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Week of Commemoration, Week of Celebration

Week of Commemoration, Week of Celebration

Daniel Boutell, Copy Editor

October 21, 2013

Red Ribbon Week originated in 1988 as a commemoration to the death of a U.S. Drug  Enforcement Administration officer named Kiki Camarena. Camarena died during a multi-million dollar drug bust operation  in 1985 involving the Mexican army, Mexican police forces, government officials, and Mexican...

Ending the Week on a High Note

Ending the Week on a High Note

Kaelan Hale, Managing Editor

October 21, 2013

Banners flew and horns blasted as Cam High's marching band competed in their first competition over the weekend. The band came in third place in their division with a score of 62.94 out of 100. "The kids had a great run, especially this early in the season," said Mr. John Stava, band director. "We...

Bad Bug: Cam High Confirms Outbreak of MRSA

Bad Bug: Cam High Confirms Outbreak of MRSA

Amy Shim, News Editor

October 17, 2013

An outbreak of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) occurred last week at Cam High. Two cases have been officially  disclosed to the coaches, but others are thought to have gone unreported. MRSA is an infectious skin bacterium originating in the nose that is resistant to many ant...

Shooting STAR

Shooting STAR

Samantha Escamilla, staff writer

October 15, 2013

Since Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 484, recently ending the STAR test in California, the ripples of the decision are moving outward across California public schools, including Cam High. Students, nearly unanimously, are excited that the test is gone. "I feel good about it, it doesn't take away...

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

Amy Shim, News Editor

October 9, 2013

Cam High student's lunch break was disturbed by the sudden ringing of a fire alarm on the afternoon of October 7th- and it kept on ringing. "The fire alarm was caused by a faulty control panel," said Mr. Glenn Lipman, Cam High principal. "It was a mechanical error." The electric malfunction of...

Gone Fishing: U.S. Government Shuts Down in Light of Political Impasse

Gone Fishing: U.S. Government Shuts Down in Light of Political Impasse

Athena Quddus, Staff Writer

October 9, 2013

A government shutdown left thousands of federal workers empty handed on October 1. The shutdown is due to disagreements between the House and Senate over the issues of the Affordable Care Act and the nation's debt ceiling. The House has passed a number of resolutions attempting to keep the various...

The Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

Michael Huber, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

Students from all over Southern California met together in Los Angeles for the JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) Fall Leadership Conference to debate a wide range of topics. On September 29, high school students gathered to practice the right of self-governance and live up to the JSA motto, "be the...

Finally Making a Splash

Finally Making a Splash

Gaberiel Delacruz, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

Metal continues to rise and the dust is rolling along as the building of the pool carries on. Cam High’s pool is on its way. With 3.7 million dollars put into the creation of the pool, it is expected to be state-of-the-art and unlike other pools in the area. The pool will be 25 by 33 yards for a...

The Grass May be Getting Greener

The Grass May be Getting Greener

Priscilla Duran, Staff Writer

October 3, 2013

The possibility of a new turf field and track for Cam High by 2015 raises high hopes for some people. On Wednesday, September 25 a school board meeting was held about Cam High's new turf field and track. The idea is not set in stone, but there will be another informational meeting held on October...

Fallen STAR

Fallen STAR

Amy Shim, News Editor

October 2, 2013

Earlier today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill AB 484, a bill that discontinues the old California Standardized Tests, which have been taken by all current students at Cam High since they were in the second grade. Instead, the state will be giving a "Smarter Balanced Test" for the 2013-2014 school...

Getting Antsy for Class

Getting Antsy for Class

Daniel Boutell, Copy Editor

September 24, 2013

For years now, Cam High has had both educational and hygienic problems regarding the ant population throughout the school. Mrs. Brandae Rossini has reported a disruption in her educational efficiency during prep period because of ants in her classroom. "Instead of grading papers, or preparing lessons,...

Welcome to the New Stinger

Welcome to the New Stinger

Mr. Mark Storer, Advisor

September 9, 2013

Greetings and welcome to a new generation of the Stinger, an online news publication of Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo, Calif. This is the first year the Stinger will be an entirely online publication. Our editor in chief for the 2013/14 is Casey Jacobsen and his primary job is to keep...

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