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[Top to bottom] Junior Lucy Prieto, senior Alyssa Escay, senior Annalee Gorman and junior Katie Newton enjoy each other's company in a group FaceTime.

Social Media Helps Students Cope with Social Distancing

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 25, 2020

Staying connected via social platforms has become increasingly important upon news of a formal order for Sacramento County residents to remain inside except for essential activities in order to prevent...

P.E. teacher Shawna Virga measures a students performance in the trunk lift exercise.

Calif. Governor to Postpone Fitness Testing for P.E.

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 24, 2020

A three sport varsity athlete could fail the trunk lift. A transgender student could be in the healthy fitness zone for pushups in their gender at birth but not their self-identity.  A nonbinary student...

A screenshot of the college board website informing high school students of changes within AP testing this year related to COVID-19.

College Board Announces AP Testing Changes

Emma Hutchinson, Mirada Staff March 23, 2020

The College Board has offered a refund to students who are no longer interested in taking the test but after surveying 18,000 students around the country, they discovered that 91 percent of students...

Atticus Cottula comes to campus in protective gear on March 17.

School Quiet on First Day of Shutdown

Nicolas Gorman, Emily Borg, and Mickey Doolittle March 16, 2020

The campus was quiet and mostly somber on Tuesday, March 17, the first day of canceled classes following the announcement the previous Friday afternoon that school would be closed until at least April...

Rio Americano students celebrated school closing after the final bell on Friday, March 13.

School Closes to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

Nicolas Gorman, Mirada Staff March 13, 2020

Rio Americano and the rest of the San Juan district is closing at least through the end of spring break in order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.  As part of a coordinated effort, all...

The Stanford campus as seen from one of the main entrances.

Rio Americano Graduates Support Decisions to Close Their College Campuses over Coronavirus Concerns

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff March 10, 2020

Rio Americano graduates were among the thousands of students affected when Bay Area colleges canceled in-person classes this week to slow the spread of novel coronavirus. Universities–including the...

How to Prepare for Finals

How to Prepare for Finals

Taylor White, Mirada Staff March 4, 2020

It is that time of year, finals season has arrived. It can bring a series of events such as staying up until three in the morning studying trying to memorize that one math equation and it can bring joy...

COVID-19

COVID-19

March 3, 2020

The Week in Washington

The Week in Washington

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff February 20, 2020

The past week of politics has grasped national headlines between the Iowa Caucuses, the State of the Union and the Senate’s vote on President Trump’s impeachment trial. On Monday, the Iowa Caucus...

Sacramento Bee to Drop Saturday Print Editions

Sacramento Bee to Drop Saturday Print Editions

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff February 13, 2020

Beginning on February 22, the Sacramento Bee will no longer produce a print edition on Saturdays. The move comes as newspapers and journalists around the world seek to adapt to a changing media market...

Sacramento Votes To Ban All Nicotine

Sacramento Votes To Ban All Nicotine

Jada Bailey, Mirada Staff February 11, 2020

The city council voted 7-1 to approve the ban on all e-cigarettes and cartridges for anyone under the age of 21.  Starting from Jan. 1 of this year, all stores selling nicotine to those under age will...

The Sather Tower is a recognizable symbol of UC Berkeley, where college students have led many riots over the years.

Coddling Of The American Mind

Annalee Gorman and Katelyn Newton February 10, 2020

As a Generation Z begins to enroll in college and Millennials leave to enter the workforce, psychologists, civil rights activists and other professionals observed a disturbing trend in universities: a...

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