Granite Bay Today

Commentary: How fast food has ruined our society

Fast food has contributed to many health issues, both physically and mentally, for Americans.

JJ Huish, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Since the early 1950's, the typical drive-through, fast food restaurants have exploded in popularity in America.  They became popular because of the cheap price, convenience and satisfying taste of the food. People have become blinded by these things when in reality fast food has ruined American ...

Commentary: Covid-19 regulations have kicked the air out of my soccer club

Placer United Soccer Club, whose logo is pictured above, has faced many complaints over Covid-19 safety.

Anna Jenkins, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Forcing athletes to play six feet apart in a contact sport is just unfair and unlogical.  We are stuck playing sports with regulations that are just not realistic in many ways. I am a soccer player for Placer United Soccer Club NPL 1. The state has sent out different stages for Northern Ca...

Commentary: The Muslim Holocaust- what’s China up to these days?

Uighur Muslims within China are being prevented from freely exercising their religion.

Heba Bounar, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2020

The live-action Disney Mulan Movie was long anticipated by avid Disney fans eager to watch their favorite animated film come to life.  Such excitement translated into the $5.9 million dollars the movie was able to rack up. What these fans might not have noticed or possibly even ignored was the “...

Commentary: How to combat cyber-bullying

As technology has become vital to everyday life, cyber-bullying has seen a rise.

Sabine Kanz, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

These days, everything is online.  And that includes bullying. Bullies have a greater power when they are online because they are able to hide their identity. This makes it much easier for them to anonymously attack people without much fear of retribution. Cyberbullies usually attack people...

Commentary: The CDC has crumbled when we need it most

Throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, the CDC has failed to lead the American people.

Aiden Sherman, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

“If anything like SARS happened again, everyone in the world knows who they would call: they would call us. And we would step up,” Tanja Popovic, the former CDC Chief Science Officer, said in 2007.  Popovic said this regarding how the CDC was doing their  9/11 restructuring. The CDC, like most g...

Commentary: It’s not safe for movie theaters to be opening up.

Century Roseville 14, pictured above, is one of many theaters within Placer County.

Natalie Demma, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

As places begin to open amidst coronavirus, it seems everyone is trying to get back to business as usual. Movie theaters have been opening throughout these past few weeks, and theaters as close as Roseville are open on a daily basis. Yet, this still may not be safe. Movie theaters have small s...

Commentary: Eat from local restaurants, not big corporations

Local eateries like El Sombrero should be getting business instead of chains in our area.

Sasha Potter, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

Coronavirus has vastly limited travelling for many Americans. Because people have not been traveling, they have not been able to go out and try new restaurants. People have been stuck eating at their favorite restaurants, which aren’t as appetizing the twentieth time around, and so many have res...

Commentary: Riots shouldn’t overshadow the necessity of the BLM movement

People are currently using their voices to protest racial inequality amidst scrutiny of some violent demonstrations.

Sophia Harimoto

September 30, 2020

Racism is not new. It did not end when slavery was abolished nor when Martin Luther King Jr. famously proclaimed his “I Have a Dream” speech. It did not disappear after the approval of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 or after the Jim Crow Laws were repealed. While these events were stepping s...

Commentary: Cultural clothing should not be borrowed without knowledge of its history

Girls on the app TikTok, pictured above, have been stealing elements of the Chicana style and labelling it

Melissa Rodriguez Garcia, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

Cultural clothing is everywhere. You see it in movies, fashion shows and you can even see fashion trends emerge from it.  It's great to represent and praise cultures for their uniqueness and beauty, but when and how is it okay to wear these clothes? When a group of girls were seen in a TikTok...

Commentary: Are petitions effective enough at creating political change?

Change.org occupies many petitions that have been circulating recently.

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Politics.  It is probably one of the most controversial topics in existence. Almost everyone has dissimilar views. There are Republicans, Democrats, liberals, leftists and who knows how many more standpoints.  Is social media influencing Generation Z’s opinions and biases?  With TikTo...

Commentary: Coronavirus is real; my grandparents almost died from it

Masks have become a point of debate alongside beliefs that COVID-19 is a hoax, which has resulted in many families coping with the fear of sick family members.

Julietta Golovey, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

Looking back on when everything first started with COVID-19, it seemed like a terrible movie.  Everyone stuck inside, unable to see anyone or do anything. On top of it all, my grandparents refused to be quarantined and still went to church, which resulted in them getting the coronavirus. In the...

Commentary: The White House shouldn’t be the back drop of political campaigning

The White House, a symbol of non-partisanship, is in danger of becoming an accessory to future campaigns.

Ali Juell, Senior Editor

September 27, 2020

As we begin to enter fall, now is when the presidential candidates need to watch their footing very carefully to claim the Oval Office.  One wrong step and their path to victory can get very messy very quickly. But if the convention speeches acted as the starting line for the heat of the presi...

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