Hillmen Messenger

Battle of the Sexes

December 3, 2014

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

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

Traci Owens holding a replica of the utility box she painted.

November 24, 2014

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

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....


November 24, 2014

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

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

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...

Students Ditching Class

October 30, 2014

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

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

  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

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

It is not uncommon for Placer students to take risks by walking along railways.

September 25, 2014

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,”...

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