The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

Junior Wyatt Hamilton broke the world record for running 100 miles for anyone his age.

Placer Junior Wyatt Hamilton sets world record mark

Story by Delaney Stetka, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Placer High School is the home of a new world record holder. In December, Wyatt Hamilton ran 100 miles in under 23 hours, a world r ecord for anyone his age. The 17-year-old junior has been running...

Covid 19 athletic restrictions eased allowing some high school sports to begin

Covid 19 athletic restrictions eased allowing some high school sports to begin

Story by Rachel Edwards, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

After nearly a year of Covid-related high school sports cancellations, Placer High School started select practices last month. High school sports schedules were disrupted in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions....

Placers updated cafeteria projected completion date in early 2022

Placer’s updated cafeteria projected completion date in early 2022

Story by Sierra Delp, Editor-In-Chief February 9, 2021

The updated Learning Commons- or cafeteria- will become a new and important feature on Placer’s campus despite the distant projected completion date. Placer Union High School District assistant...

Placer art teachers share their influence through art

Placer art teachers share their influence through art

Story by Hannah Yazdi, Opinions Editor February 18, 2019

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 the walls of the school, and Placer has even...

Placer’s yearbook: an age old school tradition

Placer’s yearbook: an age old school tradition

Story by Alayna Fraser December 18, 2018

From 1902 to 2019, Placer’s Yearbook staff has been working endlessly to piece together a yearbook that encapsulates every accomplishment and memory made at Placer High School. Dan Wilson, Yearbook and...

Notes of Hope offers support

“Notes of Hope” offers support

Story by Alayna Fraser November 1, 2018

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 construction in 1973, there have been 87 deaths by...

Placers senior prodigies share their talents

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

Story by Hanna Yazdi November 1, 2018

  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 the lines of, “Everyone’s...

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

Story by Alexis Porterfield November 1, 2018

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...

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...

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