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Students share mixed feelings on distant learning classes

Placer students can view Del Oro students (above), and Colfax students in distant learning classes.

September 11, 2017

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

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 in classroom the France (right) and Quebec flag (left).

October 27, 2015

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,...

Freshman Amy Hiatt moves up to the JV volleyball team

Amy Hiatt full of smiles as she participates in PE at Placer.

October 27, 2015

By Kennedy Haswell Messenger Staff Writer There are a lot of things that make freshman Amy Hiatt a stand out. Maybe it’s the fact that she is 6’2”, or maybe it’s the fact that she made the junior varsity volleyball team as a freshman, one of only two players. Not only though is she just...

Halloween dangers are lurking around every corner

October 27, 2015

By Hannah Yazdi Messenger Staff Writer When you think of the word ‘scary’ on Halloween, what comes to mind? Maybe ghosts, goblins, zombies… but what about the real dangers of the not only accepted, semmingly social obligation of wandering around neighborhoods aimlessly, knocking on stranger’s...

Auburn’s haunted corners frighten many people

Grave at the Auburn graveyard for all the “unknown dead.”

October 27, 2015

By Demi Brown Messenger Staff Writer Auburn has many locally known hang outs and landmarks that give off the essence of horror. Citizens of the city have even experienced odd encounters in these locations themselves. One of the spookiest places in Auburn is the Old Cemetery and it’s inhabitants...

Female kicker joins the Junior Varsity football team

Sierra Slusher and team getting ready for kick off  at Nevada Union High School. They won and have been underfeated since.

October 27, 2015

  Diverse, motivated, determined, crazy; all words that come to mind when a female steps out on the football field; she’s not here to cheerlead or march with an instrument to her lips though. With expectations from others high, and the ones made for herself even higher, Sierra Slusher steps...

Teen mom successfully overcomes the difficulties of having a baby during her high school years

Abigail Strong and fiance Landon Tucker holding Bentley

October 27, 2015

By Maddie Hernandez Editor-in-Chief Today’s society is one that is quick to judge. There are many controversial topics that society tends to judge and this impacts certain individuals on a personal level. One of these topics is teen pregnancy. Teenage, pregnant young women are often shamed for...

Finals: What to expect and how to prepare

December 17, 2014

By Finn Thomas Hillmen Messenger Staff Some high school students, especially freshmen, are new to finals. They may be worried about their grade, and not know what to except.  However, important steps can be taken to increase the rate of succeeding on this exam. Around campus, students with...

Cost of Lunch

December 3, 2014

Autumn Armbruster Messenger Staff Writer   All students vary on how much money they spend a week for lunch, there are a lot of factors that the cost of lunch depend on. Parents may hand them twenty dollars a week, some may get nothing, and some earn their own money. An estimate of forty...

Sex at School

December 3, 2014

April Alexander According to statistics, 46 percent of all high school aged students, and 62 percent of all high school seniors in the United States have already had sexual intercourse. And now, people are starting to think that it’s okay to have sex at school. At Placer High School, there has...

An inside look at what it takes to be Valedictorian

November 24, 2014

Kylie Metzler Messenger Staff Writer For each high school graduation, a speech is given by the student who typically has the highest academic achievements of their class; the valedictorian. There are eleven seniors eligible to be valedictorian for Placer’s 2015 graduating class. The current...

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