Babies in Hot Cars

September 29, 2014
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By Matt Corkery Messenger Staff Writer   Before the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, there was the “Hot Car Challenge.” People started sitting in their cars on hot days, filming themselves, trying to bring awareness to the problem of children being left in hot cars.  This sparked a trend,... Read more »

Students return from summer break to discover many changes in the art hall

September 29, 2014
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Michelle Levine Many people don’t know that this year will be the ceramics teacher and “Art Captain” of the Creative Department’s last before retirement. As Toby Covich explains himself, “I was looking forward to making this my most energetic and fun year with my students,and hoping to go... Read more »

Teenage drivers are becoming more distracted

Teenage drivers are becoming more distracted

September 25, 2014
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By Cody Hitchcock Messenger Staff Writer   “Auburn: A safe teen driving city,” is visible on a sign on Luther Road when you enter the city limits of Auburn. But is this true? The DMV says that there were 593 teen accidents in California in 2013. Sixteen-years-olds have a 3.7 times... Read more »

Some PHS students still leaving a mess at local eateries

Some PHS students still leaving a mess at local eateries

September 25, 2014
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By Cassidy Fedor Messenger Staff Writer   Students of Placer High school are trashing local businesses. Or are they? Many students of the school were interviewed about how they feel they are treating the businesses; respectful, disrespectful, trashing the place, and putting everything away... Read more »

Spring Break

Tasha Mcgown, Writer
May 6, 2014
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  Spring Break, the warm ten days Placer gets off. Everyone looks forward to Spring Break. A time where teenagers have time to see family, relax, catch up or go on vacation. The Placer students embark on some crazy journeys and sometimes see things they'd rather not. Madison Nunez was one of... Read more »

Drugs at School Functions

Aimee Sexton, Writer
April 25, 2014
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In California the drinking age is 21. For kids at a lot of High Schools, that doesn’t mean very much. At Placer High School, students drink at events like Prom, and Senior Ball. Or, they will drink beforehand so they aren’t caught with bottles. But, even if they don’t have the bottles there in... Read more »

College Preparations

Max Schultz, Writer
April 25, 2014
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It’s that time of year again all seniors are making their choices for colleges. A lot of kids have waited and worked hard for this moment. This moment marks the time for teens to finally enter the real world and live like an adult it also marks the moment where the kids are let free and chase their... Read more »

Is Social Media Taking Over Our Lives?

Lilly Moore-Buckingham
March 7, 2014
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Social media plays a big role in most people’s everyday life. Social media has changed so much over the years.  Before Facebook, many people were more familiar with sites such a MySpace.  Social media sites are always improving.  Social media is a simple act of connecting with friends and family... Read more »

Modern major conflicts of 2013

Devlin Burton, Messenger Staff Writer
December 20, 2013
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The new year is fast approaching and with it a vast variety of possibilities for the future of the globe, some for better and some for worse. Though our species has managed triumph in cognitive thinking and population dominance, at least as far as our known world goes, we still squabble in petty conflict... Read more »

Why have the treats turned into tricks?

Haley McKee, Messenger Staff Writer
November 12, 2013
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At some point in everybody’s Trick-or-Treating career they have been sadly disappointed. With every great candy bar, there comes an amusing but not so appealing treat. Whether you're out on Halloween night to get a chance to get some candy, or just hanging out with friends,... Read more »

Shull Patrol

Alex Garcia, Messenger Staff Writer
November 12, 2013
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All students have seen Leonard Schull at some point or another around campus. Shull is a veteran campus monitor who has been at placer for 20+ years. He previously had worked for the 49ers during the summer in administration and ran a dormitory. Whether he’s checking in on a class or driving around... Read more »

Placer teachers have had embarrassing moments too

Sophia Juarez, Messenger Staff Writer
October 28, 2013
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We have all been in a situation that has caused our faces to turn bright, tomato, red. We have all been the center of attention, at least once, for all the wrong reasons. We have all had embarrassing stories and believe it or not, so have our teachers. While it is hard to imagine our teachers being... Read more »