Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

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...

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...

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...

Shrivers Depop account (@sydneyyshriver) features handmade earrings and thrifted clothing pieces available for purchase at various price points.

Sydney Shriver finds a multitude of benefits and a business in secondhand shopping

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff February 5, 2021

As many teens look away from major fast fashion brands and instead turn towards secondhand shopping, thrifting, and clothing recycling, some have created a business out of the changing trends. Junior...

The Rio Clubs website, new this year, allows students to view all active clubs in one place and contact officers to join.

Spring Rush Week seeks to engage students in school community

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff February 2, 2021

As the second semester gets into full swing and students approach the one-year mark of distance learning, Student Government is working harder than ever to make sure students, especially freshmen, feel...

LockDown Browser is just one example of software teachers can use to prevent cheating on assessments. It restricts students from being able to access any other online windows or materials on their computer while the assessment is open.

Watchful webcams designed to prevent cheating raise concerns about privacy

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff January 31, 2021

In virtual classrooms with students scattered in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms miles apart, teachers are unable to stroll up and down the aisles between desks as students demonstrate their knowledge...

Seniors are able to purchase caps, gowns, class jewelry graduation announcements and much more on the Jostens website.

In-person graduation is a realistic possibility for seniors

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff January 30, 2021

To say that this year was not like a High School Musical is a bit of an understatement for seniors. With classes being online and the year more than halfway over, many students feel that their last hope...

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