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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...

Rio TV — May 01 2020

Rio TV -- May 01 2020

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor

May 1, 2020   Questions/Comments? Email Rio TV

Teens Find Ways to Stay Positive During Quarantine

A bike rider enjoys a sunny day in April.

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 rising to the challenge.Sophomore Allison Reboin is no exception. “Some of the challenges that I ...

‘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

Crafting in Quarantine

The beloved baby turtle Squirt featured in Finding Nemo can make just about anyone smile, even in these hard times. Photo provided by Allison Meier.

Allison Meier, Mirada Staff

April 30, 2020

Instead of sitting in bed and being on a phone, students have found themselves reliving their favorite childhood memories by leaning towards arts and crafts to keep them busy. Whether that is painting, making bracelets, or writing letters to your friends.  “I think it’s a fun and creative way to ...

Students ‘Robbed’ of Senior Year

Students 'Robbed' of Senior Year

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff

April 29, 2020

  Current seniors will remember their last year of high school forever—but not because of senior ball or the graduation ceremony. With school closing in March, many seniors were shocked to learn that such an ordinary day would be their last of high school. “I never thought that that frida...

Students, Staff Debate on Grading Policy for the Spring Term

While the switch to distanced learning poses challenges for some, others demand grades for their work throughout the semester. The district's decision has sparked conflicting opinions: those supporting the default credit/no credit and those supporting the right to petition for letter grades.

Katelyn Newton and Jada Bailey

April 28, 2020

Reversing its previous policy of offering only credit/no credit grades for the spring semester, the San Juan Unified School District will now allow students to petition for grades. Students and parents who appealed to the district for a letter grade option applauded this change, however many staff memb...

Rio TV — April 24 2020

Rio TV -- April 24 2020

Nicolas Gorman, Web Editor

April 24, 2020 Questions/Comments? Email Rio TV

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