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Jason Allen won the digital-art competition at the Colorado State Fair last year for his piece “Théâtre D’opéra Spatial” that he created using the AI software Midjourney. Recently, the US Copyright Office refused to grant him a copyright for his piece, writing, We have decided that we cannot register this copyright claim because the deposit does not contain any human authorship.” He plans to appeal.

AI Needs More Restrictions in the Art World

Theresa Ferguson, Guest Writer February 6, 2024

In a modern world with electronic technology, AI has become a prevalent source of debate. The emergence of AI art has sparked up disagreements within the art world. The majority of traditional and digital...

The Marvels publicity poster.

What’s Going on with the Modern Movie Franchise?

Ben Steffensrud January 21, 2024

It’s November 2016, you just got out of school, and the new “Trolls” movie comes out. You just went to the movie theaters to watch it, and you loved it. Now fast forward to this year, when the new...

Bring Back Nap Time

Bring Back Nap Time

Parvathy Sreedharan, Guest Writer January 18, 2024

Remember the day of nap times and snack times. It has all gone now. Instead, students are ushered from class to class with small breaks and lunchtimes to recover from constant sitting. Schools no longer...

Typical characteristic of middle housing. Screen shot by a video for Sacramentos Missing Middle Housing project, which was presented in November. View the video at

Middle Housing Can Solve Housing Crises

Grant Elliott, Guest Writer December 17, 2023

When I was in middle school, many of my school friends lived very far away from me, so planning activities with them or going over to their houses was difficult. My mom has made a running joke about how...

Anthony Fauci.

Stop the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation

Morgan Priest, Guest Writer December 10, 2023

When Dr. Anthony Faucicame to Sacramento in October, I had the opportunity to go see him. There were police and security surrounding the area. At first, I was confused, but then I saw the infamous anti-vaxxers...

Mother Laura Collanton speaks to students at a fentanyl awareness assembly in 2022.

Why Is It So Hard to Access Rio’s Narcan?

Will Mann December 7, 2023

It only takes a couple of puffs of Naloxone to save a life, so why was this life-saving drug so hard to find at Rio? Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug that can help save those who are overdosing...

Senior Ajee Brooks paints the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo on her spot with the phrase “Zoinks this spot is taken by Ajee”. The design matched her keychain and is a catch-phrase she uses.

Keep Senior Parking Spots

Morgan Reed December 6, 2023

Here at Rio Americano, we are facing the biggest first-world problem. The San Juan Unified School District is attempting to take away every senior’s most prized possession, their senior parking spots. Every...

Steven Steele teaches a Spanish class.

World Language Requirements Should Be More Extensive

Gabrielle Berry December 1, 2023

The California Education Code requires that students must complete one year of visual or performing arts, career technical education, or foreign language. The state has no isolated requirement for students...

NFL Using Taylor Swift to Boost Ratings

NFL Using Taylor Swift to Boost Ratings

Nikki Porter, Guest Writer November 26, 2023

On Oct. 15, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce made their first public debut as a couple. Travis Kelce is a professional football player for the Kansas City Chiefs and Taylor Swift, well, she’s an extremely...

Protecting women from abusers with guns is now in the courts hands.

Keeping Guns out of Domestic Abusers’ Hands: A Necessary Fight to Prevent Gun Violence

Mia Golden November 22, 2023

Picture America’s gun violence problem. Maybe you imagine gangs fighting in the streets, gunshots echoing in residential neighborhoods. Maybe you imagine students streaming from schools, faces soaked...

Stricter Grading Standards Benefit Students

Stricter Grading Standards Benefit Students

Adam Abolfazli November 1, 2023

In recent years, the American classroom has reached a new low: student performance has been dismal in the face of COVID disruptions, schools are struggling to hire and retain teachers, and increasingly...

Oranges in Alaska

Oranges in Alaska

Isaac Phillips, Guest Writer September 7, 2023

According to the Scientific American, “This July is set to be the hottest month ever recorded on Earth—and likely the hottest in about 120,000 years.” While this heat is not too out of the ordinary...

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