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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,...

Never spank a child

December 17, 2014


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Jamie Stroud Messenger Staff Writer Hit an adult and get arrested with assault. Hit a parent and get charged with domestic violence. But hit a three year old little child, and get the “best parent of the year award.” How is this even close to fair? For years parents have been disciplining...

Teens taking responsibility for actions at parties

December 3, 2014


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Brianna West Messenger Staff Writer   The topic of teen parties conjures up mixed emotions. Ranging from expectations of fun times to fear that the participants may engage in unhealthy and dangerous activities. Individuals my age Freshmen, or even a little bit older should be given the...

Women not getting as much credit for their achievments

December 3, 2014


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Ariana Capel Messenger Staff Writer Men are getting more credit for their achievements and inventions than women, even though society says we’re supposed to have “equal rights.”   Throughout history, men have always received more credit than women for their achievements, a higher ...

Guns in school photos

November 24, 2014


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Andrew Strupeni Messenger Staff Writer Guns are allowed in photos and videos and movies around the world, fake or not. But should guns be allowed in school pictures? Personally I feel that guns could be allowed in photos if they are fake or a prop. Real guns should not be allowed in school pictures...

Safe Spankings Improve Behavior

November 24, 2014


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Lacie McArdle Messenger Staff Writer As high school students age and come closer to being adults, they learn to be disciplined, and how to discipline others, especially those younger than themselves. Recently there has been an extreme amount of child abuse worldwide and is increasing daily....

US students are in school significantly less than other countries

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   In the countries of this world there are a wide variety of education systems. How do these separate systems affect the societies around them and the achievements they make? Here at Placer, students go to school for 180 days a year, which is also...

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