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The student news site of Claremont High School

The Wolfpacket

The student news site of Claremont High School

The Wolfpacket

Lucas Grannis

Lucas Grannis, Head Opinions Editor

Lucas Grannis is a Junior at Claremont High School, and a third year staff member on the Wolfpacket. He currently holds the position of Head Opinions Editor on the Wolfpacket, as well as co-executive producer for the Wolfpacket’s Promotional Music Videos Advertisement Program. Grannis is a very involved individual at CHS; he has captained Lincoln-Douglas debate for two years on the school’s Speech and Debate team, plans on joining Track And Swim teams this year, and was part of the Students Of The Year Program to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma in his freshman year. A former member of CHS' Graduation Requirements Committee, he prides himself in getting rid of TechEd as a high school graduation requirement. Although he doesn't have much free time, Grannis enjoys binge watching the latest horror show on Netflix, and talking politics with his dad. When Grannis finishes high school, he wants to start fresh by venturing off to the East Coast for college where he hopes to study law; he’s not sure what career he wants to pursue exactly but he’d love to be a corporate lawyer or state prosecutor. Some other fun facts about Lucas are that his favorite band is The Beatles, he's seen his idol (Lionel Messi) play twice (once in Buenos Aires, the other in Barcelona), and he’s incredibly excited to bring all types of perspectives and voices to the Opinions section. Contact him with any questions:

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden are likely to face off for a second time on America’s ballot next year, posing questions about a third alternative to a much anticipated election year.

Biden is MAGA’s Biggest Supporter

Lucas Grannis, Head Opinions Editor
February 9, 2024

Anyone who has not openly admitted that Joe Biden’s administration is one of the most disastrous presidential failures of the 21st century is lying to...

A heartfelt letter to the disgraced class of 2025: sit down, but stand up.

Lucas Grannis, Assistant Opinions Editor
May 5, 2023

As points were totaled, there was an evident tie. An intense matchup with one more game would determine a winner – not just for the outcome of a measly...

Teachers, don’t fear ChatGPT. Learn to teach with it.

Lucas Grannis, Opinions Editor
March 31, 2023

When ChatGPT was first launched on a late November day this past year, millions of people from different parts of the country speculated that their lives...

Image courtesy of Isabelle Shie

We are not crazy; but homeroom curriculum is

Lucas Grannis, Opinions Editor
December 22, 2022

CHS’ weekly homeroom class: “an intent to create a safe space, and opportunity to explore topics that are not normally covered in the curriculum classroom,...

SATIRE: It’s Wolfpacket Bro: CHS one hit wonders

SATIRE: It’s Wolfpacket Bro: CHS one hit wonders

Isabelle Shie and Lucas Grannis
December 22, 2022

“It’s Wolfpacket, Bro'': This revolutionary line echoed in the halls of CHS. Those three words were much more than just a rip-off of Jake Paul’s...

photo courtesy of Starbucks

Starbucks fall menu review

Isha Raheja, Melina Tisopulos, and Lucas Grannis
October 22, 2022

The day that Starbucks fall drinks become available might as well be a national holiday. For many, the iconic crisp colors of autumn and the feeling of...

Clark climbs to Canada, trading Starbucks for Tim Hortons

Clark climbs to Canada, trading Starbucks for Tim Horton’s

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
June 10, 2022

If you have not seen her with a Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino at least once, then you do not know Sequoia Clark. The drink is one that she...

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Riley Zitar shoots and scores herself into CMC soccer

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
June 10, 2022

Throughout the past four years, the CHS stands have rumbled with students standing on their feet to celebrate each and every single goal she has scored....

Curtesy of Anthony Rumbos-Perez

Salutatorian Anthony Rumbos-Perez sets his sights on Swarthmore

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
June 10, 2022

For most highschoolers, future plans and accomplishments are hypothetical. However, it should be no surprise to anybody that Anthony Rumbos-Perez is not...

140 reasons to go to prom

Lucas Grannis and Isabelle Shie
May 6, 2022

5. Pictures! Getting photos in your fancy outfit will make it a night to remember. 10. The High School Experience! This is a night you will never...

Ms. Clara Dehmer has played a crucial role in administration at Claremont High School.

Farewell, Ms. Dehmer

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
May 6, 2022

Clara Dehmer has been an administrator in the CUSD district for the past fourteen years. She oversees student discipline, attendance, and the students...

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The U.S. needs to up its support of Ukraine

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
May 6, 2022

President Biden, in a passionate speech from Warsaw, Poland, on April 17th, proclaimed the West’s complete support for Ukraine. “We stand with you,...

A Review of ComedySportz at CHS

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
April 1, 2022

One hundred and eighty Barack Obamas walk into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry! We’re closed, you can’t come in here,” to which the Obamas reply,...

Beloved Wolfcast hosts Mercer Weis and Viraj Urkudey are dedicating the rest of their lives to remaining Wolfcast hosts...on free will of course...
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SATIRE: Wolfcast Hosts Never to Say “Bye Pack” Again

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
April 1, 2022

Mercer Weis will not go to Stanford! And yes, you read that right. You are probably very confused right now, because unless you live under a rock, you...

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A Tribute to Tom Brady: The Greatest Quarterback to Ever Live

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
March 4, 2022

In early April of 2000, after being drafted in the late sixth round, The New England Patriots called a young Tom Brady to congratulate him on his drafting...

photo courtesy of NBC News

New Beginnings for the Supreme Court Start With Ketanji Brown Jackson

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
March 4, 2022

Last Friday, February 25th, 2022, was a historic day for President Biden: His Supreme Court pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has begun preparing for a high-stakes...

A Review of All the Girl Scout Cookies

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
March 4, 2022

When people think of February, almost everyone, especially people involved in a relationship, immediately think of Valentine’s. And as amazing as Valentine’s...

The Teachers Union cannot continue to jeopardize the future of our students.

Keep Schools Open!

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
January 21, 2022

The decision to close schools across the nation in March of 2020 turned out to have extremely detrimental effects on students across the nation. The unintended...

Is the Food Tradeoff Worth it? On Brand vs. Off

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
January 21, 2022

After a successful review of all the Starbucks Holiday Drinks, I was asked by a friend of mine to go to the next level and do the same ranking system,...

Reviewing Starbucks Holiday Drinks: Naughty or Nice?

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
December 17, 2021

The day that Starbucks holiday drinks become available might as well be a national holiday. For many, the iconic red holiday cup and feeling of that first...

The Answer to a Post-Fossil Fuels World is Nuclear Energy

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
December 17, 2021

The recent climate summit at Glasgow has echoed the obvious: most intelligent people acknowledge the existence of climate change and that countries need...

Ethnic Studies aims to express the unique thumbprint and experience in the U.S for minorities. Despite controversy and pushback against the class, the program is set to be implemented in schools across California throughout the 2029-30 school year.

California Controversy: CHS Students Divided on Ethnic Studies

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
November 19, 2021

Gavin Newsom is well known for making history in California in his short time in office as California’s Governor. Late September, he did just that once...

Chris Coles sprints to 5th place in last months Texas Invitational Competition

Chris Coles Sprints to State Championship as Spotlight Runner

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
November 19, 2021

There are few students at CHS who don’t know who Chris Coles is. For the past four years of his high school career, CHS senior Chris Coles has consistently...

245 years later, the American Dream is still thriving

245 years later, the American Dream is still thriving

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
October 29, 2021

The phrase “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” has been repeated so frequently by political figures that many just believe it without question....

How the health experts failed us

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
September 24, 2021

Throughout the global pandemic, Americans have been told by health experts to “Follow the Science.” But what does that actually mean? Scientific truth...

CHS students react to California’s Recall Election

Lucas Grannis, Reporter
September 24, 2021

Following a petition signed by nearly two million Californians who wanted to fight for a recall and for change, Governor Gavin Newsom was forced to desperately...

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