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Scorps Spotlight 11: Mr. Kevin Buddhu

Scorps Spotlight 11: Mr. Kevin Buddhu

Maia Griffith, Managing Editor

September 13, 2016

Creating a balance between family, friends, a job and travel is not easy, but through hard work, English teacher Mr. Kevin Buddhu is succeeding in managing the many aspects of his life. As a child, Buddhu's family moved every two to three years due to his father's position as an officer in the Navy....

Scorps Spotlight 10: Mrs. Irina Kennedy

Scorps Spotlight 10: Mrs. Irina Kennedy

Jordyn White, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

Few teachers at Cam High sport a personal history as interesting as math teacher Mrs. Irina Kennedy. Kennedy was born in the Russian capital of Moscow where she spent a majority of her early life. She attended Moscow State University as an economic geography student, though it was not her preferred...

Scorps Spotlight 9: Ethan Chen

Scorps Spotlight 9: Ethan Chen

Zach Duquette, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

It is no secret that being a student athlete is hard - finding the balance between academia and athletics can require a Herculean effort, necessitating frequent trade­-offs between time and effort.  Cam High varsity runner Ethan Chen has managed to find that balance, becoming the fastest sprinter on...

Scorps Spotlight 8: Raul Firpo

Scorps Spotlight 8: Raul Firpo

Annie Mascolo, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

Most students see transiting the halls at Cam High as a perfunctory activity; go through the motions, get to your class, navigate the crowds. But not Raul Firpo. You've seen him--he's the guy with the guitar, happily strumming and occasionally singing to himself as he goes. Firpo, a senior at Cam...

Scorps Spotlight 7: Aaron Talabucon

Scorps Spotlight 7: Aaron Talabucon

Dylan Lyon, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016

Senior Aaron Talabucon has managed to stand out, both on and off the football field. The drum major of this year's marching band, Talabucon started his music career in fourth grade. He discovered a passion for playing the trumpet while taking the band elective offered at La Mariposa Elementary School. He still...

Scorps Spotlight 6: Yuri Tussolini

Scorps Spotlight 6: Yuri Tussolini

Morgan Menin, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

To call Yuri Tussolini multicultural would be an understatement. Born in Italy and a former resident of Brazil, Tussolini is now a junior at Cam High who enjoys playing and watching soccer, skating, surfing, and sleeping. Tussolini claims to be a descendent of Benito Mussolini, the fascist dictator...

Scorps Spotlight 5: Ms. Cristina Stevenson

Scorps Spotlight 5: Ms. Cristina Stevenson

Gaberiel Delacruz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

Spanish teacher Ms. Cristina Stevenson has had a long history with Cam High. After graduating from Cam High in 1983, she taught foreign languages at her alma mater from 1996 to 2005. She was then transferred to Pacifica High School for six years and then to Rio Mesa High School in 2011. Stevenson,...

Scorps Spotlight 4: Ms. Julie Shaw

Scorps Spotlight 4: Ms. Julie Shaw

Gaberiel Delacruz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

Spanish teacher Ms. Julie Shaw knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. After earning her degree, she began her career by working as a teacher's aide at Azusa Pacifica University and then went on to teach Spanish for another 20 years in various states. “I taught in small-town schools...

Scorps Spotlight 3: Mr. Jochen Maier

Scorps Spotlight 3: Mr. Jochen Maier

Gaberiel Delacruz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

German teacher Mr. Jochen Maier is enjoying his first year at Cam High, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of the German language and culture. “I have to say that the faculty, administration, and all my students have been friendly and nice towards me,” said Maier. “I like teaching something...

Scorps Spotlight 2: Alex Czajka

Scorps Spotlight 2: Alex Czajka

Elise Umetsu, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

The average teenager spends the majority of adolescence searching for a defining passion, experimenting in various activities, trying whatever it takes to discover his or her voice. Alex Czajka found his when he was seven, in two different languages. Czajka (pronounced chai-kuh), junior at Cam High, has been invol...

Scorps Spotlight 1: Dr. Kim Stephenson

Scorps Spotlight 1: Dr. Kim Stephenson

Chun-Tzu Huang, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

Editor's note: Scorps Spotlight is a new Stinger project that will showcase a member of Cam High's diverse student body and staff every other week. Our first Scorps Spotlight features Dr. Kim Stephenson, Cam High's very own principal. After the retirement of Mr. Glenn Lipman last June, the Oxnard U...

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