An ode to social media

An ode to social media

While much of the older generation has the notion that social media and technology has a negative impact on my generation, and though I do not completely disagree, I’m beginning to realize how powerful it is in keeping my peers and I connected.

  Especially as a senior who is about to graduate, I am just now digesting the idea that I may never see many of these 500 or so faces ever again. Not without social media at least.

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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”

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”