Hillmen Messenger

Festival of Lights parade postponed for one week

Story by Erin Anderson, Messenger Staff Writer

November 30, 2012


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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

New snack bar coming soon, in time for basketball season

Story by Alexis Angleton, Messenger Staff Writer

November 30, 2012


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Crime rates spike in Stockton

Story by Amber Birchell, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012


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When it comes to high crime cities, Stocktonis usually one that first comes to mind. This reputation came about after eight homicides occurred within 72 hours. As of October 23rd of this year, it brought a total of 59 homicides. According to www.recordnet.com,Stockton is the second most dangerous city inCal...

Placer recieves higher API score after STAR testing in 2011-2012 school year

Placer recieves higher API score after STAR testing in 2011-2012 school year

Story by Erin Anderson, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012


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  Each year Placer High School is evaluated among the other school’s in California. The evaluation is based on a number of statewide tests which reflect the school’s performance level. It earns a score which ranges from a low 200 to a high 1000. This score is known as the school’s Academic P...

Shark finning affects marine life ecosystems all over the world

Shark finning affects marine life ecosystems all over the world

Story by Holly Hockett, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012


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Shark finning in the United States and Asia has been affecting marine life across the world. Should this act continue, most species of shark will be extinct. With an absence of predators, marine ecosystems will essentially collapse. This is because with nothing there to regulate the population of prey...

Lance Armstrong Stripped of All His Wins

Story by Payton Ambrosia, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012


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It is not uncommon for professional athletes to sometimes risk their jobs by using illegal drugs to enhance their performances. Some suffer the consequences for breaking the rules of their sport more than others. During the past few months, Lance Armstrong has been accused of doping during the Tour...

Placer hosts semi-annual blood drive

Placer hosts semi-annual blood drive

Story by Amber Birchell, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012


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PlacerHigh Schoolhosts a blood drive twice yearly that is put on by Blood Source, a local blood bank that has been coming to Placer since the mid 80’s. Placer has broken records with the amount of blood given in one drive in the past.   Blood Source collects blood throughout northern and...

Baby ads add on to senior year expenses

Story by Amber Birchell, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012


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Senior baby ads are a big part of Placer High School’s potpourri. While many love documenting baby pictures and stories, many hesitate in purchasing, and argue that the cost is too high. "It [the page space] is very expensive, but it is a one time deal," said Martha Lewis, grandmother of senior...

Iranian conflict affects the US

Story by Hayden Tucker, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Today we, the United States of America, find ourselves in a very precarious situation. Not only are we already engaged in a war in the Middle East, tension between Iran and Israel have risen to extremely dangerous levels and the United States is directly involved. The Iran – Israel tensions are...

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