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Lost treasures: Alfred Hitchcock classics

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Taylor White, Mirada Staff

September 7, 2020

While in quarantine one way to pass the time is by watching Alfred Hitchcock mystery movies. Hitchcock movies are some of the best movies to make you feel like you have traveled in time to a different era.  Not only are the movies spectacular themselves but they also bring to life what it was like to...

Students, teachers reflect on the first day of school

Sophomore Maelyn Hutchinson sits down at her computer on the first day of school and enters Google Classroom where she will access information to get her into Zoom for each of her classes.

Emma Hutchinson and Katelyn Newton

August 13, 2020

The first day of school looked a little different for everyone this year; instead of having to get up early to get dressed, drive to school, and visit lockers before class, students could have simply rolled out of bed, put t-shirts on over pajama bottoms, and sat down in their rooms for the beginnin...

UC President Proposes Dropping SAT/ACT Requirement

UC President Proposes Dropping SAT/ACT Requirement

Isabella (Isa) Searle

May 12, 2020

University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to stop using the SAT and ACT as admission requirements and replace them with a new test created for the 10-campus system--or scrap standardized testing entirely, according to a plan released Monday.  Napolitano’s five-year plan, released Mond...

Coronavirus Journal Entry #6

A mountain bike jump track Gauthier found located near William B. Pond off of the American River Bike Trail.

Nathan Gauthier, Guest Writer

May 9, 2020

40 days. 40 days of attempting to find activities that reduce my boredom and attempting to pursue my education. It’s strange to think that I’ve existed in any other form of education except for this online platform that we call “distanced learning.” I’m almost ashamed of myself for adju...

Coronavirus Journal Entry #5

Pen Pal letters between Emma Hutchinson and Katie Newton during quarantine.

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff

May 2, 2020

During quarantine I think the hardest thing for a lot of us is the social aspect - or antisocial aspect to be more accurate. As teenagers we tend to want to spend more time with our friends, which is natural as our brain develops. A lot of us, including myself, have resorted to technology - as we sho...

Not Just Politics

May 1, 2020

A detailed measure will let the nation see its demographic changes and composition as well as how to spend government money. Census enumerator Kenny Bender is in charge of a quality-control operation to ensure that there is no undercount in the census. He says that understanding the nation’s de...

Spread the Word

May 1, 2020

The Census has turned to social media to help gain more responses and to spread awareness about the opportunities at stake. For the first time, participants may fill out the census either online or by phone. New customizable digital activation badges can be shared through all social media channels to sh...

Question Controversy

May 1, 2020

The U.S. Constitution mandates that every decade a new census is carried out in part to ensure that each state receives its fair share of U.S. Representatives.  But immigrant advocates say that a question about citizenship status that the Trump administration tried to add to the form might have resu...

What’s at Stake

May 1, 2020

Federal funds make up more than a third of government spending in the state, and about 80 percent of those funds are tied to the census, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. The federal government provides a budget for the state based off of its population. With a population of approximat...

District Explains Decision to Allow Grades

Trent Allen, APR

Trent Allen, Senior Director of Community Relations, SJUSD

April 27, 2020

The district moved toward a system of credit or no credit for high school courses during the COVID-19 closures as it helps address the many challenges and unknowns faced by students and staff in this rapidly evolving time. Distance learning on this scale is new for everyone involved and we recognize that ...

Coronavirus Journal Entry #4

Coronavirus Journal Entry #4

Lauren McDougal, Guest Writer

April 11, 2020

Sometimes it is hard to limit my going out and doing things because now that we have been quarantined I realize how much I miss doing it. Due to staying in the house so much, my brothers being off of work, and my parents being home, I have actually had to interact with them on a day to day basis and ...

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