Hillmen Messenger

Best pizza in Auburn

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


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            In Auburn’s race for the best pizza there were two standout winners, Old Town Pizza and Original Pete’s.             Old Town Pizza served a fetta cheese, garlic pizza made with homemade pesto sauce with chopped tomatoes and topped with basil. The crust was thick...

AP athletes feel the pressure

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

December 22, 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...

Christmas Music Overplayed?

Story by Jamie Schlenker, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


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     Everybody’s familiar with Christmas music; it’s played everywhere. Whether it’s walking through a grocery store or random songs on the radio, Holiday music drifts through the air from the day after Thanksgiving to the beginning of December. Christmas music gets extremely over-played through...

Powderpuff streaking prank merely a harmless joke

Story by Jamie Schlenker, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


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On Tuesday night at the exciting Powderpuff football game, the crowd went wild with laughter at the hilarious sight that was displayed in the last suspenseful two minutes of the game. Two male students were seen at the Powderpuff game, running across the field,  in only a thong and masks that showed...

Florida mom shakes baby to death over Farmville

Story by Courtney Mcarthur, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


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  Everyone is talking about Farmville, a fun and addicting Facebook game. But it’s now deadly?       A Florida mother, Alexandra V. Tobias, could be facing 25 to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to shaking her three month old baby Dylan Lee Edmonson to death after its crying interrupted...

Cell phones should be used for research in classrooms

Story by Jamie Schlenker, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


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Almost every student has gotten in trouble at school for having their phone out, weather for texting or checking the time. But have you ever got in trouble for using your cell phone for research? Whether it’s “Cha-Cha” or the internet, you’re using it for class, not as a social or gaming device....

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


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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...

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