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Stricter gun laws save lives

Alyssa Diaz, Mirada Staff April 9, 2021

Gun violence is felt everywhere in America. On Nov. 27, Rio’s community fell victim to gun violence.  Dewayne James Jr. and his younger brother Sa’quan Reed-James were shot and killed at Arden...

To beat the coronavirus, keep sports on hold

Ryan Lewis, Guest Writer March 12, 2021

The month is March in California, and in any normal year, high school spring sports would just be kicking off.  Did you get the catch though?  Unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably already...

Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial Board March 10, 2021

About a year ago COVID-19 hit the United States by storm, and many students, including myself, were thrust into the world of social distancing and online learning. At first I was excited to take some time...

Keep going with distance learning until it’s safe to return

Hannah Lee, Guest Writer March 8, 2021

School districts plan on reopening soon in this school year. San Juan has announced plans to switch to hybrid learning on March 22, if the Sacramento County infection rate falls to an acceptable level,...

Why President Donald Trump should be Impeached 

Sam Thompson, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

After the riot at Capitol Hill on January 6th, 2021, many Americans believe that former President Donald Trump should be impeached for inciting the attack on the nation's capital. While the president did...

Go Make Your Bed

Go Make Your Bed

Annie Weeden, Guest Writer November 2, 2020

Go back in your head like you are rewinding your morning on your television.  You open your eyes to the obnoxious ding! ding! of your alarm clock and probably stay in bed for a while until your feet...

To the Polls!

To the Polls!

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff October 26, 2020

Reserve me a hospital bed and prepare to bear me home on my shield like the Greek warriors of old. I'm working at the polls this November. If I knew what to expect, I would be in line for some easy...

China's Concentration Camps Are a Crime Against Humanity

China’s Concentration Camps Are a Crime Against Humanity

Sumaya Albadani, Guest Writer October 26, 2020

"Vocational Education and Training Centers," better known as Muslim concentration camps, have been in place in the Xinjiang region of western China since 2017 as a way for the Chinese government to control...

The Silent Workers Supporting America

The Silent Workers Supporting America

Natalia Hurtzig-Lopez, Guest Writer October 23, 2020

When Cesar Lopez was only eight years old, his mother passed away in a car crash. His fivesisters and brother were left alone with his grandmother. They decided that the best option would be to move from...

We Must Save Our Wetlands

We Must Save Our Wetlands

Zachary Carson, Guest Writer October 21, 2020

There are many problems that come along with the water shortages all over the United States, but one of the greatest issues is that the lack of water is causing wetlands, essential habitats for all kinds...

Why Are My People Excluded From My Textbook?

Why Are My People Excluded From My Textbook?

Metzli Lemus, Guest Writer October 15, 2020

My eyes were teary when I walked into the living room of my house. My whole life, I was raised in an Indigenous community. This year, as I entered my junior year of high school, there was excitement...

Racism Against Asian-Americans is Nothing New

Racism Against Asian-Americans is Nothing New

Jae Yeon Lee, Guest Writer October 14, 2020

I am not new to the racism and discrimination against Asian Americans that has originated from the coronavirus. I was born in Seoul, South Korea. My family immigrated to the United States in 2008, making...

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