The Mirada

“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- “I am Iron Man.” At that time the Marvel Cinematic Universe was just entering high gear. Ye...

Stop Stomping On Mother Earth

Graphic by Jane Snider

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 their carbon footprint. Each individual can reduce their carbon footprint and slow down the process of gl...

“I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” brilliantly recounts terror of the Golden State Killer

Stephanie Timofeyeva, Reviewer

June 15, 2019

“‘I once spent an afternoon tracking down every detail I could about a member of the 1972 Rio Americano High School water polo team because in the yearbook photo he appeared lean and to have big calves’- a possible physical trait of the Golden State Killer.” Michelle McNamara, preface to ...

Skip’s Kitchen Review

Emily Borg, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Skip’s Kitchen is a small lively place for friends and family to meet and enjoy meals together. Skip’s Kitchen offers a variety of foods: burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches, ice cream, and even fried mac and cheese. As you walk in the restaurant you are greeted with a friendly “hello” or ...

School Lockdown Drill

Emily Borg, Mirada Staff

June 4, 2018

Many high schools across the country are having to suffer through painful and violent events. The lockdown drill was supposed to reassure students on what to do in case of a violent event, but it sadly left students still wondering. On March 6 our school had a lockdown drill, but was it success...

Anna Swanson and Emma Hutchinson Profile

Emily Borg, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Both Anna Swanson and her partner Emma Hutchinson were thrilled and surprised that their English mid term had won them 7th place in the Caring for Our Watersheds proposal writing contest. The two freshman began their Bird Box Project aiming for an A in their English class, but the project was then entered int...

JV Softball

Emily Borg, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

This year's JV Softball team will not be striking out this season with their new coaches, Rob Hernandez, Jacob Lethum, and Dan Mckechnie. They teach the excited team new techniques for the new season. “I think the biggest improvement that we made this season are the new coaches,” said sophomore pitche...

Sophomore License

Emily Borg and Synia Thrower

June 4, 2018

Sophomore year is the time where most teenagers are looking to get their license or at least a permit. The hassle of trying to find rides to get to school, social events, and sports gets tiring so having a license gives relief to teens and their parents. This was the reason for many students g...

Mitchell Dixon Profile

Synia thrower, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Like many sophomore high school students Mitchell Dixon participates in sports, but not many can say they’ve been able to play Varsity so early. Dixon plays football and basketball, and plays on the Varsity teams for both. He started off on JV for football but was boosted up to Varsity near the ...

Sara Dunn Profile

Synia Thrower, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018

Sara Dunn has been working for the San Juan Unified School District since 1978 performing exceptionally and everyone can agree. “Ms.Dunn has spent about 40 years in the district which is remarkable in itself,” said Karen Cassady, one of Dunn’s coworkers in the counseling department. The distric...

Weather Affecting Spring Sports

Synia Thrower, Mirada Staff

June 4, 2018

Spring sports have kicked off and so has the rainy weather. Most spring sports are outdoors consisting of swim, dive, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis and men’s golf. Spring sports occur during the most bipolar weather months of the year, Feb. through May. The cold, ...


Katherine Huggins, Mirada Staff

June 4, 2018

Tragic instances of gun violence have sparked mass efforts of youth activists hoping to inspire reform. As a part of this wave of student activism, Six Civitas students traveled to the Capitol on May 17 to speak during “Youth Speaking Out Against Gun Violence,” a program sponsored by assembly ...

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