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Cost of attending CSU up 1,360% over last 40 years

Cost of attending  CSU up 1,360%  over last 40 years

Kaitlyn Shellooe, Editor in chief

June 15, 2019

If the average price of a new car in 1979 had increased at the same rate of inflation as the cost of tuition at California State University, it would now cost $93,435 to drive that car off the dealer’s lot. And fueling would drain your bank account, because gas that cost on average 88 cents a gallon in...

Band wraps up notable year

Band wraps up notable year

Luke Richards, Mirada Staff

May 31, 2019

This past month, the AM Jazz Ensemble flew out to New York City to participate in the 24th Essentially Ellington contest. This contest is one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world for high school bands. The Essentially Ellington program is the crowning achievement for high school musicians. The ...

Some teachers make it easy to cheat

Some teachers make it easy to cheat

Lydia Ellis and Isa Searle

May 31, 2019

Students know who’s to blame when they see a classmate cheating. The cheater, of course. But they also know that some teachers make it easier to cheat than others, and some teachers might even help to create a culture of cheating. Most students in a Mirada survey of cheating on campus say that agr...

Generation cheat?

Generation cheat?

Annalee Gorman and Synia Thrower

May 31, 2019

Cheating: almost everyone knows it’s wrong, but why do students still do it? Nowadays, the pressure to succeed looms over high school students who hope to get good grades and impress their parents, prompting the idea of cheating to successfully get by. Possibly the worst kind of cheating, it is used de...

Worth having a slice of the the pizza

Ezra Jaffe, Guest Writer

May 14, 2019

Located at 4314 Marconi Ave and open Tuesday through Sunday, the fresh restaurant 19 Slices Pizza and Grill provides varied food choices, with pizza and hamburgers being their top selling point. This sit-down experience challenges neighboring fast food restaurants with reasonable priced food. With...

Baseball Blowout

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

May 14, 2019

Rio completed a three game sweep on Saturday, March 22 over the El Camino Eagles. The Raiders dominated the first game of the series, scoring 18 runs and a six run seventh inning. Rio walked off in game two, and were triumphant five to four. With junior ace pitcher Daylin Munoz on the hill for game three ...

Lacross Domination

Lacross Domination

Malek Safi and Synia Thrower

May 14, 2019

With the spring season beginning, Girls Lacrosse is set to have a strong run in league and playoffs. The year is filled with many games with tough opponents that await on the schedule. They currently stand with a three wins, two loss record as they’ve face hard oppositions. But, within their last...

Galley Crew vs. Rowdy Raider Game

Galley Crew vs. Rowdy Raider Game

Emily Borg and Alyssa Christopher

May 14, 2019

On March 22, Jesuit and Rio battled it out to see who was the best on American River Drive, but this time it was not only two schools competing against one another for bragging rights but two schools trying to make a difference. The Rowdy Raiders took on the Galley Crew for a charity basketball game. ...

Senior Ball

Senior Ball

May 6, 2019

Sims Review

Sims Review

Samantha Baccelli, Mirada Staff

April 25, 2019

The Sims has gone through several stages from Sims 1 all the way to Sims 4. The first of the games first of many versions was released in the early 2000 and instantly became a success. The most recent version of the game has been available for five years now. Sims is a virtual reality game where you are...

Shorter Pocket Points

Shorter Pocket Points

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff

April 25, 2019

Walking into class, a red tally mark streaks across the board: another Saturday School assigned. For a long time negative consequences have been used to restrict phone usage, but now a more rewarding method has appeared. Pocket Points, designed for teachers and businesses, targets the obsessive be...

Translations Showcase

Translations Showcase

April 12, 2019

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