby O’Brien Named Sacramento’s Top Girls’ Senior Basketball Player

Abby O’Brien Named Sacramento’s Top Girls’ Senior Basketball Player

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff February 17, 2022

Rio Americano’s top scorer, Abby O’Brien, has been voted by a Sacramento Bee poll as the area’s top senior girls’ basketball player.  Known for her deadly accurate three-point shot, O’Brien...

Rio Hires New Head Football Coach

Rio Hires New Head Football Coach

Elizabeth Griggs, Mirada Staff February 11, 2022

After struggling through a season with only one win, Rio Americano hopes to turn its football program around with a new head coach. Principal Cliff Kelly has announced that the school has hired Reid...

The Word of the Year is a Real Shot in the Arm

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff February 8, 2022

If it seems like way too many conversations wind up being about Covid vaccines–or vax, as it is often shortened–take comfort that dictionary editors have noticed, too. Merriam-Webster had named...

Cure for Social Media Addiction

Hunter Howell, Guest Writer February 8, 2022

Did you know that 50% of teens feel addicted to their cell phones? That's the finding of a 2016 study by Common Sense Media, and it is likely the percentage has gone up in the past five years. Social media...

America Needs Stricter Gun Regulations

Adalyn Bayer, Guest Writer February 8, 2022

A mass shooting is defined as an act of gun violence with four or more victims. These occurrences have increased by 66% in the United States in the past two years. Although there will always be acts of...

Bosnian exchange student gives opinion on the Bosnian Wars

Elizabeth Griggs, Mirada Staff February 7, 2022

The worst political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the bloody civil war of the early 1990s, has left Bosnian exchange student Sarah Hamzic shaken but still hopeful. Hamzic’s mother and other...

Toni Morrisons The Bluest Eye under scrutiny.

Book bans, challenges increase across country

Edena Ichel and Elizabeth Griggs December 8, 2021

An African American girl living in an abusive home, a young girl struggling to solve the disappearance of her best friend, and a young African American individual finding their gender identity while dealing...

Should MLB Players Who Used PEDs Be Allowed In The Hall Of Fame?

Gavin Dormann, Guest Writer December 8, 2021

With MLB Hall Of Fame induction coming up, it is still in question whether players who used Performance Enhancing Drugs should be allowed into the Hall Of Fame. From around 1998 to 2003, players in the...

Tennis player Libby Griggs gives her story

Elizabeth Griggs, Mirada Staff December 8, 2021

Libby Griggs started playing tennis at just nine years old. When she first began it was just something to do after school and when she was bored. “I remember wanting to get involved in tennis because...

Gabby Petito: Another Case of “Missing White Woman Syndrome”

Olivia Schlieman, Guest Writer November 30, 2021

Yes: Gabby Petito was murdered. Yes: she deserves justice. Yes: the public has a right to investigate. No: she is not the only one.  Nearly 40 percent of missing persons in the US are people of color....

Hailey Puglia enjoys what most people dont: math

Hailey Puglia enjoys what most people don’t: math

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff October 8, 2021

Approximately 150,00 high school students across the nation take AP Calculus AB before 11th grade, and within this group is junior Hailey Puglia. Although taking this college-level math class in high school...

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