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Cam High Teacher Wins National Award from Harbor Freight

Cam High teacher Mr. Peter Wachtel recently received second place in Harbor Freight's Tools for Schools competition.

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 is a great way for people to start their journey to fitness. It promotes taking small steps to slowly improve health.

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

The novel Huckleberry Finn has been the subject of much controversy due to its legacy in schools and the use of the

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's reputation as one of the best schools in Ventura County is in jeopardy. The new administration and the staff are convinced they can right the ship.

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

A supporter of Donald Trump wears a

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

Cam High is increasing security on the campus in an effort to thwart potential threats, among concerns that school shootings are increasing.

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

Cam High Connect has transitioned into the completely live Scorpion Connect, which streams daily during third period.

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

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded northern France with the intent to liberate it from Germany's hold.

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

Matthew La Belle will serve as Cam High's new principal, starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

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's Fourth of July celebration will continue this year, despite work being done to the field.

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

Daniel Morales was stabbed outside a Taco Bell on the 1500 block of Flynn Road on Monday, August 31, 2015. Tyler Ostertag, 24, was found guilty of fatally stabbing 16-year-old Daniel Morales in the heart, and now awaits sentencing.

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...

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