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Social media’s impact on teens

Social media’s impact on teens

Dylan Rowe, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

  In this day and age, the number of followers, likes and Snapchats a person receives dominates people’s lives – sometimes, to the exclusion of everything that should actually matter.   Social media platforms such as  Instagram, Snapchat and others fuel this constant craving of confirmation via num...

Health concerns arise from teen vaping

Health concerns arise from teen vaping

Bruce Russell, Online Editor

April 4, 2018

  Granite Bay High School has been consumed by a new tradition. Partly caused by high school’s historic guidelines of the need to “fit in," the craze resembles an ambiguous attempt to blur the lines between recreational fun and harmful toxins.   The new phenomenon? None other than our generation’s curr...

Transfer students share scheduling issues

Transfer students share scheduling issues

Sidney Zabell, Features Editor

February 21, 2018

  In high school, students have the freedom to choose their own classes. Right?   Maybe not.   Several Granite Bay High School students say they had little influence on their schedules, some having no involvement in the decisions of what classes they would take as a new student.   A junio...

Ditching the textbooks for Chromebooks

Ditching the textbooks for Chromebooks

Kennedy Healy, Social Media Editor

February 15, 2018

  As the modern age, filled with new technology, creeps upon us, many begin to wonder whether it is helpful or slowly destroying us.   On the Granite Bay High School campus, technology has become a very prevalent force. From Chromebooks to Blackboard online, students have seen many challenges and setbacks. However, they are still ruled ov...

Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression

Reese Richmond, Features Editor

January 24, 2018

  As the holidays near, it means hot cocoa, warm sweaters, glittering ornaments, and cookie decorating for many people. However, for some people, the winter brings seasonal affective disorder.   According to the Cleveland Clinic, seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), ...

The passion behind a professional painter

The passion behind a professional painter

Sidney Zabell, Editor

December 13, 2017

Granite Bay High School’s art program not only has fantastic teachers, but one is a professional artist as well – Myron Stephens. Stephens’ art career developed in his college years, and he had very little art experience in high school. “I was drawing as a kid, so (my parents) bought me colored...

Students take state survey

Students take state survey

Jack Kehoe, Editor

December 7, 2017

   Every year, schools across California are chosen at random to administer the California Healthy Kids Survey. This school year, Granite Bay High School has been selected.    The survey is administered to freshmen and juniors and includes a vast amount of questions aimed at making the school env...

Anxiety becomes an issue for adolescents

Anxiety becomes an issue for adolescents

Sidney Zabell, Editor

November 7, 2017

  In the increasingly busy and stressful world, many teenagers and young adults have been diagnosed with anxiety. Its direct causes are not completely known, but a serious struggle with anxiety is becoming a reality for more and more adolescents.   Alexandra Ahmad, a 2016 Granite Bay High School graduate an...

Good journalists carry their integrity just as often as their notepads

Good journalists carry their integrity just as often as their notepads

Noelani Nichols, Writer

October 25, 2017

In recent years, journalism seems to have gained a bad rap. There are journalists out in the world who act in such a way that is more akin to paparazzi — this is fact, and the plain and simple truth. But also worth considering is this: How was the public informed about the Charlottesville violence...

Teachers receive from five stars to no stars

Teachers receive from five stars to no stars

Ashley Altmann, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

  Every time a new school year rolls around, students and parents anxiously anticipate their new class schedules.   Many will then turn around and ask the school to warp their schedule to avoid certain teachers based on preconceived notions.   Ironically, this happens even though these students h...

Breaking Down the Walls impacts students

Breaking Down the Walls impacts students

Spencer Cova, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

  Many high school students across the nation feel they are generally limited by cliques, stereotypes and labels.   Although the culture at Granite Bay High School is healthier than most, many of our students say they suffer from the same limitations.   “Everyone has their own groups,...

Choosing Traditional or Trade Schools

Choosing Traditional or Trade Schools

Makayla Clement, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

  Students having to decide their future when they’re as young as 14 years old – still uncertain about that choice, but having no other option other than rolling with it – is what most Granite Bay High students face.   Friends, family and other adults continuously questioning what you...

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