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Patriotic duties being neglected at Placer

November 24, 2014


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Cody Hitchcock Messenger Staff Writer   The bugle sounds off, the colors are raised and the pledge stated for the world to hear. But at Placer High, the flags are up before the students get to school. Section 6 subsection b of the United States Flag Code says, “The flag should be hoisted...

Teen Eating Disorders

November 9, 2014


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By Ariana West Messenger Staff Writer   Girls see magazines with skinny, starving, photo shopped models and think that's what they should look like. Body image seems to be a hot topic for teenagers nowadays. There seems to be so much pressure on young girls to always look pretty and always...

Placer High’s Homecoming Votes Have Been Judged as a Popularity Test

October 30, 2014


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By Cassidy Fedor Messenger Staff Writer   Placer High’s homecoming votes have been judged as a popularity test. Students are giving their opinions on what can be done about it. Let the teachers nominate. The only problem is, who wants the teachers to nominate? It has been Placer’s...

People with terminal illnesses finding relief

October 30, 2014


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By Jamie Stoud Messenger Staff Writer   Every day thousands of people attempt suicide, 10% of those people have terminal illnesses. What if there was a way that patients could go on their own terms, while it’s legal and pain free?   I believe that people who have been diagnosed...

Placer students not keeping up to date on current events

September 29, 2014


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By Ariana Capel  Messenger Staff Writer   Students claim to watch the news and know what’s going on in the world, but when asked about specific topics, several students could not give an accurate description of current events. Everyday, hundreds of newsworthy events occur that can...

Insect project: Bringing knowledge or causing harm?

Insect project: Bringing knowledge or causing harm?

September 25, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   For their Insect Collection and Identification projects, students have been wandering around Placer High School campus with nets trying to catch and kill insects of all types.  However, some of these students are concerned about the insect deaths. In...

PDA feelings mixed on campus

PDA feelings mixed on campus

September 25, 2014


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By Jamie Stroud Messenger Staff Writer   Some people believe that over the years PDA on campus has become a huge issue. How is PDA affecting the learning space here at school? At the moment Placer does not have any rules against PDA. PDA means public display of affection. Lots of students...

Peer Respect

September 25, 2014


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By Autumn Armbruster Messenger Staff Writer   Many things have changed from time to time, generation to generation. Especially the way upperclassmen treat the freshman in high school. Teachers and parents might tell stories about how terrifying it was to be a freshman; however, it appears...

Rally girls: the good and the bad

September 25, 2014


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By Kylie Metzler Messenger Staff Member As the start of football season begins at Placer High School, rally girls can be found at the sidelines of each game. They may have been created to put pep into a football player’s step, but others may argue that they are causing a commotion.   A rally girl signs up to make a bundle of gifts for ...

Plastic bags to be banned in California next year

September 25, 2014


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By Danielle Eich Messenger Staff Writer   The impact that plastic bags have caused to our environment over the years is causing California law enforcers to consider banning them for good. In August 2014, the SB 270 bill for banning plastic bags has passed and is heading to Governor Jerry...

Restaurant Review at Placer High School

Story by Max Schultz, Writer

April 25, 2014


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“Where should we go for lunch?”, has always been a question asked during lunch time here at Placer High School. With Placer having an open campus this gives students a lot of options. Many students have a favorite place to go with their friends. After asking many Placer students what their favorite...

Xbox vs. PS4

Story by Jay Maloney

March 7, 2014


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              November of 2013 produced two new high-profile gaming consoles, the Xbox One and the PS4. Both of these consoles had a large base of fans, but still they are arguing about which console is superior to the other. So… which one is better?             Both...

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