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Animal Cruelty

Story by Claire McCoy, Staff Writer

October 22, 2010


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According to Animal World Network more than 12 million dogs and cats are euthanized in U.S. animal shelters each year. The number is only going up as the economy forces people out of their homes and people are forced to leave their pets behind. Families who do find other housing often can’t take t...

Are student opinions being influenced by teachers beliefs?

Story by Tanee Edwards, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


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From the time a child enters pre-school, the influence of a teacher becomes a major factor in their life. Love their teaching style or hate it, students have to deal with teachers for a majority of their day, their week, their whole entire year.  For some kids, they see their teachers more than they...

Failed Economy

Story by Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


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It is well known that the country’s economy is suffering. The question is: to what extent is the economy suffering?  Our economy should be evaluated and scored. The report will be based off of three significant topics: the economy’s effect on school districts in California, its effect on Placer...

Athletes taking AP classes are under more stress

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


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With the level of high school education increasing the expectations for high schools athletes is directly affected. Most high school athletes are dealing with high stress levels due to the rising expectations of sports teams.             Many teens strive to be varsity athletes but feel...

Violent music, movies don’t influence criminals

Story by Courtney McArthur, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives

Angry music, angry shows, equals violence? Violence, All the reporters, parents, and priest have the answer why. Violent media, music, and video games have been one of the favorite reasons why America’s children are being corrupted and resorting to violence and crime. But is this a responsible and...

Placer 2010 Homecoming themes

Story by Brendan Chang, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


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Homecoming week: something that everyone looks forward too. We all can’t wait, especially for the dress up days. But this year, some of the dress up days are not excellent. Monday is Toy Box Day, where some are excited for, while others just think its plain stupid. “I would dress up as either...

Review for new Auburn restaurant

Story by Hayden Skinner, Staff Writer

October 20, 2010


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  A new Italian restaurant called Tre Pazzi has replaced The Pizza Place, a local pizzeria popular among Placer High students. "We have been open six weeks, and it has been extremely busy," says co-founder Jim Brill.  After a long period of remodeling, the restaurant opened and introduced...

Healthy Vs. Skinny

Story by Claire McCoy, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010


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60% of American high school girls are on diets, and 50% of all girls between the ages of 13 and 15 believe that they are overweight. The media is responsible for these statistics as well as how we define a healthy teenager. Television, magazines and movies are sending the wrong message to young girls...

France bans all Muslim veils

Story by Zach Uvalle, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010


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An important event occurred in France, the ban on burqas. On September 14, 2010, the French senate passed a law banning burqas, a full face veil worn by Muslim women. The French senate stated that the law was passed to ensure gender equality, women’s dignity, security, and to uphold French values....

Having the band play for cheer and dance is a tradition Placer should not lose

Story by Claire McCoy, Staff Writer

September 21, 2010


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Placer pride is on display on Friday nights in the fall under the lights at Lefebvre Stadium. Our home football games have been the main attraction for the city of Auburn for 100 years. In addition to football, the popular halftime show draws a lot of community members to games as well. One of the traditions...

The legalization of marijuana: pro propostion 19

The legalization of marijuana: pro propostion 19

Story by Olivia Holmes, Staff Writer

September 21, 2010


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Proposition 19 is in the process of legalizing the recreational drug marijuana.             In the past and hopefully not the future, illegalization of marijuana has put many people in jail for victimless crimes such as being in possession of the tiniest amount of marijuana. There are worse villains...

The legalization of marijuana: con proposition 19

The legalization of marijuana: con proposition 19

Story by Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

September 21, 2010


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Should marijuana be legal? This question has a pretty simple answer to it. The answer is no, marijuana should not be legal. The battle that began with the California Proposition 215 in 1996 continues over a decade later as Proposition 19. Proposition 19 allows for the farming of and smoking of the plant...

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