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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

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...

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

The cheer team waves their pom-poms at passing seniors.

Senior Awards Drive Thru Event

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 19, 2021

The French toast is presented beautifully, including sides of yogurt and granola and seasonal fresh fruit. Considering the generous portions, the prices are very reasonable with entrees averaging $10-12.

French food flourishes in Fair Oaks

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff April 23, 2021

Situated in the heart of quaint Old Fair Oaks Village, the bright green O Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to grab some fresh-baked pastries, a handcrafted coffee, or a delicious meal while watching...

Julia Florentino, who sells items on  Depop, worries about how fast fashion harms the environment.

Turning thrifting into a business

Angie Stevens, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Thrift stores, packed tightly with racks and racks of musty old clothing, all holding the potential to be someone’s lucky find, are where Julia Florentino spends a majority of her time.  On the lookout...

Handwriting has been shown to aid conceptual thinking.

I wish I Could Have Written This by Hand

Darya Pahlavan, Guest Writer April 20, 2021

I won’t sugarcoat it. My handwriting is bad. I’ve tried to deny this in the past, but I have finally come to terms with the fact that I will never have the ability to write in beautiful fonts. I know...

Young Progressives make an impact

Joseph Bender April 13, 2021

Political forces from all over the nation converged on Georgia during the campaign for the Senate runoff elections in January, but most reports have overlooked one powerhouse: Rio's Young Progressives...

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