Hillmen Messenger

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...

The colfax case: is it fair?

The colfax case: is it fair?

Story by Courtney McArthur, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010


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“They were great kids; I’m not even sure what they were thinking” said a close friend of the three Colfax boys who threw rocks at a car over an overpass. After three Colfax teens were arrested for seriously injured a man by throwing a rocks off an overpass, they are being charged as adults and more. B...

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