Granite Bay Today

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

Commentary: Unprecedented times is not an excuse

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

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

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

Commentary: Valuable life lessons change perspectives

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

Commentary: Women Can’t Win

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

Commentary: Corporations act more engaged

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...

Commentary: Feminism is about educating

Commentary: Feminism is about educating

Shreya Dodballapur, Assistant Editor

January 24, 2020

It’s always felt crazy to me that feminism is considered a controversial topic. By definition, the feminist movement stands for equality of the sexes so, to me, not being on board with feminism always meant not being on board with equality. Lots of people see it very differently. Many men don’t like fe...

Commentary: Disney Plus has many benefits

Commentary: Disney Plus has many benefits

Sarah Rietz, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

With the stress of school and life, it’s always great to get that nostalgic feeling where you can reminisce about your childhood, and  Disney Plus definitely gives you that feeling. My family is like most other cheap families, not willing to spend a penny anywhere that it’s not necessary. When ...

Commentary: Dedication is for the strong

Commentary: Dedication is for the strong

Mareesa Islam, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

   In recent years, we have grown accustomed to a mindset that solely focuses on the end result, and have failed to acknowledge the lengthy road it takes to reach success.    I do believe that talent often cultivates self-confidence and may help acquire materialistic achievements. However, talent shoul...

Commentary: Censorship keeps the truth away

Commentary: Censorship keeps the truth away

Ashley Yung, Senior Editor

January 17, 2020

I’ll never forget the day we learned about the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Advanced Placement United States History, when Mr. Dell’Orto projected to our class the brutality of racism, not as some obsolete metaphor or some watered-down verbal recounting, but a stark image with intense violence and...

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