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Banner celebrating Black Renaissance Day at Mira Loma High School.

Mira Loma celebrates second annual Black Renaissance Day

Rishi Upadhyay, Mira Loma High School February 25, 2024

With Black History Month in full swing, Mira Loma High School spread awareness about it through its second annual Black Renaissance Day. Black History Month dates back to 1970 when Black United Students...

ELL programs help newcomers gain fluency in a new language

ELL programs help newcomers gain fluency in a new language

Rishi Upadhyay, Mira Loma High School February 7, 2024

As more migrants flock to the U.S. in search of a better life, schools in California are trying to support students whose first language is not English. The term ELL stands for English Language Learner....

ONE PILL CAN KILL!

ONE PILL CAN KILL!

Rishi Upadhyay, Mira Loma High School December 28, 2023
Fentanyl, is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin
The positive effect of music programs on students in school

The positive effect of music programs on students in school

Rishi Upadhyay, Mira Loma High School November 27, 2023

Although music classes are often thought to be something students just take for fun, instructors say they’re more than that, and can strengthen young people’s emotional-well being and improve their...

ANGELMAN SYNDROME

ANGELMAN SYNDROME

Rishi Upadhyay, Mira Loma High School October 16, 2023

Information and research about rare conditions is often limited – and this makes it more difficult not only for researchers, but for schools to translate findings into effective policy to support individuals...

Is stem cell use ethical in the potential treatment of diseases?

Rishi Upadhyay, Mira Loma High School September 12, 2023

Stem cells present a unique opportunity to potentially treat disorders yet have potential ethical implications –  and experts have something to say to clear the fog surrounding this issue. A stem...

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‘Best Buddies’ program helps disabled adults build relationships, acquire social skills

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School June 16, 2023

In the United States, up to one in four adults have a disability. However, they are often unable to acquire the resources they need to build relationships and learn social skills.  The Best Buddies...

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Sacramento schools reflect the region’s global diversity

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School June 13, 2023
'Celebrating diversity is incredibly important, especially in a school setting.'
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Controversial Measure O’s proposed solutions for Sacramento unhoused earn voter approval

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School May 30, 2023

Aaima Arshad, a Mira Loma High School senior, is concerned about the housing crisis in Sacramento, and she feels sympathy for the unhoused individuals she sees in downtown Sacramento.  However, despite...

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City, legislature need to act on climate danger to unhoused Sacramento residents

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School May 8, 2023

Blazing heat waves and atmospheric rivers are here to stay in the Sacramento area.  According to a 2022 study conducted by Science Advances, climate change has dramatically increased the possibility...

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Sacramento Youth Commission helps teens influence city policies

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School February 3, 2023

"Nothing about us without us" is the slogan for the Sacramento Youth Commission (SYC), which provides a forum for young people to help shape public policies that affect them.  The SYC is an advisory...

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Sacramento area youth volunteer to help facilitate midterm election

Kylie Huang, Mira Loma High School December 1, 2022

Youth throughout Sacramento County worked at the polls for the midterm elections in November, helping to make voting more efficient and accessible.   The election work gave the  Sacramento region...

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