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Placer’s students seem to have lost interest in driving

Placer’s students seem to have lost interest in driving

November 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

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


Filed under Features, Student Life

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


Filed under Features, News

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


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Opinions, Top Stories

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


Filed under Features, Student Life

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...

As the season of Halloween commences, superstitions hit their seasonal peak

As the season of Halloween commences, superstitions hit their seasonal peak

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

By Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Many mixed feelings are shared over ghosts, spirits, and superstitions. While some are firm believers of the supernatural, others are extremely skeptical. However, those who do believe in spirits are still divided. Some presume that ghosts...

Placer’s resource officer shares his responsibilities

Placer’s resource officer shares his responsibilities

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features

By Anna Petrovich Messenger Staff Writer Although almost every student at Placer knows of Leonard Shull and Steve Rowland and how they monitor student activity, only a handful of people realize that we also have a Resource Officer in our midst. Joe Almeida has been assigned to Placer High School in the posit...

The hidden terrors that lie during Halloween night

The hidden terrors that lie during Halloween night

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

By Drew Worrel Messenger Staff Writer Halloween has always been looked at as a kid-friendly holiday, but some parents overlook the dangers their children could encounter.   Two years ago, starting in August of 2016, there was an incident with “killer clowns.” People would dress up ...

Hydro Flasks turn into a trend more than a source of hydration

Hydro Flasks turn into a trend more than a source of hydration

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

By Katelyn Folk and Alyssa Gross Messenger Staff Writers   Many people use Hydro Flasks for hydration, but this trend may have instilled itself into the minds of students beyond its designed purpose.   Megan Clifton, sophomore, shared her view on the subject, stating, “I have...

Placer High students are welcomed into the voting world

September 27, 2018


Filed under Features

Ryan Santos Sports Editor   The terrifying beauty of growing past one’s adolescent phase lies in the gain of responsibility. As high school age kids tally new marks in their age column, they gain the ability to drive a car, become a member of the work-force, and maybe most importantly, dip...

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

September 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Anna Petrovich Messenger Staff Writer     Placer High School now requires students and their parents to sign a behavior agreement form (in which many activities are prohibited) in order to buy a dance ticket. Along with all the papers teachers sent home with their students during the ...

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