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Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

For many years, studies have shown that the presence of teachers of color has greatly improved student success rates, including high school graduation rates.

The lasting impact of teachers of color on campus

Mareesa Islam, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2021

As a child growing up in a multicultural environment, Lisa Goldsmith, a biology teacher at Granite Bay High School, never felt apart from those around...

On January 20, 2021, President Biden took office and began carrying out different actions in just the first few weeks of his presidency.

Opinions spark as new leadership takes office

Andrew Goozen, staff writer
March 12, 2021

This past fall, the United States had one of the most anticipated presidential elections ever. It was a close race as former Vice President Joe Biden beat...

Vaccine distribution is currently occurring at multiple locations including the Grounds in Roseville, shown above.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up across Placer County

Mareesa Islam, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2021

Placer County is currently administering COVID-19 vaccines to health care personnel in Phase 1a, as well as residents over the age of 65 and workers in...

Infographic: Levels of public school authority

Infographic: Levels of public school authority

Chloe Docto, staff writer
February 12, 2021

As COVID-19 continues to cause public school systems to make large decisions, get to know who has authority behind these decisions. The organization of...

On January 5, schools across the RJUHSD district reopened with a five day schedule, marking the first time in nearly a year where students were able to return to campus fulltime. Yet, with this comes obstacles as well.

Reopening: RJUHSD employees reflect

Ali Juell and Mareesa Islam
January 31, 2021

On December 14, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of five days a week of in person instruction with 70 minute class periods despite the...

Despite maintaining a white majority presence, Granite Bay High Schools demographics have diversified over the last decade.

2010 vs. 2020: Demographic differences within a decade

Mareesa Islam and Sophia Harimoto
January 10, 2021

Over the last decade, the demographics of GBHS have become more diverse with a growing minority population.  According to the GBHS 2009-10 School Accountability...

Legal change may be on the horizon with the new confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

New Supreme Court pick puts legal abortion in jeopardy

Ali Juell, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2020

This year marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a case that made abortion legal on the federal level in 1973. And yet, many people across the country...

With masks required and social distancing guidelines in place, students are now able to attend in-person HUB time, if invited by their teacher.

Learning beyond the screen

Sabine Kanz, Staff Writer
October 30, 2020

Making her way towards a class, a girl’s footsteps echo throughout the lonely campus. On September 15, teachers welcomed back six students at a time...

Bettie Bartz has lived at the Eskaton Lodge Retirement Homes for two years, and is continuously searching for ways to make the community around her better.

Local retirement homes deeply impacted by COVID-19

Anna Jenkins, staff writer
October 19, 2020

Grandparents play an important role in many peoples’ lives as they are the people we go to when our own parents say “no”or when we get a bad grade...

When applying to colleges, students must invite their wanted recommenders to the application website.

Navigating through letters of recommendation during distance learning

Maggie Delaney, staff writer
October 19, 2020

As seniors in Granite Bay High are now fully invested in college applications, it has come time to ask for letters of recommendation.  These letters...

Lily Shores is looking forward to visiting the popular vacation destination, Soda Springs.

Winter break traveling plans up in the air

Natalie Demma, staff writer
October 16, 2020

During this stressful pandemic, are people still going on their winter break trips?  Granite Bay High School students shared if they are planning to...

The Aeries grade app, shown above, is a common place for students to check their grades. Due to this years unusual learning circumstances, some are noticing a difference in their academic performance.

Distance learning takes a toll on students’ grades

Kaylee Price, staff writer
October 15, 2020

Over the last three semesters, Granite Bay High School has experienced many different forms of learning: in-person, online asynchronous and online synchronous.  But...

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