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Class of 2020 College Map

The Class of 2020 are going across the nation for their post-high school education.

Huy Nguyen and Edward Wang

May 22, 2020

The Class of 2020 is going across the nation for their college plans. Check out where some of them are headed below. Note, those entering the workforce or taking a gap year are not represented on the map. If you are in Cam High's Class of 2020 but are not represented on this map, please comment below...

Quarantine’s Effect on People and Students

COVID-19 has lead to many people turning a stressful situation into an even more anxiety-inducing time due to their lack of time spent in nature.

Madalyn Duvall, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

It has been a little over nine weeks in quarantine now, and I am only going a little bit crazy. The past nine weeks have definitely not been easy at all! When I first heard the news of school being canceled for a short period of time, I was undoubtedly happy because a break from school and stress sounded ...

Ventura County’s Adopt A Grad Program Gains a Following

The Adopt-a-Grad program is a community-driven program to reward seniors for their hard work during high school.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Due to school closure, many of the activities that are typically hosted for seniors -- such as prom, grad night, etc. -- were canceled; and, to help mitigate the losses of the Class of 2020, Camarillo resident Sara Reeves created a Facebook Group called “Ventura County Class of 2020 Adopt a Grad....

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...

Resources on How to Cope During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The CDC recently added a list of resources to its site on how to cope during the COVID-19 outbreak as many people are practicing self-isolation and social distancing.

Tobias Christiansen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated its website to include a page on Daily Life and Coping in light of the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. The new page features a section, titled Stress and Coping, that highlights skills and resources for people struggling during th...

Lockdown Thoughts From Tobias Christiansen

Around Camarillo, things are changing as a result of the Stay at Home order in Ventura County as COVID-19 continues to spread.

Tobias Christiansen, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all of the U.S. in different ways and Camarillo is no exception. In the past few weeks, the city of Camarillo has changed significantly. The Collection, a popular hangout and shopping spot that is constantly bustling, was empty on a Saturday afternoon -- a sight I...

Attempting (and Mostly Failing) at Finding a Balance

Pictured above is my desk and the novel we just finished in my English class before school was shut down.

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2020

I do not quite know what to do with myself these days -- which mostly consist of Netflix, sleeping, working, and trying to find the motivation to log into Google Classroom every once in a while. Throughout high school, I always imagined what senior year would look like but never once did I consider...

Miscellaneous Shelter-in-Place Notes

This article features some of the small things I have noticed amidst the pandemic.

Huy Nguyen, Managing Editor

April 6, 2020

The largest element of the Coronavirus quarantine for me so far has been the waiting: waiting to hear news over district changes, waiting for a response from College Board about AP tests, even just waiting for my final college decisions to trickle in as the month winds down. With the normal routine...

An Update From the Stinger Editorial Team

An Update From the Stinger Editorial Team

Marcella Barneclo, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2020

Greetings from the Stinger Staff, This is Marcella Barneclo speaking. As this year's Editor in Chief of The Stinger, I would like to briefly inform all of our readers on some of the changes we will be making due to the recent circumstances. As many of you know, Cam High has recently transitioned to a dig...

Coronavirus Impacts Cam High and Local Schools

With 1 confirmed case and 2 presumptive positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ventura County, health officials are taking precautionary measures.

Elizabeth Mika, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Wash your hands. Wipe the desks. Get a case of water from your local grocery store. Almost all U.S. citizens are taking precautions to combat transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including Ventura County, where schools and local events have been put on hold for the time being. In Ventura...

Cam High Prepares for the WASC Reevaluation

Since being put on probation by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) last year, students and staff at Cam High have been working to prepare another report for the reevaluation in March 2021.

Donny Robbins, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Cam High is currently on probation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) due to poor performance on the previous WASC examination. Due to the probation, WASC will be returning for a follow-up evaluation on March 22 to March 23 in the year 2021. This WASC report process is led by...

Dangerous Social Media Trend Results in Teen Injuries and Death

The 'Skullbreaker Challenge', which is viral on TikTok, has resulted in many head injuries for the 'victims' of the challenge.

Charlene Kim, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

The social media platform TikTok has proliferated the dangerous 'Skullbreaker Challenge.' This challenge involves one unsuspecting person who is told to jump and is then knocked off balance by two others so that he or she lands on his or her head. After its debut in Sept. of 2017, TikTok has amassed...

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