Hillmen Messenger

Labeling is a big part of high school

Story by Ashleigh Peterson, Messenger Staff Writer/Online Editor

February 1, 2011

Though students at Placer High School might not think about it, they label each other with stereotypes judging by appearance. We see labels everyday; they can have a negative or positive impact on individuals, but a majority of the time it is negative. When people are given a stereotype or label they...

School schedule changing

Story by Bryce Page, Messenger staff writer

February 1, 2011

Next year, Placer High School will start and end the day at a new time. Along with this change comes the possibility that the time students eat lunch will be different. The new hours you ask? School will begin at seven fifty-five and end at two fifty-five. Right away one sees a positive to the new...

Should sex offenders have access to their kids’ school? No

Story by Benjamin Godfrey, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011

Placer Hills Union School District currently has a policy in place that prevents convicted sex offenders from stepping foot on campus. “The current policy for individuals who are required to register as sex offenders is that they may have no access to any school site or district property for any...

Should sex offenders have access to their kids’ school? Yes

Story by Daniel Wright, Hillmen staff writer

February 1, 2011

 What’s your first reaction when you hear the term “sex offender”?  Most people think of a creepy old man attempting to lure children in close with promises of candy and puppies.  Some sex offenders have entire families and the crime or crimes that they committed to earn that title might not...

Best pizza in Auburn

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010

            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

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

     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

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

  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

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

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

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...

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