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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...

Screen Time In The Mean Time

liberty klingebiel, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Cam High parent Dr. Tracy Bennett recently published "Screen Time In the Mean Time," a parenting book on how to use technology in today's society. Bennett has been a private psychologist for over 25 years for kids, teens, and adults. She has appeared on television and radio segments to warn the public...

OUHSD Responds to WASC Story

OUHSD Responds to WASC Story

October 23, 2019

Editor's Note: The Stinger Staff feels it important that those who read the WASC piece take the time to read the whole story. The Oxnard Union High School District has responded to parents, community members and others both in person and publicly. Their public response is reprinted here: We understa...

Shedding a Light On Writing

Author of Light Runner Mr. Philip Brown with teacher-librarian Miss Heidi Resnik and Principal Kim Stephenson.

Kaylie Chen, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017

Cam High held an "Author Talk" in the school library on Apr. 4, featuring author Mr. Philip Brown, who recently released his book Light Runner. During the event arranged by librarian Ms. Heidi Resnik, Brown, a Camarillo local, spoke to students about his background, his book, and advice for aspiring writ...

Norovirus Outbreak Hits OUHSD

Photo from: Google Images
About 500 Oxnard-area students have been affected by norovirus in the last ten days, according to an article by the VC Star.

Uyen Mai, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017

A norovirus outbreak has struck the Rio School District and affected over 500 students over the past ten days, and continues to diffuse throughout Ventura County. According to an interview with  John Puglisi, superintendent of the Oxnard-area Rio School District in the Ventura County Star, wh...

Cultural Candy

Freshmen students (from left to right) Tabitha Ebright, Zachary Kwast, Jacqueline Pizza, and Bryce Blau using skittles for an activity about ethnicity in AP Human Geography.

Chun-Tzu Huang, Features Editor

January 31, 2017

Candy isn't just for snacking anymore. This year, Ms. Patricia Valenteen used the famous colorful candy, Skittles, to teach her AP Human Geography students about racial and ethnic issues around the world and in the Camarillo community. AP Human Geography offers analyses on different aspects of humanity...

Minimum Day Scheduled Due to High Temperatures

Several teachers, including Mr. Shawn Near (pictured), attempted to cool off their classrooms by leaving doors open and running fans.

Rachael Ryan, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

With triple-digit temperatures across the district, OUHSD designated Monday and Tuesday of this week as minimum heat days, allowing students and staff at Cam High, Channel Islands, Hueneme, Oxnard, Pacifica, Rancho Campana, and Rio Mesa High Schools to escape the heat of the classrooms. Performances at the annual Back to School Night were als...

Rushing into the New Year

Hundreds of students

Aimee Barrera, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

Music and large crowds of students filled the quad and the stage last Friday as they perused the various clubs that Cam High has to offer. Tables were set up with posters, candy, and flyers, attempting to grab the attention of students, new and old, who wandered by. Club Rush, an event to showcase...

Library installs 38 new computers

One of the newly updated computers sits on the library desktop.

Olivia Flansburgh, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

The library now hosts 38 new 2010 Dell OptiPlex 780 computers. Teacher-librarian Ms. Heidi Resnik said that the decision to update the computers was due to the slowness of the old Windows software. Following the updates, Resnik has noted that she has received far fewer complaints from frustrated...

Threatening graffiti found in C-wing restroom

Ventura County Sheriff's deputy and school resource officer Sean Eskridge partners with another Ventura County sheriff from the Camarillo Police department to patrol campus after the threat made through graffiti in the girl's C bathroom.

Cristina Farias, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

An on-campus threat written in graffiti was discovered in the C-wing girls bathroom on Monday of this week. Principal Dr. Kim Stephenson sent out both an email and an 'all-call' phone call on Monday in order to inform Cam High parents of the situation. "I can assure you that we are taking all necessary...

Mock trial wins county championship

Cam High's 'Scorpions' mock trial team won the Ventura County Championship last night.

Athena Quddus, News Editor

March 1, 2016

Cam High's mock trial team defeated Grace Brethren High School last Thursday, taking the championship in the Ventura County competition. At last night's awards ceremony in Oxnard, assistant superintendent Roger Rice of the Ventura County Office of Education announced the winners. The 'Scorpions'...

Breaking News: A Second Student threatens Cam High with gun violence

Law enforcement on watch by the Santa Rosa entrance on campus after a second gun threat on Cam High.

Athena Quddus, News Editor

December 10, 2015

This story has been updated at the bottom: Police were called and parents were alerted after a non-Cam High student threatened to "shoot up cam high" via Twitter this morning. "As an act of extreme caution, we alerted law enforcement and handled it right away," said Dr. Kim Stephenson, principal. "We a...

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