Granite Bay Today

Commentary: Seniors need to vote soon

Commentary: Seniors need to vote soon

Kate Fernandez, Assistant Editor

October 7, 2019

Let’s hope the class of 2020 really does have vision, because they’re going to need it in the upcoming election. With 20 Democratic presidential candidates currently in the race (plus another five who’ve already dropped out), and four Republican candidates (including  Pres. Donald Trump), the s...

Commentary: Always think before you speak

Commentary: Always think before you speak

Angelina Kolosey, Senior Editor

October 2, 2019

I think it’s safe to say we are currently living through a very tumultuous period of political history.  The 2016 presidential election and the years leading up to it were covered by the media very well – almost every student at Granite Bay High School was aware of at least a few issues that wer...

Commentary: Video games don’t lead to violence

Commentary: Video games don’t lead to violence

Justin Ha, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Because of a string of mass shootings over the past year, there has been a narrative being pushed that video games are causing violence. Some believe that because video games like “Fortnite” glorify weapons that this might encourage young, impressionable minds to become more violent. I bel...

Commentary: New perspectives are important

Commentary: New perspectives are important

Shreya Dodballapur, Assistant Editor

September 25, 2019

I love to talk. I especially love conversations where people readily agree with me and reiterate my point. I love conversations where I’m saturated with only my opinion, and satisfied with only my side of the story. We all love hearing that we are right, and it is because of agreeable conversati...

Commentary: Motorcycles are underrated

Commentary: Motorcycles are underrated

Tommy Gray, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Everyone loves the freedom of driving. For me, I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could finally get to drive around in my own car. That is before I realized there was a less expensive, more economical, and generally more fun alternative to a car  that I could access earlier. Under California state...

Commentary: Saving the Environment

Commentary: Saving the Environment

Mareesa Islam, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Perhaps human nature is to blame for the destruction we have brought upon our planet. However, excuses will not erase the horrors that continue to test the future of our world. For millions of years, humans have left incurable marks on the planet. Humanity has managed to destroy several biodiverse...

Commentary: Taking a deep dive into climate change

Commentary: Taking a deep dive into climate change

Maya Snow, Assistant Editor

August 21, 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...

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