Hillmen Messenger

Senior Superlatives (Vote Now)

May 10, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

Coach Geno Linarez was well known for creating close relationships with his players. Above Linarez poses with his 2008 JV Boys Volleyball Team.

Story by Lauren Taber, Messenger Staff Writer

February 15, 2011

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

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...

Well known ‘Arco Arena’ no longer sponsered by “Arco’

Story by Daniel Rea, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011

Arco Arena, an arena that hosts concerts, rodeos, and the infamous Sacramento Kings. Such a place is no longer going to be named “Arco Arena”. Instead, it’s going to be called something else. The Maloofs, owner of Arco Arena, signed a year contract with Power Balance. This contract specifies...

New system becomes a problem for clearing absences

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Messenger Staff Writer

January 31, 2011

The state of California has strict requirements for taking attendance in public schools.  Recently, teachers at Placer have been asked to change the way they are used to submitting their attendance.  Although some teachers may feel that these are new changes, most of the “changes” have been required...

Student artists make new homeoming tradition

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

“Every year for homecoming we decorate the back walls in the upper gym. But, this year we decided to take a different approach,” explained Jonathon Adams, leadership teacher at Placer High School.             This new approach was the mural project, which we adopted from a guest speaker....


Story by Kyler Ransom, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

Throughout the past years streakers have become more and more common. The most recent students to streak at Placer High are Koal Swisley and Austin Dunn, who ran through the Powder Puff game in man thongs and presidential masks. After being kicked off the cheer team for Powder Puff, Swisley explained...

Results are in: Student poll matches actual vote

Story by Kirstin Schauble, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

  California just wrapped up one of the most stressful times of the year; elections. Some people were disappointed with the results, others relieved, but either way it is inevitable that parents influence their kids’ and teens’ opinions on politics and other controversial topics. Proposition...

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