Hillmen Messenger

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....

Senior Superlatives (Vote Now)

May 10, 2011


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The annual Senior Superlatives section of the Hillmen Messenger will be released on May 27th, 2011!  Seniors can now vote online.  Deadline to vote for your fellow classmates is Wednesday, May 18th. Click Here to Vote...

Cost of gas soars beyond the norm

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Messenger Staff

April 5, 2011


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The price of gas lately has taken a turn for the worse, and has been creating problems for many families throughout America. As of Monday the 14th, the national price of a gallon of gas was $3.55. The price of gas has increased 43 cents per gallon the past month and 82 cents per gallon the past y...

Washington Journalist Fired

Story by Dane Skinner, Messenger Staff Writer

April 5, 2011


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The Washington Post suspended one of its veteran reporters Wednesday, March 16 after editors concluded that their journalist had plagiarized two “substantial” sections of recently printed articles. Sari Horwitz, a weathered investigative reporter for the Washington D.C. Post, was suspended for...

Foresthill Bridge to undergo repairs until the year 2014

Story by Bryce Page

March 22, 2011


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To ensure the safety of others the Foresthill Bridge will undergo a transformation. According to “Rocklin and Roseville Today” the work that will be taking place is strengthening the bridge abutments at both ends, installing work platforms on the underside of the bridge; and replacing the pedestrian...

Budget crisis leads to more ways to save money in school

Story by Kerry McCullough, Messenger staff writer

March 11, 2011


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As California’s budget reaches an all time low, public schools scramble for the funds they need to keep their doors open. Public schools all over California are struggling to maintain or improve upon their standards with the dramatic drop in the school budget. Schools all over the state have had...

Beloved Placer coach loses battle with cancer

Beloved Placer coach loses battle with cancer

Story by Lauren Taber, Messenger Staff Writer

February 15, 2011


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Geno Linarez, one of Placer’s most beloved softball and basketball coaches, passed away on Saturday, February 5th   due to liver cancer. Linarez, who was also lovingly referred to by his athletes as “Coach G” or “Grandpa Geno”, was diagnosed with liver cancer early in 2010 late in Ja...

Police lenient toward teens who act as ‘Designated Driver’

Story by Kerry McCullough, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011


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Teens today are thrown into situations that they have never anticipated or expected. Driving a group of drunken friends home is not something new drivers should look forward to or have to prepare for. Nevertheless, teens find themselves sitting next to their intoxicated friends while behind the wheel. The...

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