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Placer Union High School district conserving water during historic drought.

Placer Union High School district conserving water during historic drought.

October 27, 2015


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By Katy Schwab Messenger Staff Writer As Placer continues to suffer a drought, water consuming activities are ideally, in need of mitigation. Placer county is encouraging that hoses have stop nozzles and to always check for leaks. In Roseville being caught with a leaking hose can result in a fine...

New Businesses and their effect on public traffic

October 27, 2015


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By Alli Judd Messenger Staff Writer   With several new businesses arriving in Auburn, the city is buzzing. Everywhere you go, new construction is underway. These new businesses are expected to be chain stores and restaurants, but could this lead to an increase in traffic throughout Auburn? "Highway...

Human fossil discovery in Africa may be the greatest find in the last 50 years

October 27, 2015


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Story by Anna Clayton Messenger Staff   Human evolution and how humans came to be has always been a mystery, a question that has always needed answering. It’s a puzzle, and recently another piece has been uncovered. Fossils found in Africa were just discovered to have been the earliest...

Auburn’s growing homeless population may be effecting homeowners and businesses

Auburn’s growing homeless population may be effecting homeowners and businesses

October 13, 2015


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By Demi Brown Messenger Staff Writer The homeless rate in Auburn has soared and is causing local homeowners to create their own assumptions about the increasing population. “Some have sincerely come across bad times, however a big percentage could work if they want too,” said Kyle Corley,...

Controversial T-shirts slipping under the radar at Placer

Controversial T-shirts slipping under the radar at Placer

October 13, 2015


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Although dress code is not overly enforced at Placer High School, there might be some shirts sliding through that can be taken as disrespectful to many different people around campus. The dress code for boys has known to be lenient. But, what about those t-shirts that depict half naked girls in a sexual...

Battle of the Sexes

December 3, 2014


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April Alexander Messenger Staff Writer Once every school year, Placer High School has a week to show Placers’ pride called Battle of the Sexes spirit week. In my experience of being at Placer, students and staff participate mostly in the Battle of the Sexes spirit week. Last year, as a freshman,...

Dutch Bros. fundraiser for fallen officers

November 24, 2014


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Jonathan Chess Messenger Staff Writer On October 29th, thousands of people were lining up at Dutch Bros. coffee shops to grab a coffee or make a helpful donation. On this day, Dutch Bros. Proceeds Day, a fundraiser was held to raise money for Sacramento Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer...

Auburn artists paint their way through town

Auburn artists paint their way through town

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Many people, including Placer students, have recently noticed that the utility boxes in downtown Auburn have been painted by artists around town. Traci Owens, a Placer mom and local artist from Studio Eight02 painted one of the boxes near Placer campus. "The...

Alcohol and underage minors

November 24, 2014


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Aaron Hulkonen Messenger Staff Writer Alcohol among youth has been a big problem for awhile now. More specifically student drinking is a big problem with just about every high school. Statistics are that by 18, 87.6% of people have tried alcohol, and 71% reported that they drank in the past year....

Foodini

November 24, 2014


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Danielle Eich Messenger Staff Writer   Recently after the 3D printer was released, a company in Barcelona, Spain has created the very first 3D food printer. In around 2012 the 3D printer came out revolutionizing modern technology, pricing from around 2,000 to 500,000 dollars. The 3D ...

‘Walk to stock the closest’

November 24, 2014


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Jonathan Chess Messenger Staff Writer   This thanksgiving day, before you show your appreciation for those around you, or gather around the table to enjoy a thanksgiving meal, you can join the community to be a part of Auburn’s own, Walk To Feed The Hungry. Walk to feed the hungry...

King Fire influences fire awareness

October 30, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer The King Fire only affected the air quality in Auburn, but it could have caused local neighborhoods to be evacuated.  People may have not been prepared to escape possible danger by leaving home abruptly. Only a couple weeks ago, the King Fire started and p...

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