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Stories from Rio Americano High School
Remembering Talon Bonanno
News

Katelyn Newton | February 25, 2021

Talon Bonanno was best described as a fighter – in the words of anyone who had met him, “the strongest person I know.” The 17-year-old cancer patient, with his warm heart and unfailing sense of humor,…

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Rio Family Grieves Loss of Two Sons in Mall Homicide
News

Katelyn Newton | February 2, 2021

Rio graduate Dewayne James Jr., 19, and sophomore Sa’Quan Reed-James, 17, were killed in a shooting at Arden Fair Mall last Friday at 6:11 p.m., leaving a hole in the Rio community.

The brothers were…

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Rio Alum Wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
Features

Katelyn Newton | October 19, 2020

Alumnus Charles Rice received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine last week for his groundbreaking contributions to treating Hepatitis C, marking the first Nobel Prize winner to graduate from Rio…

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Prop. 18 Seeks to Let 17-Year-Olds Vote in Primaries
News

Joseph Bender | October 8, 2020

A proposition on the ballot this November seeks to allow some 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections.

If approved by voters, Proposition 18 would amend the state constitution of California to allow…

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Unmatched use of #blacklivesmatter and the age of online activism
News

Katelyn Newton | September 23, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced citizens across the globe to spend more time at home – and consequently online – online activism has been on the rise since March.

Almost overnight after the death of…

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Students stay connected to their faith amidst uncertainty
Features

Emma Hutchinson | September 17, 2020

When statewide stay-at-home orders went into effect and new health guidelines were issued, many businesses and restaurants felt the burden of having to close operations to maintain the spread of the novel…

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Campus closure extended; district switches to distance learning
Coronavirus

Emily Borg | April 2, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Juan Unified Schools District has extended campus closures at least through May 1 and will begin online instruction on April 13.

The district has been working…

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COVID-19 Affects Student-Athletes Now and for the Future
Coronavirus

Katelyn Newton | March 31, 2020

Varsity track and cross country athlete Ross Gowan has been working for years toward a spot on a Division I collegiate team.

But now, as COVID-19 has closed schools and ended the track season, the senior…

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Social Media Helps Students Cope with Social Distancing
Coronavirus

Katelyn Newton | March 26, 2020

Staying connected via social platforms has become increasingly important upon news of a formal order for Sacramento County residents to remain inside except for essential activities in order to prevent…

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