Hillmen Messenger

Prop 37 genetically modified food

Story by Holly Hockett, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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...

Chivalry is DEAD.. or is it?

Chivalry is DEAD.. or is it?

Story by Natalie Garcia, Perspectives Editor

November 2, 2011


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I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “chivalry is dead”. This is very typically said by women who think there are no more gentlemen left out their in the world. Even the simple things such as holding the door open, pulling out a chair, or just talking to a woman with respect is becoming more...

Mudslinging begins to gain popularity in politics

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2011


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Mudslinging is on an upward trend as fair politics can not always guarantee a victory for lawmakers and leaders alike. Political campaigns are becoming more and more prevalent in the news this time of year as next fall a new president may be in store. With campaigns comes advertisements in numerous...

California law to ban styrofoam use long overdue

Story by Nicole Kettelkamp, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2011


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The use of Styrofoam by restaurants and other vendors may be put to a halt by the year 2016. Over 50 cities and counties in California have already outlawed Polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, but now California plans to be the first to place a state wide ban. This law is way overdue. Californi...

Mixed feelings about the new bell schedule

Story by Erin Ellner, Messenger staff writer

September 27, 2011


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Students have their own opinions on this years bell schedule. The schedule leaves some students with a dislike, a like and just plain confusion over it. Quinn Musser, Junior says “pretty dope” while comparing it to his old school Golden Sierra’s schedule. They had the same length lunch of thirty...

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