Granite Bay Today

Commentary: Everyone has a right to their own opinion

Commentary: Everyone has a right to their own opinion

Emily Hansen, voices/opinions editor

April 10, 2019

  I thought we were supposed to respect each other’s opinions.   Is that not the case anymore? It certainly doesn’t feel like it. It seems like it’s completely acceptable to verbally attack each other and feel no remorse.   No one should fear voicing their opinion. But that’s what w...

Commentary: People on the spectrum are not outcasts

Commentary: People on the spectrum are not outcasts

Raha Elahi, staff writer

April 5, 2019

Those with autism deserve the respect of others

Commentary: We all need encouragement, not criticism

Commentary: We all need encouragement, not criticism

Andrew Yung, co-editor-in-chief

March 29, 2019

  There’s this amazing feeling that I, and probably all people, get from receiving compliments, from words of affirmation, from encouragement.   It’s this sense of, not necessarily validation – though it very well could be – but warm, hearty appreciation.   And receiving these nice...

Commentary: I have no shame in sharing my story

Commentary: I have no shame in sharing my story

Ashley Lucia, features editor

March 27, 2019

My freshmen year, the least important year on paper, but my most significant year so far was plagued by stress and an overwhelming lack of control.   The previous six months of my eighth grade school term were filled with anxiety, doctor appointments, and a whole lot of unanswered questions. I ...

Commentary: Aggression helps in sports

Commentary: Aggression helps in sports

Landen Acosta, sports editor

March 25, 2019

  Aggression has been known to improve athletic performance as well as mentality.   In order to be competitive in athletics, one must develop aggression during practice and games.   Many experts agree that a heightened state of aggression can contribute to the level of a team’s succes...

Commentary: The fate of the earth is our responsibility

Commentary: The fate of the earth is our responsibility

Emily Hansen, voices editor

March 22, 2019

  The earth that we know and love is not going to last forever. Humanity has fallen into a habit of unsustainable practices that need to be stopped if we’re going to leave the earth the same way we found it.   As a disclaimer, I must add that I know I am part of the problem. I certainly don’t l...

Commentary: Presidents should set moral precedent

Commentary: Presidents should set moral precedent

Akhil Shah, Sports editor

March 15, 2019

  I remember the the 2016 election night vividly. After finishing my workout, I glanced up at all the TVs in my gym. Each screen had a different network on, all flashing the same headline: BREAKING NEWS: Trump expected to win election.   I woke up the next morning, and went straight to Instagram....

Commentary: High school is what we make it

Commentary: High school is what we make it

Max Schwartz, co-editor-in-chief

March 13, 2019

  Granite Bay High School is my school.   Along with most other schools, the dialogue from students frequently contain phrases like, “I hate my school” or “I can’t wait to leave this place.”   This might be just a combination of teenagers wanting to have words to say that are filled with an...

Commentary: Mental illness is more than just a bad day

Commentary: Mental illness is more than just a bad day

Kate Fernandez, staff writer

March 8, 2019

  As someone who has spent years dealing with mental illness – whether that has been on my part or someone else’s – I have recognized some of the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses.   That isn’t to say that I’m all-knowing and can recognize mental illness in anyone – in fact, me...

Guest Commentary: It’s time for us to move on from ‘The Tribe’

Guest Commentary: It’s time for us to move on from ‘The Tribe’

Kyle Holmes, guest writer

March 6, 2019

   Florida State Seminoles have the tomahawk chop Kansas City Chiefs have headdresses and war paint Washington has a racial slur for an NFL team name Cleveland Indians had Chief Wahoo And Granite Bay High School has The Tribe That’s not great company.   The term “tribe” is associated...

The fallacy behind standardized testing

The fallacy behind standardized testing

Ashley Yung, former features editor

March 1, 2019

  The stressor for many upperclassmen. The cause of lost weekends and long nights. You might know what I’m talking about –  standardized testing.   As students, we believe our standardized test scores define us. It’s something quantitative we can compare with our peers.   Essenti...

Commentary: Teens are dealing with too much

Commentary: Teens are dealing with too much

Abbie Gould, co-editor-in-chief

February 27, 2019

  When I was little, my days consisted of coming home from school, doing what little homework I had and then doing something fun with my parents or friends.   My family had weekly movie nights but as I grew up there was no more time for our traditions.   The minuscule time it once to...

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