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Adrian Tomine's self portrait

Tomine started drawing comics at Rio, now he’s a best-selling graphic novelist

Jessica Sheppard, Staff writer March 12, 2021

“I had two main goals when I was in high school: to move away from Sacramento and to become a professional cartoonist,” said Adrian Tomine, a best-selling graphic novelist, New Yorker illustrator,...

Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial: Why Rio needs to return to in-person learning

Editorial Board March 10, 2021

About a year ago COVID-19 hit the United States by storm, and many students, including myself, were thrust into the world of social distancing and online learning. At first I was excited to take some time...

Keep going with distance learning until it’s safe to return

Hannah Lee, Guest Writer March 8, 2021

School districts plan on reopening soon in this school year. San Juan has announced plans to switch to hybrid learning on March 22, if the Sacramento County infection rate falls to an acceptable level,...

Anime show is emotional masterpiece.

“Your Lie in April” is a soul-consuming tale of young love

Dean Dudzik, Reviewer March 6, 2021

A decade has passed since the debut of Your Lie in April, a soul-consuming tale of young love told through animated TV, and I think that the tears of those who watched it on those first few days may finally...

Taylor Swift's

Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” is a ‘lifesaver’ during pandemic lockdown

Lydia Ellis, Guest Reviewer February 24, 2021

Most surprises during COVID-19 have been deadly. However, Taylor Swift’s surprise new album “Evermore” is life-saving. After releasing “Folklore” in July 2020, Swift dropped “Evermore” in...

Outdoor dining area at Danielle's Creperie

Danielle’s Creperie: Simple French meals and friendly service

By Sumaya Albadani, Reviewer February 6, 2021

Danielle’s Creperie is a French American cafe that serves crepes, breakfast, and brunch, which are offered all day. When the creperie first opened in 1984, it was a to-go-only French creperie and had...

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Miley Cyrus’ ‘Plastic Hearts’ embodies ‘fiery spirit’

Mika Edwards, Reviewer February 1, 2021

To match the new rocker persona fans have seen from Miley Cyrus in the past months, on Nov. 27 Cyrus released her latest album “Plastic Hearts.” Given that this album comes right after her recent divorce...

2020 Yearbook News

2020 Yearbook News

October 16, 2020

Rio Americano will have a yearbook in 2021! We are looking forward to presenting our students with a book in May that covers this unprecedented and historic year. We want to cover all Rio students in all...

Put Down Your Phone–If You Can–And Watch “The Social Dilemma”

Angie Stevenson October 11, 2020

Every day, I wake up and before my eyes even adjust to the morning light or I drag myself out of bed, I instantly reach for my phone.  My fingers almost unconsciously tap into Instagram, Snapchat and...

Mkhayla O'Kelley painted an iconic scene from Disney's

Mikhayla O’Kelley: Wandering Her Way To Art

Ajeeth Iyer October 11, 2020

In an education system that values focus, concentration and efficiency, Mikhayla O’Kelley instead sees her roving mind as a gift that has endowed her with remarkable artistic talents. “I...

“Avengers: Endgame’ is Perfect End to Franchise

Scott Fado-Bristo, Reviewer June 15, 2019

I was at a friend’s birthday party in elementary school when I first saw Iron Man (2008). The movie had loveable characters, fun dialog, memorable moments, and a snappy ending that wrapped up everything-...

Graphic by Jane Snider

Stop Stomping On Mother Earth

Jane Snider, Mirada Staff June 15, 2019

Carbon emissions are greenhouse gases that are destroying ecosystems and are harming the Earth. Humans are the cause of this and each person’s contribution to further warming the planet is defined as...

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