Granite Bay Today

Commentary: What my struggles with mental illness have taught me

Max Schwartz is a GBHS senior and co-editor-in-chief of the Granite Bay Gazette.

Max Schwartz, co-editor-in-chief

February 22, 2019

 I walked into my first-period Spanish 3 class the same way I had every day since the beginning of 11th grade and took my seat.   Señora Hill stood up at the front of the room and on cue the class recited, “Buenos días, Señora Hill.”   Before beginning a typical lesson of the day...

Commentary: Anime is wrongfully underappreciated

Commentary: Anime is wrongfully underappreciated

Lamont Mason, Former staff writer

February 22, 2019

  Anime is such a controversial artistic discipline because it looks different and is harder to grasp with the eyes than other cinematic genres. In reality, anime is so much more than what is seems.   Anime is an art that beautifully expresses creativity and complexity of imagination. It has...

Commentary: Beauty products come at a definite cost

Commentary: Beauty products come at a definite cost

Heba Bounar, Former staff writer

February 20, 2019

  It’s 5 a.m. and she grudgingly pulls herself out of bed, immediately heading toward the restroom.   First comes the foundation and eyeliner. Next the lip gloss and mascara. After hours of pampering her face, she is ready to start her day.   Does this sound familiar? Women across the g...

Commentary: Life is too fleeting to change for others

Commentary: Life is too fleeting to change for others

Gwen Mynar, staff writer

February 15, 2019

  Optimistic Nihilism. Kind of a big word, well two words rather. Optimistic nihilism is the combination of two things, a personality type of optimism, looking on the bright side of things, and nihilism, the belief that life and things around us have no intrinsic value.   I am an optimistic nihilist, it has set...

Commentary: Church culture can push believers away

Gazette/ staff photo Andrew Yung

Andrew Yung, co-editor-in-chief

February 13, 2019

  For some, Sunday mornings mean watching football and recovering from the night before. However, for the vast majority of our nation, it also includes going to church.   Although there is a vast range of types of people in attendance – some are dragged there as a child, and others sing p...

Commentary: Say aloe to some leafy friends

Bella Khor

Bella Khor, online editor

February 12, 2019

  Jerry is an echeveria succulent who graces the cubicle desk shared by me and my friend.   I haven’t known the little guy for long, but his smooth leaves have a gradient from lime to grape that hypnotize the eye.   It’s probably that calming gradient of complementary colors that all...

Commentary: We all must learn how to fail

Commentary: We all must learn how to fail

Kate Fernandez, staff writer

February 8, 2019

  For the majority of my childhood, school was the least of my worries.   I was considered a relatively talented student from a young age. I vividly remember being pulled out of class in elementary school to discuss my math homework. Not because I was in trouble, but because I was solving the ...

Commentary: People need to be considerate of others

Commentary: People need to be considerate of others

Landen Acosta, Sports editor

February 6, 2019

Over many years, local McDonald’s, Bloom and Pete’s coffee shops have become sanctuaries for high school students to study, socialize or relax. Once school ends, many local shops are swamped with students seeking a quiet place to get some work done and blow off some steam. Harmless, right? But...

Commentary: Stop comparing yourself to those around you

Commentary: Stop comparing yourself to those around you

May Lin, former lifestyle editor

February 1, 2019

  Have you ever lied about your grade just to not ‘ruin’ your reputation? But then you tell the truth to the person who got a grade lower than yours, your reasoning being that they can empathize or make you feel better about your grade. We constantly say, “Don’t compare yourselves to others,” ...

Commentary: Teenage readers are on the decline

Ashley Yung

Ashley Yung, Former lifestyle editor

January 25, 2019

  According to a study by the Psychology of Popular Media Culture, a third of students did not read a book in 2016.   In 2017, the Washington Post reported that Americans spend only an average of 17 minutes per day reading, an all-time low.   Contrast these mere minutes spent reading wit...

Commentary: Sexual assault victims should not be at fault

Akhil Shah

Akhil Shah, sports editor

January 16, 2019

I was sitting in the barber chair during my bi-weekly haircut at Perry’s Barbershop in downtown Roseville. Yes, I’m the kid with the poofy hair and bald fade. And, yes, I get a haircut every two weeks. Barbershop talk is your average “bro” talk – just guys talking about the biggest games...

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