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Placer art teachers share their influence through art

Placer art teachers share their influence through art

December 18, 2018

By Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor   The art hall at Placer High School has had a long, colorful history since 1897. Teachers and students have come and gone, pieces of every medium have covered the walls of the school, and Placer has even had some phenomenal award winners in its green and...

Local cat shelter due to shut down will leave many animals without a much needed home

December 18, 2018

By Alyssa Gross Messenger Staff Writer   Have you ever wanted a cat? Maybe this is the “purrfect” opportunity to find a best friend that you need, or maybe convince your parents to let you help these cats. The Friends Forever, a Cat Sanctuary in Auburn, is closing very soon, and these...

Photography gains new feel as new teacher takes over

December 18, 2018

By Katelyn Folk Messenger Staff Writer   As may not be known by some students and parents, Jason Long is the new teacher for Placer’s Photography class. Photography could be an interesting new learning experience for many students at Placer. Katelyn Miller, freshman in Long’s Photography...

100 years ago: events that shaped the world

December 18, 2018

By Anna Petrovich Messenger Staff Writer   Although many inspirational quotes tell us to “live in the moment,” some of us forget the most important things that have happened in the past. Our world 100 years ago held many important events and dates that molded our world into what it...

Placer’s yearbook: an age old school tradition

Placer’s yearbook: an age old school tradition

December 18, 2018

By Alayna Fraser Messenger Staff Writer   From 1902 to 2019, Placer’s Yearbook staff has been working endlessly to piece together a yearbook that encapsulates every accomplishment and memory made at Placer High School. Dan Wilson, Yearbook and Journalism advisor, stated that “[Placer’s]...

Local high schools engage in an internet “meme war”

December 18, 2018

By Ryan Santos Sports Editor   Throughout the past few years, memes have been the basis of humor on the internet. Social media and text conversations have filled with these videos and images. Finally, the seal between schools and memes has been broken. Placer, Del Oro, Colfax, Rocklin,...

Placer’s students seem to have lost interest in driving

Placer’s students seem to have lost interest in driving

November 5, 2018

By Ethan Rodrigues Editor-in-Chief The school year is in full swing, and Placer has eased into its daily routine, besides one notable change. As the students have reacquainted with the campus, it has become increasingly evident that the number of students taking advantage of the intended parki...

Local high schools engage in “meme war”

November 1, 2018

By Ryan Santos Sports Editor   Throughout the past few years, memes have been the basis of humor on the internet. Social media and text conversations have filled with these videos and images. Finally, the seal between schools and memes has been broken. Placer, Del Oro, Colfax, Rocklin, an...

California residents argue to have a new state created

California residents argue to have a new state created

November 1, 2018

By Jacob Barnidge Messenger Staff Writer   In California’s northern half, many people want to break away and create their own state called Jefferson. The history of the movement goes back to 1941. It was started due to the farmers in Northern California and Southern Oregon feeling mistr...

“Notes of Hope” offers support

“Notes of Hope” offers support

November 1, 2018

By Alayna Fraser Messenger Staff Writer   Many leaders in our community have stepped up to help post notes of hope on the Foresthill Bridge between Auburn and Foresthill. Since the bridge’s construction in 1973, there have been 87 deaths by suicide on the bridge but Brittney Hendrick...

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

November 1, 2018

By Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor Sometimes you hear one say, “I’m not good at anything,” when they’re asked about something they’re good at; which is typically followed with something along the lines of, “Everyone’s good at something!” There’s an entire world of activities out ...

Placer High Cheerleaders need of their own

November 1, 2018

By Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Placer High School’s cheer team works day and night to bring intricate routines to the student body for halftimes and rallies, and yet, they go completely under appreciated. The team’s peers only see the final products, not the extreme wo...

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