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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

Sophia Harimoto

Sophia Harimoto, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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

All content by Sophia Harimoto
With the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, championing Black histories has developed a more vocal presence.

Amplifying Black experiences

April 6, 2021

As of the 2019-2020 school year, 2.1% of the 2,073 students at Granite Bay High School identify as Black or African American. Concurrently, the staff at...

As circumstances change constantly, attending board meetings have become the new normal, in anticipation of how the boards decision will impact the students accordingly.

Change: The new constant

February 9, 2021

If anything, the one thing that has remained consistent throughout this unprecedented school year is change. After adapting to three different schedules...

On page 21 of the CDPHs COVID-19 and Reopening In-person Instruction Framework and Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California (2020-2021), it states that Under no circumstances should distance between student chairs be less than 4 feet.

Why are RJUHSD schools open with no social distancing?

February 9, 2021

On January 14th, the California Department of Public Health issued new COVID-19 guidelines for reopening K-12 schools in California. Included within these...

As of February 1st, the chart listed above entails of all the confirmed COVID cases since October 12, 2020.

Community reflects as schools reopen

February 3, 2021

   On December 14, 2020, the RJUHSD school board voted unanimously to return all respective RJUHSD school campuses back full-time – 5 days a week...

Despite maintaining a white majority presence, Granite Bay High Schools demographics have diversified over the last decade.

2010 vs. 2020: Demographic differences within a decade

January 10, 2021

Over the last decade, the demographics of GBHS have become more diverse with a growing minority population.  According to the GBHS 2009-10 School Accountability...

Protestors in support of recalling the governor gather at the steps of the California State Capitol.

[Photo] California Governor Gavin Newsom under threat of being removed from office

December 18, 2020

Protestors in support of recalling the governor gather at the steps of the California State Capitol.

The name of the student cheering section at Granite Bay High School, the Tribe, is soon to be rebranded.

Trouble with Tribe: Changing the name, not the tradition

October 30, 2020

A place of inclusion – the student cheering section at Granite Bay High School was designed to be a place where students could gather for a common purpose...

People are currently using their voices to protest racial inequality amidst scrutiny of some violent demonstrations.

Commentary: Riots shouldn’t overshadow the necessity of the BLM movement

September 30, 2020

Racism is not new. It did not end when slavery was abolished nor when Martin Luther King Jr. famously proclaimed his “I Have a Dream” speech. It...

Ethnic Studies is designed to expose students to a more diverse understanding of culture and history.

Ethnic Studies: Giving a voice to the voiceless

September 28, 2020

As social inequalities have gained media attention over the last couple of months, advocating for racial reform has increased respectively as a result....

GBHS athletes of under-the-radar sports feel unappreciated and wish for more publicity for their sports.

Under-the-radar sports desire more appreciation

January 22, 2020

Sports such as football and basketball have always been an important part of the Granite Bay High School culture. Fond memories and life-changing experiences...

Senior athletes prepare to commit to the next 4 years
From left to right: 
Marli Bannai: Swim, UC San Diego
Emma Broers: Soccer, Sacramento State
Jack Gillespie: Swim, University of Tennessee
Kevin Haynes and Aiden Isola: Baseball, Sacramento State 
Summer Holt: Soccer , Texas Christian University
Ashlynn Hemphill: Swim, San Diego State University
Maryssa Schulz: Crew, Oregon State University
Nolan Wilson: Baseball, 
University of Nevada, Reno

Athletes commit on national signing day

January 9, 2020

After high school, students may choose to follow various career paths in order to take the next steps to achieve their future goals. While some may decide...

Seniors Alonzo Cannon and Grace Putman act in Hamlet, the fall play put on by the GBHS theater program.

Professional drama class performs fall show, “Hamlet”

November 19, 2019

   The Granite Bay High School Theatre production company has spent hours of behind-the-scenes work in preparation for their fall show— Hamlet—...

Commentary: The social media façade

Commentary: The social media façade

November 15, 2019

What happened to online authenticity? Social media was originally intended to be a place for people to share real memories and communicate with their...

The school district is hoping a more-than-typical number of teachers choose to retire at the end of this school year, and its offering a $20,000 bonus to encourage the decision. Teachers who want the money have to commit to retiring by Dec. 6.

Teacher transfer requirements result in retirement incentives

October 24, 2019

The money’s starting to talk, and the district wants to know if people are going to walk. In an effort to reduce staff upheaval that could result...

Commentary: Celebrating others

Commentary: Celebrating others

October 17, 2019

I get jealous. I hate that I do, but I can’t help it. My heart drops in envy when others succeed, but my nerves relax in relief when they fail. Call...

The Granite Bay Emerald Brigade performed with multiple, large props this season.

Granite Bay Emerald Brigade competes at Oakmont High School

October 14, 2019

On Saturday October 12th, the Granite Bay Emerald Brigade took the field in their first competition of the season held at Oakmont High School.     Many...

Commentary: The environment needs saving

Commentary: The environment needs saving

October 9, 2019

Our planet is dying.  In the next century, the human species might cease to exist if we don’t start protecting our environment. Currently, the world’s...

Graduation ceremonies such as the one for GBHSs class of 2019 pictured above are off the table with the current prohibitions on large gatherings.

New graduation venue decision causes debate

October 7, 2019

After weighing the pros and cons, the Roseville Joint Union High School District board members voted to host future graduation ceremonies at an off-campus...

Planning for the pool construction has been in the works since last summer and construction is set to be finished by the end of this school year. However, at the current construction pace, completion of the pool could arrive sooner.

Brand new pool for the year currently in the works

September 23, 2019

The Granite Bay High School pool has been long overdue for a renovation.  The current pool has existed ever since the school’s opening in 1996 with...

The graphic representation of the potential graduation venue for Roseville Joint Union High School District schools is currently on The Grounds website.

District chooses new graduation venue

September 13, 2019

High school graduation is an important day for many graduates and their families. However, planning for the big day also comes with a lot of stress...

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