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Twitter; what is it?

Story by Jamie Schlenker, Staff Writer

October 1, 2010

     Everyone’s heard of Twitter. The way it work is people who “tweet” can send short messages in 140 characters or less, telling others what they are doing. It’s a small social networking site where you can tell people short blurbs about anything you want. You can type song lyrics or quote...

Crazy Cravings

Crazy Cravings

Story by Lindsey Beal, Staff Writer

September 30, 2010

Studies have shown that cravings are highly dependent on your mood. Food does more than fill you up, it also satisfies your feelings.  If you avoid dealing with your feelings by indulging in your favorite food when you’re not hungry, you are eating emotionally. A person might be driven to eat comfort food t...

Students treated to nutrition break after 1st period

Story by Amy Classon, Staff Writer

September 29, 2010

Students are noticing that few things have changed at Placer High School this year. A few of the more noticeable changes being a nutrition break and a new cafeteria spot. Besides going to the cafeteria, students can now purchase lunch or get a snack in between first and second period at the Hillmen Bistro,...

Placer see’s more and more increasing class sizes

Story by Lindsey Beal, Staff Writer

September 21, 2010

While California attempts to restore one of its biggest financial dilemmas, Placer High School deals with the consequences of increasing class sizes. Budget cuts in California have forced schools all over the state to raise the number of students per classroom. At Placer High there is an average of...

Placer gone paperless? by amber bush

Placer gone paperless? by amber bush

Story by Amber Bush, Staff Writer

September 21, 2010

With 1.2 million pieces of paper used last year, it’s no wonder why Placer is going paperless. As the beginning of the new school year starts, the school is branching out and making new changes in all different areas where it is needed. As many know, or have heard, the school is reducing the paper usage...

Cliques Less Common At Placer

Cliques Less Common At Placer

Story by Michaela Leonard, Staff Writer

September 20, 2010

The jocks, the bookworms, the cheerleaders, the nasties, the artists, the stoners, the hotties, the not-so-hotties, and the thespians: the social hierarchy of high school remains complex, different groups of people coming together with a common interest. The question remains though, do these so-called “cliques” create a problem at Plac...

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