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Remembering Victor Gonzalez Jr.

The Gonzalez family with Cam High's Principal Dr. Kim Stephenson and the wrestling team.

Francis Siu, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Cam High's wrestling team and administration honored campus supervisor, Victor Gonzalez Jr., at the wrestling meet on Thursday, Jan. 10 in the gym. On Dec. 30, 2018, Gonzalez was killed in a four vehicle traffic collision on the southbound Highway 101 north of Ventura. The incident was reported at 4:30 A.M. Gonzalez was born on April 6, 1996 in Oxnard, Califo...

Cam High Music Teacher Injured in Car Accident After Winter Concert

Freeway at Central Ave in Camarillo.

Lauren Peterson, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

Mr. Daniel Cook, co-band director at Cam High, was in a car accident returning home from the band's holiday concert at Rancho Campana High School the night of Dec. 12, 2018. The accident occurred at around 9:15 P.M. between Central and Del Norte on the 101 North. The injuries Cook sustained were a...

Cam High Storage Shed Burns Down, Destroying Athletic Equipment

The burnt shed is located by the visitor's bleachers in Cam High's stadium.

January 10, 2019

A storage shed that held athletic equipment burned down at Cam High's football field over the Winter Break. On Dec. 26, 2018 at 11:00 P.M., Cam High's Assistant Principal, Mr. Gary Peterson, received a call from the Ventura County firefighter captain who explained that a storage shed on campus had...

Security: First Priority, Last on the List

Current security measures stop all visitors at the front of the school. Future plans not yet implemented include new fencing, security cameras and more.

Karen Abdelmalek, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

Measure “A," which allocated funds of up to $350 million by raising taxes to fund a bond for the Oxnard Union High School District for physical improvements to its schools, passed last June with over 55 percent voter approval. But according to officials, new security items such as fencing and camer...

Cam High’s Winter Wonderland

Eric Burschinger, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

Cam High's ASB hosted winter festivities with live snow, holiday music, and a visit from Santa Claus at lunch on Thursday, Dec. 20. As with many of Cam High's festivities, the event was put on by Groove Factor Entertainment. Don Henry of Groove Factor said that the 'snow' was donated and free of charge....

Nationwide Sickness Caused by Contaminated Beef

Ground beef that has been recently recalled due to a Salmonella outbreak.

Francis Siu, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Starting in early Oct., over 12 million pounds of beef have been recalled due to reports of salmonella, which is affecting hundreds of consumers nationwide. Salmonella is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Some symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, which usu...

A Positive Blood Drive For Cam High

Ethan Francisco (senior) donating blood on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the ACHS blood drive.

Dante Bernhardt, Video Editor

December 15, 2018

A blood drive hosted by Vitalant took place in Cam High's cafeteria over the course of two days, and invited both students and staff to donate blood to save a life. The total amount of blood donated was 162 pints, with 69 pints given on Dec. 11 and 93 pints on Dec. 12. This number falls below that...

Prague: Cam High’s First-Ever Service Dog

provided by Mr Sam Swanson: Three month old Prauge being held by current guide dog trainer

Jasmine Plascencia, Managing Editor

December 12, 2018

Cam High's Agricultural Department has developed a program in conjunction with Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) that allows members of Future Farmers of America (FFA) to train a service dog on campus, and I will be the first member to do so. Starting in Dec. 2018, I will officially begin training Prague,...

Rio Mesa and Cam High Face-Off in the Special Olympics

Special Ed and Regular Ed students kick off the Special Olympics soccer game by running through a Cam High banner on Dec. 4, 2018.

Lauren Peterson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

Special Olympics Unified Sports arranged a soccer game on Dec. 4, 2018 where Cam High and Rio Mesa's students with special needs faced-off against one another. The game took place in Cam High's stadium and started at the beginning of fourth period. The game ended at the beginning of lunch, and Rio...

Central American Migrants Seek a Brighter Future

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico (right) from the United States in the Border Patrol's San Diego Sector.

Dante Bernhardt, Video Editor

December 10, 2018

A group of primarily Honduran migrants — called the migrant caravan — have spent the last two months trekking through Central America in order to reach the U.S.-Mexico border. The group started on Oct. 13 when 160 Honduran migrants gathered in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. As the caravan moved through ...

Camarillo’s Annual Holiday Tree-dition

The Camarillo Christmas Tree Lighting in Dizdar Park on Friday, Dec. 7.

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018

The seventh annual Camarillo Old Town Winter Walk and Tree Lighting ceremony took place at Dizdar Park on the evening of Dec. 7, and included performances, children's activities, the tree lighting, and the Winter Walk. The night began with musical performances from Camarillo's local Girl Scouts program...

New Government Policies Cause an Uprising in France

A woman waves a French flag in Paris during the protest of the French government's new fuel tax.

Eric Burschinger, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018

For the past three weeks, thousands of French citizens have taken to the streets of France's major cities in protest of the government's tax hike on fuel and other French policies. President Emmanuel Macron returned to France after the G-20 summit meetings in Argentina and addressed the rising tension....

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