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Placer art teachers share their influence through art

Placer art teachers share their influence through art
December 18, 2018

By Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor   The art hall at Placer High School has had a long, colorful history since 1897. Teachers and students have come and gone, pieces of every medium have covered...

Placer’s yearbook: an age old school tradition

Placer’s yearbook: an age old school tradition
December 18, 2018

By Alayna Fraser Messenger Staff Writer   From 1902 to 2019, Placer’s Yearbook staff has been working endlessly to piece together a yearbook that encapsulates every accomplishment and memory...

“Notes of Hope” offers support

Foresthill Bridge littered with notes of encouragement to deter suicide attempts
November 1, 2018

By Alayna Fraser Messenger Staff Writer   Many leaders in our community have stepped up to help post notes of hope on the Foresthill Bridge between Auburn and Foresthill. Since the bridge’s...

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

Placer's senior prodigies share their talents
November 1, 2018

By Hanna Yazdi Opinions Editor Sometimes you hear one say, “I’m not good at anything,” when they’re asked about something they’re good at; which is typically followed with something along...

Climate change and plastic pollution is causing detrimental damage to the earth we inhabit

Climate change and plastic pollution is causing detrimental damage to the earth we inhabit
November 1, 2018

By Alexis Porterfield Messenger Staff Writer   Planetary pollution and drastic climate change are issues that affect every country and every person on this planet. This is an issue that absolutely...

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

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...

The hidden terrors that lie during Halloween night

The hidden terrors that lie during Halloween night
November 1, 2018

By Drew Worrell Messenger Staff Writer Halloween has always been looked at as a kid-friendly holiday, but some parents overlook the dangers their children could encounter.   Two years...

Hydro Flasks turn into a trend more than a source of hydration

Hydro Flasks turn into a trend more than a source of hydration
November 1, 2018

By Katelyn Folk and Alyssa Gross Messenger Staff Writers   Many people use Hydro Flasks for hydration, but this trend may have instilled itself into the minds of students beyond its designed...

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

Sign the slip to buy a ticket
September 27, 2018

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...

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...

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High
September 25, 2018

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....

Is Placer missing the ‘green’ in green and gold?

Is Placer missing the 'green' in green and gold?
With the world becoming more ecologically conscious, is Placer High falling behind?
September 25, 2018

Emmalee Dann Messenger Staff writer   There are many ways to be environmentally friendly in a school setting. With some minor changes to Placer campus, the school can contribute to a cleaner...

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