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“Notes of Hope” offers support

“Notes of Hope” offers support

November 1, 2018


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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 construction in 1973, there have been 87 deaths by suicide on the bridge but Brittney Hendrick...

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

Placer’s senior prodigies share their talents

November 1, 2018


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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 the lines of, “Everyone’s good at something!” There’s an entire world of activities out ...

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


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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 needs to be solved. There is no time for disputes across borders—this planet needs to be sa...

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


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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 skeptical. However, those who do believe in spirits are still divided. Some presume that ghosts...

The hidden terrors that lie during Halloween night

The hidden terrors that lie during Halloween night

November 1, 2018


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By Drew Worrel 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 ago, starting in August of 2016, there was an incident with “killer clowns.” People would dress up ...

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


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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 purpose.   Megan Clifton, sophomore, shared her view on the subject, stating, “I have...

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

Sign the slip to buy a ticket

September 27, 2018


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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 order to buy a dance ticket. Along with all the papers teachers sent home with their students during the ...

Throwback Gallery Submission

Throwback Gallery Submission

September 27, 2018


Filed under Featured Multimedia, Perspectives, Student Life, Top Stories, Videos

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 featured, click here to do so! Thank you for your participation....

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High

The prominence of reckless driving around Placer High

September 25, 2018


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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. Teenage drivers are, and have always been, considered unreliable on the road. Whether they are g...

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

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

September 25, 2018


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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 world.   While paper towels cut energy use by 40%, they also contribute 56 grams of c...

Bill to push back school start time vetoed by governor Brown

Bill to push back school start time vetoed by governor Brown

September 19, 2018


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Alayna Fraser Messenger Staff Writer   Have you ever felt your eyelids drooping during your first period class? Have you nodded off and almost fell out of your desk? Maybe you have even waken up in a pool of your own drool? Whatever the case, it seems that many students are struggling to...

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