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New Technology Creates Hope for an Effective COVID Vaccine

New Technology Creates Hope for an Effective COVID Vaccine

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff December 1, 2020

Almost a full year after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, it seems like a viable vaccine may be on the horizon. Pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Pfizer have developed vaccines...

Dewayne James Jr. (left) and Sa’Quan Reed-James (right) were fatally shot on Black Friday at the Arden Fair Mall. James Jr. graduated from Rio last spring and Reed-James was a sophomore. Photo provided by Leia Schenk.

Rio Family Grieves Loss of Two Sons in Mall Homicide

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff November 29, 2020

Rio graduate Dewayne James Jr., 19, and sophomore Sa’Quan Reed-James, 17, were killed in a shooting at Arden Fair Mall last Friday at 6:11 p.m., leaving a hole in the Rio community. The brothers were...

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Donald Trump Defeated: Joe Biden is the 46th President-Elect of the United States

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff November 17, 2020

Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States on Nov. 7, and that night declared that he would be a leader who “seeks not to divide, but to unify"...

2020 Nobel Winner Rice One of Many Notable Rio Alumni

2020 Nobel Winner Rice One of Many Notable Rio Alumni

October 14, 2020

Charles M. Rice, who last week became the first Nobel Prize winner to graduate from Rio Americano, is not the only famous alumnus of the Sacramento high school. In fact, during his four years at Rio,...

A worker sanitizes a restroom at Mira Loma High School in a photo that was included in the slide presentation shown to the school board on Oct. 13. Enhanced cleanings would be part of bringing students back on campus part-time.

School Board Weighs Starting on-campus Hybrid Learning in January

Mirada Staff October 14, 2020

District Superintendent Kent Kern presented the school board with a plan to re-open high schools in January at Wednesday’s board meeting, one day after Sacramento County amended its public health guidance...

Charles Rice, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine, graduated from Rio in 1970. His senior portrait is shown on the left.

Rio Alum Wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff October 14, 2020

Alumnus Charles Rice received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine last week for his groundbreaking contributions to treating Hepatitis C, marking the first Nobel Prize winner to graduate from Rio...

Junior Naomi Piper-Pell speaks in favor of Proposition 18 to the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee in June 2019.

Prop. 18 Seeks to Let 17-Year-Olds Vote in Primaries

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff October 6, 2020

A proposition on the ballot this November seeks to allow some 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections. If approved by voters, Proposition 18 would amend the state constitution of California to allow...

The freshman quad remains empty, as first year students still await their first day on campus.

District Plans Approach For Return to Campus

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff September 28, 2020

San Juan schools could reopen by the end of October if the county maintains its low rate of coronavirus infections, but several factors beyond infection rates will determine if students return to campus.  The...

A screenshot of the National Suicide Prevention hotline, available anonymously to anyone 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

New Online Suicide Prevention Training Program Launches During Suicide Prevention Month

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff September 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic tears through communities across America, some experts say that it is more important than ever to bring awareness to sensitive topics like mental health and suicide.  A survey...

Arcade Church has returned to in-person worship services in the church's courtyard. Church members bring their own seating, sit socially distanced from each other, and wear masks to keep everyone safe.

Students Stay Connected to Their Faith Amidst Uncertainty

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff September 15, 2020

When statewide stay-at-home orders went into effect and new health guidelines were issued, many businesses and restaurants felt the burden of having to close operations to maintain the spread of the novel...

During the third week of school, freshman Samantha Courtade takes notes on The Odyssey from her English book as she logs into the San Juan Portal, where she will be able to turn in her work virtually.

Zoom Classes Get Mixed Reviews From Students

Isabella (Isa) Searle, Mirada Staff September 15, 2020

Starting on Aug. 13, the virtual school year was put into action. Although it wasn’t what anyone expected, students woke up and walked only a few steps to their desks, where they would spend their school...

Smoke from the Creek Fire obstructed views from inside Yosemite National Park and interfered with visitors' hiking and camping. As of Sept. 9, all 18 national forests in California are closed.

Record-Breaking Temperatures Cause The Largest Fires in California State History

Aaron Ichel, Mirada Staff September 11, 2020

As California faces yet another year of heat waves and record-breaking temperatures, firefighters throughout the state are struggling to contain the 22 fires which have burned over 2 million acres....

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