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Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

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Womens march not inclusive to all

Women’s march not inclusive to all

February 26, 2017

In sixth grade, if there was one political topic that swarmed the area, it was Prop 8. I was, as a sixth grader would be, completely ignorant on the...

Students are exposed to unique questions on college applications

Students are exposed to unique questions on college applications

December 14, 2016

It’s that time of the year again. No, not the holiday season, though the similarities are uncanny – people panicking, deadlines and a lot of self-reflection....

Pornography perpetuates sexism

Pornography perpetuates sexism

December 8, 2016

I remember back when I was in elementary school, when I first started to be an avid user of the internet, I ran into my very first pop up ad. All I was...

Is the Trump Effect a reality?

Is the ‘Trump Effect’ a reality?

November 15, 2016

Within the last year, President-elect Donald Trump has been able to pave his way to the media spotlight with his blunt words and candid opinions. However,...

Mainstream feminism ignores repressed minorities

Mainstream feminism ignores repressed minorities

August 26, 2016

With the vast number of terms floating around on the interwebs, it’s difficult to keep up – especially when a new one appears. White feminism, though...

Day at the Bay marks the end of the year

Day at the Bay marks the end of the year

May 31, 2016

After a long two weeks of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests, what is better than getting to relax at Day at the Bay. Granite...

Powder Puff restrictions leave students frustrated

Powder Puff restrictions leave students frustrated

May 31, 2016

With spring comes Powder Puff and with Powder Puff comes the infamous game of getting a personalized T-shirt name passed.     Each year the junior and...

Music Review: This is Acting by Sia

Music Review: This is Acting by Sia

February 22, 2016

Singer and pop songwriting mastermind, Sia released her seventh album This Is Acting on Jan. 29. A compilation of 12 tracks, This Is Acting is a collection...

Despite having already taken the SAT, many UC-bound juniors will no longer require the minimum scores previously detrimental to the admissions process.

Did College Board “skill it” with new SAT?

September 29, 2015

  Spring – a season known for blossoming flowers, allergies and spring cleaning. However, come 2016, spring will bring one more new beginning: the...

Sadness is not a competition

Sadness is not a competition

May 1, 2015

For a long time, I believed that I couldn’t be sad because it would be unfair to those who have issues far worse than mine. Growing up with shelter 24/7,...

Test #2

IB has its pros and cons

April 15, 2015

Within the last few years, the International Baccalaureate program, known as the IB program, has been growing speed and catching the eye of many students...

New proposition of free college raises interest

New proposition of free college raises interest

February 10, 2015

This article was written by Matt Ontiveros, staff writer for the Granite Bay Gazette. President Obama recently proposed two free years of community...

Depression is more complex than it seems

Depression is more complex than it seems

January 29, 2015

This article was written by Carissa Lewis, Anjali Shrivastava, and Hannah Xu. Several years ago, a sixth-grade boy was bullied by a group of high-schoolers....

Is Creativity Repressed at GBHS?

Is Creativity Repressed at GBHS?

January 21, 2015

Creativity in class has become a rare occurrence that some cherish and others find a waste of time.  The question of originality's place in the classroom...

Creativity in the classroom under fire?

Creativity in the classroom under fire?

December 13, 2014

It’s the lifelong question: is it better for schools to stimulate creativity in the classroom, or the memorization of information? For some, creativity...

No homo really means no sensitivity

‘No homo’ really means ‘no sensitivity’

December 13, 2014

“No homo” – a phrase so incredibly ridiculous it makes me want to pour hydrochloric acid down my ears. A guy says to his other guy friend “You...

Holiday Desserts: One Bite Wonders

Holiday Desserts: One Bite Wonders

December 13, 2014

Photo Credit: Richard Wood, Creative Commons 2.0 Generic The holidays are notorious for all the delicious, but unhealthy and sugary, treats. However,...

Opinion: Homework Over Thanksgiving Break?

Opinion: Homework Over Thanksgiving Break?

November 7, 2014

This Thanksgiving, students will not only chew on turkey but also the prospect of having homework. With an abundance of material to learn but lack of...

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