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School to Offer AP Capstone

School to Offer AP Capstone

Alex Lydon and Kat Eyraud

January 26, 2018

Rio is introducing two new Advanced Placement programs next year that will allow students to develop research skills and dig into their own research on real world issues, possibly leading to the AP Capstone diploma. The classes that make up the AP Capstone program are AP Seminar and AP Research. According...

Local Sexual Assault Students Come Forward

Local Sexual Assault Students Come Forward

Gianna Arcolino and Molly Gherini

January 26, 2018

Sexual assault and harassment doesn’t just happen in Hollywood, Washington D.C. or on the U.S. Olympic gymnastic team, but also on middle school, high school and college campuses. After asking permission from a Rio student if they had ever been sexually harassed in high school or middle school,...

Wifi Has Disconnect With Students

Wifi Has Disconnect With Students

Kaitlyn Shellooe, Mirada Staff

January 26, 2018

There’s a new way to get wifi with a better connection on campus. Students have been upset due to the poor wifi connection or just not being able to connect to it at all. This problem strongly impacts students with the new iPhone update. “Not having wifi really sucks,” said junior Andrew...

Georgia School Case Sheds Light on Right

Georgia School Case Sheds Light on Right

Sarah Sault and Margaret O'Brien

January 26, 2018

Last spring at Worth County High School, in Georgia, the Sheriff’s Office searched all 900 students on campus looking for drugs. The search, in which students were forced to hand over their cells phones and then frisked, did not uncover any drugs. But it has resulted in legal action--against the...

Restrooms Stink and Lack Privacy

Restrooms Stink and Lack Privacy

Emma Riley, Mirada Staff

January 26, 2018

A restroom is about the only privacy one can get at school. A door that locks, with no worry that anyone will come in. That isn’t always true. Locks in most of the girls bathrooms at school have gone missing. No one really seems to know why, but people are pretty mad about it. No one can guarantee...

Vending Machines Broke

Vending Machines Broke

Alex Muegge and Zoie Kabir

January 26, 2018

Vending machines. A superb creation by brilliant minds that are the perfect pick me up. You are a hardworking student walking down the hallway off to third period, when you see in the distance something so promising. Your stomach growls as you get closer, you pull your spare change out of your pocket,...

Decathlon Welcomes All Students

Decathlon Welcomes All Students

Sarah Sault, Mirada Staff

January 26, 2018

The Academic Decathlon team spends months training for the Feb. 3 competition. The multiple category event is African themed this year, meaning that all of the questions, with the exception of math and science, are based on African culture. The team had its first meeting on Nov. 15, giving them...

School Seeks to Expand AP Program

School Seeks to Expand AP Program

Alex Lydon and Kat Eyraud

January 26, 2018

Rio is pushing more students to take Advanced Placement courses and next year will add two new AP Capstone courses, solidifying the school’s standing as one of the leading schools in the area for offering these high level courses. Principal Brian Ginter sees the push to increase AP enrollment in...

That Christmas When You Got a Reality Check

That Christmas When You Got a Reality Check

Erica Pozdirca and Elona Schirov

January 26, 2018

Kids have always been pushed to believe in Santa Claus. Parents would tell them that there is a Santa at a young age to make Christmas seem more magical and bring in some holiday spirit. Children don’t really know anything yet so they believe whatever their parents would tell them. We surveyed around...

What Teens Really Want for Christmas

What Teens Really Want for Christmas

Margaret O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

With Christmas coming up fast, and Black Friday sales already past, people are hurrying to buy last minute gifts. It is difficult for people to buy a thoughtful gift when stores are steadily becoming emptier, and you don’t know what your friends want. According to USA Today, the most popular gifts...

Tips to Beat Stress During the Holiday Season

Tips to Beat Stress During the Holiday Season

Horizon Labarcon, Mirada Staff

January 26, 2018

1. Lower your expectations Everywhere one looks during the holiday season, there is a surge of hype to buy people expensive gifts and in turn they will be happy. Sure, that’s one way to go about it but many people don’t have that sort of luxury yet they still want that one expensive item. By not...

PAC Not a “Theater”

PAC Not a

Alex Muegge, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

The new theater should not be called a theater. The title of “theater” implies that the venue can comfortably house dramatic performances, which is not the case. Band’s new performing arts center does not having dressing rooms. Easily accessible dressing rooms are necessary for theater...

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