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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Former tank commander, powerlifter joins staff

Former tank commander, powerlifter joins staff

Jace Thompson November 8, 2022

New history teacher Brian Brickey is an impressive mix of brains and brawn. He was the  salutatorian, or second place valedictorian of his high school class, who also can bench 412 lbs as a competitive...

Taylor Baker wins big and advances to golf Masters

Taylor Baker wins big and advances to golf Masters

Jack Fedota, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Taylor Baker, a sophomore girls golf player, has quickly emerged as one of the best prep golfers in the state. Baker shot a staggering 65, or seven under par, in her league tournament advancing her to...

Jaimal Yogis ran away from Rio and became a noted author

Jaimal Yogis ran away from Rio and became a noted author

Ava Diedrich, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

Jaimal Yogis; A Profile by Ava Diedrich When he was 16, Jaimal Yogis ran away from his suburban Sacramento home to Hawaii in an effort to get away from his parole officer and catch his Dad’s attention-and...

Magazine Games Page Answers

October 24, 2022

COVID Puzzle Possible Answers States: Colorado; Ohio; Virginia; Idaho; Delaware Rio Staff: Cabrerra; Ocken-Taylor; Virga; Irwin; Denny Disney Characters: Cruella de Vil, Cinderella; Olaf; Violet...

Mitch Evett conducts the PM jazz band in the performing arts center at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, Calif.

Q&A: Mitch Evett finds a home in Rio’s nationally acclaimed music program

Anna Wilson, Guest Writer August 15, 2022
It's my favorite thing seeing people grow up and come to themselves and improve as musicians and humans.
A screen shot of a funny and distracting cat video.

What Is It About Cat Videos?

Ranim Hijazi August 11, 2022

In an era when information is at your sight at the tap of a paw, one of the most crucial and fur-midable advancements of humanity rose to fame in the 1990s: Cat videos. Undeniably, a ten-second clip of...

Outstanding student and musicians at Rio Americano, Anna Wilson practices her saxophone.

Q&A: The Reality of Playing Music During the Pandemic

Edena Ichel, Mirada Editor May 28, 2022

As a junior at Rio Americano High School, Anna Wilson tries to balance it all: sports, school, music, and a social life. With golf and volleyball during the fall, combined with four AP classes and involvement...

The Word of the Year is a Real Shot in the Arm

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff February 8, 2022

If it seems like way too many conversations wind up being about Covid vaccines–or vax, as it is often shortened–take comfort that dictionary editors have noticed, too. Merriam-Webster had named...

Victor San Pedro plays his Stratocaster at Muri im Pflegidach on a European tour. Photo courtesy of Victor San Pedro

Musician Victor San Pedro returns to Rio as student teacher

Clara Swanson, Guest Writer January 28, 2022

Like many other musicians, Victor San Pedro began learning the piano at a young age. Fueled by two older brothers and an innate talent, San Pedro thrived in piano lessons and launched a life-long love...

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...

Graduation 2021

Graduation 2021

June 8, 2021

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