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Placer Cartoons!

November 6, 2018


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Placer’s students seem to have lost interest in driving

Placer’s students seem to have lost interest in driving

November 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life

By Ethan Rodrigues Editor-in-Chief The school year is in full swing, and Placer has eased into its daily routine, besides one notable change. As the students have reacquainted with the campus, it has become increasingly evident that the number of students taking advantage of the intended parki...

Local high schools engage in “meme war”

November 1, 2018


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By Ryan Santos Sports Editor   Throughout the past few years, memes have been the basis of humor on the internet. Social media and text conversations have filled with these videos and images. Finally, the seal between schools and memes has been broken. Placer, Del Oro, Colfax, Rocklin, an...

Placer High Cheerleaders need of their own

November 1, 2018


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By Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Placer High School’s cheer team works day and night to bring intricate routines to the student body for halftimes and rallies, and yet, they go completely under appreciated. The team’s peers only see the final products, not the extreme wo...

As the season of Halloween commences, superstitions hit their seasonal peak

As the season of Halloween commences, superstitions hit their seasonal peak

November 1, 2018


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By Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Many mixed feelings are shared over ghosts, spirits, and superstitions. While some are firm believers of the supernatural, others are extremely skeptical. However, those who do believe in spirits are still divided. Some presume that ghosts...

Ryan Santos: Fall is the best time of year

Ryan Santos: Fall is the best time of year

September 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives, Student Life

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 off, obviously the school year has collapsed itself on our lap like a sick puppy in a hur...

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

September 27, 2018


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Anna Petrovich Messenger Staff Writer     Placer High School now requires students and their parents to sign a behavior agreement form (in which many activities are prohibited) in order to buy a dance ticket. Along with all the papers teachers sent home with their students during the ...

Throwback Gallery Submission

Throwback Gallery Submission

September 27, 2018


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Perspectives, Student Life, Top Stories, Videos

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 featured, click here to do so! Thank you for your participation....

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High

September 25, 2018


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Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Reckless driving is becoming an impending issue on Placer’s campus, creating a dangerous environment for walking students, as well as other drivers. Teenage drivers are, and have always been, considered unreliable on the road. Whether they are g...

Hanna Yazdi: The Greatful Dead’s influence

Hanna Yazdi: The Greatful Dead’s influence

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives, Student Life

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. Music to me is more of a learning experience. I try to read between the lines of lyrics, hear the...

Tyler Jacques Column

Tyler Jacques Column

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Perspectives, Student Life

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 in their ventures, such as Einstein and Steve Jobs, as well as up and coming YouTube channel “Y...

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