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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

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Senior Ball at Haggin Oaks on May 13, 2023. Photo by MM

Senior Ball 2023

May 14, 2023

It was a hot may night for the Rio Americano Senior Ball at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on May 13. Keep checking this slideshow for additional photos. Downloads of full size images will be available soon.

Jason Allen won the digital-art competition at the Colorado State Fair last year for his piece “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial” that he created using the AI software Midjourney. Recently, the US Copyright Office refused to grant him a copyright for his piece, writing, We have decided that we cannot register this copyright claim because the deposit does not contain any human authorship.”  He plans to appeal.

AI Generated Art: Is This the Death of Art or the Beginning of a New Wave?

Tyga Maldonado, Guest Writer May 6, 2023
AI is just another tool, like a camera or paintbrush, that an artist can use in order to create their vision.
Ana Wilson plays saxophone at the playathon concert.

Downbeat calls jazz band one of best in US

Mirada Staff May 1, 2023

For the seventh year in a row and the 12th time since 2009, a Rio Americano High School jazz band has been recognized as one of the top high school groups in the US by Downbeat Magazine, the print authority...

Rio students create telenovelas 

Eric Aflaki April 20, 2023

  The first Rio Telenovela  Emmy Awards honored the best in student productions of 2023. The winners were chosen by over 300 students and faculty who voted on six categories last month.  More...

Working and living on a farm is not for ‘chickens’

Maria Kudrayvtseva, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

For senior Jenevah Harrison, who lives on Soil Born Farms in Rancho Cordova, Hay Day is every day. “I didn’t grow up on the farm, but I [kind of] did,” she said. “I didn’t live there until I...

Edgar sings at Smamble performance.

Matthew Edgar shines on stage

Alina Trainor, Mirada Staff March 27, 2023

In this year’s Valentine’s serenades, you may have heard Matthew Edgar’s majestic voice. He has been singing since freshman year and said that “it has always been a talent” but he’s been “trying...

Kieley Leary practices ballet.

When it comes to ballet Kieley Leary is on pointe

Maria Kudrayvtseva, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Freshman Kieley Leary balances professional ballet with schoolwork. At times it can be hard to balance, and her grades have faltered as a result, but overall she is able to work well with both dance and...

Christenson prepares to pitch the ball. Picture provided by him.

Chasing The Dream

Jack Fedota , Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Chase Christenson dreams of playing Major League baseball within the next 10 years. Of course, any kid who ever picked up a bat has that dream, but Christenson is one of very few who may be able to achieve...

Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Midnights”

Taylor Swift’s Midnights; bop or flop?

Logan Swain March 9, 2023

To say that Midnights had a successful release would be an immense understatement. At one point, every position on Billboard’s Top 10 songs was occupied by a track from the new album. It smashed Spotify’s...

Tickets, Please: Backlash Continues after Swift Concert Sale Overwhelms Ticketmaster

Adam Abolfazli and Logan Swain March 8, 2023

When event sales website Ticketmaster began the presale lottery Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras tour, fans went wild. Those interested in tickets could sign up for a presale lottery, and if they were selected,...

Autumn Olagues’ favorite part about riding is the horses

Autumn Olagues’ favorite part about riding is the horses

Adam Abolfazli, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

You can often find senior Autumn Olagues at the horse racing track preparing for her next rodeo competition. Riding since she was very young, Olagues now participates in the High School District 3 Rodeo...

Salome Ospina’s involvement in five bands leads to musical success

Salome Ospina’s involvement in five bands leads to musical success

Adam Abolfazli , Brooklyn Hendricks, and Alina Trainor December 20, 2022

Sophomore Salome Ospina holds an impressive musical resume with nearly 10 years of piano experience under her belt. Ospina is a part of the National Youth Symphony of Columbia, the Sacramento Youth Symphony,...

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