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Granite Bay Today

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Granite Bay Today

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Opinion: A Letter to GBHS: My Journey From Afghanistan to California

Hosan Aazim, Individual Contributor
May 22, 2024

Dear GBHS,   On the first day, I stood outside the school in front of the entrance gate, where there was an American flag. I stared at that...

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Celebrating Passover

Jacey Deurloo, Staff Writer
April 19, 2024

Referred to by Rabbi Mona Alfi of the Congregation of B’nai Israel as “the Jewish holiday for the 4th of July,” to many, Passover is known as the...

The Beauty and Burden of Being Bilingual

The Beauty and Burden of Being Bilingual

Sasha Babara, Staff Writer
April 18, 2024

What would you feel like, if your whole life suddenly flipped upside down? Imagine you arrive in America for the first time. Now, you have to learn a whole...

Ramadan Quran Reading, Goharshad Mosque, Mashhad
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A millennium-and-a-half year old tradition- Ramadan (2024)

Audrey Baime, Bounds Broken Editor
April 8, 2024

1414 years ago, the Prophet Muhammad sat in prayer in a cave on the outskirts of Mecca. It was here, during the month of Ramadan, that Muhammad is said...

The Know We Are Here panel takes place in the Maidu Museum.

Know We Are Here: Four California Native American Women and Their Shared Heritage

Jack Stebbins, Staff Writer
March 21, 2024

California is home to more people of Native American/Alaska Native Heritage than any other state, and the groups are committed to sharing their stories. Know...

Assistant Principal John Pichon shares his favorite pieces of Black literature with the Gazette.

Assistant Principal John Pichon talks Black History Month

Sarah Yee, Audrey Baime, and Samantha Yee
February 16, 2024

Legendary Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant’s,"The Mamba Mentality: How I Play." Historian and activist Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award winning...

 At the Creative Space Lunar New Year celebration in Old Town Elk Grove, vibrant yellow and blue lions take part in a Lion Dance (Teng Fei Lion Dance Performing Arts Group).

The Year of the Dragon: Breathing Fire into the Lunar New Year

Samantha Yee, Staff Writer
February 9, 2024

Twenty-five students’ bachi sticks strike the wooden drums at their hips. The students, dressed in vibrant yellow, red, and black martial arts uniforms,...

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 403 (SB 403), a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of caste. He deemed the bill “unnecessary,” stating that existing laws have already protected employment opportunities for all subgroups of Asian Americans.

Caste in California: from Brahmins to Dalits, Hindus respond to caste discrimination

Rachel Guo and Sophie Nguyen
October 18, 2023

Throughout history, discrimination has been prominent in nearly every country with diverse groups. In 2020, America experienced some of the largest protests...

Opinion: Discrimination Shown Through Humor

Opinion: Discrimination Shown Through Humor

Hawa Nawabi, Intro Staff Writer
December 16, 2022

Every now and then, I hear offensive remarks that irritate me. These overt displays of racism, homophobia, or sexism, often disguised as jokes, pollute...

Protests featuring signs that fight against Islamophobia

Opinion: The Effect of Islamophobia

Hawa Nawabi, Intro Staff Writer
November 3, 2022

I have always hated how people would mock my religion. They would chant "Allah" as if it were a joke, which I have never found amusing. It is abhorrent...

UC Davis has had a long history of hate-incidents, from anti-LGBTQ to racism, and has been said to be on a list for colleges with many hate-incidents.

Are students and staff at Granite Bay High School worried that the UC Davis hate-incidents are going to appear on the GBHS campus?

Ash Six, Intro Staff Writer
September 30, 2022

At University of California, Davis there were antisemitic banners and flyers that had been placed on the bicycle overhead pass and around the campus. The...

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