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PE is a struggle this year online and in-person students.

Physical education online a challenge for students and teachers

Story by Lianess Williams, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Covid-19 has drastically changed physical education in schools. With physical education online teachers can’t monitor their students like they could during in person school. Covid has caused schools...

Junior Wyatt Hamilton broke the world record for running 100 miles for anyone his age.

Placer Junior Wyatt Hamilton sets world record mark

Story by Delaney Stetka, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Placer High School is the home of a new world record holder. In December, Wyatt Hamilton ran 100 miles in under 23 hours, a world r ecord for anyone his age. The 17-year-old junior has been running...

Covid 19 athletic restrictions eased allowing some high school sports to begin

Covid 19 athletic restrictions eased allowing some high school sports to begin

Story by Rachel Edwards, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

After nearly a year of Covid-related high school sports cancellations, Placer High School started select practices last month. High school sports schedules were disrupted in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions....

Placer's updated cafeteria projected completion date in early 2022

Placer’s updated cafeteria projected completion date in early 2022

Story by Sierra Delp, Editor-In-Chief February 9, 2021

The updated Learning Commons- or cafeteria- will become a new and important feature on Placer’s campus despite the distant projected completion date. Placer Union High School District assistant...

“Notes of Hope” offers support

Story by Alayna Fraser November 1, 2018

Many leaders in our community have stepped up to help post notes of hope on the Foresthill Bridge between Auburn and Foresthill. Since the bridge’s construction in 1973, there have been 87 deaths by...

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...

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...

Students jokingly show morning fatigue.

Bill to push back school start time vetoed by governor Brown

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...

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

Students share mixed feelings on 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...

Homecoming court nominations to be selected by Placer teachers for second consecutive year

Homecoming court nominations to be selected by Placer teachers for second consecutive year

September 11, 2017

Jamie Stroud Editor-in-Chief   As Homecoming approaches, many students are worried about the new way the Homecoming court is decided. Before last year, students nominated their peers the...

Grass near the senior lawn is no longer watered during California’s history drought.

Placer Union High School district conserving water during historic drought.

October 27, 2015

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...

New Businesses and their effect on public traffic

October 27, 2015

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...

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