Granite Bay Today

Commentary: There are more important things to protest for

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Dylan Rowe, Senior Editor

April 24, 2020

   Over the past month or so, I’ve watched the world through my television. News these days is mostly the same, COVID-19 this, Coronavirus that. Most recently, I’ve seen something that, for me, was almost comical.        Protesters. Participating in something called ‘Operation Gridlock.’ All throug...

Commentary: Please, Stay Home

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Julia Golovey, graphics editor

April 16, 2020

COVID-19 has very much affected my life, and it's bothering me how so many people from Granite Bay are going out on lake trips and chilling with their friends. We have a serious issue going on, and unfortunately not everyone is taking it seriously. While others continue to go out, both of my grandparents are sic...

Commentary: Government leadership during pandemic is disappointing

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Sean Turner, staff writer

April 14, 2020

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has bee the most telling example of our nation’s leadership in nearly the last two decades, and for many my age, the most important example that we have been alive for. From my perspective, it has been extremely disappointing and yet utterly expected. It is...

Commentary: A message for all

Cori Caplinger is a senior editor for and for the Gazette student newspaper at Granite Bay High.

Cori Caplinger, Senior Editor

April 3, 2020

This is a message to all.  This is a testament to the strength and loss you have felt. To the lack of normalcy. To the abrupt interruption of our lives.  This is not a statement that says “pity you” but rather an acknowledgement of how you feel.  Maybe, you are a student. The school ...

Satire/ Commentary: The world is ending

Satire/ Commentary: The world is ending

Ashley Yung, Senior Editor

March 27, 2020

The world is ending. The future is imperceptible, thus non-existent. We have entered the apocalypse, a post-world suggestion, funnily enough nothing like depicted.  We have electricity and food and FaceTime calls and copious amounts of time to binge-watch television shows. The borders of hell have been...

Commentary: Unprecedented times is not an excuse

Cori Caplinger is a senior editor for and for the Gazette student newspaper at Granite Bay High.

Cori Caplinger, Senior Editor

March 26, 2020

If you had told me March 13 was possibly my last day of high school ever, I would have laughed in your face. If you had told me that I would potentially never see my friends from high school again, I would have smirked.  If you had told me that I would quite possibly never get to thank the amazing teach...

Commentary: When the trip of a lifetime begins to feel like a nightmare

An extraordinary trip quickly changed moods as unexpected events occurred during this frightening time.

Ali Juell, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

New York City. A place brimming with opportunity and excitement at every corner you turn. The glitz of Broadway and the glowing billboards of Time Square. So much to see! So much to do! When I landed in JFK airport with the Granite Bay High band, I was ready to see a city I had always dreamed ...

Commentary: Valuable life lessons change perspectives

Cori Caplinger is a senior editor for and for the Gazette student newspaper at Granite Bay High.

Cori Caplinger, senior editor

February 19, 2020

There is no pain as great as the feeling of a tremendous loss. When I say “pain” I mean the true and unbearable feeling of losing someone you loved, knew or admired. This loss manifests inside each and every one of us, because as humans we cannot escape our emotions. We try to, but we are never s...

Commentary: Women Can’t Win

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Piper Bacon, assistant editor

February 19, 2020

What is the ideal body type? This is a question we’re asking ourselves on a daily basis. Some idolize the hourglass figure, however clothing stores haven’t quite been able to match the shape just yet.  If a brand’s clothes fit around the hips, they’ll be too wide around the waist...

Commentary: When is it too early to put up Christmas lights?

Commentary: When is it too early to put up Christmas lights?

Drew McKown, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

I get it. Christmas lights can show joy, fun, and great Christmas spirit. But the people who think it’s perfectly fine to put up their Christmas lights right after Halloween are going way too far. People know that there is a holiday called “Thanksgiving” right? Where families get together, ...

Commentary: Problematic or not, Kanye is reformed

Commentary: Problematic or not, Kanye is reformed

Justin Ha, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

There was a lot of unexpected events this year, but something nobody predicted was artist/rapper Kanye West’s conversion to Christianity. Prior to his conversion this year, West had a reputation of being a controversial and impulsive figure head, and Kanye’s sudden 180 from sin to faith turned a lot o...

Commentary: Corporations act more engaged

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JJ Hill, Story Revisor

January 29, 2020

As soon as the industrial revolution rocked the West with unprecedented production, commercialism took its part by sweeping the nation with advertisements and marketing determined to make corporations supreme. In 2019, however, those same corporations willingly lie and deceive customers in an attempt...

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