Rio Americano High School

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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.

Varsity Blues mastermind sentenced in college admissions bribery scheme

Mirada Staff January 13, 2023

Rick Singer, who started his career as a private college counselor by advising Rio Americano students and later became the center of a national admissions bribery scandal, was sentenced to 3½ years in...

Jaimal Yogis ran away from Rio and became a noted author

Jaimal Yogis ran away from Rio and became a noted author

Ava Diedrich, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

Jaimal Yogis; A Profile by Ava Diedrich When he was 16, Jaimal Yogis ran away from his suburban Sacramento home to Hawaii in an effort to get away from his parole officer and catch his Dad’s attention-and...

Architects drawing shows new parking lots and additional parking space that would be created by restriping existing lots to add compact car spaces. In all students would gain 105 spaces.

School may add 105 parking spaces

Anna Schmid, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Students may gain 105 parking spaces and lose an excuse for being late to first period if plans are approved to expand and restripe school parking lots.  The San Juan district has submitted parking...

School Bakes Under Record Heat Wave

School Bakes Under Record Heat Wave

September 9, 2022

As California experiences a record-breaking hot-spell straining the Sacramento electric grid and endangering health, Rio Americano students have felt the effects. With the extreme temperatures there have...

Why the Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

Surina Naran, Guest Writer September 1, 2022

May 1, 2022 What is the most powerful branch of the United States government?    We might feel inclined to say the executive branch. Here sits the president, the most powerful person in...

Mitch Evett conducts the PM jazz band in the performing arts center at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, Calif.

Q&A: Mitch Evett finds a home in Rio’s nationally acclaimed music program

Anna Wilson, Guest Writer August 15, 2022
It's my favorite thing seeing people grow up and come to themselves and improve as musicians and humans.
A screen shot of a funny and distracting cat video.

What Is It About Cat Videos?

Ranim Hijazi August 11, 2022

In an era when information is at your sight at the tap of a paw, one of the most crucial and fur-midable advancements of humanity rose to fame in the 1990s: Cat videos. Undeniably, a ten-second clip of...

Should the SAT and ACT be abolished?

Sierra Reed, Guest Writer August 11, 2022

A perfect SAT score. 36. A perfect ACT score. These two scores alone help determine a student’s academic and career path. Being a high school student myself, I constantly think about my future after...

Outstanding student and musicians at Rio Americano, Anna Wilson practices her saxophone.

Q&A: The Reality of Playing Music During the Pandemic

Edena Ichel, Mirada Editor May 28, 2022

As a junior at Rio Americano High School, Anna Wilson tries to balance it all: sports, school, music, and a social life. With golf and volleyball during the fall, combined with four AP classes and involvement...

Victor San Pedro plays his Stratocaster at Muri im Pflegidach on a European tour. Photo courtesy of Victor San Pedro

Musician Victor San Pedro returns to Rio as student teacher

Clara Swanson, Guest Writer January 28, 2022

Like many other musicians, Victor San Pedro began learning the piano at a young age. Fueled by two older brothers and an innate talent, San Pedro thrived in piano lessons and launched a life-long love...

Teenage Sleep Deprivation

Sydney Yelton, Guest Writer October 27, 2021

Official studies from the CDC health department states that teenagers should be sleeping eight to 10 hours every night, although 73% of teenagers get less than this recommended amount. Most teenage students...

The Importance of Mental Health in Sports

Melia Simons, Guest Writer September 28, 2021

Physical health is always a priority for professional athletes when competing at the very highest level of their sport. Clearly if you’re not at your best physically, competing with those who are will...

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