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Compared to Arkansas, Californians have nothing to complain about.

Story by Madison Hernandez, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives

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 many people often take for granted the life they are provided here. If you think life is rough living...

Google+ upcoming alternative to Facebook

Story by Zak Liske, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2012


Filed under Perspectives

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 is really better? Facebook has become a vital piece of the lives of millions worldwide. So has Google,...

Sports fans getting out of hand

Story by Olivia Thomas, Messenger Staff Writer

November 2, 2011


Filed under Perspectives, Uncategorized

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 teams gotten cocky by thinking that they are the best of the best? Every school thinks they are...

Placer High football takes on the entire area

Story by Kerry McCullough, News Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Perspectives

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, is not a Placer High School tradition. The short-lived feud was triggered by the foundation of the Pion...

TOMS shoes helping the world

TOMS shoes helping the world

Story by Olivia Thomas, Hillmen Messenger Staff Writer

September 27, 2011


Filed under Perspectives

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 child in need living in Argentina. TOMS shoes was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie after he came...

Valentines Day brings couples closer together

February 11, 2011


Filed under Perspectives

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 to express their feelings for their other half more than they usually do. They give gifts, go...

Reality shows taking over

Story by Ashley Truman, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011


Filed under Perspectives

Shows like Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, and Wipeout have become especially popular with our generation . Reality shows like these are constantly on television. A reality show is generally unscripted and results in dramatic and humorous events. Millions of people tune in every week to watch these shows but...

Acadamy Awards, The Oscars, award shows

Story by Natalie Garcia, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011


Filed under Perspectives

Each January the Academy Awards are viewed by millions of film fans around the world. They watch to see who will win the highest and most recognizable honor in film making for each category. Many celebrities and people in the entertainment community come to the Academy Awards each year to be part of...

Infomercials selling big lately

Story by Shelby Cary, Messenger Staff Writer

February 1, 2011


Filed under Perspectives

“But wait, there’s more!” This is a classic line in the world of infomercials. There have been many times one has channel surfed and landed on an infomercial. There is something about these hyper, laughable and energetic commercials some people are simply glued too. They can be fun to watch and...

Vintage Clothes

Story by Ali Dunaway, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


Filed under Perspectives

In the past few years vintage trends have slowly been finding their ways into today’s latest trends.             Many fashion fads from the 60s are very popular today. Babydoll tops, trapeze dresses, mini skirts, high waisted belts, wooden wedges, flower prints, large bags and leather...

The story behind Santa Claus

Story by Amy Classon, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


Filed under Perspectives

Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle; all one man, yet he has so many different names and tales.             As the holidays fall upon us you may find yourself wondering about ‘Santa’. Where did he come from? This man- or saint- who is said to deliver gifts...

Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!

Story by Allison Alvarez, Staff Writer

December 22, 2010


Filed under Perspectives

Everyone has a sweet tooth; whether it’s for a red-bull, a Twix bar, or a caramel frappuccino from your local starbucks, the craving is there and it’s hard to be avoided.  Every year, the average American scarf’s down 142 pounds of sugar.            When asked, many students agreed...

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