The Mirada

Seniors Re-evaluate College Plans Due to Pandemic

Rio Seniors celebrate future plans after college. Some members switched colleges as more information was released and others follow the path they always dreamed of.

Annalee Gorman and Emma Hutchinson

June 11, 2020

Making the decision of where to go to college is already filled with uncertainty and this year is no different. But, there’s more for the Class of 2020 seniors to think about.  The coronavirus pandemic has left seniors wondering whether they will attend college in person in the fall, and if not, ho...

Life in a Mask

Senior Samantha Klein wears a mask on one of her walks outside, enjoying the fresh air.

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff

June 1, 2020

No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.  The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has prompted many to purchase or make their own masks for the safety of themselves and those around them. Many counties, cities and businesses in California have mandated that citizens or customers wear a mask when in public...

Yearbook Delayed

Yearbook editors Liz Gore, Riley Stoddard and Justine Waters proof the cover for this year's Tesoro.

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff

May 25, 2020

Delivery of the 2020 Rio Americano yearbook has been delayed until August because of state-mandated restrictions at the printing plant aimed at protecting workers from Covid-19. Yearbook adviser Michael Mahoney said the news was disappointing but understandable.  “The yearbook staff worked re...

Lunch with Friends Continues in Quarantine

Students from various grades and programs meet via Zoom to connect and socialize.

Taylor White and Emily Borg

May 22, 2020

Most school activities have come to a halt since the shelter in place order has been enforced.  Simple actions like going to class, playing a sport, and seeing friends have become nonexistent; however despite the new reality, one club has continued to meet during the lockdown.  The club, Lunch ...

CSU’s Move to Online Instruction

Usually busy, the California State University, Sacramento Welcome Center is empty.

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff

May 16, 2020

Update on California Universities While the California State Universities (CSU) and Community Colleges (CCC) have opted for online course of study this fall, the University of California (UC) schools will be taught in-person. × Dismiss alert The California State University system comprises 23 c...

COVID-19 Affects Teen Mental Health

COVID-19 Affects Teen Mental Health

Aaron Ichel and Annalee Gorman

May 8, 2020

With the country on lockdown, people across the world are experiencing changes in their mental health, including students. Two students in the Natomas School District on Apr. 7 took their own lives. With growing anxiety over the COVID-19 quarantine, health officials have expressed concern over the stud...

Seniors Unhappy With Virtual Graduation

Seniors Unhappy With Virtual Graduation

Synia Thrower, Mirada Staff

May 6, 2020

Graduation Update Despite negative feedback from students and parents regarding graduation, the district has continued to move on with plans for virtual graduation. It will air on YouTube on June 9 2020. × Dismiss alert For high school students, graduation is the reward at the end of their adolescent e...

Students Have Trouble Adapting to New Online Classes

Students Have Trouble Adapting to New Online Classes

Sumaya Mayaar, Guest Writer

May 6, 2020

Since school closed because of COVID-19, the district switched to online classes. It is hard for students to adapt to this new way of learning. Students have trouble teaching themselves and easily get stressed and are not mentally and emotionally ready for teaching themselves. Stressing over their...

Gov. Newsom Raises Many Questions for California’s Students, Educators and Communities

A dispersed Rio Americano classroom during AP testing last May

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff

May 5, 2020

Gov. Newsom’s announcement that California schools could be back in session as soon as July has left parents, students, teachers, and government officials with many unanswered questions. No decisions have officially been made, Newsom said, but noted that California officials are looking at the be...

Quarantine Diaries

Quarantine Diaries

May 4, 2020

Student's share their experiences during the Sacramento County shelter-in-place. These journal entries are individual reflections on what quarantine has been like for various students. Whether it's practicing social distancing, binging Netflix shows, studying for online classes or trying a new hobby,...

Quarantine Through a Dogs Perspective

Quarantine Through a Dogs Perspective

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff

May 4, 2020

Hi everyone! My name is Jovie, and some of my favoritest things in this world are squirrels, my ball, treats, walks, and watching TV. I don’t really know what’s going on but it seems like my humans have been home a lot more lately. And while I miss my midday naps in a quiet house, these days I’v...

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