Placer Welcomes Foreign Exchange Students

October 30, 2014
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By  Kylie Metzler Messenger Staff Writer   There is a new student roaming the Placer High School campus that has traveled almost 5,000 miles to be in Auburn and study at our school. Foreign exchange students travel from their own country to stay with a host family in a different country... Read more »

Fall Fashion Sweeping Placer’s Campus

October 30, 2014
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By Ali Conway Messenger Staff Writer   Fall fashion trends are sweeping Placer’s campus as sweater, scarfs, and other fall favorites come out to play come. Girls all around the school are getting hyped off of the cool weather patterns, cute fall trends, and a more relaxed fit for everything. Joelle... Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: the good and the bad

October 30, 2014
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Ariana Capel Messenger Staff Writer   Some think Breast Cancer Awareness Month has turned into a thoughtless pink ribbon, not actually honoring those who have fought it, survived it, passed away from it, or still fighting it.   National Breast Cancer... Read more »

Placer County Fair May Move to Auburn

October 29, 2014
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By Lacie McArdle Messenger Staff Writer   The Placer County Fair has previously been held in Roseville during June, but there is a possibility for it to be moved to the Auburn fairgrounds. The Gold Country Fair will also be put on as usual in the early fall.  The... Read more »

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 »