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Has Tumblr gone too far?

Gayane Simonyan, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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Tumblr is known as a blogging website where people can post what they want, anything from fashion blogs, to political opinions and art, but in the fast few years it has slowly gotten worse and worse as if a plague was slowly killing it, first there was the TCC (True Crime Community) on Tumblr which had ...

Eighth graders have mixed emotions as they move on

Karla Landeros, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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Eighth graders are turning ninth graders next year. They are either going to Cottonwood or Granger High School. Another option is that they might be going to another school out of state. The eighth grade students at Granite Park Jr. High have mixed emotions about heading to the next level. Ubah I...

Rhinehart hits the high seas in beautiful Costa Rica over break

Rhinehart hits the high seas in beautiful Costa Rica over break

Pedro Yazzie, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


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Coaching a football team was something that granite park special education teacher Derrick Marston always wanted to do. “Marston played football at the University of Utah and I grew up in California,” said Mr. Marston. He decided to coach the local high school students at Judge Memorial. Mr. Marston posit...

Dating looks different across cultures

Fatna Ibrahim, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


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Many young teenagers here in America are starting to date, but what about places out of this country? America is a country of freedom, which means people  can do whatever they want, without anyone controlling them, or telling them what to do. But in other countries and cultures the rules of dating ma...

Donald Trump’s country ban hits Tumaini Center

Donald Trump’s country ban hits Tumaini Center

Fatna Ibrahim, Staff Writer

April 29, 2017


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According to Donald Trump's seven banned countries, more than 20 refugee families stopped coming to the US, just because of one person. What this means is, he stopped families that will have a great future in America into a tough life, back in their own regular country. Because if they did came to the...

It may soon be safe to go in the water, sharks becoming extinct

It may soon be safe to go in the water, sharks becoming extinct

Kayden Hill, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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Some people wish sharks should die and never come back here are five sharks that may die off. One shark that can go extinct is the great white shark because they are vulnerable. What is called the jaws effect which came from the movie jaws made people start to think the great white is a monster and...

Utah’s other amazing grizzlies

Utah’s other amazing grizzlies

Karla Landeros, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


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Granite Park Junior High is the ¨Home of the Grizzlies,” but the real home of the grizzly bears in Salt Lake is at Utah's Hogle Zoo. One of the zoo's bear keepers, Kaleigh Jablonski, chatted with The GP Gazette to discuss the three bears taking up residence at Hogle Zoo. GP: Why do you think t...

Bullying, a habit that must be broken

Bullying, a habit that must be broken

Maryam Jasim, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Bullies are defined in America as people who are habitually cruel to people who are smaller or weaker than themselves. Bullying is really hard -- the  percentage of students that have been bullied is 77 percent, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey. “If a student’s been bullied, it’s eve...

Dress code is a bit too constricting

Dress code is a bit too constricting

Carolina Reynaga, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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Nobody likes the dress code but we have it because we can’t wear black on black or red on red. We can’t dress like that because they are gangster signs. If you do break the rule then you will have to wear an orange shirt throughout the day. Another thing about the dress code is you have to wear ...

Granite Park welcomes Officer Chad Leetham

Granite Park welcomes Officer Chad Leetham

Jocelyn Roberts, Managing Editor

February 7, 2017


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This year, Granite Park welcomed a new police officer. Officer Chad Leetham sat down for an interview to let students have the chance to get to know him a little better. Granite Park Gazette: Why did you want to be a police officer? Leetham: A lot of reasons, I’ve always wanted to make a posi...

Granite Park is not the only place you will find P.R.I.D.E.

Justin Andrus, Staff Writer

January 28, 2017


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Did the school take the P.R.I.D.E. motto from the Police Department of South Salt Lake?   The Grizzly P.R.I.D.E. motto is curiously similar to that of South Salt Lake Police. “We try to line it up and it’s because we share values like integrity, respect and excellence,” said Granite Park...

Homework really has a purpose

Fatna Abdallah, Staff Writer

January 28, 2017


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Homeworks helps you to get you ready for tests or quizzes, here at Granite Park Jr. High. But most students don’t like homework. They already do school work at school, so why would they be doing more work at home? Will, teachers like to give out homework to prepare students for the test. They want ...

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