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Cam High to Use Measure A Funds to Heighten Security

Cam High to Use Measure A Funds to Heighten Security

JC Del Rosario, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Cam High is expecting new renovations in the front office that includes new security features and systems, and will be funded by Measure A, during the 2019 Winter Break.  These renovations will affect the circulation of people coming in and out of the office. For example, the buzz-in feature will...

The New Industrial Hemp Fields in Camarillo

The New Industrial Hemp Fields in Camarillo

Garrett Nagode, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Camarillo farmers have transitioned from growing lemons to industrial hemp after the 2018 Farm Bill and Propositions 215 and 64 were passed by the state legislature, legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Industrial hemp is a strain of cannabis known as Sativa, which is grown...

Preparing for the Upcoming 2020 Presidential Election

Preparing for the Upcoming 2020 Presidential Election

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The 2020 election race will begin soon with the Democratic primaries starting Feb. 3, and the winner will be in the running with current President Donald Trump on Nov. 3, 2020.  The current front runners of the primary race are Joe Biden, former vice-president, and Elizabeth Warren, current U.S sen...

Fire’s Burning Through Southern California Affect Cam High

Fire’s Burning Through Southern California Affect Cam High

Aishvari Trivedi, Social Media Editor

November 6, 2019

Last week, three days of school were cancelled due to unpredictable air quality caused by high winds and brush fires. Cam High’s Principal Mr. Matthew La Belle sent out an email on Tuesday afternoon declaring a minimum day for Wednesday due to high wind expectancy. After the email was sent, strong Santa...

Climate Change is Heating Up the Classrooms

Climate Change is Heating Up the Classrooms

Marcus Fontanilla, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Recently, a resolution was passed by the National Council of English Teachers (NCTE) that allows English teachers to incorporate climate change issues and topics into their English lessons. "This is to empower the leaders and improvement of education toward science and implication of science," said...

Cam High Teacher Wins National Award from Harbor Freight

Cam High Teacher Wins National Award from Harbor Freight

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Cam High Wood shop teacher Mr. Peter Wachtel won $50,000 and a workbench for a second-place finish in Harbor Freight's Tools for Schools competition. All the money will be used for Cam High’s wood shop program. The award ceremony took place in Wachtel’s wood shop room on Oct. 24 and was a complete...

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...

Walktober: Taking Life One Step at a Time

Walktober: Taking Life One Step at a Time

JC Del Rosario, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

This year, Cam High is continuing a program called 'Walktober' that promotes exercise among staff members.  Walktober -- which is supported by HealthCorps, a volunteer group -- is a step-tracking program that allows participants to develop healthy habits by working out and exercising. HealthCor...

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn Remains Controversial Over a Century Later

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn Remains Controversial Over a Century Later

Garrett Nagode, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has been a controversial and celebrated work since its publication in 1884. Mark Twain's book has been censored numerous times. Media coverage by CBS 60 Minutes, on March 10, 2011, covered the controversy of a publishing company that replaced the n-wo...

Cam High Faces Possible Sanctions Under Accreditation Review

Cam High Faces Possible Sanctions Under Accreditation Review

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Many of Cam High's students are at risk of losing their diploma's validity due to a poor accreditation report (officially, 1/6) by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a statewide organization that accredits schools. WASC has given Cam High a year and a half probation period to prepare for a reeva...

First Amendment Challenged at Cam High

First Amendment Challenged at Cam High

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2019

Cam High's Principal Mr. Matthew La Belle recently clarified and enforced a ban on all political wear at Cam High. La Belle sent an email to all staff members during second period on Sept. 12 asking teachers to stop class and check their students' attire for any political affiliations. The email cited...

New Instructional Video Prepares Teachers for School Shooters

New Instructional Video Prepares Teachers for School Shooters

Dillon Farwell, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

At the start of the school year, Cam High's Principal Mr. Matthew La Belle sent an instructional video to staff regarding what to do in the event of an active school shooter. The video goes in depth of the procedures and precautions teachers need to take during a school shooting. Ms. Colleen Colborn, m...

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