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The omicron variant has cause covid positivity rates to sky rocket in Sacrament County and across the country.

Omicron slams school

Ashley Lundberg and Jaiden Crabtree January 14, 2022

Empty desks. Entire rows of students gone. District administrators filling in for teachers because there are not enough subs. Rumors of returning to distance learning swirling around campus. As Covid-19...

I Think I Love You Book Review

Jaiden Crabtree, Mirada Staff January 12, 2022

“I Think I Love You,” the debut novel from Auriane Desombre that was published earlier this year, tells a familiar story of new-found teenage love but adds plenty of twists.  This enemies-to-lovers...

Rio Americano hands out take home COVID-19 tests to students

Rio Americano hands out take home COVID-19 tests to students

Sam Thompson, Mirada Staff January 7, 2022

To combat the rising number of Covid cases San Juan Unified School District  will be handing out take-home tests for students today. The district has seen COVID-19 cases surge across the district following...

Senior Quotes due Nov. 30

Michael Mahoney, Advisor October 15, 2021

Seniors can submit their Senior Quote for the yearbook by filling out the google form here. The form is due Nov. 30. Students will have a chance to proofread their quote after the yearbook pages are...

Recycling Bill that could help CA be much more green

Recycling Bill that could help CA be much more green

Cristobal Trujillo, Mirada Staff October 13, 2021

A bill passed by the state legislature earlier this month would ban companies from putting the recycling symbols on products that can't be proven recyclable, greatly reducing the number of products with...

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.

Rick Singer and his accomplices await sentences

Sam Thompson , Editor October 12, 2021

Corrupt college counselor and mastermind behind the nation's biggest admission scandal, Rick Singer, is currently on trial for racketeering.  Singer started his career in the 1990s and worked with...

Rio Equity Team: Long-Awaited Solution to Issues on Campus?

Jaiden Crabtree, Mirada Staff October 11, 2021

The equity team has been officially formed in response to issues in previous years.  Preparation and planning occurred over the summer and the team was officially put into effect on the date of the first...

Art by Kinu Blackwelder

SB 8 disregards standard health rights

Grace Ann Lesser, Mirada Staff October 11, 2021

On Sep. 1, Texas State Senate Bill 8, known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, went into effect. Passed in May of this year, this bill prohibits the performance of abortions if the fetus’ heartbeat can be detected,...

Senior Emma Hutchinson receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Newsom mandates vaccines for California students

Sam Thompson, Editor October 5, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the United States first vaccine mandate for California students on Oct. 1.  “We are announcing here today, a statewide requirement for in-person instruction for all...

Smamble night

Smamble night

Sarah Hamzic, Mirada Staff September 30, 2021

Medical Careers Program welcomes new teacher London Mackey

Medical Careers Program welcomes new teacher London Mackey

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff September 28, 2021
London Mackey grew up in Lakeport and attended Clear Lake High School. Mackey graduated from Sacramento State where she was part of a crew team that finished third in the nation.
Artwork done by Kinu Blackwelder

(Mostly) On Theme: The 2021 Met Gala

Kate Hasseltine and Grace Ann Lesser September 24, 2021

The Met Gala has been a coveted night of fashion and fame since 1995. Run by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the Met Gala highlights the work of numerous designers shown on pop culture’s icons; the...

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