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Students and staff express the advantages of using an ASB card

Students and staff express the advantages of using an ASB card

Story by Maximilian Behre , Newspaper staff March 18, 2023

Placer High School offers ASB (Associated Student Body) cards every year to students who wish to attend school events at a discounted price. But what are ASB cards and are they worth the price? According...

Teyah Karde (left) and Annabell Easton (right) celebrating their win at the LeFebvre Relays

Placer’s Track and Field throw team celebrates success and opportunity

Story by Sierra Delp, Editor-In-Chief March 18, 2023

Placer High School’s junior varsity and varsity Track and Field throwing teams have had a successful season so far and share a passion for their unique sport. The team has 11 JV members and 11 varsity...

PHS freshmen express the ups and downs of being on a varsity team.

March 16, 2023

Freshmen athletes at Placer High School are playing for varsity teams, explaining both the ups and downs of this feat. Jeremiah Rethi, a freshman on the varsity basketball and football teams at...

Placer students showcasing their artistic talents (Photo Gallery)

Story by Elijah Montes, Messenger Staff Writer February 21, 2023

AI creates new methods of Cheating

Story by Colin Garrett, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

General Knowledge about an AI used to write prompts and solve questions, has been spreading throughout the education system. Teachers have been concerned about how this AI can be used for cheating....

Placer welcomes a few of it’s newest teachers

Story by Marlie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer February 8, 2023

The new teachers at Placer High school have been making a very positive impact on Placer’s students. Natalie Medeiros is the new ASL teacher at Placer. This is Medeiros’ first year of teaching....

Placer High school is hosting 4 foreign exchange students. From left to right, Max Behre (Gremany), Lisa Infantino (Belgium), Eunseo Choi (South Korea), Lucia Matysakova (Slovakia)

Placer High School Welcomes Foreign Exchange Students

Story by Maximilian Behre, Newspaper staff February 8, 2023

Placer High School is hosting four exchange students this year, who come from different countries such as Belgium, Slovakia, Korea, and Germany. They are Lisa Infantino, Lucy Matysakova, Lydia Eunseo Choi,...

Placer Highs newest principal Kyle Turner has already had an immediate impact on the schools culture.

Placer’s newest principal already having a positive impact

Story by Maximilian Behre, Newspaper staff January 31, 2023

Placer High welcomed its newest principal last fall and the students have already felt his impact.  Kyle Turner was hired last spring to help continue Placer’s traditions while also implementing...

Outlines on the Auburn Ravine and Elm corner utility box show Placer students plans.

Placer High students showcase their artistic skill on Auburn utility boxes

Story by Marlie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer January 23, 2023

Two Placer High School art students are painting a utility box in Auburn to help bring awareness to the beauty in diversity. Eliana Merck a senior, and Ashlyn Rand a junior, are painting a utility...

Harper Winans and Keffer Abs enjoy the bouncy houses at Palooza.

Placer High palooza makes a comeback.

Story by Ava Conn, Feature's Editor May 25, 2022

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to an end, there is no better way to finish off the year than Placer High’s Palooza.  Palooza is a tradition at placer that has not been held since 2018, however,...

Recomended places to shop for prom and formal attire

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Senior ball and Junior prom are approaching for PHS students. One of the most memorable parts of these school dances is the outfits and attire. However, deciding what to wear and where to get it from can...

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