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Seniors Unhappy With Virtual Graduation

Seniors Unhappy With Virtual Graduation

Synia Thrower, Mirada Staff

May 6, 2020

Graduation Update Despite negative feedback from students and parents regarding graduation, the district has continued to move on with plans for virtual graduation. It will air on YouTube on June 9 2020. × Dismiss alert For high school students, graduation is the reward at the end of their adolescent e...

Students Have Trouble Adapting to New Online Classes

Students Have Trouble Adapting to New Online Classes

Sumaya Mayaar, Guest Writer

May 6, 2020

Since school closed because of COVID-19, the district switched to online classes. It is hard for students to adapt to this new way of learning. Students have trouble teaching themselves and easily get stressed and are not mentally and emotionally ready for teaching themselves. Stressing over their...

Gen Z Takes Over

Senior Cade Johnson checking his social media networks during passing period in the hallway.

Annalee Gorman, Mirada Staff

May 1, 2020

Generation Z, the “iPhone” generation, does not have a reputable reputation amongst other generations. Born between 1997-2010, Gen Z makes up 25 percent of America’s most diverse population so far. But what most don’t know, is how crucial this generation’s role is for the future. Studies ...

Teacher shares his concerns

Adam Bearson, English and Video Production teacher at Rio Americano

Adam Bearson, Guest Writer

April 21, 2020

Some people believe that I should focus on the Teacher’s Union’s decision to change the grading policy. These people believe that I should direct my “anger” at the union for putting teachers and students in this position. Of course it may be natural to feel angry, and I understand why people wan...

Bored? Things to do during coronavirus shut-in

An empty Rio Americano classroom as students transition to

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff

March 22, 2020

  Read. This may seem boring at first however once you have watched what seems like all the content on Tik Tok this idea isn’t too bad. You can go outside and escape from all the noise of the internet. Listen to some music. Whether you’re into rap, country, pop, or classical this is the time to downl...

Problems in California’s Fitness Testing

PE Teacher Shawna Virga measures a student's performance in the trunk lift for freshman fitness testing.

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff

March 16, 2020

The fitness test was originally created to monitor fitness levels of students, but many believe that the current program needs to be changed. This would be focused on reducing the amount of body shaming that has occured from the current test and to help include students who don’t identify with the t...

In This Case The Most Generous Interpretation of Events is Also the Most Plausible

Adam Bearson, School Staff/Guest Writer

March 13, 2020

Many parents, especially Jewish parents--and I am a Jewish parent--may believe that the history of anti-semitism directs us to seek out the most sinister interpretation, the one that will inspire our community to rise up and stamp out any festering hatred in our school. But doing so may have the opposite effect.

This I Believe: Losing a friend made me appreciate the people in my life

Hedayat Ebrahim Khel and friends teach other students about their culture at the Global Expo on campus last fall.

Sumaya Mayaar, Guest Writer

March 9, 2020

Enjoy the little things in life because someday you will realize they are the big things

A Dash of Socialism is Good for America

A Dash of Socialism is Good for America

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff

March 6, 2020

To assure the future health of the core values of America, the freedom of the individual and of the economy, Americans have no long-term effective option but to adopt such reforms as universal single-payer healthcare, affordable higher education, and the Green New Deal, which are by nature socialistic...

College Debt Demands a Solution

College Debt Demands a Solution

Joseph Bender, Mirada Staff

January 13, 2020

Student loan debt is a crisis in America. As I write this, 45 million Americans suffer with $1.6 billion in collective student loan debt, an amount second only to mortgage debt. It harms not only the debtors themselves but the economy as a whole by preventing the most innovative members of our socie...

Lana del Rey drops new album

Lana del Rey drops new album

Susannah Swindel, Mirada Staff

November 14, 2019

The first time I heard of Lana del Rey was around 2014, sitting in my sister’s room, listening to the ethereal “Summertime Sadness,” from her first album, “Born to Die”. I’ve been infatuated with her music ever since. Del Rey is known for pulling inspiration for her music from many sources -...

School Start Time Changes

School Start Time Changes

Jessica Sheppard, Mirada Staff

November 4, 2019

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