Election Day

Troi Metzger

Hey guys from Rio, Tomorrow, as most all of you know, is the infamous Election Day. The day where Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump will most likely be elected as chief and commander for the next four years of our lives (of course there is a small possibility that another candidate will become our leader...though this is slightly unnerving considering the intense focus on the Democratic and Republican nominees). Truthfully,...

November 8, 2016

The Flint Water Crisis

Jupneet Singh and Nicole Kim

In April 2014, the city of Flint disconnected from the Detroit Water System.  Citizens immediately reported pungent odors and unnatural colors in the water. In that same year, General Motors announced it would stop using the water from the Flint because it was spoiling engine parts.  There were many reports that the water was unsafe to drink, including a Virginia Tech report.  The officials avoided the issue, and told cit...

June 2, 2016

Middle Eastern and Asian Immigrants are Unfairly Scapegoated

Jupneet Singh

After September 11, 2001, there were many “National Security” measures put in place track Middle Easterners, South Asians, Latinos, and Blacks-anyone who looked Arab. They were subject to many instances of racial profiling, which dismissed “innocent until proven guilty” and only convicted for a “probable cause.”  All this happened even when President Bush specifically announced that there should be no discrim...

June 2, 2016

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Discovering Aesthetics

Jorden Harber

First thing’s first lets clear one thing up. I am not a pretty person who spends my days drinking green juice and discovering cave paintings whilst on a hike in the Malibu Mountains. I am one of those people who likes ...

June 2, 2016

What Club Are You In?

Samantha Reyes

There are many various types of organizations that are held at Rio Mesa. Clubs are great for anybody because they give you experience and knowledge about any subject you are passionate about, whether it’s for community...

June 2, 2016

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Confessions of an Upperclassman: Regrets and Advice

Lani Narilla, Staff Reporter

I don’t know about you, but from my experience I have learned that high school is tough.  How much more of an understatement can that be?  In actuality, high school is “the best of times, it was...

How Sex Changed My Relationship

Sex in high school is viewed differently by everyone. To some, it is something that only happens to 16 year olds in movies, to some it is still gross, and to others it’s a casual thing that happens wit...

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