Two Teams, One Goal

Two Teams, One Goal

November 4, 2019

Sun beating down. Legs burning. Time ticking. This is a typical afternoon for a member of the Thousand Oaks High School cross country team.  Last year, varsity boys made it to the CIF State Cross Country Championships for the first time in a decade. This year, the girls team aims to make it as well, and the boys hope to place first and advance to the national championships.  “The girls would love to join the boys at states,” assistant coach Jordan Daigneault said. “We’re having a little bit more of a growth process there.”   Competing at a higher level than ever before ...

Take Back the Title

Take Back the Title

March 26, 2019

They may be one of the newest athletic programs on campus, but this team is not showing many signs of growing pains. Following their league title in 2017, the stunt cheer program is trying to reclaim its top spot in the Marmonte League, fielding an impressive roster of 31 players for this season. Being not only the youngest sport in CIF, but also one of the youngest in the world, high school stunt cheer is still looking to find a foothold in many areas around the country. “We heard about this college sport that was starting, and they were trying a demonstration version of it for high school...

Check it Out

Check it Out

March 26, 2019

Every Friday at lunch, chess players from around campus are given the opportunity to put their skills to the test in F2. Chess club provides a fun and competitive environment in which chess players can eat their lunches and enjoy a game of chess with their peers. “The atmosphere of Chess Club is very welcoming,” advisor Susan Ramage said. “The players are always willing to help others learn and play chess.” At a typical meeting, chess boards are placed around the classroom leaving the members with a choice of playing a friendly game of chess or watching their friends while eating ...

Delectable Donuts

Delectable Donuts

March 26, 2019

Members of The Lancer staff went to E T Donuts, Fresh Donuts, Donut Depot and Foster’s Donuts. After long bouts of careful consideration, Donut Depot has been determined the best out of the four. These thick donuts have a pleasant moist quality and the perfect balance between density and fluffiness. The donut dough is sweet, but not too sweet, and the glaze and toppings add a delicious touch. This donut shop has a wide selection, with classic selections like glazed raised donuts, cake donuts with chocolate sprinkles and cinnamon rolls, but also has unique donut selections like bacon maple bar...

Choir in San Francisco

Choir in San Francisco

March 26, 2019

TOHS Choir performs at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on March 12. The TO choir students drove up to San Francisco on March 9 to perform “Requiem” by John Rutter. “We performed John Rutter’s ‘Requiem’ which is seven movements long, which is essentially seven songs and in total it’s like a thirty minute long piece,” said choir president Haley Hallman. They practiced the song nonstop since January to get ready for the performance. Choir started rehearsals for their recital back in November, but due to the destruction of the Woolsey Fire and the two weeks off fr...

Talent Showdown

Talent Showdown

March 26, 2019

On  Mar. 15 at seven in the evening, the 2019 Talent Show took place in the Performing Arts Center at TOHS. 19 students exhibited their many musical skills in front of hundreds of people. The grade levels ranged from freshmen to seniors. The show was split into two acts, the first part with nine performers, and the second with the last ten. The performances included singing, dancing and playing instruments. The annual talent show is a good way to raise money for ASB to fund student ran activities, like rallies and homecoming, as well as show their peers skills that they don’t often s...

Swing for the Fences

Swing for the Fences

March 4, 2019

An impressive 3-0 start for Lancers softball this season shows the promise of this year’s team, a lineup of ten seniors and three underclassmen take the field. Following a 9-16 overall finish the previous year, the program looks to build on their roster while led by second-year head coach John Monise. “We return seven starters, which six of them are seniors,” Monise said. “The experience of being in the Marmonte League and having girls which are college players bodes well for us having a successful season.” Taking the field with the amount of experience and talent that the t...

Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking

March 4, 2019

Balancing extracurricular activities and school is hard enough, but adding in thinking about colleges and test scores, things get complicated. Just imagine if some of that stress could go away after receiving a perfect score on the ACT. Senior Lotte Bezemer has done exactly that. Getting a perfect score of 36 on all four sections of the ACT is one task, but getting into college is a completely different accomplishment. Bezemer is currently awaiting responses from several colleges, her top picks being Swarthmore College, and the University College of Utrecht in the Netherlands. “To be com...

Faith Through Fellowship

Faith Through Fellowship

March 4, 2019

Every Tuesday at lunch, there is a place Lancers can go to eat pizza, make friends, and most importantly, stay connected to God with other Christians. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or FCA, is a club at Thousand Oaks High School with the purpose of giving Christian and non-Christian athletes a place to connect and share their experiences with others. FCA.org, the organization’s website outlines the intentions of the club. “The mission [is] to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Ch...

DECA Conference Breeds Success

DECA Conference Breeds Success

March 4, 2019

DECA, the Distributive Education Clubs of America, had their biggest meeting of the year, the State Career Development Conference, located in Anaheim on Feb. 28 through March 3. Many students at Thousand Oaks High School will be attending this conference over the weekend to learn skills applicable to jobs in the future. Grade school memberships into the DECA program are available to all high schoolers, grades nine through twelve. Membership cost $8 per person. Participating in DECA allows students to communicate efficiently between their peers and be able to open job opportunities after high school. ...

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