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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

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Senior Ball at Haggin Oaks on May 13, 2023. Photo by MM

Senior Ball 2023

May 14, 2023

It was a hot may night for the Rio Americano Senior Ball at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on May 13. Keep checking this slideshow for additional photos. Downloads of full size images will be available soon.

Jason Allen won the digital-art competition at the Colorado State Fair last year for his piece “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial” that he created using the AI software Midjourney. Recently, the US Copyright Office refused to grant him a copyright for his piece, writing, We have decided that we cannot register this copyright claim because the deposit does not contain any human authorship.”  He plans to appeal.

AI Generated Art: Is This the Death of Art or the Beginning of a New Wave?

Tyga Maldonado, Guest Writer May 6, 2023
AI is just another tool, like a camera or paintbrush, that an artist can use in order to create their vision.

Cell phones help high-achieving students’ academic life

Kailey Billeci, Guest Writer February 6, 2023

In many school districts globally, teachers have become frustrated with students who use their devices in class. Even though there are some concerns surrounding cell phone use in school, they have strong...

Benefits of students holding down part-time jobs

Lauryn Hodgson, Guest Writer January 20, 2023

In 1979, nearly 60% of American high schoolers were working. Today, 35% of high schoolers work. The statistics from a 2018 study by Brookings Institution reveals that nearly half of the teenage working...

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...

Is Pushing Back Start Times the Answer to Teen Sleep Deprivation?

Kelly McCrystle , Guest Writer October 20, 2022

Since Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 328, California schools have been steadily pushing back their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. This law was fully implemented at Rio Americano high school...

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...

Prop 27 is a bad bet for California

Mason Foster, Guest Writer October 6, 2022

Proposition 27 claims to assure long-term funding for homelessness, gambling addiction, and tribes not affiliated with sports betting. However, it’s backed by two major sports betting companies. Proposition...

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.
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