Granite Bay Today

Commentary: Is Thanksgiving now quality time for politics?

Commentary: Is Thanksgiving now quality time for politics?

Elliott Hyman, news editor

November 14, 2018

   Sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table provides a unique opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for from the last year. “Family.” “Friends.” “Kavanaugh.”   Thanksgiving is a unifying holiday that brings families together for one special weekend. Unfortunately, polit...

Commentary: People today are lacking a substantial sense of depth

Commentary: People today are lacking a substantial sense of depth

Sarah Withrow, voices editor

November 7, 2018

  Deep human connection is wildly depressing to search for in today’s society. It’s not a stretch to say people have become shallow, and it’s excruciating for those remaining to long for a depth that is non-existent.   Mental and physical contact with others can give you an outlet for...

Commentary: The Importance of Friendships

Commentary: The Importance of Friendships

Cori Caplinger, features editor

October 24, 2018

The possibility of losing my friends when I leave high school scares me. In fact, I often try not to think about it.  Until last year, I’d never had an amazing group of friends. I had individual friends, but didn’t really fit in with any actual groups. It was emotionally draining to try and...

Commentary: The history and importance of goth and emo culture

Commentary: The history and importance of goth and emo culture

Cyrus Mynar, staff writer

October 18, 2018

 Goth and Emo culture has all but died out at this point, and it’s a real shame. Iconic Goth and Emo celebrities like Marilyn Manson, Robert Smith and Gerard Way are no longer appealing to most.   Goth culture isn’t just about the music. Not only do Goth musicians create dark melodies, they...

Commentary: National movement against sexual assault

Commentary: National movement against sexual assault

Spencer Cova, co-editor-in-chief

October 10, 2018

  Just more than a week before U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, Christine Blasey Ford accused the nominee of sexual assault. She claims that while they were both in high school, a drunken 17-year-old Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom, forced her onto a be...

Commentary: What’s so bad about change?

Commentary: What’s so bad about change?

Lindsey Zabell, green screen/entertainment editor

October 3, 2018

As humans, we have always been accustomed to doing what we are most comfortable with. From the time we were born, we have always preferred familiarity over the foreign – favoring our mother’s arms over a stranger’s, or choosing a recognizable stuffed animal rather than an unknown one. It’s a...

Commentary: College essays prompt healthy self-reflection

Commentary: College essays prompt healthy self-reflection

Andrew Yung, Co-editor-in-chief

September 19, 2018

I am an avid fan of haikus.   Perhaps it is the way that the 17 syllables roll off the tongue in such a short, savory way. Perhaps it is the Asian origin of the haiku, a heritage I share.   Or perhaps it is the limitation that the haiku entails. Because who doesn’t like a challenge?  ...

Commentary: Kindness comes before everything else

Commentary: Kindness comes before everything else

Ashley Yung, Lifestyle editor

September 12, 2018

  I have a confession: I am completely and entirely selfish.   Last year, when I had insomnia, I was cranky the following day. When school got difficult, I rudely ignored my friends and my family. When I did poorly on a test, I didn’t feel like congratulating those who did well. I thought when...

Commentary: We Need to Talk About Toxic Masculinity

Commentary: We Need to Talk About Toxic Masculinity

Cori Caplinger, Features editor

September 11, 2018

Whenever toxic masculinity is introduced into a conversation, we tend to shy away from the topic. This is not only frustrating, it is also very dangerous.   The definition of the term branches out immensely, as no one can really agree on what it means – some people take offense at the term and ot...

Commentary: Do not let technology take over your life

Commentary: Do not let technology take over your life

Andrew Yung, Co-Editor in Chief

August 22, 2018

  Many science fiction novels have been written about the ever-growing presence of technology, with many focusing on the potential danger and  control that technology can have over society.   HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey” comes first to mind, as he – or rather it – is a quintessential ex...

Commentary: How to ride a bike

Commentary: How to ride a bike

Steph Kang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2018

  A girl wobbled down the street on her bike, legs hesitantly pedaling up and down. On one down, she paused too long, and began to lean dangerously to the right. But the man watching her caught her and held her bike by its handles as she gingerly climbed on, asking are you okay?   I watched the s...

To all high school students: It is OK to fail

To all high school students: It is OK to fail

Lauren Stargardter, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018

  We all have something we dread. This fear becomes a subtle probing thought in the back of our minds. Something that bothers us and consumes our thoughts. For me, it’s the bane of my existence, the forbidden word of academic life: GPA.   The dreaded GPA. It’s on everyone’s minds but rarely ta...

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