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Rick Singer boasted he could get students into top-ranked college through the side door--a system that depended on bribes and lies about students athletic ability.

Rick Singer, mastermind of the college admissions scandal, started at Rio

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff May 15, 2021

Rick Singer, the disgraced independent college counselor at the heart of the nation’s biggest admissions bribery scandal and subject of the new Netflix documentary "Operation Varsity Blues," began his...

Senior wins city video production award

Taylor White, Mirada Staff May 2, 2021

The winner of the 2021 SEVA Documentary Award was senior Jenna Sheppard. The category was to make an informal documentary about anything that is connected with education or teens.  Sheppard took the...

The French toast is presented beautifully, including sides of yogurt and granola and seasonal fresh fruit. Considering the generous portions, the prices are very reasonable with entrees averaging $10-12.

French food flourishes in Fair Oaks

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff April 23, 2021

Situated in the heart of quaint Old Fair Oaks Village, the bright green O Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to grab some fresh-baked pastries, a handcrafted coffee, or a delicious meal while watching...

Currently sparsely populated, there will soon be more students in teacher Michael Mahoneys A-wing classroom as Cohorts A and B merge and students come on campus 4 days a week. Desks will still remain the appropriate distance of 3 feet away as recommended by new CDC guidelines.

Combined cohorts and CDC guidelines allow for 4-day school schedule starting April 26

Emma Hutchinson and Isabella (Isa) Searle April 13, 2021

After four weeks in a 2-day hybrid schedule, all SJUSD K-12 students will return to campus 4 days a week, on April 26, the district announced Tuesday. The decision comes after a successful return to partially...

Graduation speech opportunities now available

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff April 13, 2021

Seniors interested in addressing their classmates one final time at graduation on June 3 should start preparing now: it’s time for graduation speeches. Students interested in delivering one of the...

PTSA offers a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff April 13, 2021

There’s good news for seniors hoping to gain more money for college: the PTSA is offering a $500 scholarship to eight graduating seniors. To qualify for this scholarship, students or their guardians...

Senior Emma Chally works on her serve during practice at Rio early in the season. Chally was one of four graduating seniors playing on the team this year and will attend University of California in Santa Barbara in the fall.

Girls tennis finds success in a challenging season

Taylor White, Mirada Staff April 11, 2021

Being one of the first sports to start up again after a year of quarantine, the girls varsity tennis team had a successful season.   The team had a record of 9-1, almost undefeated and losing only...

Stricter gun laws save lives

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff April 9, 2021

Gun violence is felt everywhere in America. On Nov. 27, Rio’s community fell victim to gun violence.  Dewayne James Jr. and his younger brother Sa’quan Reed-James were shot and killed at Arden...

Majority of students will take AP exams online…again

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 26, 2021

For the second year in a row, students will take AP exams from home. What a year ago was shocking, novel and “unprecedented” has become the new normal. AP Tests to be online regardless of COVID...

Rio library remains an available resource for students

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff March 2, 2021

Is your history teacher warning you about your upcoming JRP or is your english teacher requiring a book for your research essay? Well the library is open to students and you can reserve and pick up books. First...

After the announcement of 2021 AP test formats, students are better able to direct their studying based on what content will be covered.

College Board announces plans for full length exams, multiple test dates and formats for 2021 AP tests

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 11, 2021

Last year, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic led to shortened, modified AP testing schedules and formats as everyone adjusted to stay-at-home orders and restrictions on school gatherings. On Monday,...

School supplies provide chances at success for refugee students

School supplies provide chances at success for refugee students

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff February 10, 2021

“I hope to bring awareness to the educational disparities often prevalent in refugee communities,” senior Aaron Ichel said, reflecting on the potential of his school supply donation project, Operation...

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