December 3, 2019

In the past decade, self image and self esteem has been a hot topic. It is true that a higher self image brings a healthier life, but what role does confidence play?

Have you ever seen someone who just radiates a glowing energy that makes them see approachable? Througho...

December 3, 2019

I will never forget what happened a few years ago. I was sitting in a room with my family, and my Grandmas flip phone began to ring, she answered it, and to my surprise my Grandpa was the one on the other end of the line, who was sitting right behind her. 

Too often I h...

May 22, 2017

They have been there through it all.  Your happiest days, your darkest nights.  They think you’re the funniest, the smartest, the nicest person they have ever met.  No matter how trivial or how intense your situation may be, you can count on them to always have your ba...

May 18, 2017

Have you ever felt the whole world comes crashing down on your shoulder whenever you have to be social, or just be surrounded by numerous amounts of people in general? Afterwards you feel exhausted and drained by the outside world, and just feel like sitting on your co...

May 18, 2017

While organized sports may not be for everyone, there are many other ways to continue leading an active healthy lifestyle. Staying active and in shape impacts your body in more ways than most would think. In addition to building muscle and maintaining a healthy physiqu...

May 17, 2017

Keep your eyes wide open and your head up. These next few years will be a whole jumble of fun and crazy with a few bumps here and there.
First off, you're doing great so far. You've managed to figure out how to get through more than 45 minute long classes and maybe you...

May 17, 2017

If you’re like most teens in the Roseville/Granite Bay area, then you too struggle with the intense boredom that is our town. I can’t count the number of times my friends and I have sat around thinking of something to do for as long as it would’ve taken to actually do...

May 17, 2017

As I approach my final few weeks at GBHS I have found myself reflecting on my past four years at this school. Throughout these past years I have gained countless memories and experiences that I will carry with me the rest of my life. There is no entirely right or wrong...

May 17, 2017

1. Go Outside

Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed and I can’t handle any more stress, one of my favorite things is to go outside. You don’t have to go on a 3 hour hike, you can just go outside and breathe the fresh air for a couple minutes. It really helps me to reset, so...

May 17, 2017

All my life I moved from state to state every couple of years. I went from living on the east coast to the west coast. I even lived in the south for a little while. Before I moved to California, I had lived in Las Vegas for about six and a half years. The school I was...

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