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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada

A photograph of a high school student sitting at a computer using ChatGPT, taken from the vantage point of looking over the students shoulder. The image was generated by DALL-E, ChatGPTs sister software.

ChatGPT Sparks Cheating Concerns

Adam Abolfazli and Logan Swain May 25, 2023

“As artificial intelligence technology continues to rapidly advance, ChatGPT, a large language model created by OpenAI, has become a notable example of the capabilities and potential of this emerging...

Senior Ball at Haggin Oaks on May 13, 2023. Photo by MM

Senior Ball 2023

May 14, 2023

It was a hot may night for the Rio Americano Senior Ball at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on May 13. Keep checking this slideshow for additional photos. Downloads of full size images will be available soon.

Video students win big at SEVA awards

May 3, 2023

Rio Americano students dominated the annual Sacramento Educational Video Awards, which honor student work from across the county.   Junior Lee Mamangon, senior Claire Teymouri, sophomore Kaser Winn...

Ana Wilson plays saxophone at the playathon concert.

Downbeat calls jazz band one of best in US

Mirada Staff May 1, 2023

For the seventh year in a row and the 12th time since 2009, a Rio Americano High School jazz band has been recognized as one of the top high school groups in the US by Downbeat Magazine, the print authority...

Rio students create telenovelas 

Eric Aflaki April 20, 2023

  The first Rio Telenovela  Emmy Awards honored the best in student productions of 2023. The winners were chosen by over 300 students and faculty who voted on six categories last month.  More...

Rio Americano defeated Sacramento High 35-28 on Nov 29. The Saturday afternoon contest was the first game played at Rio in more than three years. Photos by Rami Al Mufti.

2024 League Realignments

March 27, 2023

Rio Americano sports teams will be competing in a new league starting in fall of 2024. The recently announced CIF realignment will send Rio from the Capital Athletic League to the Division II Capital...

Christenson prepares to pitch the ball. Picture provided by him.

Chasing The Dream

Jack Fedota , Staff Writer March 14, 2023

Chase Christenson dreams of playing Major League baseball within the next 10 years. Of course, any kid who ever picked up a bat has that dream, but Christenson is one of very few who may be able to achieve...

Autumn Olagues’ favorite part about riding is the horses

Autumn Olagues’ favorite part about riding is the horses

Adam Abolfazli, Staff Writer March 6, 2023

You can often find senior Autumn Olagues at the horse racing track preparing for her next rodeo competition. Riding since she was very young, Olagues now participates in the High School District 3 Rodeo...

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...

Rick Singer boasted he could get students into top-ranked college through the side door--a system that depended on bribes and lies about students athletic ability.

Varsity Blues mastermind sentenced in college admissions bribery scheme

Mirada Staff January 13, 2023

Rick Singer, who started his career as a private college counselor by advising Rio Americano students and later became the center of a national admissions bribery scandal, was sentenced to 3½ years in...

Mitch Evett conducts the PM jazz band in the performing arts center at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, Calif.

Q&A: Mitch Evett finds a home in Rio’s nationally acclaimed music program

Anna Wilson, Guest Writer August 15, 2022
It's my favorite thing seeing people grow up and come to themselves and improve as musicians and humans.
A screen shot of a funny and distracting cat video.

What Is It About Cat Videos?

Ranim Hijazi August 11, 2022

In an era when information is at your sight at the tap of a paw, one of the most crucial and fur-midable advancements of humanity rose to fame in the 1990s: Cat videos. Undeniably, a ten-second clip of...

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