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Senior Elise Ezekiel assists one of her gymnasts with a handstand.

Senior send their passion to the next generation of athletes

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff March 30, 2021

If you walk into Fliptastic on a Tuesday afternoon, you will find senior Elise Ezekiel teaching a group of level 2 gymnasts to properly perform a handstand while senior Matthew Taylor tries to reign in...

Exploring the midtown farmers market and all the stalls they have to offer

A day at the midtown farmers market

Jessica Sheppard, Staff writer March 17, 2021

Drums and whistles fill the air, as the smells of fresh flowers and food attack your nose, and life hums amongst the stalls. The vendors at the midtown market bring variety to the capital and allows people...

Adrian Tomine's self portrait

Tomine started drawing comics at Rio, now he’s a best-selling graphic novelist

Jessica Sheppard, Staff writer March 12, 2021

“I had two main goals when I was in high school: to move away from Sacramento and to become a professional cartoonist,” said Adrian Tomine, a best-selling graphic novelist, New Yorker illustrator,...

Anime show is emotional masterpiece.

“Your Lie in April” is a soul-consuming tale of young love

Dean Dudzik, Reviewer March 6, 2021

A decade has passed since the debut of Your Lie in April, a soul-consuming tale of young love told through animated TV, and I think that the tears of those who watched it on those first few days may finally...

“Podcast: The Ride” is just as fun as a day in Disneyland

“Podcast: The Ride” is just as fun as a day in Disneyland

Isa Searle, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

One thing is clear when you’re listening to “Podcast: The Ride” and that is that Mike Carlson, Jason Sheridan, and Scott Gairdner are no rookies in theme park exploration and research. You’d be...

Supporting Families with Food Insecurity through the Pandemic

Supporting Families with Food Insecurity through the Pandemic

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff February 28, 2021

When families already facing food insecurity are plagued with food allergies, finding a weeks worth of groceries is a formidable task. Senior Grace Montgomery has dedicated her Civitas senior project to...

Taylor Swift's

Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” is a ‘lifesaver’ during pandemic lockdown

Lydia Ellis, Guest Reviewer February 24, 2021

Most surprises during COVID-19 have been deadly. However, Taylor Swift’s surprise new album “Evermore” is life-saving. After releasing “Folklore” in July 2020, Swift dropped “Evermore” in...

The entrance to River Park welcomes residents and visitors with a plethora of greenery and this sign across the street from Fremont Presbyterian Church.

River Park: The Serene Neighborhood

Sam Thompson, Mirada Staff February 12, 2021

If you're looking for a calm place to settle down, River Park is the place for you. Lined with tall, green trees and lush front lawns, River Park gives off a serene feel like no other neighborhood in the...

School supplies provide chances at success for refugee students

School supplies provide chances at success for refugee students

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff February 10, 2021

“I hope to bring awareness to the educational disparities often prevalent in refugee communities,” senior Aaron Ichel said, reflecting on the potential of his school supply donation project, Operation...

Outdoor dining area at Danielle's Creperie

Danielle’s Creperie: Simple French meals and friendly service

By Sumaya Albadani, Reviewer February 6, 2021

Danielle’s Creperie is a French American cafe that serves crepes, breakfast, and brunch, which are offered all day. When the creperie first opened in 1984, it was a to-go-only French creperie and had...

Shriver's Depop account (@sydneyyshriver) features handmade earrings and thrifted clothing pieces available for purchase at various price points.

Sydney Shriver finds a multitude of benefits and a business in secondhand shopping

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff February 5, 2021

As many teens look away from major fast fashion brands and instead turn towards secondhand shopping, thrifting, and clothing recycling, some have created a business out of the changing trends. Junior...

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Miley Cyrus’ ‘Plastic Hearts’ embodies ‘fiery spirit’

Mika Edwards, Reviewer February 1, 2021

To match the new rocker persona fans have seen from Miley Cyrus in the past months, on Nov. 27 Cyrus released her latest album “Plastic Hearts.” Given that this album comes right after her recent divorce...

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