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GBHS didn’t place in national school rankings

GBHS didn’t place in national school rankings

Ashley Lucia, Lifestyle editor

February 27, 2019

  Rankings, test scores, and academic achievement have consistently driven Granite Bay High School’s success and reputation – perhaps until now.   The U.S. News and World Report recently published the 2018 National High School Rankings. More than 600 public high schools in California made ...

Administration advises parents to monitor students’ phones

Administration advises parents to monitor students’ phones

Michela Smith, staff writer

February 25, 2019

  On December 28, 2018, an email was sent out from the district with the subject line: “Why you should be checking your student’s phone.”   The email and information included in it was composed by Youth Service Officers, the law enforcement officers who work on each campus. In the email, it...

Students question limits of on-campus political expression

Students question limits of on-campus political expression

Emily Hansen, voices/opinions editor

February 20, 2019

  Freedom and safety – two things that often contradict one another, particularly when it comes to the law. The discussion is even more gray when it concerns school.   Schools have an obligation to protect their students while simultaneously complying with the law.   What portion of t...

Security cameras capture all facets of student life

Security cameras capture all facets of student life

Sophie Criscione, staff writer

February 19, 2019

  Ever since their installation last summer, security cameras around Granite Bay High School’s campus have been filming all activities –  day and night, weekdays and weekends.   The presence of cameras have definitely made it harder for students to get away with trouble and have made lif...

RJUHSD set to open new high school in 2020: West Park

RJUHSD set to open new high school in 2020: West Park

Andrew Yung and Elliott Hyman

February 13, 2019

  The new West Park High School scheduled to open in August 2020 has been a long time coming.   Promised to those who bought property in the surrounding area in the mid 2000s, the recession significantly delayed its arrival.   Now, with new superintendent Denise Herrmann at the helm o...

Is class rank valid?

Is class rank valid?

Spencer Cova, co-editor-in-chief

February 8, 2019

  The rivalry and resentment on display as a handful of overachievers battle it out over tiny differences in GPA has led school administrators to join the conversation of eliminating class ranking in favor of identifying a small group of high-scoring students as co-valedictorians and salutatorians.   “...

Women march in Sacramento

Women march in Sacramento

Angelina Kolosey, Former lifestyle editor

February 6, 2019

  The women of Granite Bay High School are practicing one of America’s most treasured fundamental values – their First Amendment rights.   On Jan. 19 thousands came together for the annual Women’s March in order to demonstrate and advocate for changes they want to see in the United States.   The commu...

Longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Longest government shutdown in U.S. history

Kate Fernandez, Staff writer

February 4, 2019

   For 35 days stretching from late 2018 to early 2019, the American government was shut down, and thousands of federal workers went unpaid.    Starting Dec. 22 and lasting until Jan. 25, this government shutdown was the longest one that the United States has ever experienced.    Approximately...

Students gain admission

Students gain admission

Landon Acosta, sports editor

February 1, 2019

  Every year, Granite Bay High seniors rush to complete early college applications by Nov. 1, hoping to be admitted to their top university.   This group of ambitious students are certain where they want to attend college because “early decision” applications are binding. However “earl...

Students question tardy policy

Mia Taylor, online/social media editor

January 30, 2019

  Whether sleeping through an alarm, miscalculating traffic or getting caught in long bathroom lines, being late to class is a reality many students face.   These occasional tardies -- whether the result of carelessness or circumstance -- can rack up quickly, eventually landing individuals in...

Peer counseling is a key resource

Peer counseling is a key resource

Sarah Withrow, Former opinions editor

January 23, 2019

  Granite Bay High has many resources to offer its students, one being the Peer Counseling program.   Peer Counseling offers stress relief workshops, one-on-one counseling, group lunches for transfer students and more.   Some students enrolled in the class have specific roles. For example, seniors ...

RJUHSD considers change in light of California’s new school rating system

RJUHSD considers change in light of California’s new school rating system

Bella Khor, online editor

January 21, 2019

  Change is inevitable, and there have been revolutionary advancements in technology and social inclusivity and awareness.   In the face of these developments, it’s only fair that education has evolved as well.   In March 2017,  the California Department of Education and the State Board of...

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