Hillmen Messenger

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 ...

The prominence of reckless driving at Placer High

The prominence of reckless driving at Placer High

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Reckless driving is becoming an impending issue on Placer’s campus, creating a dangerous environment for walking students, as well as other drivers. Teenage drivers are, and have always been, considered unreliable on the road. Whether they are g...

Drug abuse on Placer High’s campus

Drug abuse on Placer High’s campus

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinions, Top Stories

Drew Worrell & Alexis Breedlove Messenger Staff Writers   Placer’s campus has been subject to drugs of all kinds over the years. More recently, however, there has been more exposure in the school environment to certain drugs in particular, including cigarettes, nicotine, etc. Stud...

The lip sync battle versus the color dance

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinions

Katelyn Folk Messenger Staff Writer   After last fall’s color dance performance was deemed too inappropriate, administration planned to replace the Placer Hillmen tradition with a lip sync battle. Last year some students and staff were offended by the color dance performed by leader...

Is Placer missing the green in green and gold?

Is Placer missing the green in green and gold?

September 25, 2018


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Emmalee Dann Messenger Staff writer   There are many ways to be environmentally friendly in a school setting. With some minor changes to Placer campus, the school can contribute to a cleaner world.   While paper towels cut energy use by 40%, they also contribute 56 grams of c...

Senior football players compete in their final season in memory of their fallen teammates

Senior football players compete in their final season in memory of their fallen teammates

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor   As the Seniors of the Varsity football team take the field for their final year of gridiron glory, they keep with them in their hearts the spirits of their brothers that are no longer with them.   Jared Gaches and Trevor Keller, two youthful students from Place...

RV on Placer’s Campus: Where is it Now?

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Ethan Rodrigues Editor-in-chief   What began as the case of an abandoned recreational vehicle grew into a lasting eyesore for Placer High School and the surrounding area. Not only was this vehicle illegally parked in Placer’s staff parking section, hogging valuable parking spaces, ...

Bill to push back school start time vetoed by governor Brown

Bill to push back school start time vetoed by governor Brown

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

Alayna Fraser Messenger Staff Writer   Have you ever felt your eyelids drooping during your first period class? Have you nodded off and almost fell out of your desk? Maybe you have even waken up in a pool of your own drool? Whatever the case, it seems that many students are struggling to...

Students share mixed feelings on distant learning classes

Students share mixed feelings on distant learning classes

September 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News

In recent years at Placer High, the foreign language department, more specifically, French 3, has offered distance learning to Students in Del Oro who do not have access to the class on their campus. This new addition includes a large screen where students from Del Oro can see into the classroom, while...

Media is not covering all serial killers

October 27, 2015


Filed under Features

By Elyse Isenberg Editor-in-Chief At the thought of serial killers, most people would instantly think of the most notorious like Jeffrey Dahmer and Jack the Ripper; but the 21st century killers can be just as grizzly and gruesome. While there are some serial killer ‘copy cats’, there are still...

Andreanne Breton joins the foreign language department

Andreanne Breton joins the foreign language department

October 27, 2015


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By Katie Klopotek Messenger Staff Writer “I’ve never experienced so much spirit” said Andréanne Breton, Placer High’s new French teacher, after attending the first school rally of the year. So far she loves Placer High and said “the students are great.” Breton is from Quebec, Canada,...

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