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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....

It’s Valentine’s, Baby

The good, the bad, and the ugly of having a V-Day B-Day
It’s Valentine’s, Baby

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 on Feb. 14, 2007. 

For most, sharing a birthday with a major holiday is an unlucky coincidence, characterized by overshadowing and shared presents, but Weezer wears the badge with pride.

“I love my birthday because it’s a day of love; people are so happy,” she said.

Though Weezer may not have been as satisfied with her birthday if it was on a different holiday, being a Valentine’s baby is a blessing to her, and she cites seeing I love yous written in the sky as one of the catalysts for her appreciation for her birthday.

However, sharing a birthday with a holiday also has its downsides. Restaurants are packed with couples, so Weezer cannot eat out for her birthday dinner. 

“Before, I thought [my birthday] was cute, but now it’s just ‘eh,’ because how am I supposed to go eat dinner on my birthday?” she said.

Instead, she chooses to celebrate her special day with friends prior to or after her birthday, and spends the actual day privately with family. There is also the worry that as she and her friends grow up, they will no longer be able to spend time together on Valentine’s Day as they choose to celebrate the holiday with their significant others.

But despite the mishaps that can occur on a V-Day B-Day (like her fifth birthday when Weezer was presented with a vanilla cake, instead of a chocolate one), Weezer states that she will continue to love her birthday, and she hopes that others can share her joy.

“If I could ask the world for one favor [on my birthday], it would be for everyone to eat chocolate strawberries.”

This year, Weezer will be celebrating her birthday at the beach, making chocolate strawberries. The theme of romance, the anticipation and the happiness that surrounds the day will always make her birthday special — even if she’s sharing it with a monumental holiday.

“But, if my future boyfriend only gets me one gift for my birthday and Valentine’s day,” she said, “that’ll be a problem.”

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Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief