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The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

Harper Winans and Keffer Abs enjoy the bouncy houses at Palooza.

Placer High palooza makes a comeback.

Story by Ava Conn, Feature's Editor May 25, 2022

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to an end, there is no better way to finish off the year than Placer High’s Palooza.  Palooza is a tradition at placer that has not been held since 2018, however,...

With California in a drought, this summer may be the hottest summer yet

With California in a drought, this summer may be the hottest summer yet

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer May 10, 2022

With the prolonged drought worsening throughout California, this year may have the hottest summer yet.  There have been many prominent instances of extended droughts throughout our state’s history,...

She Kills Monsters drama production review

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Placer High School debuted their spring theater production for the first time in two years. Their production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen and directed by Jason Sinclair Long was shown through...

The American high school experience vs other countries’ high school experience

Story by Ava Conn, Features Editor April 22, 2022

As teenagers all across the world attend high school, their day-to-day experiences may differ tremendously. Everything from classes, to extracurricular activities, is uniquely different at every high school....

Soroptimist member, Kristi Maclntosh, gives Placer High student scholarship

Local clubs give out scholarships to Placer High students

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Staff Writer March 28, 2022

     Every year local associations give out scholarships for students that apply in the Placer Union High School District.      Clubs such as Kiwanis, Auburn Gold Country Rotary, Newcastle Community...

Russia and Ukraine: Everything you need to know

Russia and Ukraine: Everything you need to know

Story by Leilani Mourier, Messenger Staff Writer March 22, 2022

“We can’t even gather up the bodies because the shelling from heavy weapons doesn’t stop day or night,” stated Anatol Fedoruk, the mayor of Bucha, a Ukrainian suburb. “Dogs are pulling apart...

Gas prices increasing in California

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer March 22, 2022

Gasoline prices have already been increasing gradually each year in California, however, there has been a dramatic increase in its cost recently. The average regular gas prices in our state have reached...

E.V. Cain is potentially transferring to a K-8 school

E.V. Cain is potentially transferring to a K-8 school

Story by Emma Villanueva , Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

E.V. Cain Middle School and other schools in the Auburn Union School District are facing financial issues due to the district’s 3 million deficit.  According to statistics, the district had 2,046...

Student sleeping in class

Placer High to implement late start schedule for 2022-2023 school year.

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

     With the passage of Senate Bill 328 all schools in California, including Placer High will need to begin school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. As expected, there are many mixed opinions regarding this...

What is queer?

What is queer?

Story by Eliana Merck, Editor in Chief March 17, 2022

What is queer? By Google’s definition, it simply means “homosexual”. But what does it actually mean? From my experience, the word queer is used as an umbrella term for people who don’t identify...

Anti-Asian hate crimes

Anti-Asian hate crimes

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer March 16, 2022

A surge of hate crimes against Asian Americans has become prevalent over the years, especially during the pandemic. People of the Asian American community have been subjected to not just hate crimes...

LeFebvre Relay on Placer Highs track

Placer’s LeFebvre Relays a huge success

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Sports Editor March 9, 2022

  On March 4, 2022, Placer High hosted the annual LeFebvre Relay for track and field athletes to compete in from schools around Northern California.       The LeFebvre Relay was the first-ever...

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