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Scorps Spotlight #22: Alexis Kallen

Scorps Spotlight #22: Alexis Kallen

Jaclyn Kim, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, school and local, Scorps Spotlight, Showcase

Alexis Kallen, who graduated from Cam High in 2014, is well-remembered for her academic excellence and diligence. During her time at Cam High, Kallen was very involved. She co-founded Cam High's branch of the Girl Up Club, and was as an active member of the Junior State of America (JSA). Dr. ...

Cape Town Has 110 Days Before They Run Out of Water

Cape Town Has 110 Days Before They Run Out of Water

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, U.S. and world

The four million citizens of Cape Town, South Africa are limited to 50 litres (around 13 gallons) of water daily as Cape Town is rapidly running out of water. Predictions say faucets will run dry on June 4, 2018. Cape Town has been suffering from a severe drought for three years and city planners have known that the...

OUHSD May Have to Provide Graduation Gowns to All Seniors for Free

OUHSD May Have to Provide Graduation Gowns to All Seniors for Free

Kaylie Chen, Video Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under News, school and local, Showcase

The Amended Fiscal Management Advisory 17-01, published July 28, 2017 on the California Department of Education’s website, is a document describing permissible and impermissible student fees for school districts within California. The document states that, “A school district cannot require student...

With the Shear Force of Hard Work the Ag Program Prospers

With the Shear Force of Hard Work the Ag Program Prospers

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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The Agricultural Program at Cam High continues to add on to a growing livestock population, as five new lambs were born in the month of Dec. The lambs will be sold to provide funds for future breeding and current livestock care in order to keep the program running smoothly. As of Dec., the Agricultural...

Second Largest Protests in Iran after the Green Movement

Second Largest Protests in Iran after the Green Movement

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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According to CNN, an estimated 3,700 people — including 40 to 68 students — were arrested in the raging protests that occurred in Iran on Dec. 28. At least 21 people were killed, many deaths resulting from various security forces attempting to subdue rallies. Iranians began protesting the country's stumbling ...

Flowers for Students and Staff

Flowers for Students and Staff

Kylaya Oun, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


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Cam High's advanced floral design class is creating a floral shop on campus. Mr. John Avila, floral design teacher, and his fourth period class received the 2017 Literacy for Life Grant from the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC) to set up a floral shop in the agricultu...

The Thomas Fire Causes Over 88,000 People to Flee Their Homes

The Thomas Fire Causes Over 88,000 People to Flee Their Homes

Jessica Lang, Staff Writer

December 21, 2017


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Enormous flames spread throughout the wilderness of Southern California. About 272,000 acres and more than 1,000 homes and buildings are completely destroyed. Nearly 8,500 firefighters and 34 helicopters put up a tough fight against the Thomas fire. How the fire started is still unknown to firefighters, but the d...

Censoring Our Learning

Censoring Our Learning

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under News, Op-Ed, school and local, Showcase

The board of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) passed an amendment on Nov. 14 — written by one of the board members, Sandee Everett — allowing parents the choice to opt their child out of certain books previously required in schools' English curriculum. The policy was a significant...

Lighting the Way to the Holiday Season

Lighting the Way to the Holiday Season

Marcella Barneclo and Esteban Reyes

December 11, 2017


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Residents of Camarillo gathered around a brightly lit stage — assembled earlier that morning on Dec. 1 — as Cam High’s brass quintet performed festive tunes. Fake snow gently floated down onto smiling faces as kids dashed to and fro. Then, with a traditional countdown from Camarillo’s current mayo...

The Final Decision: Graduation Gowns

The Final Decision: Graduation Gowns

Jessica Lang, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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Cam High's graduation gown color, Navy blue, was announced on Nov. 14 to the student body. On Nov. 8, students had the option of voting for either navy blue or Columbia blue (Cam High's traditional colors) during their homeroom classes. The following week, Ms. Lori Pristera, ASB director, announced...

Wrestling With Success

Wrestling With Success

Marcella Barneclo, Staff writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under school and local, Showcase, Uncategorized

Cam High’s wrestling team hosted matches and an outdoor practice behind the gym on Thursday, Nov. 9, to celebrate the start of the wrestling season and promote the team. The wrestling team wanted to exhibit that wrestling is an inclusive sport, open to all who want to work hard. A week before t...

An Overdose of Pharmaceutical Waste

An Overdose of Pharmaceutical Waste

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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The Ventura County Sheriff's Department offers a program that allows citizens to properly dispose of old, unused prescription drugs that are frequently removed from homes incorrectly. At Cam High, this service is extended to teachers in order to keep prescription drugs away from children and wildlife...

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