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This chart presented at the Dec. 12 meeting represents the percentages of seniors short on credits at each school. Click to enlarge the image to see the full chart.

Select Seniors Will Receive Credit Reduction to Graduate

Jaiden Crabtree, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

For the graduating class of 2024, freshman year was spent in quarantine. This loss of learning time due to distance learning had a profound impact on many students, with some falling short of the required...

Caroline Niello, Jill Gundlach, Sahil Olomi, Sofia Magee, Andrea (Annie) Laing and Zoey Younger at the engineering workshop.

Rio Engineering Students Win Sac State CREATE Competition

Megan Atkinson December 19, 2023

A team of engineering students from Rio Americano High School won top awards at the CREATE competition at Sacramento State Dec. 11 with designs for a refugee support center. The team members–all part...

Students Face Uptick in Online, Financial Scams

Students Face Uptick in Online, Financial Scams

Navaeh Halstead and Mara Thomas December 7, 2023

In today’s world, everywhere you look you see a device. Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, computers; they are our worlds. Most teenagers may call themselves “tech savvy,” but in reality they can...

Students work on Dual Enrollment English during Jolynn Masons class.

Dual Enrollment Surges in Popularity

Audrey Shackelford December 2, 2023

Dual Enrollment is a program offered to seniors where students take English, math and other classes while in high school but taught by a professor from the Los Rios Community College District. This...

Rio Americano beats Fairfield in playoff opener

Rio Americano beats Fairfield in playoff opener

November 8, 2023

In Rio Americano’s first playoff game in memory, the offense left the field after a safety with seven seconds left.  But that was the plan, and the Raiders (9-2) got it right–this time–hanging...

Rio Moving into New Sports League Next Year

Rio Moving into New Sports League Next Year

Ethan Woodhouse and Evan Orma October 22, 2023

Due to Rio’s recent success in the Capital Athletic League (CAL), the school will transfer into an improved sports league, the Capital Valley Conference (CVC), next year.  The other schools participating...

The Sacramento Superior Court where former Arden Middle School teacher Glenn Alejandrino was sentenced to five years in prison for child sex abuse.

Former Arden Middle School Teacher Sentenced for Child Sex Abuse

Jaiden Crabtree and Adam Abolfazli October 6, 2023

Editors’ note: The following article discusses sexual crimes that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised. Students who are struggling with these events or the coverage of them should...

Lindsey Marr, seen in a screenshot of a presentation, is a Rio graduate and an engineering professor at VT with expertise in airborne transmission of viruses, air quality, nanotechnology.

Rio Alum Linsey Marr Named 2023 MacArthur Fellow

Adam Abolfazli October 5, 2023

Rio Americano High School graduate Linsey Marr, a well-known figure in the field of environmental engineering, has been awarded a 2023 MacArthur fellowship, commonly called a "genius grant." The $800,000...

A photograph of a high school student sitting at a computer using ChatGPT, taken from the vantage point of looking over the students shoulder. The image was generated by DALL-E, ChatGPTs sister software.

ChatGPT Sparks Cheating Concerns

Adam Abolfazli and Logan Swain May 25, 2023

“As artificial intelligence technology continues to rapidly advance, ChatGPT, a large language model created by OpenAI, has become a notable example of the capabilities and potential of this emerging...

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New dress code addresses sexism complaints about old rules

Alina Trainor, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

Women’s fashion is constantly changing, and this year, for the first time in decades, the school’s dress code is also changing to reflect fashion trends and address inequities in how the old code was...

Senior Ryan Calcagno makes a shot at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Senior’s golf tournament puts the tee in charity

Logan Swain, Staff Writer November 5, 2022

Golfing has long been senior Ryan Calcagno’s passion. This year he’s found a way to link that love to community service. Calcagno is organizing a charitable golf tournament, which will be held at Ancil...

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