Hillmen Messenger

Websites Such As Facebook, YouTube, & Wikipedia Threatened by SOPA, PIPA, & ACTA

Story by Cameron Ederer, Messenger Staff

March 12, 2012


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Acts SOPA and PIPA could cut off Placer students from information on the internet, censoring them from any kind of copyright infringement, affecting them socially and limiting them from information. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) in short, gives the ability to Government and Corporations to shut down...

Spring musical goes unscheduled in 2012

Story by Maddy Farrant, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012


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This year there is no spring musical for drama students to perform in. Despite last year’s success, there is no one to prepare and direct a show this spring. “I think it’s a bummer that the musical is gone.” said teacher Jason Long. “What happened was that the people who directed last yea...

Placer’s Presidents’ Day celebration to last a whole week

Story by Maddy Farrant, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012


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For the first time ever at PlacerHigh   Schoolstudents have a week off in February to break up those cold winter school days. From Monday, Feb. 20th to Friday 24th , students, faculty and staff will recieve a short break that was voted on by the teachers. “Rather than have a bunch of 3 day week...

Placer’s construction takes on a vintage twist

Placer’s construction takes on a vintage twist

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2012


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The former face of PlacerHigh Schoolin its once glory days is back. Toby Covich has led and effort to reintroduce the once great sign that welcomed visitors to Placer. The sign has found its place back where it once was some 25 years ago. Covich was able to convince Principal Peter Efstathiu to bring it ba...

The GOP Presidential race thus far

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2012


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GOP candidate campaigns are here as February marks the second month of the race for the nomination. The field is getting much smaller with each primary as candidates drop out and give their support to others. Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida and Nevada are now in the books. The field is c...

Sound system unifies Placer High School campus

Sound system unifies Placer High School campus

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2011


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New sound systems are now located in every classroom as part of many new additions and changes to the Placer High School campus for the Fall 2011 semester. “It [sound system] has been in the plans for over four years now, to update the existing system and to coordinate so that the entire school would be...

Placer takes the field at Bear River for rivalry game

Placer takes the field at Bear River for rivalry game

Story by Kerry McCullough, News Editor

October 11, 2011


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Placer’s football team is scheduled to face off against the Bear River Bruins Friday night. The Hillmen have been preparing for the rivalry game and are ready to take the field at Lake of the Pines. Although the PVL rivalry is split between three schools-Colfax, Bear River, and Placer, tonight’s...

Construction affects students

Construction affects students

Story by Amy Browning, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2011


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Many students here at Placer High school have become annoyed with the ongoing construction taking place in front of the cafeteria. “Yeah, it annoys me,” Freshman Maddy Rose stated. “It blocks my access to classes and bathrooms and if it weren’t there, I probably could get to them much faster.” ...

Hillmen sqeeze into overcrowded buses

Hillmen sqeeze into overcrowded buses

Story by Samantha Kollross

September 28, 2011


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Although students are facing larger class sizes this year, many students are discovering that the overcrowding on buses to and from school are an even bigger problem. Some Mid-Placer Transportation bus routes have had a large increase in the number of student’s riding the afternoon bus home. An...

Auburn remembers flamboyant man-of-the-town

Story by Jessie Mello, Messenger staff writer

September 27, 2011


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Gilbert Ortega also known as “Gill” peacefully joined the lord on Friday the first of September at age 82, after suffering from bad health. For about twelve years now Gill along with his bicycle and loud horns have been known to put a smile on the faces of Auburn locals. Many Auburnites know Gilbert...

S.T.A.R. Testing Preview Day

Story by Bryce Page, Messenger staff writer

May 27, 2011


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Once again Placer High School will be having a preview day this year for the STAR Test leaving many students with mixed emotions. Initially there was no plan to have a preview day at Placer High School yet after a staff meeting some teachers felt like having a preview day would permit students to...

Senior “Hand-me-downs” form now available for seniors.

May 11, 2011


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Seniors can now submit their "hand-me-downs" to be published in the final edition of the Hillmen Messenger.  Seniors can pass down their most valued possessions to some lucky underclassmen.  Click here to go to form....

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