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Saihaj Cheema

Saihaj Cheema, Assistant Editor

Saihaj is a senior and Assistant Features Editor. This is her fourth year on the Gazette staff.

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Opinion: Live Action Disney Movies

Saihaj Cheema, Assistant Features Editor
September 21, 2023

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but where are the dwarfs? This is just one example of Disney’s subpar attempts at “improving” animated children’s...

Satire: What to do if you’re single on Valentine’s Day

Satire: What to do if you’re single on Valentine’s Day

Saihaj Cheema, Entertainment Assistant Editor
February 13, 2023

As Valentine’s Day, the celebration of romance and affection approaches, you may find yourself deprived of both. If you are a single person, February...

McCann sculpts a future in ceramics

McCann sculpts a future in ceramics

Saihaj Cheema, Assistant Entertainment Editor
February 13, 2023

Proposition 28 on California’s recent ballot led to a unanimous decision of annually allocating $1 billion dollars to K-12 art programs. Schools in...

Co-president of the Science Olympiad prepares for an upcoming competition.

Battle of the brains: Science Olympiad underrepresented at GBHS

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
December 20, 2021

Competition reaches its peak as 5000 teams go head to head, determined to outsmart and outperform one another.   Founded in 1994, Science Olympiad...

Students face issues with having to balance their home life with school life

The cycle of academic pressure and academic success at GBHS

Saihaj Cheema and Sarah Yee
October 29, 2021

Some high achieving students of GBHS may be dangerously teetering over the edge of an unbalanced scale. On one side of the scale, students stack on AP...

The Filipino Club at GBHS strives to help students connect with their roots.

Race-based clubs on campus help forge connections

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
October 27, 2021

Rather than blending in with the crowd, several students at Granite Bay High School have established organizations dedicated to embracing diversity. Eniola...

The extra food at GBHS has led to more food waste and littering.

GBHS’s food waste epidemic: Do free lunches mean extra waste?

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
October 15, 2021

From 11:09 to 1:07 pm the number of lunch trays strewn across the campus of Granite Bay High School increases rapidly. In most of these trays the food...

Squid Game was released  worldwide on Sept. 17 2021.

Show Review: Squid Game

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
October 13, 2021

   Exhilaration, anticipation and trepidation.    Hwang Dong-hyuk’s “Squid Game” is a nine episode thriller that has deservedly gained the...

Make way for the freshmores

Make way for the freshmores

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
September 10, 2021

     The front entrance of Granite Bay High school is surrounded by sophomores. Their eyes wandered from the unfamiliar faces to the classrooms that...

India Oven, one of several restaurants run by the Cheemas, has struggled with staffing over the course of the pandemic.

Two small restaurateurs manage during a pandemic

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
January 5, 2021

Due to the global pandemic, small businesses have faced a major hit, making it difficult for them to stand their ground.  It is necessary for them...

2019-2020 Granite Bay Speech and Debate Team

Back row, from left to right: Easha Narayanan, Srinidhi Chandraskaren, Sriyanka Mandava, Avanthika Panchapakesan, Ipsha Pandey, Ishna Pandey, Shrina Pandey

Front row, left to right: Avanti Ramraj, Shreya Nagunuri, Kriti Vasudevan

How to debate: Conveying your side effectively

Saihaj Cheema and Sabine Kanz
December 1, 2020
Be mindful of the situation, especially when touching on someone's personal life.
Enola Holmes (2020), released on Netflix on Sept. 23

Movie Review: Enola Holmes

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
October 15, 2020

   “Enola Holmes” is the best film of 2020 so far, and from my perspective that statement is unarguable. I was disappointed in myself for thinking...

Various test security measures such as Go Guardian and Illuminate have been implemented to accommodate for cheating online.

Teachers adapt midterms to accommodate for setbacks of online testing

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
October 12, 2020

Over the past years, students have adapted to completing their midterms and tests in school with several crucial rules, but what happens when their every...

Disneys live action remake of the original film Mulan premiered on Disney+ on Sept. 4.

Movie Review: Mulan 2020

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
September 30, 2020

    There are many stories that have been around for a long time, but there is one that has been told since The Wei dynasty in 386 AD.     The... occupies many petitions that have been circulating recently.

Commentary: Are petitions effective enough at creating political change?

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
September 28, 2020

Politics.  It is probably one of the most controversial topics in existence. Almost everyone has dissimilar views. There are Republicans, Democrats,...

Lebanon, whose flag is pictured above, is facing the after-effects of a major crisis.

Commentary: After Beirut explosion, Lebanon still isn’t getting the help it needs

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
September 23, 2020

August 4, 2020, was the day that a massive explosion was heard around the world. As a result of a factory explosion involving ammonium nitrate, Lebanon’s...

Students use calendars to organize their daily duties to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Coping with stress

Saihaj Cheema, Staff Writer
September 22, 2020

Stress is at an all time high.  Students have always been put under intense levels of pressure, which can be beneficial in some instances. Now more...

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