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Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

With California in a drought, this summer may be the hottest summer yet

With California in a drought, this summer may be the hottest summer yet

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer May 10, 2022

With the prolonged drought worsening throughout California, this year may have the hottest summer yet.  There have been many prominent instances of extended droughts throughout our state’s history,...

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...

Placer High Rally.

Traditions at Placer: Should they stay or go?

Story by Ava Conn, Messenger feature editor April 22, 2022

For 125 years, Placer is known for its unique history and traditions that bind the school together. As new classes come and go, which traditions will stay and which will fade away? The Leadership elective...

2021-2022 Placer High yearbook staff

The 2022 Placer High’s yearbook is complete

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Staff Writer April 20, 2022

    The yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year is officially complete, thanks to the hard work of the Placer High yearbook staff.       After two years of a pandemic, Placer High is finally...

Russia and Ukraine: Everything you need to know

Russia and Ukraine: Everything you need to know

Story by Leilani Mourier, Messenger Staff Writer March 22, 2022

“We can’t even gather up the bodies because the shelling from heavy weapons doesn’t stop day or night,” stated Anatol Fedoruk, the mayor of Bucha, a Ukrainian suburb. “Dogs are pulling apart...

Gas prices increasing in California

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer March 22, 2022

Gasoline prices have already been increasing gradually each year in California, however, there has been a dramatic increase in its cost recently. The average regular gas prices in our state have reached...

Student sleeping in class

Placer High to implement late start schedule for 2022-2023 school year.

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

     With the passage of Senate Bill 328 all schools in California, including Placer High will need to begin school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. As expected, there are many mixed opinions regarding this...

Anti-Asian hate crimes

Anti-Asian hate crimes

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer March 16, 2022

A surge of hate crimes against Asian Americans has become prevalent over the years, especially during the pandemic. People of the Asian American community have been subjected to not just hate crimes...

Mask Protestors on campus.

Masks may prevent the spread of covid, but do not prevent the spread of opinions.

Story by Ava Conn, Messenger Staff Writer February 17, 2022

    As we approach two years into the pandemic, the debate over masks in schools continues to spike controversy from parents and students alike.     While there is a huge divide amongst parents...

Black History Month begins with knowing those that have contributed

Black History Month begins with knowing those that have contributed

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Every year, Black History Month is celebrated in the month of February. It is used to commemorate African-American history and achievements, and to recognize their impact on the U.S. itself and it's history....

Boys varsity soccer team making others take notice

Boy’s varsity soccer team making others take notice

Story by Marilyn Schackner, Hillmen Messenger Staff January 28, 2022

With 11 wins and one loss, the boy’s varsity soccer team has high hopes for the rest of the season and making it to the playoffs. Since the beginning of the season, the team has been playing amazingly...

Placer FFA competing in annual speech competitions

Placer FFA competing in annual speech competitions

Story by Keara Chorn, Messenger Staff Writer January 28, 2022

Some students in the Placer FFA will be competing in various speaking competitions between January 25th to January 29th. The FFA, which stands for Future Farmers of America, is the largest student or...

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