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Attempting (and Mostly Failing) at Finding a Balance

Attempting (and Mostly Failing) at Finding a Balance

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...

Lockdown Thoughts From Tobias Christiansen

Lockdown Thoughts From Tobias Christiansen

Tobias Christiansen, Staff Writer

April 6, 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...

Miscellaneous Shelter-in-Place Notes

Miscellaneous Shelter-in-Place Notes

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

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

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

Meme of the Year: 2019

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

Drama Tries a New Case In 12 Angry Jurors

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 ...

By Students, For Students: The Writing Section of the SAT

By Students, For Students: The Writing Section of the SAT

Edward Wang, Guest Writer

November 7, 2019

The SAT writing section comes after the first break following the reading section. The writing section contains 44 questions (four passages total with 11 questions), and you are given 35 minutes. Unlike the reading section, you do not need to read the passages before answering some of the questions;...

By Students, For Students: Everything You Need to Know About College Applications

By Students, For Students: Everything You Need to Know About College Applications

Edward Wang, Guest Writer

October 22, 2019

College application season is currently underway, and it can be a confusing time for some students. This guide will hopefully clear up some common questions about the application process and provide tips. To begin, most students will need to complete the Common App (used for over 800 colleges and ...

Booksmart Movie Review

Booksmart Movie Review

Dante Bernhardt, Staff Writer

June 12, 2019

For first-time director Olivia Wilde, normally known for her career in acting, Booksmart acts as a notable, relevant, and fresh take on the teenage comedy genre. The official synopsis reads as follows, "academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a l...

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