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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...

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...

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