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

Lunch with Friends Continues in Quarantine

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...

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

CSU’s Move to Online Instruction

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...

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...

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...

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...

A dispersed Rio Americano classroom during AP testing last May

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

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...

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...

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...

Rio TV -- May 01 2020

Rio TV — May 01 2020

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor May 1, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFHZdpWJZs&t=4s   Questions/Comments? Email Rio TV

A bike rider enjoys a sunny day in April.

Teens Find Ways to Stay Positive During Quarantine

Emily Borg, Mirada Staff May 1, 2020

Out of school and unable to see friends because of social distancing rules that are intended to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, many teens find it challenging to stay positive--but they are also...

'Where the Crawdads Sing' a perfect read when you're shut indoors

‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ a perfect read when you’re shut indoors

Sam Flores, Guest Writer April 30, 2020
Marsh is not swamp. Marsh is a space of light, where grass grows in water, and water flows into the sky. Slow-moving creeks wander, carrying the orb of the sun with them to the sea, and long-legged birds lift with unexpected grace-as though not built to fly-against the roar of a thousand snow geese. From Where the Crawdads Sing
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