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Skip’s Kitchen Review

Emily Borg, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Skip’s Kitchen is a small lively place for friends and family to meet and enjoy meals together. Skip’s Kitchen offers a variety of foods: burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, ice cream, and even fried mac and cheese. As you walk in the restaurant you are greeted with a friendly “hello” or ...

School Lockdown Drill

Emily Borg, Mirada Staff

June 4, 2018

Many high schools across the country are having to suffer through painful and violent events. The lockdown drill was supposed to reassure students on what to do in case of a violent event, but it sadly left students still wondering. On March 6 our school had a lockdown drill, but was it success...

Anna Swanson and Emma Hutchinson Profile

Emily Borg, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Both Anna Swanson and her partner Emma Hutchinson were thrilled and surprised that their English mid term had won them 7th place in the Caring for Our Watersheds proposal writing contest. The two freshman began their Bird Box Project aiming for an A in their English class, but the project was then entered int...

Freedom of Speech

Sarah Sault and Margaret O’Brien

May 24, 2018

The oscar nominated movie The Post focuses on the struggle to exercise freedom of speech. America, “the land of the free”, has fought hard for hundreds of years to create a place where people can be free. The first amendment of the constitution explicitly states that the people have freedom of...

BMX riders flip in style

BMX riders flip in style

Alex Lydon, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

For Rio Americano freshmen Logan Connelly and Connor Stroud a weekend bike ride means getting dirty, risking injury and maybe taking home a trophy. They both compete at BMX--short for bicycle motocross--racing over hills and through tight turns on a dirt track against seven other riders in each heat. W...

School Shootings

Emma Riley, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

Walkouts, protests, and a demand for action. Since the recent Stoneman Douglas school shooting, students, teachers, and parents have been making a plea to the government for more rigorous gun control. After the lack of interest from the FBI and the school shooting that took place in Douglas a few ...

Why Animal Shelters Should be No Kill

Cierra Mason and Katelyn Roat

May 11, 2018

About eight million animals enter shelters each year, and only about five million make it out alive. That number may not sound like a lot, but it is almost three million animals being put down every year. One percent of the animals get put down because they aren’t healthy nor treatable.This is shock...

Spikeball and Frisbee Club

Katelyn Roat, Guest writer

May 11, 2018

The cheers, the chants, and the roaring passion. Spikeball and Frisbee Club focuses on staying active, while also having fun. Often referred to as the love child between popular sports volleyball and four-square, the newly acclaimed game known as spikeball has been on the rise. The game pairs well w...

The Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar

Sarah Sault and Margaret O’Brien

May 11, 2018

New Carmichael cafe, The Coffee Bar, has big shoes to fill, as it is opening in place of Boulevard Coffee, which was a staple in the community for years. Boulevard Coffee was in business for more than 35 years, and closed in August because the owners were tired of running the business. Co-owner Clif...

Snapchat story causes controversy on campus

Jared Moisey, Mirada Staff

May 11, 2018

From Snapchat story to Saturday school, junior Shane Becker posted an image stating that there are only two genders, and anything else is a mental disorder. He would find “later that day” that vice principal Robert Kerr was notified and that Becker would receive a saturday school for harassment....

The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs

The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs

Erica Pozdirca and Elona Shchirov

May 8, 2018

The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs is not like any typical ice cream place you pass by. This ice cream shop likes to change the way we eat ice cream by putting it in donuts. We absolutely recommend indulging in these delicious ice cream filled donuts and will be returning for seconds some time soon especia...

Cafeteria Jobs

Emily Borg and Synia Thrower

May 4, 2018

High school is the time for many teens to start working and learn how to earn money. What better place to get your first job then at your own school? Rio Americano High School cafeteria offers work for students and pay at minimum wage which is currently $11. All high school grades are welcome t...

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