Granite Bay Today

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...

Commentary: The school you attend doesn’t define your future

Commentary: The school you attend doesn’t define your future

Abbie Gould, co-editor-in-chief

May 10, 2019

  I have spent the majority of my senior year being asked where am I going to college.   When I say I will be attending Dominican University, I get similar responses like “where is that?” or “is that a private school?”   Quite frankly, few people have heard of Dominican – where I...

Commentary: Everyone needs help sometimes

Commentary: Everyone needs help sometimes

Jordan Blaire, Feature editor

May 3, 2019

  In a society where we tend to showcase the highlights of our lives on social media, internalizing our struggles has become the norm.   As someone who’s lived most of her teenage life struggling with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder, I know I’m no exception.   When we...

Commentary: Moderates are still a thriving group

Commentary: Moderates are still a thriving group

Andrew Yung, co-editor-in-chief

April 24, 2019

  Our United States has undeniably changed in the last three years.   Part of that obviously comes with time passing. Of course, a lot of it also has to do with the presidential election, the great polarization that arose and the partisan lines that were drawn once more.   However, as...

Commentary: Materialism distracts us from what is truly important

Commentary: Materialism distracts us from what is truly important

Lily Williams, staff writer

April 17, 2019

Today, society has changed millions of minds to grow accustomed to social standards. Financial status trumps positive personality traits over half of the time. We have become so concerned with the possession of ‘things’, while putting our best moral attributes on the back burner.   You put a...

Commentary: Feminism means equality, not superiority

Commentary: Feminism means equality, not superiority

Kate Fernandez, staff writer

April 12, 2019

  It isn’t uncommon to see the word, ‘feminazi,’ thrown around on different social media platforms. The people who use this word are often those who feel that feminism is unnecessary for women today, or that feminists are illogical and hate men.   The word itself is quite ignorant—com...

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