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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...

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...

View from The Pour Choice coffee shop

PHS students share plans for summer as COVID restrictions decrease

Story by Addie Buckingham, Messenger Staff Writer April 20, 2022

For the past few years, COVID has caused summer plans to be altered for everyone. High school students and teenagers are itching for fun summer activities and enjoying time with their friends. If you are...

Soroptimist member, Kristi Maclntosh, gives Placer High student scholarship

Local clubs give out scholarships to Placer High students

Story by Rylee Yetka, Messenger Staff Writer March 28, 2022

     Every year local associations give out scholarships for students that apply in the Placer Union High School District.      Clubs such as Kiwanis, Auburn Gold Country Rotary, Newcastle Community...

What it takes to work a job as a teenager

What it takes to work a job as a teenager

Story by Ava Conn, Features Editor March 28, 2022

There are countless benefits to working a job as a teenager, but it is important to know what it takes and means to be an employee as a minor.  The California labor laws allow for job-seekers from...

Fun hiking trials in Auburn

Fun things to do in Auburn

Story by Amelia Villanueva Crossley, Messenger Staff Writer March 28, 2022

Many teenagers in Auburn may find themselves wondering what they can do for fun on a Saturday night in town. Although it is fun to drive around at night listening to music and drinking Dutch Bros, there...

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,...

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...

Some have forgotten how to act in public

December 17, 2014

By Finn Thomas Hillmen Messenger Staff Etiquette is the idea knowing how to behave politely in a social situation. Having proper etiquette used to be recognized as a common element of life to always...

Placer County Fair May Move to Auburn

October 29, 2014

By Lacie McArdle Messenger Staff Writer   The Placer County Fair has previously been held in Roseville during June, but there is a possibility for it to be moved to the Auburn fairgrounds....

It is not uncommon for Placer students to take risks by walking along railways.

Students walking local railways are putting themselves at risk

September 25, 2014

By Lacie McArdle Hillmen Messanger Staff Writer   Recent transportation of crude oil has increased worry of railroad danger. According to some, trespassing on the tracks is an even greater...

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