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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...

Living in the Moment: Video Production Class Goes Live

Living in the Moment: Video Production Class Goes Live

Garret Nagode, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Cam High's Video Production Class has transitioned from prerecorded to live video announcements that will stream daily and fill third period's homeroom time. Video Production will now produce daily live video announcements instead of two weekly prerecorded Cam High Connects. Mr. Michaeltore Smith,...

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Honoring the Fallen

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Honoring the Fallen

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

June 7, 2019

On the beaches of northern France, 75 years ago, a force comprised of soldiers from the United States, United Kingdom, Free France, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, British Raj (Indian), and many militia forces from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Norway, stormed into Nazi Germany's Atlantic wall in the largest...

OUHSD Appoints Cam High’s New Principal and Administration

OUHSD Appoints Cam High’s New Principal and Administration

Enrico Magtoto, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The Oxnard Union High School District announced Cam High's new principal and administration for the 2020-2021 school year on May 15, 2019. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rocky Valles contacted Cam High's staff through email on May 16 to share the news that the Board of Trustees had appointed Mr. Matthew...

Cam High to Change the Annual Fourth of July Celebration Due to Construction

Cam High to Change the Annual Fourth of July Celebration Due to Construction

Molly Honnef, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Cam High's stadium will be under construction shortly after the Fourth of July celebrations as turf and modernized entrances into the school are being installed. In addition to Cam High, many other schools in the Oxnard Union High School District are getting new entrances around their stadiums. Cam...

The Murder of Daniel Morales: Three Years Later

The Murder of Daniel Morales: Three Years Later

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Daniel Morales, a former student at Cam High, was murdered in Aug. of 2015, and the assailant has been officially sentenced to 72 years in prison as of May 10. Morales was 16 when a conflict erupted at the Taco Bell off of Adolfo road. The conflict involved Morales and Tyler Ostertag, and it escalated...

The Pros and Cons of Cam High’s Decision to Install Turf

The Pros and Cons of Cam High’s Decision to Install Turf

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Cam High is working to replace the current grass football field with artificial turf, and the process will start this summer and last around a year. Having turf holds some benefits, but due to the construction, the football team and other sports that use the track or field will have to practice at Ri...

State Committee Seeks to Accredit Cam High

State Committee Seeks to Accredit Cam High

Enrico Magtoto, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Six years have passed, and Cam High is required to be reevaluated from the visiting committee of Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) to assess school standards as well as renew the school's accreditation. ACS WASC is an organization that accredits...

A New Horizon: the First Photograph of a Black Hole

A New Horizon: the First Photograph of a Black Hole

Enrico Magtoto, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Scientists recently captured the first image of a black hole that is 6.5 billion times larger than the sun and from the super galaxy Messier 87 (M87). In 1781, M87 was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier, and it is part of the Virgo cluster 53.49 million light years away from earth. The...

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