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PE is a struggle this year online and in-person students.

Physical education online a challenge for students and teachers

Story by Lianess Williams, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Covid-19 has drastically changed physical education in schools. With physical education online teachers can’t monitor their students like they could during in person school. Covid has caused schools...

Photography gains new feel as new teacher takes over

Story by Katelyn Folk December 18, 2018

As may not be known by some students and parents, Jason Long is the new teacher for Placer’s Photography class. Photography could be an interesting new learning experience for many students at Placer....

Ryan Santos: Fall is the best time of year

Ryan Santos: Fall is the best time of year

September 28, 2018

Since September is already beyond its halfway point at the time of writing this column, I would like to articulate some of the reasons I am super stoked to FALL into the best time of the year.   First...

Throwback Gallery Submission

Throwback Gallery Submission

September 27, 2018

Hey guys! We're working on constructing a "Throwback Gallery" of pictures and videos of Placer students throughout our years as a Hillman. If you have any photos or videos you'd like to share to be...

Hanna Yazdi: The Greatful Dead's influence

Hanna Yazdi: The Greatful Dead’s influence

September 25, 2018

Not to sound like a worn, cliché teenager; but alongside all the youthful, unparalleled people out there that are obsessed with music, I prioritize music as one of the most important aspects of my life....

Tyler Jacques Column

Tyler Jacques Column

September 25, 2018

Authenticity is difficult to accomplish. Even if we attempt it, as a society, we are molded by our surroundings, makings true authenticity beyond difficult to accomplish. Few people have remained genuine...

Compared to Arkansas, Californians have nothing to complain about.

Story by Madison Hernandez, Messenger Staff Writer September 28, 2012

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...

Google+ upcoming alternative to Facebook

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-chief February 28, 2012

Facebook is now going public and has set the standard for the future of social networking, another big Internet company called Google has introduced its own social network called Google+. Which network...

Sports fans getting out of hand

Story by Olivia Thomas, Messenger Staff Writer November 2, 2011

A few weeks ago, the Placer girls volleyball teams faced Colfax’s girls volleyball teams with Placer winning all three games.  There was a lot of hype before and after the win, but have Placer sports...

Placer High football takes on the entire area

Story by Kerry McCullough, News Editor November 2, 2011

The Colfax-Placer rivalry will reach its climax for the 2011 year Friday night at the LeFebvre Stadium; the two football teams will compete for an undefeated record in the PVL. The bitter rivalry, however,...

TOMS shoes helping the world

TOMS shoes helping the world

Story by Olivia Thomas, Hillmen Messenger Staff Writer September 27, 2011

TOMS shoes is a very popular shoe brand these days, just why do people buy TOMS? Is it just the latest fashion craze or are they popular for the good feeling each person gets after sending a pair to...

Valentines Day brings couples closer together

Story by February 11, 2011

It is the time of year when things get romantic and couples get closer a students at Placer High school share their feelings with each other. Valentines Day is a day where people can have the opportunity...

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