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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...

We need to rethink the zoo

We need to rethink the zoo

Kennedy Healy, Social Media Editor

May 4, 2018

  As a child, your parents offering to take you to the zoo seemed so fun, but there comes a time when you’re looking at a sad bear in a cage and you think “wow this is actually really depressing.”   The snacks, sunny weather and exotic animals all seem like a combination that can’t go...

Moderation is essential for everything

Moderation is essential for everything

Emily Hansen, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

    I respect passion. I respect strong opinions, and I respect people who argue for what they believe in. What I cannot respect is those who believe so strongly in their views that they become blind to all other perspectives.   Truthfully, there will always be some disadvantages to poli...

Anxiety is not a cliché

Anxiety is not a cliché

Reese Richmond, Features Editor

April 20, 2018

  Anxiety. Definition: A modern cliché. At least this is how I feel anxiety is defined in today’s world. It seems that everyone I talk to suffers from “anxiety.”       Someone’s nervous about taking a test? Anxiety. Someone’s worried about getting accepted into their top college? Anx...

Learn from your teenage hardships

Learn from your teenage hardships

Akhil Shah, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018

    Author C.S. Lewis once said:  “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”   Over the course of my nearly three years as a high school student, I, like most others, have had my fair share of disappointments.   Daily struggles like grades and tests...

Find your definition of perfect

Find your definition of perfect

Kavana Gonur, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

  Clear your mind and think. What is the one word you’d use to describe the jeans that fit you snugly?   What is one word you’d use to describe your friend who seems to have the best grades?   What is one word you’d use to describe Justin Bieber?   For me, that one word is PERFECT....

The key to real change? Realization

The key to real change? Realization

Will Anderson, News Editor

March 9, 2018

  The only thing guaranteed in life is death.   How it happens, when it happens, even why it happens are all indeterminate – but none of us can evade it under our own power.   Seventeen human beings were murdered in Parkland, Florida. Never again will they see the ones who  loved them so dearl...

Accept the reality of climate change

Accept the reality of climate change

Elliott Hyman, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

  Climate change is a seemingly distant and foreign issue to students at Granite Bay High.   Some people are disinterested in it because it is increasingly being seen as a political issue. However, climate change will affect everyone in Gen Z’s lives regardless of their politics or socioecono...

Editorial: School districts aren’t protecting students

Editorial: School districts aren’t protecting students

The Granite Bay Gazette Staff

February 23, 2018

  When a student goes to class, they have the right to feel as safe as possible.   Does our school district agree?   After allegations of sexual harassment by Woodcreek High teacher Douglas Mason recently came to light, many people began to voice their opinions via social media, and the Roseville Joint Union...

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