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The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

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Keep your bans off our bodies (Roe v. Wade)

Keep your bans off our bodies (Roe v. Wade)

Story by Eliana Merck, Editor in Chief May 25, 2022

According to an initial draft majority opinion leaked to Politico, the Supreme Court has decided to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The draft was written by Justice Samuel Alito. Five of the justices...

Fun hiking trials in Auburn

Fun things to do in Auburn

Story by Amelia Villanueva Crossley, Messenger Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Many teenagers in Auburn may find themselves wondering what they can do for fun on a Saturday night in town. Although it is fun to drive around at night listening to music and drinking Dutch Bros, there...

Students share the impacts Covid has had on Placers sense of community

Students share the impacts Covid has had on Placer’s sense of community

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

The pandemic has changed many things about Placer’s environment from students and teachers being quarantined, students having to wear masks, and the loss of indoor rallies and events. The big question...

Are girls sports at Placer underrepresented?

Are girls sports at Placer underrepresented?

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Placer High School has a very strong athletic program. There are many different sports teams for both boys and girls, but do some get more attention than the other? More funds? Better playing conditions? An...

Ahmaud Arberys killers have been charged with committing a hate crime nearly two years after his death

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers have been charged with committing a hate crime nearly two years after his death

Story by Eliana Merck, Editor in Chief March 18, 2022

Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan, the three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, a black man, have all been charged with interferring with Arbery’s rights (a hate crime)...

Removal of Theodore Roosevelt Statue Raises Awareness of Prejudice Against Native Americans

Removal of Theodore Roosevelt Statue Raises Awareness of Prejudice Against Native Americans

Story by Leilani Mourier, Messenger Staff Writer February 18, 2022

The controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt finally meets it’s end with it’s misrepresentation and fictitious accounts being brought to the light. The first thing guests should greet at the Museum...

Hillmen share their favorite vacation locations

Story by Katelyn Folk February 18, 2019

There are many fun and adventurous places across the world that families can enjoy. There are also many fun places to visit in California. Susie Rieks happily stated that “the ocean is my favorite part...

The dangers of social media

Story by Alexis Breedlove February 18, 2019

With 2019 quickly approaching, social media constantly impacts more lives on the daily. Although social media is very popular, there are also significant dangers that surround the seemingly harmless applications....

Placer art teachers share their influence through art

Placer art teachers share their influence through art

Story by Hannah Yazdi, Opinions Editor February 18, 2019

The art hall at Placer High School has had a long, colorful history since 1897. Teachers and students have come and gone, pieces of every medium have covered the walls of the school, and Placer has even...

Giving hope back to the holiday season

Story by Katelyn Folk December 18, 2018

Izzy Dunchin, sophomore, proudly stated, “I think both the Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive are done to give families who need a little extra help the help they need. It’s important...

Placers senior prodigies share their talents

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

Story by Hanna Yazdi November 1, 2018

  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...

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

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...

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