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Quarantine Thoughts and Questions

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled school for the rest of the year and left us all landlocked in our bedrooms, it's become obvious how much we took for granted.

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

May 24, 2020

I find it quite ironic that back in early March, I would have given anything for just a couple days at home to myself, free of the day-to-day stress of schoolwork. Now that I have got the time, I do not really know what to do with myself. Nowadays, I spend my days idly scribbling notes from my online...

Quarantine’s Effect on People and Students

COVID-19 has lead to many people turning a stressful situation into an even more anxiety-inducing time due to their lack of time spent in nature.

Madalyn Duvall, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

It has been a little over nine weeks in quarantine now, and I am only going a little bit crazy. The past nine weeks have definitely not been easy at all! When I first heard the news of school being canceled for a short period of time, I was undoubtedly happy because a break from school and stress sounded ...

Donny’s Lock Down Thoughts

Donny's Lock Down Thoughts

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

I think I was made for life in quarantine. When I first heard all activities were being canceled, I watched all my friends become disappointed over the loss of many of the enjoyable parts of their lives. But for me, I came to realize how few activities I took part in, which made my daily life not al...

Lockdown Thoughts From Tobias Christiansen

Around Camarillo, things are changing as a result of the Stay at Home order in Ventura County as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Tobias Christiansen, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all of the U.S. in different ways and Camarillo is no exception. In the past few weeks, the city of Camarillo has changed significantly. The Collection, a popular hangout and shopping spot that is constantly bustling, was empty on a Saturday afternoon -- a sight I...

Attempting (and Mostly Failing) at Finding a Balance

Pictured above is my desk and the novel we just finished in my English class before school was shut down.

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2020

I do not quite know what to do with myself these days -- which mostly consist of Netflix, sleeping, working, and trying to find the motivation to log into Google Classroom every once in a while. Throughout high school, I always imagined what senior year would look like but never once did I consider...

Miscellaneous Shelter-in-Place Notes

This article features some of the small things I have noticed amidst the pandemic.

Huy Nguyen, Managing Editor

April 6, 2020

The largest element of the Coronavirus quarantine for me so far has been the waiting: waiting to hear news over district changes, waiting for a response from College Board about AP tests, even just waiting for my final college decisions to trickle in as the month winds down. With the normal routine...

Searching For a Good Book? Look No Further

Liberty Klingebiel, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

*Spoilers ahead* (As a note: this is my favorite book, and I have read it at least 14 different occasions. I have annotated the book and recommend it to anyone I possibly can.) Carry On, written by Rainbow Rowell, is a story about a boy named Simon Snow, who is supposedly the worst "chosen one" to...

The Rise of Skywalker and the Fall of the Star Wars Movie Franchise

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

*Spoilers ahead* Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker was the final film in the Sequel Trilogy featuring the two main characters Kylo Ren and Rey. The film lasted two hours and 22 minutes and received 54% on Rotten Tomatoes. Personally, I found The Rise of Skywalker to be another disappointing film in ...

Sam Mendes’ World War I Film on Hardship, Bravery, and Legacy

Sam Mendes' World War I Film on Hardship, Bravery, and Legacy

Eliana Bornhauser, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

The film 1917, released on Dec. 4, 2019, focuses on the story of two soldiers during World War I: Lance Corporal Blake, played by Dean-Charles Chapman, and Lance Corporal Schofield, played by George McKay. The plot — based on a true story — revolves around these two men who are entrusted with ...

A Review of Braxton’s Kitchen

A Review of Braxton’s Kitchen

Liberty Klingebiel and Dillon Farwell, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

Braxton’s Kitchen is a dog friendly brunch spot in Camarillo located in the Carmen Plaza that opens at 8 a.m. and closes around 2 p.m. The first thing my fellow staff writer Dillon Farwell and I noticed when we arrived at the restaurant on Saturday was the bustling atmosphere that resulted in a...

Meme of the Year: 2019

The meme of 2019 has been a hot debate. In this story, we're going to find out what the meme of 2019 truly is.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

As a new year begins, the burning questions emerges on everyone’s mind once again: What was the best meme of 2019?  Okay, maybe not everyone is involved— cough cough boomers (just kidding)... unless? If you are not chuckling at your screen right now cause that reference flew over your head the...

Drama Tries a New Case In 12 Angry Jurors

Cam High's drama class put on a performance of The 12 Angry Jurors in the blackbox theater on December 5, 2019.

Kayla Merrow, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Cam High's theater program opened its first production for the 2019-2020 school year, The 12 Angry Jurors, on Thursday, Dec. 12. The play was adapted and revised from 12 Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose, to support a gender-neutral cast on a high school stage. Since Rose's play was adapted from ...

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