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Granite Bay Today

The Student News Site of Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay Today

Sophie Nguyen

Sophie Nguyen, Editor

Sophie is a junior and Opinions Editor. This is her third year on the Gazette staff.

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As listed on the agenda, the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Team (CILT) discussed about new course offerings on March 4, 2024.

Weighted courses and niche classes: A look into new offerings for the 2024-2025 school year

Sophie Nguyen, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 30, 2024

CTE The Computer Science CTE pathway will offer a new course for the 2024-2025 school year, specifically IB Computer Science SL. This course is designed...

The former Hampton Inn & Suites by Interstate 80 (I-80) on the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Douglas Boulevard in Roseville, California, is being converted into a permanent supportive housing facility following the increase of homelessness in Placer County.

From hotel to permanent supportive housing facility: Hampton Inn & Suites transformed into Sun Rose Apartments

Sophie Nguyen, Opinions Editor
March 5, 2024

The former Hampton Inn & Suites by Interstate 80 (I-80) on the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Douglas Boulevard in Roseville, California, is...

Based on Suzanne Collins’ novels, Lionsgate Movies released “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” on November 17, 2023.

Hungry for power, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” tells the tale of young President Snow

Sophie Nguyen, Opinions Editor
February 29, 2024

In the snow-chilling prequel of “The Hunger Games,” “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” (TBOSBAS), the snaky Coriolanus Snow...

Beer cans are placed on top of a car to represent the cause of these deaths.

Every 15 Minutes 2023: Simulation leaves an emotional impact on participants and community members

Crisp fall air surrounds the scene of a black rose placed delicately on the hood of the car. Lying on the car and dripping in fake blood is Aidan Ferrante,...

With power outages knocking out power for approximately 30,000 customers in Placer County, many families huddled in the darkness by candlelight.

Placer County residents blown away by mass power outages

Sophie Nguyen and Elyse Houlihan
February 9, 2024

California experienced a statewide storm with an atmospheric river beginning on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, that brought storm damages and power outages...

In this photo illustration, USWNT forward Alex Morgan (#13) prepares to kick a penalty kick in an intense game during the 2023 FIFA Womens World Cup.

“The player of the match was that post:” Inside the media’s critique of the USWNT, political and technical remarks alike

Sophie Nguyen, Opinions Editor
November 2, 2023

The quadrennial FIFA Women’s World Cup was hosted in Australia and New Zealand in late summer of 2023. Although Spain took home the winning title, much...

The Homecoming football game on Oct. 20, 2023, will have a Pink Out theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Fun replaces formal in efforts to promote inclusivity at Homecoming

Sophie Nguyen, Opinions Editor
October 18, 2023

Hundreds of pink-adorned high school students enter through the gate as the Homecoming football game commences. Amongst the commotion, students participating...

On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 403 (SB 403), a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of caste. He deemed the bill “unnecessary,” stating that existing laws have already protected employment opportunities for all subgroups of Asian Americans.

Caste in California: from Brahmins to Dalits, Hindus respond to caste discrimination

Rachel Guo and Sophie Nguyen
October 18, 2023

Throughout history, discrimination has been prominent in nearly every country with diverse groups. In 2020, America experienced some of the largest protests...

Students will download Bluebook to take the Digital SAT and Digital PSAT.

Get ready, the digital SAT/PSAT is coming to GBHS

Sophie Nguyen, Opinions Editor
October 1, 2023

The end of the paper SAT and PSAT has arrived. College Board announced that the SAT and PSAT will become digitalized last year. Now, in only a few months,...

In a viral tweet, users were quick to point out the uncanny uniformity amongst various social media apps.

Opinion: Surprise! Threads is the latest unoriginal social media app

Sophie Nguyen, Opinion Editor
September 13, 2023

Keep scrolling. And scrolling. And scrolling. The stream is full of word-filled posts—posts with options to like, comment and repost/quote. These written...

Music Review: Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” has us awake until morning

Music Review: Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” has us awake until morning

Sophie Nguyen, Assistant Sports Editor
November 7, 2022

Critics must find it exhausting to always be rooting for the anti-hero.  Turning away from all media opinions through a tumultuous, yet successful,...

The area around the football field is being remodeled, adding a new concession stand, snack bars, additional ticketing booths and four restrooms.

Remodeling the area around the football field

Sophie Nguyen, Assistant Sports Editor
November 2, 2022

Granite Bay High School is undertaking a new project of constructing the area around the football field, enhancing the experience for students when accessing...

Explore co-presidents Shivani Gautam and Kaitlin Shin and treasurer Perleen Deol stand at their table at Club Rush.

Encounter “Explore!” : a new club at GBHS

Sophie Nguyen, Assistant Sports Editor
October 14, 2022

Every Friday, students are seen escaping school when the bell rings. Across the campus away from the main gate, a group of approximately 20 GBHS students...

GBHS students are struggling to find employment amidst a pandemic impacted economy and competition with adult applications.

Granite Bay High School students struggle to find employment amidst pandemic impacted economy

Sophie Nguyen, Assistant Sports Editor
September 23, 2022

Two years after COVID-19 started and the economic recession began, unemployment rates have spiked high but are steadily decreasing month after month. However,...

The GBHS cheer team practices in the cafeteria.

New head cheer coach brings new customs to the team

Sophie Nguyen, Assistant editor
September 14, 2022

Granite Bay High School’s cheer team sits around on a huge, rectangular mat in the center of the cafeteria. 55 pairs of eyes are affixed to their new...

Sarah Jackson watching her son, GBHS student Adarius Jackson, lying dead in the Every 15 Minutes simulated crash.

Every 15 Minutes Recap

It is a chilly Wednesday morning. A student whispers. Outside of Granite Bay High School, the messy aftermath of a car crash sits ominously. A crowd of...

The members who participated in the Sacramento HS Fall Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 23 after their first game 
From left to right: Ethan Shohet, Maggie Lindhurst, Siya Mishra, Shivani Gautam, James Notley, Ali Zaidi.

Love Jeopardy? meet quiz bowl!

Sophie Nguyen, Intro Staff Writer
November 10, 2021

BAM! James Notley slams the table, shouting out a response to answer the clue. Siya Mishra nods in approval and says “power,” in which 15 points are...

Starting the 2022-23 school year, GBHS will begin at 8:30 a.m. per SB 328.

Open the gates! (at 8:30)

Sophie Nguyen, Intro Staff Writer
October 13, 2021

   Beginning the 2022-23 school year, all California public high schools, including RJUHSD, will open their schools’ gates to students at 8:30 a.m.     Joining...

Joseph Cattolico is a Physical Education teacher, teaching PE, weight training, and athletic PE. Although this is his first year here at GBHS, he has taught for 25 years and has taught in San Jose and Elk Grove. In addition, he teaches social studies classes.

Joseph Cattolico

Sophie Nguyen, Intro Staff Writer
September 21, 2021

Why did you choose to become a teacher here at Granite Bay, and how do you like it so far? “So I chose to become a teacher here because of the academic...

Brent Jones is a math teacher, teaching three courses of Integrated Math 1 to mostly freshmen students. Jones recently came from Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento after teaching there for five years.

Brent Jones

Sophie Nguyen, Intro Staff Writer
September 21, 2021

Why did you choose Granite Bay High, and how do you like it so far? “I love it! It's great! Students are great; staff are great. What people are doing,...

Julie Ford, a new teacher at GBHS, is a Physical Education teacher, teaching three periods of PE 9, with over 10 years of experience instructing high school PE.

Julie Ford

Sophie Nguyen, Intro Staff Writer
September 21, 2021

Why did you choose Granite Bay High School, and do you like it so far?  “Because it's an awesome school, and I love it because my department is amazing.” What...

Brent Jones is a math teacher, teaching three courses of Integrated Math 1 to mostly freshmen students. Jones recently came from Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento after teaching there for five years.

GBHS 2021-22 new teachers

Sophie Nguyen, Intro Staff Writer
September 20, 2021

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