Granite Bay Today

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...

Commentary: Muslim America

Commentary: Muslim America

Mareesa Islam, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

I’ve felt it too many times, the deep stares during attendance, the turning of heads at the mention of my last name. It all seems too familiar to me. For all of my 11 years of formal schooling, growing up as a Muslim-American has been, for the lack of better words, a journey. I am not usually...

Commentary: Trick or treating as a teen

Commentary: Trick or treating as a teen

Drew McKown, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

If you are a high school student who is going trick or treating this year, you have to be polite, wear a costume and you should not be driving from house to house just grabbing buckets of candy. If you are a teen and expecting to get candy from my house, there are definitely some expectations that...

Commentary: Politics have come for comedy

Commentary: Politics have come for comedy

Justin Ha, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

In the months leading up to Donald Trump’s election in 2017, there was a series of Saturday Night Live skits about the debates that rapidly grew in popularity. After each debate, there was sure to be a skit poking fun at the candidates in front of millions of viewers. The first few skits grew...

Commentary: Celebrating others

Commentary: Celebrating others

Sophia Harimoto, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

I get jealous. I hate that I do, but I can’t help it. My heart drops in envy when others succeed, but my nerves relax in relief when they fail. Call me a terrible person, but I am sure that we have all felt this way before. As humans, we are naturally competitive. We are constantly competing...

Commentary: Graffiti artwork should no longer be a crime

Commentary: Graffiti artwork should no longer be a crime

Lindsey Magno, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

When individuals think of art, the first thing that might have popped up in their head is the infamous work of Picassco or the entertaining tutorials by Bob Ross, but there is more to art than just the paintings that we all recognize. There is no formal definition that says that art is restricted t...

Commentary: Cheating on tests

Commentary: Cheating on tests

Julia Golovey, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

I know students that cheat all the time, and I can’t help but try to figure out why.  I’m one of those students that spends a lot of time studying for a test and still ends up failing, and I know several people that struggle with the same issue. Except in their case, to avoid the punishment the...

Commentary: Freedom for Hong Kong

Commentary: Freedom for Hong Kong

Sandy Song, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

One American Revolution was enough. However, another one might be on the rise. Only this time it’s not us, but halfway across the world in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has not been happy with the Chinese government ever since 1997, when it was returned to China’s hands after being a British colony for mo...

Commentary: Dreams should be encouraged

Commentary: Dreams should be encouraged

Cori Caplinger, Senior Editor

October 9, 2019

Trust me when I say this, I get it.  I get your fear of the unknown. I understand you want what’s best for your child. I understand you want them to live happy and fulfilled lives. Yet … how can your child be truly happy and successful when you won’t let them go? I’d be lying if I sai...

Commentary: The environment needs saving

Commentary: The environment needs saving

Sophia Harimoto, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Our planet is dying.  In the next century, the human species might cease to exist if we don’t start protecting our environment. Currently, the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon, is in flames. Why? Because of our careless behavior. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s website, the Amazon ...

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