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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
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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
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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
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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 »

Is senior year the best year ever?

Sophie Juarez, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013
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Whether you’ve been looking forward to it since freshman year, or have been in denial about its arrival, it’s finally here. But is it really worth all the hype it gets? What are the perks that seniors receive? What, really,... Read more »

From bunkers to ghosts, Placer is rich in its history

Bernice Kwan, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013
Filed under Features

Placer High School is full of rich history dating all the way back to 1897, the birth of our school. Many students have no idea of the historical events, sites, or people that have crossed our campus. One site is the well known... Read more »