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Celebrities catastrophic effect on the environment
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

With our current understanding of the climate crisis, it’s safe to say that everyone is trying to be more sustainable for the sake of the environment,...

Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Los Robles Regional Medical Center benefits from the varied talents and experiences that volunteers offer, ranging from high school students...

Time T.O. Vote
Time T.O. Vote
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Senior Maya Campo turns 18 in April, and she is ready to make her voice heard this November. As the presidential primary election nears, seniors...

Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Many Lancers students are familiar with the SAT; a paper test with over a hundred questions of varying difficulty. Now, CVUSD is introducing...

Around the Business Table
Around the Business Table
Julia Pineda-Dominguez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

The Majors program provides students with the opportunity to speak with mentors in many different careers. The program consists of monthly meetings...

Moreno heads to Washington
Moreno heads to Washington
Aandrea Pineda-Dominguez, News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

It was finally over. The bell gave its shrieking cry and off went hundreds of students to enjoy their freedom, at least for a moment. For...

TO Acorn With Permission
Lancers lose a forever friend
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

Bill Gemberling has worn many hats at Thousand Oaks High: student, teacher, coach, sports announcer. But taxi driver? “I was one of (Brett...

Unexpected La Reina closure leads to transfers
Abigail Kerns, Assistant News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

escribing how La Reina families felt upon receiving the news that their school, which opened its doors in 1964, will be closing at the end of...

New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ February 20, 2024

In March of this year, Dreamworks is set to release a Peacock exclusive TV show and movie sequel to the beloved 2010 MegaMind movie. The trailer...

In Fastbreak Fashion
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 14, 2024

Lancers lead the way in the second half. The Great Oak Wolfpack came into Thousand Oaks Tuesday night for the CIF quarterfinals and with them...

Perserving in Penalty’s
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 14, 2024

The Lady Lancers traveled to a neutral site in Anaheim to take on the Katella Knights in the second round of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs....

Kanye - He's Back at it...or Maybe Not?
Elijah Brown, The Lancer Staff ♦ February 14, 2024

Kanye West's new album “Vultures 1”, many nationwide were skeptical at first about Kanye's new album considering the controversies he has...

It’s Valentine’s, Baby
It’s Valentine’s, Baby
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ February 14, 2024

St. Valentine’s Day commemorates the death of St. Valentine, but for others, the holiday marks a day of birth. Junior Chokee Weezer was born...

Health Science Majors Program hosts their senior showcase
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ February 12, 2024

Last week, the seniors in Health Science Majors hosted a showcase, featuring various professions that they hope to pursue in the future. At the...

Advancing Again
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ February 12, 2024

The Lancers left campus during lunch to travel to Temecula for their round two playoff game, and the ride wasn’t enough to stop the Lancers....

Review of “House of Dragons” by Jessica Cluess

For centuries, the eldest (or only) children of the five royal houses of Etrusia have competed in the Trial for the Dragon Throne. All their lives, these children have honed their abilities, preparing for the fateful day of the calling. Said to be given by the Great Dragon himself, only dragons can hear who is called. Upon arriving in a location known only by the chosen childrens’ dragons, the five participate in the Hunt, the Game, the Race, and the Truth.
But this year, the expected chosen ones weren’t chosen at all. Instead…
Emelia of the Aurun must put the research she did for her older brother, Alex, to the test. But more importantly, she must conceal her dark powers, or risk being sentenced to a fate far worse than death.
Hyperia of the Volscia has been dreading saying goodbye to her dear sister, Julia. However, she knows it is her duty to compete, and she won’t let anything, or anyone, get in her way.
Ajax of the Tiber knows that the only way to get something he wants is to take it. But when it comes to a new level of survival he’s never faced before, those old habits might have to change.
Vespir, a lowly Pentri dragon trainer, has impeccable flying skills. She can only hope that that will be enough to keep her in the game, and alive, so she can return back to her love, the only daughter of the Pentri, Antonia.
Lucian of the Sabel has fought many wars to expand his House’s borders. He has seen pain, fire, and death at his own command. Thus, upon returning home, he vowed to never hurt an innocent soul again.
These five kids are this year’s chosen ones. But chosen doesn’t mean winner, and this fantastical, beautiful, and transportive fantasy sure proves it. This book is such a great read, with twists and turns that keep you begging for more. For fantasy lovers, once you pick up House of Dragons, you won’t be able to set it down. For a book that is on the longer side, it’s an easy read, so there’s no need to worry about getting bored.

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