The Stinger

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Are Our Medical Workers Safe?

Due to a lack of adequate supply during the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and healthcare professionals have been forced to deal with a PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) shortage.

Eliana Bornhauser, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The world has been occupied with the pandemic spread among all of us for weeks on end, and between social distancing, quarantine, and proper hygiene; we should continually be asking: What do our medical workers need? Currently, the medical field is lacking the proper supplies that are required to...

Guantanamo Bay: A Direct Violation of Ethical Treatment

Guantanamo Bay, despite being recognized as a CIA black site, is known for inhumane treatment of prisoners.

Tobias Christiansen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Guantanamo Bay, a naval base classified as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) black site, is located in the Guantanamo providence at the southeastern end of Cuba, and it is most commonly known for its inhumane and questionable treatment of prisoners.  Guantanamo Bay was leased to the United Stat...

Music in School Sounds Nice, Right?

Listening to music while studying prevents academic-induced anxiety and depression, as well as provides long-term health benefits.

Madalyn Duvall, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

In this day and age, music is a natural and ever-present feature of people's lives, so much so that it is common to see people with headphones on when doing common chores or tasks. This behavior is especially noticeable in high school students. Personally, I use music as a calming agent, especially...

College Board’s Earlier Deadline Will Likely Hurt Students

The College Board has made some controversial changes to the AP Program, including raised fees and new deadlines.

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 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...

Don’t Sleep On This

Tired sleepy woman yawning, working at office desk and holding a cup of coffee, overwork and sleep deprivation concept

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

Protests and demonstrations have often been referred to as the

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

Cam High plans to put additional fencing up by the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

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

Lucas Gnagy and his aid, Andi, walking to Lucas's class.

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

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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

Cam High implemented navy-blue graduation gowns for both the male and female graduating class, where previously male and female gowns would have separate colors.

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...

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