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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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Opinion: Social Commentary is Too Obvious and Prevalent in the Modern Movies

Esha Suhag, Staff Writer
May 22, 2024

Nobody likes being preached at, so I am always rolling my eyes at its abundance in recent movies. The movies in the past year have too much social commentary...

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Opinion: Bird Watching: Pros and Pros

Kendra Seagraves
May 21, 2024

I think a lot of us students need a break. At Granite Bay High School, where 74% of students take at least one AP Exam, more than twice the 2023 national...

Babbel’s exercises can help people develop a better accent and more confidence in speaking their target language.

Opinion: Effective or Not: Can a magic app make you fluent in another language?

Andrei Felt, Staff Writer
May 21, 2024

In 2011, a cute green owl became the mascot of an app that would later become wildly popular. That app was Duolingo, and its rise to fame, along with the...

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Opinion: California Has an Opportunity to Push Its Climate Agenda Without Pushing It Down People’s Throats

Esha Suhag, Staff Writer
April 22, 2024

Where I live, people are tired of the government shoving its agenda down their throats. But with climate change, there’s no need for the government to...

As a means to give more power back to the states, ESSA allowed for states to create localized plans by setting their own metrics of success. For some schools, student engagement or attendance were the focus; for others, college and career readiness took center stage.

Opinion: The Every Student Succeeds Act fails every student

Sabine Kanz and Elyse Houlihan
April 16, 2024

In 2002, a prominent politician stood at a podium amid cheers and applause, waving to the audience while cameras focused on him. “Most bills are signed...

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Opinion: The Rise of the “Sephora Kids”

Sienna Rodriguez, Assistant Entertainment Editor
March 5, 2024

How many kids have you seen in your local Sephora? With social media constantly changing and reaching many different audiences, it is inevitable that it...

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Editorial: Student journalists are underrecognized journalists

Gazette Editorial Board
February 15, 2024

On Sept. 6, 2023, Rocklin Unified School District’s Board decision to pass Parental Right 21 – an addition to existing Regulation 5020: Parent Rights...

Opinion: Barbie in the (Oscars)? Thats Impossible!

Opinion: “Barbie in the (Oscars)? That’s Impossible!”

Batul Zanzi, Features Editor
February 9, 2024

1.446 billion dollars. Highest grossing movie of 2023. Barbie.  Yet, director Greta Gerwig did not receive a nomination for Best Director. The whole...

Opinion: The Pitiful Personal Finance Course

Sabine Kanz, Staff Writer
February 7, 2024

The dreaded Personal Finance Course. This online course, which can take hours to complete, is a required course to graduate. Furthermore, you must pass...

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Opinion: How the new FAFSA robs Americans

Elyse Houlihan, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024

My New Year’s resolution for the year? Get the FAFSA out of the way. After years of tradition, the FAFSA’s transformation began when Congress passed...

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Opinion: New Year, New Chapter

Abra Mazhar, Intro Staff Writer
December 13, 2023

As the clock strikes midnight, the world erupts with loud cheers, marking not just the end of one year but the magical beginning of another. The tradition...

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