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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

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

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

By Drew Worrell 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

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

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

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 around Placer High

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High

September 25, 2018

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...

The lip sync battle versus the color dance

September 25, 2018

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

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

Jared Gaches (left) and Trevor Keller (right) standing on a wall facing the sky.

September 21, 2018

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

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

Students jokingly show morning fatigue.

September 19, 2018

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...

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