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

Cam High's field has been partially surrounded by an orange plastic mesh fence in preparation for the upcoming work on the field.

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

ACS WASC logo.
Credit: Official WASC website.

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

The first picture 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...

Cam High’s Staff Discusses Switching to Block Schedule Next Year

This schedule shows an example of a block schedule. On day

Enrico Magtoto, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Recently, Cam High's faculty has discussed the possibility of adopting a block schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. Block scheduling is an alternate type of academic scheduling where not all classes are every day of the week. The schedule will still have six periods, but the classes will be divided...

The College Admission Scandal: How it Pays to be Wealthy

Colleges are facing backlash after news of accepting a bribe surfaces.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Eight universities, including Yale, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Los Angeles were involved in a scandal in which parents paid their children's way into the schools or had them pose as sports recruits. William "Rick" Singer, founder of the Edge College Career...

New Administration to Arrive at Cam High Next Year

New administration will be placed in Cam High as early as at the start of the next school year.

Chloe Kamola, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Principal Dr. Kim Stephenson and Associate Principal Mr. Gary Peterson are leaving Cam High after the 2018-2019 school year. The news was first released to teachers at a staff meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, and some of the students were informed by teachers the same morning. Both administrators...

A Fair Opportunity to Find Your Future Career

The College and Career fair took place on March 29, 2019.

Dante Bernhardt, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

In the 34th Annual Career Expo, Cam High's juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to view future employment options through dozens of booths and seasoned workers of various fields. On March 22, hundreds of upperclassmen from five different schools in the Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD)...

California’s Super Bloom: Springing into the Season

The 2017 Super Bloom in California has returned in places like  Antelope Valley and Walker Canyon, attracting thousands of tourists.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Following the destructive fires in parts of Southern California, a phenomenon dubbed the "super bloom" occurred, leaving colorful fields of California's state flower the golden poppy, and numerous other native and non-native flowers. This bloom typically happens once every 10 years, but due to the...

Annual Scorpion Showcase: Lowest Attendance in Years?

Cam High's annual Scorpion Showcase invited parents to explore their child's day at school and meet the staff of Cam High.

Ian Lattimer, Photography Editor

March 27, 2019

Cam High hosted its annual Scorpion Showcase, where parents were invited to explore their student's day at school. The Scorpion Showcase began at 5:00 P.M. with a presentation by Cam High's Student Resource Officer Deputy Mike Legge in regards to vaping. Parents were educated on the dangers of vaping,...

Andrew Yang and the Freedom Dividend

Andrew Yang is one of the Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 election.

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

March 23, 2019

Andrew Yang, a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election, is widely known for having a large, politically diverse following, called the 'Yang Gang.' His staunch stance as being very independent and unaffiliated with the other main members of the Democrat and Republican parties has earned...

Valuing Cam High’s Top Student-Athletes

Winter Sports Awards, MVP recipients (from left) Adal Fernandez, Alyssa Marin, Gabrielle Jose, Andrew Wetter, Cesar Villegas, Jaime Jaquez Jr., Kylie Tuimaualuga, Victoria Gonzalez, Gabriela Jaquez, and Jake Paredes.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

The Winter Sports Awards Ceremony was held Monday, March 11 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. to recognize student- athletes who participated in and excelled at winter sports. The sports recognized included the following: basketball, soccer, wrestling, and girls water polo. A total of ten students from...

BTS and the Expanding World of K-Pop

Photo Shoot of the seven BTS members in LA.

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

BTS (Bangtan Boys) is a famous Korean pop band that holds many records, including awards for Most Viewed Music Video Online for 24 Hours with their smash hit 'IDOL' music video, released on YouTube on August 8, 2018 and also the First K-Pop Act to Reach No. 1 on the US album charts on June 2, 2018 ...

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