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A screenshot of the Black Lives Matter official Twitter account.

Unmatched Use of #blacklivesmatter and The Age of Online Activism

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff September 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced citizens across the globe to spend more time at home - and consequently online - online activism has been on the rise since March. Almost overnight after the death of...

Nutrition services waits for customers in the small gymnasium. Meal services are available Monday through Friday in the mornings.

USDA Extends Free Meals for Students, Adds Lunch Pick-Up Time

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff September 7, 2020

The US Department of Agriculture extended the free meal period to honor economic hardships due to COVID-19 for all children ages 0-18. Meals will continue to be available at Rio Americano from 7 a.m....

Juniors Audrey Snider and McKenna Hubbard advocate for women's rights at the Women's March in downtown Sacramento in 2019.

100 Years Since the 19th Amendment, What’s Changed?

Taylor White, Mirada Staff September 1, 2020

On August 18, 1920 women were granted the right to vote through the 19th Amendment. Suffragists such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott worked hard for years to make this possible.   An...

Sophomore Maelyn Hutchinson sits down at her computer on the first day of school and enters Google Classroom where she will access information to get her into Zoom for each of her classes.

Students, Teachers Reflect on the First Day of School

Emma Hutchinson and Katelyn Newton August 13, 2020

The first day of school looked a little different for everyone this year; instead of having to get up early to get dressed, drive to school, and visit lockers before class, students could have simply rolled...

Lockers will remain empty for the first weeks of the school year, and likely the first semester. Students received their schedules for distance learning, and await the start of Zoom courses.

Teachers, Students Hope for Success With Distance Learning

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff August 8, 2020

Students arrived at campus this week, but instead of claiming a locker and finding their classrooms, they were picking up their virtual schedules and textbooks to keep at home.  Exactly five months...

Rio Seniors celebrate future plans after college. Some members switched colleges as more information was released and others follow the path they always dreamed of.

Seniors Re-evaluate College Plans Due to Pandemic

Annalee Gorman and Emma Hutchinson June 11, 2020

Making the decision of where to go to college is already filled with uncertainty and this year is no different. But, there’s more for the Class of 2020 seniors to think about.  The coronavirus pandemic...

Senior Samantha Klein wears a mask on one of her walks outside, enjoying the fresh air.

Life in a Mask

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff June 1, 2020

No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.  The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has prompted many to purchase or make their own masks for the safety of themselves and those around them. Many counties, cities...

Student resources for college preparation. Competitive schools like UC San Diego and UCLA no longer require the SAT for admissions.

UC Regents Vote to Drop SAT, ACT

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 29, 2020

After a two year research effort evaluating the effectiveness of standardized tests, the University of California Regents unanimously voted on May 21 to retract the SAT/ ACT requirement for California...

Yearbook editors Liz Gore, Riley Stoddard and Justine Waters proof the cover for this year's Tesoro.

Yearbook Delayed

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff May 25, 2020

Delivery of the 2020 Rio Americano yearbook has been delayed until August because of state-mandated restrictions at the printing plant aimed at protecting workers from Covid-19. Yearbook adviser Michael...

What You Don't Know About Rio

What You Don’t Know About Rio

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff May 22, 2020

Rio Americano High School What you don't know The Senior Building Ever wondered what this house-like structure is doing in the back of our school? This building has been here for decades, but the exact...

Usually busy, the California State University, Sacramento Welcome Center is empty.

CSU’s Move to Online Instruction

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff May 16, 2020

Update on California Universities While the California State Universities (CSU) and Community Colleges (CCC) have opted for online course of study this fall, the University of California (UC) schools...

UC President Proposes Dropping SAT/ACT Requirement

UC President Proposes Dropping SAT/ACT Requirement

Isabella (Isa) Searle May 12, 2020

University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to stop using the SAT and ACT as admission requirements and replace them with a new test created for the 10-campus system--or scrap standardized...

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