Granite Bay Today

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...

Commentary: Teenagers need to live their lives

Commentary: Teenagers need to live their lives

Piper Bacon, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

I knew exactly what I wanted. Freshman year, stepping onto the campus for the first time, I knew that one day I was going to go be going off to Ohio State University, majoring in English and playing for the OSU band. I knew that every bit of effort I would need to put in would start the very minute ...

Commentary: Old literature may be outdated

Commentary: Old literature may be outdated

Justin Ha, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” “Of Mice and Men.” “Romeo and Juliet.” All of which are titles that Granite Bay High School students study in English classes to improve their abilities as writers – all while GBHS teachers forcefully shove this content down our throats. I’m sure...

Commentary: Youth sports are too harsh

Commentary: Youth sports are too harsh

Diana Jones, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Youth sports have gotten out of control. In the past few years, youth sports have morphed from a fun activity with friends to grueling practices everyday and exhausting tournaments every weekend.  Youth sports are meant to encourage children to exercise, make new friends, and overall to learn what i...

Commentary: The social media façade

Commentary: The social media façade

Sophia Harimoto, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

What happened to online authenticity? Social media was originally intended to be a place for people to share real memories and communicate with their friends around the world. When I was younger, I viewed it as a safe place to share my thoughts and destinations without having to worry about judgement...

Commentary: Flu shots are not an option

Commentary: Flu shots are not an option

Drew McKown, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

When people say, “I don’t believe in the flu shot,” or “the flu shot doesn’t work,” it drives me absolutely crazy. Do people think that doctors are just poking us with needles that do nothing? Doctors would not be encouraging flu shots if they didn’t work. Doctors are some of the...

Commentary: ‘Joker’ movie is definitely no joke

Commentary: ‘Joker’ movie is definitely no joke

Simi Singh, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Since Todd Phillips’s, “Joker,” hit the box office, there have been a number of mixed reviews regarding the film. Overall, it’s been pretty well received among audiences, and personally, I absolutely loved it. The cinematography is brilliant, and the amazing performance by Joaquin Phoenix deserves ...

Commentary: Success has numerous definitions

Commentary: Success has numerous definitions

Ashley Yung, Senior Editor

November 7, 2019

In the narrative we tell ourselves, success matters. Most people believe that with success, other people will view us differently, and as a result, we’ll be able to view ourselves differently.  To me and to most people I know, success – whatever externally-defined version of success we believe ...

Commentary: Animal rights should be acknowledged

Commentary: Animal rights should be acknowledged

Armaan Saini, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

For a very long time, humans have used animals as a source for their survival. In modern times, humans haven't had the need to kill animals like they once needed. Killing creatures for fur is no longer necessary thanks to new technologies that can create the same textures as fur. And all neces...

Commentary: Adopt don’t shop

Commentary: Adopt don’t shop

Gaby Mathis, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted a dog. A best friend, a great companion and a partner in crime. When I was 10 years old, I threw an awesome birthday party. The theme was dogs. We ate a big cake, sang songs and danced. But the most memorable part was making beds and toys with my friends for...

Commentary: Flexing your parents’ money

Commentary: Flexing your parents’ money

JJ Hill, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Trust me; I get it. I really do. On a certain level, it makes sense. When the direct deposit goes through your bank or the cash is in your hands, you feel good. You can buy whatever you want. Parents are usually pretty keen on allotting you a sum of their hard-earned cash if you think you need...

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