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A student photographed the Nazi flag amid other historical German flags.

Teacher suspended for displaying Nazi flag in classroom

Katelyn Newton, Mirada Staff May 19, 2021

In response to the display of a Nazi flag in their classroom, a Rio Americano teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the district conducts an investigation into the matter. After students...

Spaying and Neutering: The Undisputed Answer 

Spaying and Neutering: The Undisputed Answer 

Lydia Ellis, Guest Writer May 13, 2021

Take a walk down the crowded rows of an animal shelter to see just how serious the pet overpopulation problem in the U.S. remains. Sadly, we have reached a point where there’s controversy over whether...

Morning Melodies

Morning Melodies

Sierra Witte May 12, 2021

“I tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen / Pour myself a cup of ambition / Yawn and stretch and try to come to life.” The opening lyrics from this iconic Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” accompany...

Julia Florentino, who sells items on  Depop, worries about how fast fashion harms the environment.

Turning thrifting into a business

Angie Stevens, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Thrift stores, packed tightly with racks and racks of musty old clothing, all holding the potential to be someone’s lucky find, are where Julia Florentino spends a majority of her time.  On the lookout...

It’s My Gym Too

Angie Stevens, Editor April 15, 2021
The suffocating atmosphere of sweaty testosterone-pumping men and the invisible lines that many women feel nervous to cross at their gym, makes it extremely difficult to feel welcome.    

First Person: A family trip to Boise puts life in perspective

Olivia Lynch April 1, 2021

I know it’s easy to say that the past COVID-centric and obsessed year has thrown most people off their game and has changed many people’s life trajectories in big and little ways, but I now know from...

First Person: A Duck Hunter’s Life

Zachary Carson  April 1, 2021

Throughout my life, I have always grown up in the outdoors. Spanning all the way from mudding to hunting I have been through it and done it. The one thing that sticks with me to this day is hunting. Constantly...

The ‘Yellow Peril’ Reborn

Ruth-Mary Shackelford, Guest Writer March 15, 2021
I see my friends and family harassed, their grandparents slain or in pain.
Adrian Tomines 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...

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