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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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Heba Bounar, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Heba, a senior, is one of the editors-in-chief, and this is her third year on the Gazette staff.

All content by Heba Bounar
Cancelled without prejudice is a statement that indicates that a visa has been cancelled and can no longer be used for entry into the U.S.

Cancelled with prejudice: repercussions of the Muslim Travel Ban

March 1, 2021

Y.R. is an Iranian chemical engineer. In 2016, she stayed awake for 24 consecutive hours supervising catalysts in her laboratory, a task that most modern...

To compensate for the schools inability to have events due to COVID-19 guidelines, a privately funded Winter Ball dance was held for the senior class.

Winter Ball — COVID-19 edition

December 30, 2020

Corsages, tuxes, and dresses fill Instagram feeds, paired with captions of “Shhh!” and “Best winterball ever.”  As high schools have not been...

Dutch Bros. Coffee is a popular location where people can purchase drinks and spend time in the parking lot with one another.

[Photo] Hanging out by a thread — how students socialize during a pandemic

December 22, 2020

Dutch Bros. Coffee is a popular location where people can purchase drinks and spend time in the parking lot with one another.

Jones and her father at her high school graduation a year before he passed.

Honoring the grieving process — suicide loss

November 9, 2020

Death to suicide has become so common that it has also almost become numbing.  Mourning those who passed is often the automatic response to hearing of...

Uighur Muslims within China are being prevented from freely exercising their religion.

Commentary: The Muslim Holocaust- what’s China up to these days?

October 19, 2020

The live-action Disney Mulan Movie was long anticipated by avid Disney fans eager to watch their favorite animated film come to life.  Such excitement...

The moment Mehar Rangi discovered that her father, and soon her entire family, had COVID-19 was very unexpected.

Combatting COVID-19 firsthand

September 28, 2020

The words coronavirus and COVID-19 have consumed the globe’s vocabulary, no longer carrying the exotic, distant characteristics they once had.  Despite...

[Video] Extended school closure due to coronavirus: ‘Bearly News’ podcast

April 3, 2020

UPDATE: April 3, 2020 It was announced on Friday, April 3 that all schools under the Roseville Joint Union High School District will be closed for the...

As a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, Junior Prom, along with other school events, have been cancelled. Here, Lauren Thomas admires the dress she was planning to wear for Junior Prom.

Nonrefundable school events pose stress on students after COVID-19 cancellations

March 30, 2020

Barely a month ago girls were frantically making arrangements for junior prom, spending weeks and typically a hefty amount of cash to find the perfect...

Team Zeena’ forms initiative to raise $25000 in honor of friend Zeena Alzanoon.

‘Team Zeena’ Project

March 18, 2020

Stories about victims of the life-threatening disease of cancer has become all too common throughout the world.  In fact, it’s almost become too common...

Compared to top universities, Stanford University holds one of the most competitive acceptance rates.

Parties change in mood after college letter-opening

February 27, 2020

Another Friday night, another typical high school party.  One particular Friday afternoon in early December, however, marked a different type of get-together...

Senior Brianna Lambey, shares her experiences with being a star varsity athlete.

Brianna Lambey takes up multiple roles on the court

February 3, 2020

Making the cut as a varsity athlete  is a remarkable accomplishment, one that requires a sincere dedication to the sport in addition to a substantial...

Impeachment may alter the current views of future voters in the next election.

[Photo] Impending doom for Democrats in impeachment?

February 17, 2020

Impeachment may alter the current views of future voters in the next election.

Commentary: Beauty products come at a definite cost

Commentary: Beauty products come at a definite cost

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....

Granite Bay High School has younger students vying to succeed in harder classes. (i.e. Advanced Placement or Honors)

Younger students push themselves in academics

January 22, 2019

   Among the most common stereotypes of Granite Bay High School is the inevitably competitive academic atmosphere. Students stack up as many Honors and...

Many students across the world suffer from conditions that may create obstacles in the classroom.

Embracing those with disabilities

November 28, 2018

  Distinguishing the difference between assumptions and truth can be difficult sometimes, especially in regards to the misconceptions over those with...

Senior Brayden Shauer got into a car accident in going-to-school traffic in mid-September.

Sophomore rush for permits stirs safety concerns

September 28, 2018

As more and more sophomores pass 15 and a half years old, the number of students on the roads noticeably increases as well.   With driving being...

Visual and performing art elective class numbers are suffering in the wake of academic pressure.

Overcrowded classrooms cause issues early on

September 18, 2018

 With the growing number of students on Granite Bay High’s campus, it’s no surprise that classroom sizes are beginning to expand as well.   As...

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