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Placer, meet your new foreign exchange students

Placer, meet your new foreign exchange students

Story by Nicole Parrish, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

As the school year begins, foreign exchange students come join Placer.  This exchange program allows for two worlds to unite and for the exchange student to study abroad through summer programs, 1st semester programs, or even a year stay.  Luckily, Placer is hosting 3 foreign exchange students; 2 from Italy and one from Chile.          ...

Masked Communication

Story by Hannah Harlacher, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

  Has the world gone over board with the coolest, newest, fastest, easiest ways to just say “hi” to a friend? Is technology ruining our ability to communicate? In order for people to stay connected and communicate with one another, they need to use cell phones, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and o...

Cliques Less Common At Placer

Cliques Less Common At Placer

Story by Michaela Leonard, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

The jocks, the bookworms, the cheerleaders, the nasties, the artists, the stoners, the hotties, the not-so-hotties, and the thespians: the social hierarchy of high school remains complex, different groups of people coming together with a common interest. The question remains though, do these so-called “cliques” create a problem at Plac...

Auburn community spends millions on historic streetscape

Story by Morgan Terry, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

           Auburn has always been known as a historic town, and recently City Council members have proposed ideas of adding a historic streetscape to downtown Auburn to re-educate the community. This streetscape will have historic pictures, information, and local places to shop and eat.          ...

Senior yearbook portraits frustrating some seniors

Story by Tarrah Creencia, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

  As seniors get ready to take their senior portraits, some students aren’t happy about being required to go to one photographer.  Although the portrait policy is the same as in past years, the yearbook staff is enforcing more this year.  “Different photos from different places make it...

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