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Torture practice, different opinions

Torture practice, different opinions

Story by Samantha Leigon, Messenger Staff Writer

November 13, 2012


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I’d like to think that our nation obeys every rule that they enforce, especially when it comes down to how we treat prisoners of war. I’m sure the information I’ve researched is pretty limited due to the fact that the Geneva Doctrine specifically states that any form of torture for interrogation...

The scoop on stem cell research

Story by Kailee, Messenger Staff writer

November 13, 2012


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The following viewpoints do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the writer or the Hillmen Messenger.   Imagine a man dying of liver failure. In hopes of survival, a doctor uses stem cells from the man’s own lymph nodes to grow a new and fully functioning liver. The world of medicine...

Apple produces increasingly prevelent throughout world

Apple produces increasingly prevelent throughout world

Story by Lilly Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012


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Is Apple going crazy coming out with the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini the Features on the all the iPhone are Different. Apple’s newest product is the iPhone 5.The iPhone 5 has Siri, an 8 Mega pixel camera as well as panorama camera, processes faster than the 4 or the 4s,it’s headphone jack is also...

The never-ending closed campus debate comes up again!

Story by Max Shultz and Aiden Stevenson, Messenger Staff Writers

October 15, 2012


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After the accident involving eight Placer students, the question now being asked is, should Placer become a closed campus? Since then, many arguments have appeared, some parents and students have argued that the campus should be closed for both safety reasons and to keep track of all the students and...

Prop 37 genetically modified food

Story by Holly Hockett, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012


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Prop 37 is an initiative that will negatively impact Californians and voters need to take a stand against trial lawyers looking to make a dollar. "Prop 37 is extremely misleading and I hope it fails," said Shannon Spears, Agriculture teacher at Placer High School. Should this initiative be passed into...

Save the wild mustangs

Story by Erin Anderson, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012


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Until very recently I believed wild mustangs to be truly wild. That is, until I heard about the wild mustang controversy. The real controversy began in 1971 with the enactment of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The Act gives the Federal government control of wild horses and burros on...

Mitt Romney vs. Ron Paul

Story by Dane Skinner, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012


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Mitt Romney speaks the truth: “When I was a boy I used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy…boy was I right!” More truth: “I’ve always opposed gay marriage. I believe that we should provide equal rights to people regardless of their sexual orientation,...

Off campus rush!

Story by Erin Anderson, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012


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Placer is known for its off-campus lunch. Students are given thirty minutes in which they can leave the confines of the school grounds in order to eat. This leaves no margin for error. Whether by foot or by car, students have to race to get to their intended destination, beating out traffic, slow se...

Compared to Arkansas, Californians have nothing to complain about.

Story by Madison Hernandez, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives

I recently moved here from Rogers, Arkansas and realized there are many differences between the two regions. I would like to take this time to let you know how great you have it here in California. Too many people often take for granted the life they are provided here. If you think life is rough living...

Apple vs Samsung. The daring duo.

Story by Mariah Velasquez, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Samsung has emerged as one of Apple’s biggest rivals and has overtaken Apple as the leading Smart phone maker. On Friday August 28, 2012 San Jose California, Apple Inc. Sued Samsung Electronics CO. for ripping off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad....

Is senior year a let down?

Story by Samantha Legion, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2012


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Senior year has finally arrived for the class of 2013, and along with newfound superiority also comes the struggle to uphold annual senior traditions. So far this school year has proven that maintaining these rights of passage as a senior will be trickier to do than in past years. As a student at...

What colleges want to see in students

Story by Olivia Morgan

February 28, 2012


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Are you applying for college? There are some certain things that colleges look for that can help your chances of being accepted. Colleges look for things besides just good grades. Of course, grades are very important, because colleges want successful students on campus, but they mostly want well-rounded...

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