Granite Bay Today

Commentary: Taking a deep dive into climate change

Commentary: Taking a deep dive into climate change

Maya Snow

August 16, 2019

  If you have ever been under water, sitting on the ocean floor, you know what I mean when I say you’re in a whole new universe. When I’m just swimming along and about a thousand fish swim past me, it’s crazy.    The day after I turned 12, my dad got me Scuba certified, and I’ve been ...

Commentary: What I learned at Granite Bay High

Commentary: What I learned at Granite Bay High

Max Schwartz, co-editor-in-chief

May 29, 2019

  Hey, my name is Max Schwartz.   I’m a senior a Granite Bay High School, a place I have attended for the past four years, and place I will be graduating from in a few weeks.   As my time here comes to an end, I, like many seniors, have fallen into a funk of sorts. I want to run away from...

Commentary: The pressure’s on

Duncan Nicols, staff writer

May 29, 2019

  When you think of Granite Bay High School (GBHS) from an academic standpoint, you most likely think of the “high achieving” record the school has. But is this goal of academic greatness backfiring onto students and creating an unhealthy environment for them?   Assistant principal Jessup McGregor sha...

Commentary: Why androids aren’t so bad

Commentary: Why androids aren’t so bad

Ian Pogorelov, staff writer

May 29, 2019

  When I was eleven years old, I got my first phone. I forgot what it was but it was complete garbage. It had around 6 gigabytes (gigs) of storage and half gig of RAM.  Two years later I got a new phone, a Chinese Huawei Y3. It had eight gigs of storage and one gig of random access memory (RAM). ...

Commentary: Homework is detrimental to our education

Commentary: Homework is detrimental to our education

Michael Deaner, staff writer

May 29, 2019

  The debate of homework is a vast, ever changing argument. It is a debate that struggles to determine whether homework genuinely does indeed benefit education or if it is just a pitiful attempt to enhance learning.   Some insist that homework is a fundamental part of life and that it can do ...

Commentary: Reading is great, it doesn’t deserve hate

Commentary: Reading is great, it doesn’t deserve hate

Thien Thien Nguyen, staff writer

May 29, 2019

  “To look at and comprehend the meaning of written or printed matter by mentally interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.”  - Google dictionary   You might be a little confused on why there is a random definition here. But it’s not random at all. It’s called reading an...

Commentary: Do you have what it takes to be a good friend?

Commentary: Do you have what it takes to be a good friend?

Becca Nolan, Staff writer

May 29, 2019

  I think our meaning of friendship as a society has changed. We think we can just post something that says this person is our best friend, and that makes it true. It doesn’t work like that. You have to truly care about that person and want to do things for them that will make them happy.   O...

Commentary: 28 minutes of freedom

Commentary: 28 minutes of freedom

Luke Randolph, staff writer

May 28, 2019

 Four days a week, I sit down in my usual spot in the back of room 800, by the door, and open my Chromebook. As I sign in to Google Classroom, I hear another bell ring in the distance. 9:13 am. Grizz Time has started.   What I do with the next 28 minutes typically varies, but most of the time, ...

Commentary: Living within in two contrasting cultures

Commentary: Living within in two contrasting cultures

Lina Elsawaf, staff writer

May 28, 2019

  In my experience, people can be ignorant when it comes to cultures that are not their own. Oftentimes, those people are only exposed to one culture.   Both of my parents are Egyptian and were raised in Cairo which is why my family visits Egypt every summer.   We mainly go to see famil...

Commentary: Value what you have

Commentary: Value what you have

Clara Smith, staff writer

May 27, 2019

  I sat on the step of a rusty old house that was falling apart. The only part of this home that was closed off were the bathrooms. I took a breath and inhaled the smell of smoke and burning plastic from a dump nearby. I heard the voices of small children and babies screaming because we had visite...

Commentary: Minecraft is having a comeback

Commentary: Minecraft is having a comeback

Piper Bacon, staff writer

May 26, 2019

  By May, my grades may be dead but Minecraft won’t.   As of September 2018, Minecraft has reported having over 91 million monthly players. I know way too many people who are apart of that 91 million, including me, plenty of my friends, my boyfriend, even my mom.   If I were to think a...

Commentary: I was wrong about Granite Bay

Commentary: I was wrong about Granite Bay

Akhil Shah, sports editor

May 24, 2019

  Just a few weeks back I was sitting in the theater during the annual spring dance show. Glancing around the theater, I noticed a wave of boys from the senior class gravitate toward and then sit in the very front row.     Time and time again during the two-hour show, I noticed their insensitivity...

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