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Some have forgotten how to act in public

December 17, 2014


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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 be aware of. However, as this generation goes on, some have noticed that many students at school,...

Finals: What to expect and how to prepare

December 17, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Hillmen Messenger Staff Some high school students, especially freshmen, are new to finals. They may be worried about their grade, and not know what to except.  However, important steps can be taken to increase the rate of succeeding on this exam. Around campus, students with...

Auburn artists paint their way through town

Auburn artists paint their way through town

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Many people, including Placer students, have recently noticed that the utility boxes in downtown Auburn have been painted by artists around town. Traci Owens, a Placer mom and local artist from Studio Eight02 painted one of the boxes near Placer campus. "The...

US students are in school significantly less than other countries

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   In the countries of this world there are a wide variety of education systems. How do these separate systems affect the societies around them and the achievements they make? Here at Placer, students go to school for 180 days a year, which is also...

What happened to Placer gymnastics?

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Placer used to have other sports available for students to be a part of, such as gymnastics, rifle team, and field hockey. As gymnastics seems to be a sport that's getting more popular across the nation, in college, and professionally, why don't we...

Possible future lunch options for good grades

November 24, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Many students may go to teachers to get help with their school work, but sometimes teachers have multiple students that need assistance, or they may not available. A new option could be put in place someday, at Placer, that would allow an extra period...

Lower level football gets less support than Varsity

November 9, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   Varsity football games are packed with family and students watching, and supporting the game. However, when it comes to the Junior Varsity and freshmen games, very few come compared to Varsity football game, which is right after Junior Varsity. Hundreds...

King Fire influences fire awareness

October 30, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer The King Fire only affected the air quality in Auburn, but it could have caused local neighborhoods to be evacuated.  People may have not been prepared to escape possible danger by leaving home abruptly. Only a couple weeks ago, the King Fire started and p...

Insect project: Bringing knowledge or causing harm?

Insect project: Bringing knowledge or causing harm?

September 25, 2014


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By Finn Thomas Messenger Staff Writer   For their Insect Collection and Identification projects, students have been wandering around Placer High School campus with nets trying to catch and kill insects of all types.  However, some of these students are concerned about the insect deaths. In...

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