Hillmen Messenger

Students Ditching Class

October 30, 2014


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By Danielle Eich Messenger Staff Writer Ditching class seems like a fun thing to do with your friends, but is it worth your future? Some kids have confessed their story of where they go when they ditch and what they do. Is everyones hypothesis of what they’re doing true? Are kids really ditching...

New Hotel In Auburn

October 29, 2014


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By Jonathan Chess Messenger Staff Writer Back in 2008, a 7.5 acre piece of land was targeted for a 142 room Hotel with a 50 vehicle underground garage near the Bowman area. In fact it would be 900 feet north of the intersection of Bowman and Luther Road. For the past six years, the idea has made...

An inside look at ISIS activities

October 24, 2014


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  By: Aaron Hulkkonen On September 2, 2014 the terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), released their 2nd video of them publicly beheading an American journalist. ISIS the terrorist group has been expanding since 2004, and today they are a major threat to the U.S. On August, 19th,...

ASB Cards increased

September 25, 2014


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By Brianna West Messenger Staff Writer   ASB cards at Placer high school last year were twenty-five dollars, this year they’re fifty (ASB stands for Associated Student Body),  These cards get students into all the games and dances for free or at a reduced price. Is this enough to keep...

Students walking local railways are putting themselves at risk

Students walking local railways are putting themselves at risk

September 25, 2014


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By Lacie McArdle Hillmen Messanger Staff Writer   Recent transportation of crude oil has increased worry of railroad danger. According to some, trespassing on the tracks is an even greater concern. “I think that people walking on the tracks is a bigger issue than crude oils being transported,”...

New Chromebooks distributed to sophomores again

New Chromebooks distributed to sophomores again

September 25, 2014


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By Jonathan Chess Messenger Staff Writer   Chromebooks were introduced to last years sophomore class and they are back again, but with improvements. The Chromebooks introduced to last years sophomores was an attempt by placer to give students the ability to do their work at home and...

“ShakeAlert” system ready to save lives

September 25, 2014


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Cody Hitchcock and Noah Gray Messenger Staff Writer   The newly created ShakeAlert device, predicted the 6.0 earthquake in Napa, CA, 10 seconds before it hit. The large earthquake hit Napa, California on August 24th, at around 3:20 in the morning and the University of California’s...

Fire in the Placer Art Hall

Story by Madison LaRue, Editor in Chief

April 25, 2014


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Recently a fire struck the art building at Placer High School.  Kaija Perkins-Uno’s classroom caught on fire in the back room during second period.  No one knows what started the fire.  Perkins-Uno explains, “The official report from the fire department has not yet been released to us.  That...

School Stabbing in Pittsburgh

Story by Madison LaRue, Editor in Chief

April 25, 2014


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A sixteen year old sophomore went on a stabbing rampage with two knifes at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, a town near Pittsburgh.  The attack occurred before school started in the hallways and classrooms of the first floor.  There were at least 19 students and a security guard that were...

How Does the Drought Affect Us?

Story by Taylor Jacobs

March 13, 2014


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Due to the lack amount of rain, we are in a drought.  Not many people know how a drought can affect us.  A drought is a long period of time without rain and a lack of water whether underground or surface water.  Droughts can last for months on end, but they can also be declared in as little as 15...

Typhoon Yolanda

Story by Ali Pierson, Messenger Staff writer

December 20, 2013


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In the Philippines, a super typhoon cause horrific tragic, and was the cause of 10,000 deaths. Typhoon Yolanda is strongest storm ever recorded.  A typhoon known as Super Typhoon Yolanda. At least 86,000 people are currently in the Philippines and need to be evacuated. These people have no homes, little...

Placer students respond to national asthma death story

Story by Taylor Wright, Business Manager/ Messenger Staff Writer

October 28, 2013


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A twenty year old woman died of an asthma attack and her friends pushed her out of the car and drove off, leaving the body on the side of the road, in Georgia near one of the friend’s motor homes. Twenty year old Taylor Smith was found lying on the side of the road dead. Forensics show that she...

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