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Poke Noke Restaurant, a Delicious Find

Poke Noke Restaurant, a Delicious Find

Horizon Labarcon, Mirada Staff

August 24, 2017

Imagine a burrito bowl. Now imagine replacing the meat with sushi, the lettuce with seaweed, and the guacamole with imitation crab. That is the beauty of poke. For $12 you can buy a small bowl (three scoops for small, five scoops for large) with your pick of seafood including salmon, ahi tuna, scall...

Betsy Devos Endangers American Education

Betsy Devos Endangers American Education

Emma Phoenix, Mirada Staff

June 2, 2017

Public school. It is something that all of us at Rio have in common. A public school by definition is a school supported by public funds. But in reality, public schools are so much more than that. They are a place for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to be/do what you want within ...

Is Pumpkin Spice Overrated?

Is Pumpkin Spice Overrated?

Kaitlyn Shellooe, Mirada Staff

December 6, 2016

Pumpkin spice has been a symbol of fall since Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte 13 years ago. There are over hundreds of pumpkin spice products that are made.  Stores like Starbucks and Trader Joe’s advertised their pumpkin spice related products, like the pumpkin spice frappuccino and...

City Eatery Has New Way to Indulge in Shaved Ice

City Eatery Has New Way to Indulge in Shaved Ice

Natalie Clausen, Mirada Staff

April 14, 2016

Vampire Penguin is a unique dessert place downtown. Specialties include shaved snow and other delicious desserts. The shaved snow at isn't typical; it doesn't melt or get packed down when when syrup is poured on it. It's also much softer and fluffier. Open every day from noon to 8 p.m. or on...

Technology Comes With Tesla

Technology Comes With Tesla

Garret Gardner, Mirada Staff

April 14, 2016

The Tesla Model 3, a new, affordable vehicle that runs on electricity is being produced by Tesla, the ambitious company that produced the Model S. The Tesla Model S, referred to by many as the “most loved car in America,” is sporty, fuel-efficient and helps to reduce the carbon footprint of ...

Combo Classes Feed Our Brains

Combo Classes Feed Our Brains

Alex Muegge, Mirada Staff

February 26, 2016

Do you ever get really stressed writing essays for multiple classes on the same day? What if you had a combination of two classes in one? What if your history teacher knew that your English teacher was assigning an essay and, because of that, he didn’t give you another one? What if your English and h...

The Early Bird Gets Sleep Deprived

The Early Bird Gets Sleep Deprived

Natalie Rochman, Mirada Staff

December 1, 2015

“It’s way too early to be up right now,” I think, every single morning. 7:50 is too early to start school; it’s 40 minutes earlier than the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended start time of 8:30 a.m. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), teenagers should get nine hour...

An Examination of Finals

An Examination of Finals

Parisa Anderson, Mirada Staff

November 2, 2015

Most high school students, at some point or another, dream of a world without final exams. One of the largest districts in the country is making that dream come true for its students. Maryland’s Montgomery County  Board of Education will be doing away with final exams next year, swapping them with more...

How to Have Fun at Homecoming Without a Date

How to Have Fun at Homecoming Without a Date

Jane Nathan, Mirada Staff

October 14, 2015

It’s that time of year again-- Rio’s homecoming dance is just around the corner. Students across the campus anticipate this night full of dancing, laughter and wholesome high school fun. But when you’re single, it can be slightly difficult running into all those cute, unavoidable homecoming pr...

Privacy Isn’t Private When You’re Online

Privacy Isn't Private When You're Online

Alexander Muegge, Mirada Staff

September 10, 2015

Do you ever worry about what you posted last night on instagram? What if you were going to post it, but then decided not to, and somebody still knew and saw what you were about to say? I FaceTimed for the first time last weekend and I noticed something right before I made the call. The background o...

When It Comes to Poultry, She’s a Chicken

When It Comes to Poultry, She's a Chicken

Malkah Javanifard, Mirada Staff

September 10, 2015

It is now 2025 and I am surrounded by chickens. Chickens. And only chickens. How did the world come to this disaster? In 2013, I came upon a Snapple cap that read, “there are more chickens than humans in the world.” After reading this frightening fact, I took it upon myself to inform the wor...

Netflix Review: Top Gun

Netflix Review: Top Gun

Hayden Roundtree, Mirada Staff

May 6, 2015

Top Gun The movie that is your Netflix review this month is “Top Gun”. It is a action drama movie about a pilot, named Pete “ Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise), who is invited to go through a pilot school named Top Gun Naval Flying School. During Mavericks time at the school he became increasingly...

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