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A student photographed the Nazi flag amid other historical German flags.

Teacher suspended for displaying Nazi flag in classroom

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 19, 2021

In response to the display of a Nazi flag in their classroom, a Rio Americano teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation into the matter. After students...

The cheer team waves their pom-poms at passing seniors.

Senior Awards Drive Thru Event

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 19, 2021

Senior Luka Price volunteers at a vaccine clinic.

Vaccines Offered to Students 12 and Older

Sam Thompson, Mirada Staff May 14, 2021

Starting on May 19th, children who are 12 years old or older will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination through the San Juan Unified district. Students, families and staff are all encouraged to receive...

Rubin's handmade beeswax sandwich pouches are a great alternative to plastic bags.

Tackling Plastic Pollution one Step at a Time

Tillie Rubin, Guest Writer April 16, 2021

I picked up a lot of plastic as part of my community service hours for the Civitas program at Rio Americano High School. So, I decided to do some research about our environment, make some small, but important...

Operation Varsity Blues: The Disturbing Reality of College Admissions

Operation Varsity Blues: The Disturbing Reality of College Admissions

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff April 7, 2021

While there have been countless college admission scandals over the years, none have been quite like the 2019 Varsity Blues scandal--- the largest of its kind ever to be prosecuted by the Department of...

Graduation will take place on the JV Baseball Field at Rio on June 3.

In-person, Outdoor Graduation Confirmed for Class of 2021

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff April 6, 2021

After a year of remote activities, seniors will celebrate their high school accomplishments with an in-person graduation at Rio Americano High School. Senior graduation will take place outside on the baseball...

Senior Elise Ezekiel assists one of her gymnasts with a handstand.

Senior send their passion to the next generation of athletes

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

If you walk into Fliptastic on a Tuesday afternoon, you will find senior Elise Ezekiel teaching a group of level 2 gymnasts to properly perform a handstand while senior Matthew Taylor tries to reign in...

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

Before every match, regardless of the opponent, girls varsity golf coach Steve Kronick gathers his team in a circle, reminding each player to play her game instead of getting bogged down in the stress...

Principal Ginter to Leave, Take Position at District

Principal Ginter to Leave, Take Position at District

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

After 12 years on the job, Principal Brian Ginter is leaving Rio this year to take a position at the district office. Ginter will transition into his new role as Director of Admissions and Family Services...

A Passionate Coach Leads the Pack

A Passionate Coach Leads the Pack

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

“Coaching at Rio means the world to me,” says head cross country coach Anton Escay, and after just three years leading the program, anyone on the team can speak to his unmatched Raider pride. A...

Cross country team is back on track

Cross country team is back on track

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

Grabbing her racing flats out of her never-been-used track bag, sophomore Olivia Schlieman picks at her shoelaces, trying to get the year-old knot out from her most recent cross country race, which was...

Students Reflect on First Day Back on Campus

Students Reflect on First Day Back on Campus

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 26, 2021

The parking lots are filled with cars, the bells are commencing class, and students are on campus. Although traditionally the first day of school is in August students are excited and have mixed feelings...

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