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The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

Sarah Yee

Sarah Yee, Editor

Sarah is a sophomore and editor of the Sports and Entertainment section. This is her second year on the Gazette staff.

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Over a century ago, the Chinese were expelled from Rocklin in flames and now, over the past couple of years, their history is being reclaimed.

Including the excluded: illuminating Rocklin’s dark Chinese history

April 1, 2022

The ramifications of the 1877 Chinese expulsion of Rocklin have been few, likely because many locals have never known it occurred. Over a century later,...

Principal donors Franklin and Sandra Yee stand outside the beloved cabin Sandras father bought in 1953.

Small steps on the road to recognition: Yosemite honors contribution of Chinese immigrants to the park’s creation

March 25, 2022

                        Among the world's nineteenth...

Netflixs new reality show, Hype House, depicts the unexpectedly sad reality of teenage TikTokers and the chase to their 15 minute claim to fame.

The Hype House further exposes TikTok’s toxicities

February 28, 2022

Tik, tok.  Imagine you are a teen with millions of dollars and followers at your disposal.  The clock is ticking, your fifteen minutes of fame...

GBHS lacrosse player Campbell Brown snaps a selfie with her  mom after getting a MRI for her concussions.

Student athletes’ revolving relationship with injury, fear and recovery

February 23, 2022

Injury and fear are inevitable aspects of athletics. But in an atmosphere where athletics and academics are intertwined, how does their tumultuous relationship...

SHEINs official collaboration campaign art can be found exclusively at Dollar Tree, SHEINs online website and everywhere sustainable SHEIN-haulers frequent.

Commentary: SHEIN shines with new “dapper Dollar” collection

January 14, 2022

The promise and the price:   Enter a long awaited collaboration with Dollar Tree.  Gone are the days where SHEIN  breaks the bank.   “We...

The Korean entertainment wave, known as hallyu has been immersed into international culture,  culminating in popularity peaks that include K-drama Squid Game, and K-pop groups, Blackpink and BTS.

Diving into the hallyu wave: South Korean cultural fervor

November 29, 2021

Over two thirds of Netflix’s 213 million customers have seen at least two minutes of the chilling K-drama,“Squid Game.” Yet its success may only...

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

The cycle of academic pressure and academic success at GBHS

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...

According to United States Drug Enforcement Administration, a dose the fraction of the size of a penny can be lethal  depending on a person’s body size, tolerance and past usage.

Rise of fentanyl poisonings in Placer County youth concerns local experts

October 26, 2021

Why have fentanyl-related deaths among teens increased in Placer County? Two milligrams of fentanyl, two specks on a penny, can be lethal.  Victims...

Shang Chi-and the Legend of the Ten Rings released in theaters on Sept. 3 2021, has grossed over 420 million dollars.

Commentary: Shang Chi Shatters Stereotypes

October 25, 2021

The road to fair Asian representation in American films has been rough and at times, nonexistent. But the commercial and critical success of "Shang Chi...

Lauren Pierce strikes a shot at range practice.

Granite Bay Athletes Gear Up for Fall Sports Season

September 23, 2021

  Why they play Senior Anika Varma and sophomore Lauren Pierce have both been members of the acclaimed GBHS girls varsity golf team for two years.                  Both...

To obtain a mask exemption, RJUHSD students are required to fill out the pictured mask exemption request form and obtain medical verification by a physicians assessment.

The Delta variant brings mask exemption tension to the forefront

September 16, 2021

The Delta Variant has dramatically driven the rise in COVID-19 cases among school age children in Placer County since the end of the summer and the start...

The New Dancer: Annie Johng

The New Dancer: Annie Johng

January 20, 2021

Annie Johng is a freshman who moved from Texas.  “We moved because we wanted a change of environment since Cali and Texas are two very different...

“The Guy to be Around:” Richard Grube

January 19, 2021

Freshman Richard Grube, describes himself as “the guy to be around.” But for Grube, his dad has also been “the guy to be around,” lately. Son...

The Student Activist: Kriti Vasudevan

January 19, 2021

Junior year is notorious for its challenges but this year has made it even tougher. For junior Kriti Vasudevan this was certainly the case. Vasudevan...

A new surge of cases gives way to new restrictions and new adjustments within the community.

A community combating COVID-19

December 24, 2020

The Fast Facts (Click here to view the current COVID statuses of California counties) (To view COVID-19 statistics in Placer County, visit this site) ...

Diversify Our Narrative RJUHSD holds community conversations the first Friday of every month; for more details, check out their Instagram page @diversifyournarrative.

Diversify Our Narrative sparks community conversations

November 20, 2020

Diversify Our Narrative (DON) is a student-led organization that advocates for a more diverse curriculum and inclusive district. The RJUHSD Diversify...

The skincare sensation

The skincare sensation

November 19, 2020

Self care has been popularized over the pandemic.  With more time for themselves, teens have  initiated better exercise habits and- more surprisingly...

2020 should not be seen as a curse despite the misfortune faced this year.

Commentary: We should stop resenting 2020

November 17, 2020

We all love to hate 2020.  And it’s so easy to. It’s the intangible face of all the challenges we have faced this year. Yet it’s unfair to...

A Time to Reflect: Student Profiles on First Quarter

November 13, 2020

The Student Activist Kriti Vasudevan    Junior year is notorious for its challenges, but this year has made it even tougher.     For...

New students at GBHS were not given the same opportunities to grow a sense of belonging within the school in-person this year as traditional welcoming events became virtual.

New school year, new school—now throw a pandemic into the mix

October 21, 2020

In these unprecedented times, transfer students have had an unprecedented start to the school year. During a normal school year, transfer students would...

Amidst the pandemic, many SAT testing centers and dates have been cancelled.

Taking the SAT by any means necessary

October 20, 2020

Standardized testing sessions are the most recent casualty in a string of events cancelled by COVID-19.  The SAT is a standardized achievement test...

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by author Suzanne Collins, creator of the original Hunger Games trilogy, is the prologue to the Hunger Games trilogy told from the perspective of anti-hero Coriolanus Snow. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was released on May 19.

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

October 17, 2020

   The 517 page novel was a long and intriguing read.    The Hunger Games franchise has long been a teen cult classic with its eerie dystopian...

Students feel inclined to socialize with their friends for the sake of preserving their mental health despite coronavirus prevention rules.

Drawing the line on social distancing guidelines

September 30, 2020

The question of whether one should social distance has stirred controversy.  Some feel the issue treads into political waters. Whatever the reason,...

The above graphic is a culmination of all the words used by GBHS students to describe this hectic year. The size of included words are dictated by how commonly they were used, meaning those used the most appear larger.

2020 to GBHS students

September 24, 2020

2020 was expected to bring clear vision, yet no one could've predicted the events of this year. "2020 came out … looking like a warm chocolate chip...

Olivia Galvan, senior class president, is optimistic for her senior year despite online learning.

Prime years of high school spent virtually

September 22, 2020

For freshmen at Granite Bay High School, this school year was supposed to mark the exciting transition from middle school to high school.  Seniors at...

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