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The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

The School Newspaper of Placer High School

Hillmen Messenger

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...

The American high school experience vs other countries’ high school experience

Story by Ava Conn, Features Editor April 22, 2022

As teenagers all across the world attend high school, their day-to-day experiences may differ tremendously. Everything from classes, to extracurricular activities, is uniquely different at every high school....

2021-2022 Placer High yearbook staff

The 2022 Placer High 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...

Addison Arsenith current student board member wins the Dale Lacky Award

Addison Arsenith current student board member wins the Dale Lacky Award

Story by Annaliese Nobile March 28, 2022

 Addison Arsenith, a 12th grader at Placer High School, is involved in the district board and multiple sports. Since being elected, Arsenith has sat on the board as a student representative for Placer...

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...

Teacher Feature- Trent Deacon

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Integrated 2 teacher Trent Deacon enjoys video games, anime, and teaching others about mathematics and kindness. He’s been teaching at Placer for almost two years, but working in education for a...

Students share the impacts Covid has had on Placers sense of community

Students share the impacts Covid has had on Placer’s sense of community

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer March 18, 2022

The pandemic has changed many things about Placer’s environment from students and teachers being quarantined, students having to wear masks, and the loss of indoor rallies and events. The big question...

Placer students small businesses

Placer student’s small businesses

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer March 7, 2022

Many students from all grade levels use their talents and skills as a way to support themselves and bring in income, something that all high schools could use. Creating your own business is hard work,...

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....

Local businesses share thoughts on student behavior at lunch

Story by Allyson Mickel, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2022

Every day at Placer, students get released for open campus lunch. Students go around downtown and old town Auburn looking for a local business to eat lunch and relax. Teenagers in this time and age have...

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...

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