The Mirada

Pen Pal Letters Make Life Better

Simple additions like colored pens and stickers can add artistic flair and unique personal touches to a simple envelope or letter.

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff

June 4, 2020

In the era of Instagram, texting, email and technological communication, some say that physical mail is dying. But, the charm of receiving a unique piece letter in the mail cannot be matched by a text or email. When in quarantine, it can be hard to feel connected to friends and family because everyone is ...

‘Night Boat to Tangier’ Review

'Night Boat to Tangier' Review

Annalee Gorman, Mirada Staff

May 28, 2020

Based in a grimy port in Algeciras, Spain, author Kevin Barry promptly sets the cheerless, twisted tone of “Night Boat in Tangier.” Jaded from their dark criminal past and unstable love lives, life-long friends Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond struggle to find a moral high ground.  Sitting...

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 ...

Tiger King Review

Tiger King Review

Mickey Doolittle, Mirada Staff

May 10, 2020

A gun-wielding, attention and animal-loving borderline psychopath. Another borderline psychopath that obsesses over the first psychopath. Money. Greed. And most of all, big cats. All of these elements combine to make the unbelievably true limited Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Maddn...

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...

A Letter to Jeremy Zucker

Jeremy Zucker created this spectrogram to accompany his album for a visual listening experience. Zucker wrote and produced his album in his studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Katelyn Newton and Emma Hutchinson

May 3, 2020

Dear Jeremy Zucker,   We are so proud. You didn’t simply make a track of singles trying to get one hit or gain followers through mainstream pop. You made a record with transitions, self transformation and personality. You stayed true to yourself and grew because of it. Your debut album,...

‘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 ...

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff

April 20, 2020

My mother always told me stories growing up about how my grandmother was the best baker and how on Sundays my mother would come home to a table full of cakes and sweet treats full of colour that my grandmother had made for her.  My grandmother, Mary, used to be a professional baker in a small shop in ...

Echo Anzai Knows Who They Are

Echo Anzai Knows Who They Are

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff

April 7, 2020

If you’re looking for senior Echo Anzai, there’s a couple places you could find them, whether it be out on the track doing a long workout with Coach Anton Escay, in the art studio working on a painting with their friends, or in the classroom studying human bone structure with Mrs. Costello.  Anzai ...

Senior makes masks to help community

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Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff

April 2, 2020

While students are stuck at home under the shelter-in-place order, many find the news about the increasing severity of the novel coronavirus depressing, and many who are in self-quarantine at home miss seeing their friends. But some have taken the time at home to make a difference for others and imp...

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