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Female kicker joins the Junior Varsity football team

Female kicker joins the Junior Varsity football team

October 27, 2015


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  Diverse, motivated, determined, crazy; all words that come to mind when a female steps out on the football field; she’s not here to cheerlead or march with an instrument to her lips though. With expectations from others high, and the ones made for herself even higher, Sierra Slusher steps...

Auburn’s growing homeless population may be effecting homeowners and businesses

Auburn’s growing homeless population may be effecting homeowners and businesses

October 13, 2015


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By Demi Brown Messenger Staff Writer The homeless rate in Auburn has soared and is causing local homeowners to create their own assumptions about the increasing population. “Some have sincerely come across bad times, however a big percentage could work if they want too,” said Kyle Corley,...

Controversial T-shirts slipping under the radar at Placer

Controversial T-shirts slipping under the radar at Placer

October 13, 2015


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Although dress code is not overly enforced at Placer High School, there might be some shirts sliding through that can be taken as disrespectful to many different people around campus. The dress code for boys has known to be lenient. But, what about those t-shirts that depict half naked girls in a sexual...

Auburn artists paint their way through town

Auburn artists paint their way through town

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Many people, including Placer students, have recently noticed that the utility boxes in downtown Auburn have been painted by artists around town. Traci Owens, a Placer mom and local artist from Studio Eight02 painted one of the boxes near Placer campus. "The...

Placer football earns first league victory after Center forfeits

Placer football earns first league victory after Center forfeits

October 24, 2014


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By Cody Hitchcock Messenger Staff Writer   The varsity football game on October 10th was canceled because the opponent forfeited the game. Center High School forfeited the Placer home game, which is causing the varsity team to go without a football game for twenty days including the team...

Placer’s dance team will not be performing this year

Placer’s dance team will not be performing this year

September 25, 2014


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By Abigail Potts Messenger Staff Writer The dance team performed at rallies and football games throughout the season. Last year was the last year that the dance team was active. For those who don't know what dance team is, it could be described by some as similar to cheerleading. ”I feel in...

Students walking local railways are putting themselves at risk

Students walking local railways are putting themselves at risk

September 25, 2014


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By Lacie McArdle Hillmen Messanger Staff Writer   Recent transportation of crude oil has increased worry of railroad danger. According to some, trespassing on the tracks is an even greater concern. “I think that people walking on the tracks is a bigger issue than crude oils being transported,”...

New Chromebooks distributed to sophomores again

New Chromebooks distributed to sophomores again

September 25, 2014


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By Jonathan Chess Messenger Staff Writer   Chromebooks were introduced to last years sophomore class and they are back again, but with improvements. The Chromebooks introduced to last years sophomores was an attempt by placer to give students the ability to do their work at home and...

“ShakeAlert” system ready to save lives

September 25, 2014


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Cody Hitchcock and Noah Gray Messenger Staff Writer   The newly created ShakeAlert device, predicted the 6.0 earthquake in Napa, CA, 10 seconds before it hit. The large earthquake hit Napa, California on August 24th, at around 3:20 in the morning and the University of California’s...

“Taco Park” earning unfavorable reputation in community

“Taco Park” earning unfavorable reputation in community

Story by Haley McKee, Messenger staff writer

October 16, 2013


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  The purpose of a public park is for people to feel safe and enjoy nature.  Unfortunately, the School Park Reserve located behind Taco Tree and the Auburn Police Station has gained a reputation that is anything but that. “Taco Park” as many Placer High School students refer to it,...

Google Chromebooks coming to Placer High

Story by Devlin Burton, Messenger Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


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Google Chromebooks will be distributed to the Placer sophomore class of 2016, a decision made after a bill to adapt the states standard curriculum to that of Common Core standards testing was passed. These slick devices of the modern age will give students the ability to share and save assignments to the cloud...

Whether other sports like it or not, football is the king of the hill when it comes to athletics

Whether other sports like it or not, football is the king of the hill when it comes to athletics

Story by Morgan Cutter, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Every Friday night, when the lights come on, the stands are full with students and fans cheering on the home team with enthusiasm. Throughout the season, the excitement continues and school support seems substantially greater than that of the other fall sports. “Football lends itself as more of a spectator sport than some of the other sports.” said Mike Sabins, the ASB Lead...

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