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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...

Dangerous Social Media Trend Results in Teen Injuries and Death

Dangerous Social Media Trend Results in Teen Injuries and Death

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

The social media platform TikTok has proliferated the dangerous 'Skullbreaker Challenge.' This challenge involves one unsuspecting person who is told to jump and is then knocked off balance by two others so that he or she lands on his or her head. After its debut in Sept. of 2017, TikTok has amassed...

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...

The Presence of COVID-19 in America

The Presence of COVID-19 in America

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2020

Similar to past viruses -- like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) --  the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) originated with humans consuming animals, specifically bats, that were sold as delicacies in an exotic animal market in the city of Wuhan, in China's Hubei Province. A cluster of pneumonia cases cent...

Proposed Calendar Turned Down After District-Wide Vote

Proposed Calendar Turned Down After District-Wide Vote

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

The Oxnard Union High School staff recently voted not to implement a new calendar that would cause the school year to begin earlier and end later. The vote was 353 to 272 in favor of not altering the calendar. A ⅔ majority was required to pass the new schedule. Cam High was the only school to hav...

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...

Sadie Hawkins Dance Cancelled Due to Low Tickets Sales

Sadie Hawkins Dance Cancelled Due to Low Tickets Sales

Madalyn Duvall, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

The Sadie's dance was scheduled to happen on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. but due to extremely low ticket sales, the Sadie Hawkins western-themed dance was canceled. The idea of having a Sadie Hawkins dance has been popular ever since the first Sadie's dance in 1938. Students at Cam High have previously ex...

Foul Ball, Foul Play: The Major League Baseball Cheating Scandal

Foul Ball, Foul Play: The Major League Baseball Cheating Scandal

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

While the Major League Baseball World Series ended in Oct., baseball is back in the news for a cheating scandal that potentially could have altered the championship results: the Houston Astros were caught stealing signs from opposing teams using technology. The Astros' cheating started in the 2017 sea...

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 ...

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