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Controversy Brews Over Barred Owl Removal to Save Spotted Owl
Controversy Brews Over Barred Owl Removal to Save Spotted Owl
Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff ♦ May 2, 2024

Wildlife officials are in a bitter dispute over the removal of the invasive Barred Owl from forests along the West Coast to save the Northern...

TOHS Springs to Europe over the Break
TOHS Springs to Europe over the Break
Alyssa Kiszczak, Managing Editor ♦ April 22, 2024

The scary sight of the most monstrous cheese you can imagine was sitting in the display case, calling their names. The stench was wretched, like...

Morge returns to mound after road trip of a lifetime
Morge returns to mound after road trip of a lifetime
Lilah Swaving, The Lancer Staff ♦ April 16, 2024

It finally became unbearable for Daniel Morge when the Thousand Oaks High baseball team went to go sing the national anthem, and he couldn’t...

Kirby pulls off rare double play for TO
Kirby pulls off rare double play for TO
Riley Brown, The Lancer Staff ♦ April 16, 2024

Junior Claire Kirby leads the TO softball team as not only an elite pitcher but also as an elite hitter. But she plays a third role that is...

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Alan Ko, Guest Writer ♦ April 16, 2024

Outdoor school counseling might not sound like the best thing to do with a packed schedule but it is arguably one of the best experiences that...

Off-Campus Pass
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ April 16, 2024

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...

Youtubers Saying Goodbye

Renowned YouTubers leaving the platform

Many admired content creators have made the decision to end their journey on YouTube or change their known reputation over the past few weeks.

MatPat, a YouTuber who specializes in game theories, has been making videos since 2011. His channel, The Game Theorists, has gained a following of 18.8 million subscribers. MatPat stated that he will be handing his channel off to someone else on March 9th. The reason for his departure is to spend more time with his family, especially with his son Ali.

Another content creator who has been on YouTube for many years, Tom Scott, has also made the decision to take an indefinite break from YouTube. Over the course of 10 years he has uploaded a video every week. Scott stated that it’s “not goodbye forever” but it will be for a while. However, he will still be continuing his podcast, Lateral, during his YouTube hiatus.

After 13 years of creating Minecraft-related videos, CaptainSparklez is deciding to pull away from this game. He will continue to make videos, just ones that aren’t entirely focused on Minecraft. Lots of CaptainSparklez’s subscribers have grown up watching his videos, and are sad to see him leave what he is most known for. Maybe this is a way of CaptainSparklez maturing in his career.

Moo is another YouTuber who will be retiring full-time commitment from video making. He is looking for personal growth outside of YouTube by focusing more on family and different career opportunities.

Joel Haver has been a well-known creator since 2010. He has created many short animations that have helped him gain about 1.9 million subscribers. He won’t be leaving YouTube, but it is expected that he won’t be doing his weekly uploads anymore. Haver wants to focus on more lengthy videos rather than the usual skits.

The reason so many YouTubers have decided to make changes in their careers is because of the burnout and the pressure of keeping up with their viewers’ interests.They have found that their videos may not be relevant anymore due to the shifts in what’s trending or what people are interested in now.

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Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff