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Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

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GBHS junior Joe Plise pitches during his baseball game before coronavirus ended their season.

COVID-19 affects juniors and the college admissions process

Ashley Yung, senior editor
April 1, 2020

Coronavirus has affected all age groups, although some undoubtedly more than others. At GBHS, among the other concerns juniors face is the fear of their...

Satire/ Commentary: The world is ending

Ashley Yung, Senior Editor
March 27, 2020

The world is ending. The future is imperceptible, thus non-existent. We have entered the apocalypse, a post-world suggestion, funnily enough nothing like...

Seniors Jordan Greenfelder, left, and Zack Haug pose with Sen. Brian Dahle to whom they proposed the idea to allow 17-year-olds to be able to vote in the California primary election if they would be 18 by the time of the general election in November.

Senior boys present bill proposition to California senator

Ashley Yung, senior editor
March 5, 2020

Recently, two GBHS senior boys presented a bill to a California state senator.  In December, GBHS senior Zack Haug had the idea to promote 17-year-olds...

Little Women follows the life of a distinctive, hopeful woman and explores the heartwarming, yet intricate ties of family.

Movie Review: Little Women

Ashley Yung, senior editor
March 3, 2020

I’ve long been a fan of the director of “Little Women”, Greta Gerwig, ever since watching her star in “Frances Ha” and her directorial debut...

Commentary: Censorship keeps the truth away

Ashley Yung, Senior Editor
January 17, 2020

I’ll never forget the day we learned about the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Advanced Placement United States History, when Mr. Dell’Orto projected...

Many families have been forced to stay at home due to the closures of schools and numerous businesses, causing tension and stress in the average household.

Tenure not applicable to GBHS administrators

Ashley Yung, senior editor
December 2, 2019

Administrators at our school – the principal and the assistant principals – are at-will employees.  “At-will employment means that (I’m) not...

GBHS provides various sorts of hot lunches, including pizza from Papa Murphys, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and tacos.

[Photo] Students consider health of school’s hot lunches

Justin Ha, staff writer
November 18, 2019

GBHS provides various sorts of "hot lunches", including pizza from Papa Murphy's, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and tacos.

Commentary: Success has numerous definitions

Ashley Yung, Senior Editor
November 7, 2019

In the narrative we tell ourselves, success matters. Most people believe that with success, other people will view us differently, and as a result, we’ll...

The result of a five-year nicotine addiction that eventually included vaping, 21-year-old Ricky D’ Ambrosio was rushed to the hospital earlier this year after his flu-like symptoms gradually worsened. Physicians determined D’Ambrosio’s vaping caused his then-critical medical condition.

Gen Z facing the vaping epidemic

Ashley Yung, senior editor
October 14, 2019

As vaping becomes a more common and widespread practice, various ramifications are coming to light.  Concerns have already surfaced about the addictive...

This years seniors who are applying for college have some questions and concerns about the process about the spring scandal directed by private college counselor Rick Singer.

A Singer senior effect?

Angelina Kolosey and Ashley Yung
September 30, 2019

Power and money are two powerful forces that can and have been proven to be able to ultimately help an individual obtain almost any wish, including the...


[Photo] Unique sports growing among student body

Sophie Criscione, former lifestyle/features editor
April 11, 2019

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. ...

Commentary: Teenage readers are on the decline

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...

College admission denial letters gathered from students at GBHS.

College application process increasing in difficulty

Ashley Yung, Features editor
September 28, 2018

It’s no doubt that the college application process can be a huge stressor for high school seniors. The phenomenon of college-related stress, however,...

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...

Its not rocket science - pull the plug on phones

It’s not rocket science – pull the plug on phones

Ashley Yung, Staff writer
February 27, 2017

The generation that will proceed ours will never know what it’s like to not have an iPhone. Its invention in 2007 changed American culture forever. I...

Emily Schofield leaves GBHS in pursuit of Hollywood

Emily Schofield leaves GBHS in pursuit of Hollywood

Ashley Yung, Staff writer
February 23, 2017

Most seniors graduate in May, but at least one Granite Bay High School student graduated early to pursue her dreams. Emily Schofield didn’t decide...

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