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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...

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...

Rio Americano hands out take home COVID-19 tests to students

Rio Americano hands out take home COVID-19 tests to students

Sam Thompson, Mirada Staff January 7, 2022

To combat the rising number of Covid cases San Juan Unified School District  will be handing out take-home tests for students today. The district has seen COVID-19 cases surge across the district following...

Toni Morrisons The Bluest Eye under scrutiny.

Book bans, challenges increase across country

Edena Ichel and Elizabeth Griggs December 8, 2021

An African American girl living in an abusive home, a young girl struggling to solve the disappearance of her best friend, and a young African American individual finding their gender identity while dealing...

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