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Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinions, Top Stories

By Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor Sometimes you hear one say, “I’m not good at anything,” when they’re asked about something they’re good at; which is typically followed with something along the lines of, “Everyone’s good at something!” There’s an entire world of activities out ...

Climate change and plastic pollution is causing detrimental damage to the earth we inhabit

Climate change and plastic pollution is causing detrimental damage to the earth we inhabit

November 1, 2018


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By Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Planetary pollution and drastic climate change are issues that affect every country and every person on this planet. This is an issue that absolutely needs to be solved. There is no time for disputes across borders—this planet needs to be sa...

Ryan Santos: Fall is the best time of year

Ryan Santos: Fall is the best time of year

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives, Student Life

Since September is already beyond its halfway point at the time of writing this column, I would like to articulate some of the reasons I am super stoked to FALL into the best time of the year.   First off, obviously the school year has collapsed itself on our lap like a sick puppy in a hur...

Hanna Yazdi: The Greatful Dead’s influence

Hanna Yazdi: The Greatful Dead’s influence

September 25, 2018


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Not to sound like a worn, cliché teenager; but alongside all the youthful, unparalleled people out there that are obsessed with music, I prioritize music as one of the most important aspects of my life. Music to me is more of a learning experience. I try to read between the lines of lyrics, hear the...

Tyler Jacques Column

Tyler Jacques Column

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives, Student Life

Authenticity is difficult to accomplish. Even if we attempt it, as a society, we are molded by our surroundings, makings true authenticity beyond difficult to accomplish. Few people have remained genuine in their ventures, such as Einstein and Steve Jobs, as well as up and coming YouTube channel “Y...

The lip sync battle versus the color dance

September 25, 2018


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Katelyn Folk Messenger Staff Writer   After last fall’s color dance performance was deemed too inappropriate, administration planned to replace the Placer Hillmen tradition with a lip sync battle. Last year some students and staff were offended by the color dance performed by leader...

Online drivers ed. classes may be the best option

October 27, 2015


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By Julia Lindbloom Messenger Staff Writer Many new underclassman will soon embark on their journey to get their permit and Placer students share their experiences with different methods of learning the material and what they hope to learn before getting behind the wheel. Before so much as touc...

Dress code more relaxed in high school compared to Jr. High

October 27, 2015


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By Lexi Extein Messenger Staff Writer   It seems as if there will never be a clear dress code accepted, under-stood, and respected by students, teachers, and staff members at Ev Cain Middle School. The debate continues and many middle schooler’s feel as if they’re stuck between a r...

Starting school at an earlier hour leaves mixed opinions

October 27, 2015


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By Kennedy Haswell Messenger Staff Writer Do you find yourself falling asleep in the middle of class or coming close to it? Well it turns out you’re not alone. According to startschoollater.net, 33% of teens report falling asleep in class, (myself counting as one) and this could be so ea...

Work permits needed to avoid youth exploitation

October 27, 2015


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By Maddie Smith Messenger Staff Writer Money, it’s what makes the world go round. No matter who you are, everyone needs some money at some point. How do we make that money? Most everyone gets a job to get money to live their life. Some are old, and some are young, but are there some that are possibly too young? There a...

Pedophiles don’t deserve a second chance

October 27, 2015


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By Maddie Hernandez Editor-in-Chief Pedophiles make up 5 percent of our population, physically and mentally shattering the minds or lives of many. Yet, life in prison is an infrequent sentencing for them. According to Ernie Allen, President of the National Center for Missing Children, pedophile...

Some have forgotten how to act in public

December 17, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Hillmen Messenger Staff Etiquette is the idea knowing how to behave politely in a social situation. Having proper etiquette used to be recognized as a common element of life to always be aware of. However, as this generation goes on, some have noticed that many students at school,...

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