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Spring Break

Tasha Mcgown, Writer

May 6, 2014
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

  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... Read more »

Drugs at School Functions

Aimee Sexton, Writer

April 25, 2014
Filed under Features

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... Read more »

College Preparations

Max Schultz, Writer

April 25, 2014
Filed under Features

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... Read more »

Is Social Media Taking Over Our Lives?

Lilly Moore-Buckingham

March 7, 2014
Filed under Features

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. ... Read more »

Modern major conflicts of 2013

Devlin Burton, Messenger Staff Writer

December 20, 2013
Filed under Features

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,... Read more »

Why have the treats turned into tricks?

Haley McKee, Messenger Staff Writer

November 12, 2013
Filed under Features

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... Read more »

Shull Patrol

Alex Garcia, Messenger Staff Writer

November 12, 2013
Filed under Features

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... Read more »

Placer teachers have had embarrassing moments too

Sophia Juarez, Messenger Staff Writer

October 28, 2013
Filed under Features

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... Read more »

Special Ed. students treated well at Placer but there is still work to be done

Summer Gartrell, Messenger Staff Writer

October 16, 2013
Filed under Features

An estimated 13-20% or one in five children under the age of 18 suffer from a mental illness so it is easy to see why public schools have to accommodate special education students. A mental illness... Read more »

Placer offers clubs for all types of students interests

Haley McKee, Messenger Staff Writer

October 7, 2013
Filed under Features

Students that are interested in getting involved and making a difference in their community, may not know of the many service clubs at Placer High School. The Key Club, Leo’s Club, and Interactive Club are great... Read more »

Support team gives financial help to foster students

Avery Engelstad, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013
Filed under Features

Sierra college care packages Most newly graduated High School students have their parents to lean on financially when they head off to college, but what about foster students?  Who do they have to lean... Read more »