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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Why the Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

Surina Naran, Guest Writer September 1, 2022

May 1, 2022 What is the most powerful branch of the United States government?    We might feel inclined to say the executive branch. Here sits the president, the most powerful person in...

Should the SAT and ACT be abolished?

Sierra Reed, Guest Writer August 11, 2022

A perfect SAT score. 36. A perfect ACT score. These two scores alone help determine a student’s academic and career path. Being a high school student myself, I constantly think about my future after...

Cure for Social Media Addiction

Hunter Howell, Guest Writer February 8, 2022

Did you know that 50% of teens feel addicted to their cell phones? That's the finding of a 2016 study by Common Sense Media, and it is likely the percentage has gone up in the past five years. Social media...

America Needs Stricter Gun Regulations

Adalyn Bayer, Guest Writer February 8, 2022

A mass shooting is defined as an act of gun violence with four or more victims. These occurrences have increased by 66% in the United States in the past two years. Although there will always be acts of...

A screenshot from the Black and Missing Foundation website shows the disproportionate number of missing people who are persons of color. The foundation notes that most media attention focuses on missing white women. Source: Black and Missing Foundation

Gabby Petito: Another Case of “Missing White Woman Syndrome”

Olivia Schlieman, Guest Writer November 30, 2021

Yes: Gabby Petito was murdered. Yes: she deserves justice. Yes: the public has a right to investigate. No: she is not the only one.  Nearly 40 percent of missing persons in the US are people of color....

Teenage Sleep Deprivation

Sydney Yelton, Guest Writer October 27, 2021

Official studies from the CDC health department states that teenagers should be sleeping eight to 10 hours every night, although 73% of teenagers get less than this recommended amount. Most teenage students...

Handwriting has been shown to aid conceptual thinking.

I wish I Could Have Written This by Hand

Darya Pahlavan, Guest Writer April 20, 2021

I won’t sugarcoat it. My handwriting is bad. I’ve tried to deny this in the past, but I have finally come to terms with the fact that I will never have the ability to write in beautiful fonts. I know...

Conspiracy Theories: Social Media’s Next Big Headache

Ajeeth Iyer, Guest Writer April 12, 2021

“Oh, Nancy! Nancy! Where are you, Nancy?” shouted a rioter, as he and hundreds of others hunted for members of Congress during the January 6 Capitol riots. As I watched on TV the acts of terrorism...

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...

Capitalism Isnt Working--But It Can be Saved

Capitalism Isn’t Working–But It Can be Saved

Darya Pahlavan, Guest Writer March 28, 2021

American’s pride themselves on the economic freedom that comes with capitalism. What’s not to love? It brings efficiency, innovation, economic growth and more. While it is ingrained in every American...

The US cannot ignore trouble in Haiti

The US cannot ignore trouble in Haiti

Claire Fouché, Guest Writer March 20, 2021
My aunt risks her life every day to go to work. My cousins cannot go to school. They survive in fear, every day. This is the current reality of living in Haiti. 

The ‘Yellow Peril’ Reborn

Ruth-Mary Shackelford, Guest Writer March 15, 2021
I see my friends and family harassed, their grandparents slain or in pain.
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