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College Board’s Earlier Deadline Will Likely Hurt Students

College Board’s Earlier Deadline Will Likely Hurt Students

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Watch out, AP students! College Board has changed the normal March 22 AP registration deadline to Nov. 1, and they will charge a $40 late fee. As a result, College Board will likely reap benefits at the expense of students. College Board conducted a study earlier in the year to test the effectiveness ...

Cam High Teacher Wins National Award from Harbor Freight

Cam High Teacher Wins National Award from Harbor Freight

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...

Don’t Sleep On This

Don’t Sleep On This

Molly Honnef, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

Today, I hear many people say things like "I'll sleep when I'm dead" or "I'll just pull an all-nighter," which is a dangerous mindset that creates unhealthy habits. Sleep should be one of peoples' top priorities, but voluntary and involuntary sleep deprivation has significantly worsened in recent...

Your Body, Your Choice

Your Body, Your Choice

Dante Bernhardt, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Abortion has consistently remained a deep-seated (and particularly deafening) topic with countless numbers of supporters on both sides of the debate, clamoring for their team's opinion. Despite the complexities and evidence resting on the arguments of both pro-life and pro-choice, I argue that the side...

Debunking Abortion Arguments

Debunking Abortion Arguments

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

Abortion is one of the simplest debates in America; everything comes down to whether the unborn child is a life or not.  It is my belief that life begins at conception, thus, making abortion murder. Conception or fertilization is the point where human life begins. At conception, the unborn child ...

Years Later, Cam High Remains On the Fence

Years Later, Cam High Remains On the Fence

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

The contemporary issue of campus security and fencing has been a consistent issue at Cam High, and 18 years ago, The Stinger published an article describing this predicament. The story "The Problem of Campus Security: Is campus safety just a big joke?" was published on Feb. 2, 2001. It was an opinion...

My Journey Through High School With Cerebral Palsy

My Journey Through High School With Cerebral Palsy

Lucas Gnagy, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth -- a condition that impairs my muscles and makes it difficult for me to coordinate my movement. I attended Tierra Linda Elementary School and Las Colinas Middle School as I was growing up. My journey through school has shaped who I am today; for example,...

A Vital P(art) of the Community

A Vital P(art) of the Community

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

With the turn of the century, art has become fluidly integrated in the everyday lives of billions of people across the world, and some of us do not fully acknowledge the impact art has on our minds and society. One of the most influential art fields today is music. Famous artists, musicians, singers,...

A Year Forward in Cam High’s Gown Change

A Year Forward in Cam High’s Gown Change

Greg Oler, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

With graduation officially happening on June 14, the academic year of the class of 2019 is coming to a close, and this year's class will be the second graduating class at Cam High to have only one color of graduation gowns. Being a part of the class of 2019, I was a junior when the decision to enforce...

Brunei Cruelly Legalizes Execution by Stoning

Brunei Cruelly Legalizes Execution by Stoning

Shannon d'Huart, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Brunei, a small country in southeast Asia, is allowing gay sex and adultery to be punishable by death as of Wednesday, April 3. The country's sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, who also doubles as the prime minister, announced these new set of laws as early as 2014; however, the law was officially implemented...

The Dangers of Blue Light

The Dangers of Blue Light

Chloe Kamola, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Cell phones, televisions, computer screens and LED light bulbs may seem like they are all in the same category as relatively new technology, but there is actually something else that binds them together. Blue light, otherwise known as the second highest frequency visible light, is in all touch screen...

The Un(sea)n Horrors of Pollution

The Un(sea)n Horrors of Pollution

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

At the dawn of the 21st century, industry and technology has reached an impressive height that has not been seen before; however, convenience has a price. Our massive consumption of fossil fuels, plastics, and other harmful artificial resources are taking a severe toll on the oceans, causing potentially...

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