A required personal finance course leads to an unsatisfied senior class

A required personal finance course leads to an unsatisfied senior class

  When it was formally announced that an online personal finance course would become a graduation requirement for the class of 2016 and onwards, a virtual groan could be heard from the students at Granite Bay High.

  Parents, however, believed that the course was much needed and would provide their children with the necessary knowledge to manage their finances in the future.

  The course was first implemented in the fall of 2015 for the seniors in the class of 2016 to complete by the end of their senior year.

  Now, the course is made available to students at the beginning of their junior year and is required to be completed by mid-April of their senior year, giving students roughly a year and a half to fulfill the requirement.

  If students do not finish the course, they risk not being able to graduate and missing numerous senior events, such as Senior Ball and the senior picnic.

  Although 18 months seems like plenty of time, many students still find themselves in the spring of their senior year without having completed the requirement. Continue reading “A required personal finance course leads to an unsatisfied senior class”

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ArtStreet Sacramento proves to be a major attraction for GBHS students

ArtStreet Sacramento proves to be a major attraction for GBHS students

  The only thing that might be better than art is a street full of it.

  Sacramento’s ArtStreet proved to be a major attraction among Granite Bay High School students in the month of February.

  The project, officially named ArtStreet, was organized by M5Arts, a new organization dedicated to promoting the work of both local and global artists.

  The 65,000 square foot attraction was centered around an old warehouse in downtown Sacramento and featured an exhibit full of art both inside and outside the premises. Continue reading “ArtStreet Sacramento proves to be a major attraction for GBHS students”

The amount of computer-based classes increases at GBHS

The amount of computer-based classes increases at GBHS

  Over the past few years, our world has experienced a substantial surge in technology, creating a relatively new requirement in the job realm for both students and adults across the globe.

  Without computer skills, it has become increasingly difficult to attain entry-level jobs in various fields, including business and media.

  Businesses have begun to prefer workers who are able to effectively problem solve using the resources that they have, especially in the world of technology.

  To equip students with such skills as they enter the workforce, schools, such as Granite Bay High School, have begun incorporating optional computer classes into their curriculum.

  At the moment, GBHS has a total of four computer-based courses available for students to take on campus.

  These classes include Information Technology Essentials (GBiT), Technology Leadership (GBiT), Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles and Exploring Computer Science. All four of these classes are taught by GBHS staff member Marc Imrie. Continue reading “The amount of computer-based classes increases at GBHS”

Former GBHS alumni runs for California State Assembly

Former GBHS alumni runs for California State Assembly

  Granite Bay High School has a number of notable alumni and this upcoming election could potentially add another one to its growing list.

  Kevin Kiley, who graduated as the GBHS valedictorian in 2003, is running for California State Assembly in the 2016 election.

  After graduating from Harvard University after high school, Kiley moved on to earn a law degree at Yale University and then a master’s in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University.

  After graduating from LMU, Kevin made use of his law degree and became the Deputy Attorney General.

  He began campaigning as the republican candidate for state assembly in 2015 with the help of a number of current GBHS students.

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Voting concerns regarding young adults in the state of California

Voting concerns regarding young adults in the state of California

  There are independent voters and the American Independent Party.

  Oddly enough, there’s a difference, which a majority of California registered voters failed to notice.

  A recent Los Angeles Times investigation discovered that in an AIP poll, 73 percent of Californians who registered as part of the American Independent Party were unaware of what it actually was.

  In the efforts to register as independent voters, they checked the American Independent Party box, assuming it was indicative of liberty from any particular political party.

  The AIP, however, is defined as a far right political party of the United States, which in many cases is the exact opposite of what these Californians intended to register as.

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The Class of 2017 experiences numerous changes in their high school career

The Class of 2017 experiences numerous changes in their high school career

  Common Core, new UC applications,  AP test changes, unblocked history classes, the new SAT. The list gets dangerously long.

  The class of 2017 at Granite Bay High School has had to face a numerous amount of changes in their high school career.

  It all started when it was announced that Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement Language and Composition would be unblocked for the first time, meaning that one course would be administered in the fall, and the other in the spring.

  In the past, the classes were at the same time, and they were taken over the span of the full school year.

  As a result many students ended up taking the Sierra College substitute for the APUSH course so they would not have to worry about taking the course in the fall and not being prepared for the AP test in the spring.

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Scholarship opportunities are overlooked in the frenzy of college acceptances

Scholarship opportunities are overlooked in the frenzy of college acceptances

  Applications are on their journey back home from college admissions offices around the world and seniors are quickly figuring out the next step in their educational journey.

  An aspect of applying to college that students may forget about in the frenzy of being accepted into the college of their dreams is applying for scholarships afterwards.

  “College these days is so expensive,” senior Ivy Liu said. “I don’t want to be in debt later on, and it is going to be hard finding a job while managing my studies, so scholarships are much needed.”

  College can be a tremendous expense, so taking advantage of scholarships can be beneficial for lessening any financial burden.

  Of course, the usual local and academic scholarships are always available to everybody, but students would be surprised at the amount of non-academic and non-sports related scholarships available to seniors and older students.

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