An inside look at what it takes to be Valedictorian

November 24, 2014
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Kylie Metzler Messenger Staff Writer For each high school graduation, a speech is given by the student who typically has the highest academic achievements of their class; the valedictorian. There are eleven seniors eligible to be valedictorian for Placer’s 2015 graduating class. The current... Read more »

Placer’s food not as bad as the stereotype

November 24, 2014
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Danielle Eich Messenger Staff Writer   Placer High School has decent food that most kids think of as gross school food, when really it’s just made with nutrition and healthy food that’s good and good for you. Placer produces about 280 meals every day for the students. Only about... Read more »

The stress of college impending on seniors

November 24, 2014
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Cassidy Fedor Messenger Staff Writer Each year the struggle of getting into a university or transferring becomes more and more crucial. The seniors of Placer speak up, giving some insight. For a few, the topic is worrisome. For others, life after high school is not a sweat. Either way, your future... Read more »

Possible future lunch options for good grades

November 24, 2014
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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Many students may go to teachers to get help with their school work, but sometimes teachers have multiple students that need assistance, or they may not available. A new option could be put in place someday, at Placer, that would allow an extra period... Read more »

School Rallies aren’t for Everyone

November 9, 2014
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By Noah Gray Messenger Staff Writer   Rallies have been a part of Placer’s school tradition for a very long time, creating a way to show your Placer spirit. But for a while, people have been given the option to not arrive at the rallies, and rather stay behind the cafeteria. Some people... Read more »

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 »