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Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

In April 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to end the teaching of CRT. Seven states have officially banned CRT, and 16 states have a possible ban in progress.

Opinion: Why are Republican Politicians Denying Critical Race Theory?

Justin Ha, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 20, 2022

It’s no secret that Republican politicians have chosen critical race theory as their bargaining chip to capture parent voters.  During his midterm...

What Does a Month at GBHS Look Like?

What Does a Month at GBHS Look Like?

Justin Ha, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2022

Since the first school day of October, I’ve taken a photo of Granite Bay High School every day in the exact same location. This wasn’t an aimless...

Movie Review: A bunch of Hocus Pocus, 2

Movie Review: A bunch of Hocus Pocus, 2

Zoie Walker, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022

When it comes to Halloween, my typical go to movies to watch (other than typical horror movies) are the iconic Halloween Disney movies. These include,...

Removing books or poems from the curriculum because we do not agree with the content for religious or political reasons promotes ideological homogeneity when schools should be expanding students’ worldviews. 

Gazette Editorial: GBHS Shouldn’t Remove Content From the English Curriculum

Justin Ha, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 8, 2022

Education from one perspective is indoctrination. At the Sept. 21 Site Council meeting, Granite Bay High School parents persuaded council members to...

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2021 suicide was the leading cause of death for AA and NHPI youth.

Special: my story on the stigma, shame of Asian American youth suicides

Sarah Yee, Features Editor
September 24, 2022
No one ever explicitly told me not to talk about my mental health, as an Asian American, but the omission was enough.  The statistics indicate the urgency that these "talks" need to happen: aggregated, suicide is the first leading cause of death among AA and NHPI youth (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2021). Even before the world reeled from COVID-19, AA and NHPI mental health disparities were evident. When broken down by race, suicide is the leading cause of death among Asian American young adults aged 15-24 in a 2017 CDC report.  This is true of no other racial group in this age range in America (CDC, 2017). It took me a beleaguered and uncomfortable month to share my story; the sixteen strings that represent my mental health journey at this point and signs of what's to come.
According to a poll conducted by the Granite Bay Gazette of 201 GBHS students, 91% of respondents agree or strongly agree that social media and tech companies are collecting their data or invading their privacy.

Minors receive new protections online under California bill

Justin Ha, Co-editor-in-chief
September 22, 2022

Starting in July 2024, California will be placing stricter guidelines on businesses that provide an online service to minors. AB 2273, which aims to protect...

The open space is located adjacent to GBHSs drop off circle.  It is home to a wide range of wildlife.

Open space next to Granite Bay High School destroyed

Elise Fisher, Co-editor-in-chief
September 15, 2022

The week before school started, a bulldozer went through and destroyed the open space next to Granite Bay High School, previously home to a pond, plants...

MLB players are paid $4.41 million on average.

Commentary: Are MLB players overpaid?

Brendan Alders, Staff Writer
September 14, 2022

Twelve years and $595 million: this is the contract extension professional baseball player Mike Trout got in 2019.  Since then he has missed over 100...

In Aug. 2021, gas was $4.32 per gallon. As of late Aug. 2022, gas prices are approximately $5.33.

Teens struggle under massive gas prices

Andrew Goozen, Staff Writer
September 14, 2022

Even though gas prices have come down from record highs, teens are still struggling to fill up their tanks. Since August of 2021, gas prices have skyrocketed....

The Forever Storys album cover.

Review: JID’s “The Forever Story”

Elise Fisher, Co-editor-in-chief
September 14, 2022

For someone who doesn’t listen to much rap music, I was surprised by JID’s new album, “The Forever Story.” In the variety of music I do have...

The GBHS cheer team practices in the cafeteria.

New head cheer coach brings new customs to the team

Sophie Nguyen, Assistant editor
September 14, 2022

Granite Bay High School’s cheer team sits around on a huge, rectangular mat in the center of the cafeteria. 55 pairs of eyes are affixed to their new...

The Forward party has been marketed as “Not left. Not right. Forward,” but ultimately, it is a centrist political party that will endorse candidates from both sides of the aisle. Despite the political world’s mixed reactions, it will likely have ballot access in all 50 states by the looming 2024 election.

Opinion: The Forward Party is a Step Backwards

Justin Ha, Co-editor-in-chief
September 9, 2022

In an insidious infiltration of the culture, politicians have recently begun catering to Gen Z audiences by harnessing the power of social media, specifically...

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