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Power Puff Football Game

Power Puff Football Game

Sarah Hamzic, Mirada Staff May 25, 2022

Seniors Abby OBrien, Sierra Witte, and Hailee Hackett are honored Feb. 5 at Senior Night.

Seniors bid farewell to girls’ basketball team

Ashley Lundberg, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

As the final buzzer rang out Feb. 12 at Rio Americano's basketball game against El Camino, the sound signaled much more than the end of the game.  For seniors Hailee Hackett, Abby O'Brien, and Sierra...

State to review school mask mandate on Feb. 28

State to review school mask mandate on Feb. 28

Edena Ichel, Mirada Staff February 18, 2022

While the state on Feb. 15 lifted the requirement for vaccinated individuals to wear masks in indoor public settings, health officials caution that it is still too soon for schools to lift the mandate.  On...

Abby OBrien named Sacramentos top Girls Senior Basketball Player

Abby O’Brien named Sacramento’s top Girls’ Senior Basketball Player

Ashley Lundberg, Mirada Staff February 18, 2022

Rio Americano’s top scorer, Abby O’Brien, has been voted by a Sacramento Bee poll as the area’s top senior girls’ basketball player.  Known for her deadly accurate three-point shot, O’Brien...

Rio Mirada reflects on libel case

Jaiden Crabtree and Ashley Lundberg February 18, 2022

Thirty years ago this month, a question in a satirical quiz in the Mirada led to a more serious question: What happens when a distasteful joke about a campus monitor leads to a libel suit? In February...

Rio senior athletes sign

Rio senior athletes sign

Sarah Hamzic, Mirada Staff February 10, 2022


Malaya Cabrera steps down as A.D.

Malaya Cabrera steps down as A.D.

Tyler Washburn, Mirada Staff February 10, 2022

Malaya Cabrera, who in the last five years guided the Rio Americano athletic program to numerous section titles and through the disruptions of Covid-19, is stepping down as athletic director at the end...

Bosnian exchange student gives opinion on the Bosnian Wars

Elizabeth Griggs, Mirada Staff February 7, 2022

The worst political crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the bloody civil war of the early 1990s, has left Bosnian exchange student Sarah Hamzic shaken but still hopeful. Hamzic’s mother and other...

The omicron variant has cause covid positivity rates to sky rocket in Sacrament County and across the country.

Omicron slams school

Ashley Lundberg and Jaiden Crabtree January 14, 2022

Empty desks. Entire rows of students gone. District administrators filling in for teachers because there are not enough subs. Rumors of returning to distance learning swirling around campus. As Covid-19...

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