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Raiders Triumphed in 2018-19

Raiders Triumphed in 2018-19

Mickey Doolittle, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

They owned the the new million dollar field. No one could take this moment. Their running game was unparalleled. No one could score when they were on the field. In fact, no one could get on the field. They were a pair of Killdeers with a nest in the east end zone. Covered by the national press, the...

Video: Alexa

Video: Alexa

May 25, 2019

Are athletes overpaid?

Are athletes overpaid?

Mickey Doolittle

May 24, 2019

A majority of the population would agree that professional athletes are extremely overpaid in this age of sports. However, there are many fatal oversights when people make this judgment. How people come to this conclusion is looking exclusively at the gargantuan contracts received by some of sports’...

Social Media influencers

Social Media influencers

Annalee Gorman, Mirada Staff

May 14, 2019

The internet has become the latest job in recent years with a growing number of social media influencers. They can be anyone—bloggers, YouTubers, fitness gurus or celebrities—but their main purpose is to engage their following and use their credibility to promote products. Social media has become...

David White: Ballet to Teaching

David White: Ballet to Teaching

Lydia Ellis and Isabella (Isa) Searle

May 14, 2019

The lights have just gone down and the curtains are closing. You leave the stage and hop on the bus to drive to your next location on tour. It all sounds like a dream, but this was English teacher Dave White’s reality for 15 years. It all happened by chance. When White was going into college, he...

Sofia Bernales: From Peru to the U.S.

Sofia Bernales: From Peru to the U.S.

Kaitlyn Shellooe, Mirada Staff

May 14, 2019

Starting a new school can be tough, but starting new school in a different country is tougher. Senior Sofia Bernales came to the United States for the first time in January from Lima, Peru to live with her cousin and to experience another country. “I never knew my dad’s side of the family and...

The Mirada April 2019

The Mirada April 2019

Jared Moisey, Web Editor

April 30, 2019

Sam Flores Profile

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff

April 25, 2019

Every morning, Junior Sam Floores arrives at zero period to rehearse with his nationally ranked high school band. His accomplishments reflect his long lasting commitment to playing the jazz guitar. “I started playing jazz guitar in 6th grade,” said Floores. “I wanted to be in jazz band at Arden,...

Medical Internship

Athena Acevedo, Mirada Staff

April 25, 2019

The senior-only Medical Assistant class started their daily internship last November at the Sacramento VA Medical Center, a small hospital located in Rancho Cordova that specializes in the care of former veterans. The students of the class leave school after third period every day except for Tuesdays...

College Scandal

Katelyn Newton and Annalee Gorman

April 25, 2019

The college admission scandal has gripped national audiences and made headlines throughout the country, but William “Rick” Singer, a guest teacher at Rio in the 80s and the ringleader behind the largest criminal act colleges have seen, has local ties. The scandals unveiled in the past weeks ended...

UC Berkeley chooses runner Lauren Calcagno

UC Berkeley chooses runner Lauren Calcagno

Katie Newton, Mirada Staff

March 18, 2019

A girl toes up to the line, and with the bang of the gun, she explodes from her starting position. One lap later, she won her first race, and five years later she committed to UC Berkeley. Lauren Calcagno started running in seventh grade at Arden Middle School and she has loved the sport ever since. Calcagno...

Schools want more than a Valedictorian

Annalee Gorman and Emily Borg

March 18, 2019

Mirada StaffHigh school students stay up for hours studying for tests or finishing homework, but sometimes all of that time isn’t enough to get into top schools. “Schools look for something that makes you stand out like sports, community service, previous jobs and internships,” said junior Jake...

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