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The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

Class of 2024.

Sophomores face effects of starting high school during Covid.

Story by Ava Conn, Features Editor April 22, 2022

     With Covid affecting every possible aspect of students' lives, the sophomore graduating class of 2024 was the first class to start their high school years in full swing of distance learning. Even...

Photoshopped project by Eliana Merck

Protect trans kids

Story by Eliana Merck, Editor in Chief March 28, 2022

In fifteen U.S. states, it has been made or considered to be made illegal to provide transgender youth with gender-affirming surgeries and other treatments, even with parental consent. For example,...

What is queer?

What is queer?

Story by Eliana Merck, Editor in Chief March 17, 2022

What is queer? By Google’s definition, it simply means “homosexual”. But what does it actually mean? From my experience, the word queer is used as an umbrella term for people who don’t identify...

Black History Month begins with knowing those that have contributed

Black History Month begins with knowing those that have contributed

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Every year, Black History Month is celebrated in the month of February. It is used to commemorate African-American history and achievements, and to recognize their impact on the U.S. itself and it's history....

Local businesses share thoughts on student behavior at lunch

Story by Allyson Mickel, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2022

Every day at Placer, students get released for open campus lunch. Students go around downtown and old town Auburn looking for a local business to eat lunch and relax. Teenagers in this time and age have...

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 Deads 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...

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