Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

Art by Kailey Billeci.

Covid emergency ends, but effects linger

Antonio Villalobos, Mirada Staff May 15, 2023

On Feb. 28 Gov. Gavin Newsom declared an end to the covid emergency in California, almost three years to the day when schools—and almost everything else—shut down on March 13, 2020.  But for kids...

Jason Allen won the digital-art competition at the Colorado State Fair last year for his piece “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial” that he created using the AI software Midjourney. Recently, the US Copyright Office refused to grant him a copyright for his piece, writing, We have decided that we cannot register this copyright claim because the deposit does not contain any human authorship.”  He plans to appeal.

AI Generated Art: Is This the Death of Art or the Beginning of a New Wave?

Tyga Maldonado, Guest Writer May 6, 2023
AI is just another tool, like a camera or paintbrush, that an artist can use in order to create their vision.

I’m 17 and I want to vote

Anna Schmid March 9, 2023

The Sacramento City Council will add a non-voting teenager to sit in on meetings to offer input and help represent the city’s youth commission. While this is a small step forward in recognizing the value...

NIL deals need a refresh to preserve college football competition

Ashley Lundberg March 9, 2023

When University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban said that Texas A&M “bought every player on their team,” he started a firestorm. But what was largely ignored in the ensuing controversy was...

Mental Health and Homophobia; What Is the Correlation?

Jaiden Crabtree March 9, 2023

Being a teen in the LGBTQ+ community in America isn’t always easy, as many students know. It’s saddening to see how people, grown adults especially, can dismiss the cries of the younger generation....

Juniors Anna Schmid and Jaiden Crabtree hold hands, an action that students at Hylands High
School in Chelmsford, U.K. are not allowed to do.

No snogging?! British high school’s ban on physical touch and relationships goes too far

Brooklyn Hendricks March 6, 2023

Hylands High School in Chelmsford, U.K. recently banned all physical contact and romantic relationships between students. Assistant headteacher Catherine McMillan wrote in a letter to the school community...

Satire: George Santos: One of Rios Finest

Satire: George Santos: One of Rio’s Finest

Logan Swain and Adam Abolfazli February 8, 2023

Disclaimer: This article is purely for entertainment purposes. The quotes in this article are not actually from the persons quoted. In an exclusive interview with the Mirada, George Santos, a newly...

Cell phones help high-achieving students’ academic life

Kailey Billeci, Guest Writer February 6, 2023

In many school districts globally, teachers have become frustrated with students who use their devices in class. Even though there are some concerns surrounding cell phone use in school, they have strong...

Benefits of students holding down part-time jobs

Lauryn Hodgson, Guest Writer January 20, 2023

In 1979, nearly 60% of American high schoolers were working. Today, 35% of high schoolers work. The statistics from a 2018 study by Brookings Institution reveals that nearly half of the teenage working...

Is Pushing Back Start Times the Answer to Teen Sleep Deprivation?

Kelly McCrystle , Guest Writer October 20, 2022

Since Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 328, California schools have been steadily pushing back their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. This law was fully implemented at Rio Americano high school...

Prop 27 is a bad bet for California

Mason Foster, Guest Writer October 6, 2022

Proposition 27 claims to assure long-term funding for homelessness, gambling addiction, and tribes not affiliated with sports betting. However, it’s backed by two major sports betting companies. Proposition...

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...

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