• A splash into competition

    A splash into competition

    Eric Conlon, Contributing Writer

    March 28, 2014

    This year’s dive team is an even mix of new members in addition to the returning members. One new member of the team who can make a big impact is freshman Julia Jackson. “I have been diving for about one and a half years and am now looking forward to representing Thousand Oaks at upcoming meets,”... READ MORE »»

    Flipping into first—Freshman Julia Jackson performs her dive at a recent practice. In the program’s second year, it looks to build on last year’s success with a roster of 12 divers and senior Alex Turner, who made it to the CIF championship meet last year

    Julia Jackson

  • Teaming up to compete

    Teaming up to compete

    Allison Medley, Staff Writer

    March 28, 2014

    Even though it is often seen as an exclusively individual sport, one of track and field’s most popular events, the 4x100 meter relay is one race that depends on teamwork and communication. The 4x100 is a sprint relay in which four runners on a team complete a whole lap around the track by running... READ MORE »»

    Gliding through the air—Junior Matt Guzman hits top speed as he rounds the turn on the track during a recent practice on March 18 at TOHS. Guzman is a part of the 4x100 meter relay team.

    Ethan Lyons

  • Boys volleyball expects success in league

    Boys volleyball expects success in league

    Andrew Chau, Staff Writer

    March 28, 2014

    Even though it’s only three league games into its season, boys varsity volleyball is aiming for CIF. The team is strong, both individually and as a team, with many skillful and talented players as well as good communication on the court. “We have two of the best hitters in the league with [senior]... READ MORE »»

    Serve it up— Senior outside hitter Wyatt Taylor serves in a game against Calabasas. The Lancers won in straight sets to improve their record to 2–1 in the Marmonte League. Their next game is this Friday against Agoura.

    Nikita Sarmiento

  • A winning delivery

    A winning delivery

    Dane Swanson , Sports Editor

    March 28, 2014

    They say age is just a state of mind and that is the mindset of the varsity baseball team this year. With three sophomores and nine juniors on this year’s 22-member team and only three seniors that regularly start, the team will need to mature quickly in order to build on last year’s playoff season. “Keeping... READ MORE »»

    Bring it through—Senior pitcher Aaron McCormick throws a pitch during a recent scrimmage, the team opens their league season today against Westlake.

    Ethan Lyons

  • Respect the catcher

    Respect the catcher

    Joyce Huchin, Staff Writer

    March 27, 2014

    His high school baseball team made it to the CIF championship at the Dodger stadium in 1984. However, due to his engineering studies, math teacher Jesse Hernandez couldn’t continue any sport in college. “My first love is baseball,” Hernandez said, “and luckily my boys love it just as much.” All... READ MORE »»

    Steps to success— Math teacher Jesse Hernandez guides his students to success in math, just like he led his high school baseball team to the CIF championship in 1984.

    Ali Koplan

  • The Olympic dream

    The Olympic dream

    Ali Koplan, Features Editor

    March 27, 2014

    The Olympics: a place where the best athletes in the world compete to bring honor to their country. But, for brothers sophomore George and senior Jed McGuigan standing on an Olympic podium with gold medals in hand is only a fantasy—for now. Field hockey has played a prominent role in their lives as... READ MORE »»

    Game on— George (fourth from left) and Jed McGuigan (second from right) with the national team in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On Feb. 5 they played Argentina, but lost by a score of 9–1. Argentina is currently the best field hockey team in the Americas.

    Jed McGuigan

  • Gay pride stifled in Africa

    Gay pride stifled in Africa

    Edwin Chikukwa, News Editor

    March 27, 2014

    "Why does Africa hate the gays?” Before I go any further, I must explain that my American friends feel free asking such a question because I migrated from Zimbabwe to America just two years ago. Knowing this, my friends are driven by curiosity to understand the complex cultural difference between... READ MORE »»

  • Worth the risk

    Worth the risk

    Sam Kallen, Staff Writer

    March 27, 2014

    Some people call her ambitious. Other people call her crazy. No matter what her friends and family say, sophomore Taylor Lovullo has been visiting faraway places ever since she was little, and she doesn’t intend to stop any time soon. “As a little kid, I hated leaving home for weeks at a time,”... READ MORE »»

    Taylor Lovullo

  • Somewhere over the rainbow

    Somewhere over the rainbow

    Edwin Chikukwa, News Editor

    March 25, 2014

    Eighth grade was the first time junior Haley Fick kissed another girl, but from then on, she could not deny what she felt. She knew she was bisexual. This realization would later lead Fick to join the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Club. “I joined GSA because I saw it as a big support group for any sexuality,”... READ MORE »»

    PLAYING POOL WITH HER CREW—An Agoura High School student plays pool and hangs out with her friends at the annual Gay Straight Alliance Dance. This year’s dance was called the Rainbow Dance because it was held on the Friday before Saint Patrick’s Day. Hosted and organized by Newbury Park High School, the event invited all the GSA clubs in Marmonte.

    Nikita Sarmiento

  • Choir strikes a chord at Spring Concert

    Choir strikes a chord at Spring Concert

    Andrew Chau and Kalie Clear

    March 25, 2014

    The Festival of Music was the name of this year’s annual spring concert, hosted by choir. On March 13, all three choirs—mixed, vocal-ensemble and concert—performed in the PAC. There were several themes for the concert; most of it was about the hope that the Jews had during the Holocaust, but... READ MORE »»

    SINGING WITH SOUL—The mixed choir sings at the Festival of Music on March 15, this year’s annual spring concert.

    Ben Mueller-Leclerc

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Treading through fresh water

Treading through fresh water

Scott Price, Sports Editor

She may not be the tallest player on the team, and she may not have the most goals, but freshman attacker Dara Bleiberg...  Read More »

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Too little, too late

Kendell Snow, Center Editor

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Q&A: Student Senate

Shay Suban, News Editor

The Lancer: How long have you been involved with Student Senate? How has the program developed and what can be improved? GABBY OLIVAS: Since I was junior...  Read More »

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CASE IN POINT: Taco Bell is love

Casey Sigelakis, Ed/Op Editor

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March 27, 2014 • Comments Off

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A splash into competition

A splash into competition

Eric Conlon, Contributing Writer

This year’s dive team is an even mix of new members in addition to the returning members. One new member of the team who can make a big impact is freshman Julia Jackson. “I...  Read More »

March 28, 2014 • Comments Off

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