Hillmen Messenger

Depression is a serious problem that should not be ignored

Story by Holly Hockett, Messenger Staff Writer

April 8, 2013

There is always a concern for suicide prevention, but with recent events, it is time that students at Placer know that there is help available for any situation. “Where do you go if your home is a place of violence, abuse, and fear? If you live inPlacerCounty, you can go to PEACE for Families,”...

Placer prepares for the arrival of WASC

Story by Adam Powell, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is coming back toPlacerHigh Schoolto review if our school is staying up to date and following the correct curriculum.   WASC is one of six regional accrediting associations in theUnited States. The Commission also provides assistance to...

Questions arise as Auburn spending rises

Story by Ian Scheller, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013

Auburn has been spending a considerable amount of money, but more funding to the fire station and a new animal shelter might have to wait.   In the past year or two, theAuburninvesting has been through the roof. A new building complex was made not too long ago, and it has not yet reached a...

Pope Benedict XVI steps down

Story by Byron Lloyd, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013

The Pope Leaves theVaticanand Enters Retirement                                         Byron Lloyd   Pope Benedict XVI resigned on the morning of February 28, 2013 due to his old age and poor health which shocked and stunned the 1.2 billion Catholic...

Course preview day supported by both teachers and students

Story by Angelica Figueroa, Staff Writer

March 12, 2013

Course preview day has been happening for a number of years now in order to allow students the opportunity to see what classes students would like to take next year. Course preview day is when all high school students, with the exception of the seniors, get to go to four 15 minutes sessions of any...

Media reporting more shootings in national news

Story by Samantha Leigon, Messenger Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

With fatal shootings on the rise, it’s normal for the media to report on such events, but in the last three months the amount of shootings in the U.S. has surmounted passed what any American would expect. “Incidents of mass murder have gained considerable media attention, but are not well understood...

David Patraeus, retired military officer and public official steps down after scandal

Story by Jeff Branson, Messenger Staff Writer

November 30, 2012

Many questions remain unanswered after David Petraeus stepped down from his leading roles in the FBI and CIA only a year after he left Afghanistan and the United States military where he had achieved the rank of a four star general. As a high ranking official in the United States military, Patraeus taught ...

Festival of Lights parade postponed for one week

Story by Erin Anderson, Messenger Staff Writer

November 30, 2012

Every year in December the streets ofAuburnare packed with people ready to partake in the annual Festival of Lights Parade. This year, spectators will be able to watch as floats and other participants express the parade’s theme, “The Light in a Child’s Eye”. Whether as an entry or a viewer,...

New snack bar coming soon, in time for basketball season

Maintenance workers renovating new snack bar on the dance floor

Story by Alexis Angleton, Messenger Staff Writer

November 30, 2012

With the help of local donations, Placer students will finally get to purchase their sodas, candy and popcorn from a permanent snack bar in the Earl Crabbe gym.   In past sporting events, there were lots of preparations done to construct a well working snack bar. Tables had to be set up and...

Location for international tourists to give birth in San Francisco

Story by Max Schultz, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Birth tourism is a practice in which women while touring different countries are pregnant and purposely give birth to their child in a different country so the child can be a citizen in that country as well as the one they live in. This is mainly popular in the countries United States, Canada, China,...

Passage of Prop 30 saves PUHSD 2.1 Million dollars

Passage of Prop 30 saves PUHSD 2.1 Million dollars

Story by Holly Hockett, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Prop 30 has passed, and while educators are pleased, not everyone is celebrating the significant tax increase. The vote passed last week with a 53.3% yes vote and a 46.7% no vote counted as of November 7.   Prop 30 will raise sales taxes for the next four years, and income taxes for the next...

Hurricane Sandy Holds Major Effects on U.S.

Story by Payton Ambrosia, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012

Hurricane Sandy was expected to be one of the worst hurricanes in New York’s history in over a hundred years. The effects of hurricane Sandy are going to affect people both physically but mentally and all around the country in the long run. Before the storm even hit, the city of New York shut down...

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