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An Update From the Stinger Editorial Team

An Update From the Stinger Editorial Team

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2020

Greetings from the Stinger Staff, This is Marcella Barneclo speaking. As this year's Editor in Chief of The Stinger, I would like to briefly inform all of our readers on some of the changes we will be making due to the recent circumstances. As many of you know, Cam High has recently transitioned to a dig...

Coronavirus Impacts Cam High and Local Schools

Coronavirus Impacts Cam High and Local Schools

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Wash your hands. Wipe the desks. Get a case of water from your local grocery store. Almost all U.S. citizens are taking precautions to combat transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including Ventura County, where schools and local events have been put on hold for the time being. In Ventura...

Cam High Prepares for the WASC Reevaluation

Cam High Prepares for the WASC Reevaluation

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Cam High is currently on probation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) due to poor performance on the previous WASC examination. Due to the probation, WASC will be returning for a follow-up evaluation on March 22 to March 23 in the year 2021. This WASC report process is led by...

For the First Time in Over a Decade, Cam High’s AcaDeca Places First

For the First Time in Over a Decade, Cam High’s AcaDeca Places First

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Whether an individual's interest falls upon the arts or mathematics, Cam High's Academic Decathlon (AcaDeca) team offers students the opportunity to compete against other high school teams across the state in ten different subjects in a two-day competition. Subjects that students are tested on include...

Cam High’s Mock Trial Team Finishes the Season in Tenth Place

Cam High’s Mock Trial Team Finishes the Season in Tenth Place

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Cam High's Mock Trial season came to a close on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 after the team finished in tenth place. This academic after-school activity focuses on improving public speaking and getting students involved in legal fields and law enforcement by participating in a hypothetical case that changes...

Scorpion’s Showcase Revamped for 2020

Scorpion’s Showcase Revamped for 2020

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Cam High experimented with a new type of Open House format this year: parents no longer had to move from classroom to classroom since all teachers presented from different tables in the quad. Teachers were divided into groups by department, and each department worked together to showcase the work s...

Starting the Semester Strong with a Cam High Signing Day

Starting the Semester Strong with a Cam High Signing Day

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Four senior athletes will be pursuing collegiate sports careers after publicly committing to various universities on Feb. 7, 2020. The signees were Grady Liddel, committed to UCLA for football; Leighton Bateman, committed to Azusa Pacific University (APU) for football; Ginger Fontenot, now committed...

Legendary Basketball Player Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash

Legendary Basketball Player Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash

Alekzander Leppert, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

On Sunday, Jan. 26, the world came to a screeching halt as the news circulated that at just 41-years-old, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna had passed away in a helicopter crash along with seven others at around 10:00 a.m. in Calabasas, California. Bryant and his ...

Scorps Spotlight 35: Ginger Fontenot

Scorps Spotlight 35: Ginger Fontenot

Tobias Christiansen

January 27, 2020

Ginger Fontenot, a senior at Cam High, committed to the University of Pennsylvania, UPenn, on Oct. 20, 2018. Fontenot was born in Texas and moved to Oxnard at the age of three. She said her love for soccer started early on in her life. She was inspired by her oldest sibling, Teresa, to join a soccer...

Okay, Zoomers: A Review of Skating Plus

Okay, Zoomers: A Review of Skating Plus

Dillon Farwell, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

My fellow staff writer, Liberty Klingebiel, took a visit to Skating Plus in Ventura on Jan. 7 to test out the skating experience. The rink sits in the same group of buildings as the Buena Lanes bowling alley and Golf n' Stuff mini golf. We went on the day that the rink was having their so-called '...

AP Euro Students Participate in National Project

AP Euro Students Participate in National Project

Ella Menin, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Cam High's AP European History Class recently participated in the Women Leading the Way: Suffragists & Suffragettes project -- a national competition in which participants focus on a given suffragette and tell her story. For this project, each student was assigned a suffragette to research, write a ...

Scorps Spotlight 34: Jamie Fontes

Scorps Spotlight 34: Jamie Fontes

Eliana Bornhauser, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Jamie Fontes, a sophomore at Cam High, is a third-generation competitor in rodeo who has been competing in rodeo competitions for two years. Fontes competed in National High Schools Finals Rodeo last year as a freshman. She has also won multiple forms of competition with prize pools from hundreds ...

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