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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....

Double-Double Galore
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 12, 2024

The Lancers once again came out of a playoff game as a victor, behind a powerful Trent Maclean performance nonetheless. Maclean powered his way...

Avid Attack
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 9, 2024

A massive performance from standout freshman led the way for the Lancers at Ventura College, freshman Maddie Linville started the game off strong...

Advancing at last!
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Fast start, with no slowing down, your Lancers took down the Chaffey Tigers 3-1. A very early goal from junior attacker Gabriel Torreblanca gave...

Elias Chin ready to take a shot
Onto the Next
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor • February 8, 2024

Advancing at last!  Despite a close score after each of the first two quarters, stars Elias Chin and Trent Maclean were able to help the Lancers...

Valentines Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Valentine's Day grams for your special someone -- or not
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With Valentine's day approaching quickly, the student store is crowded with students buying Valentine's Grams for people they know -- and those...

Sephora Takeover
Sephora Takeover
Gabriella Muller, The Lancer Staff • February 8, 2024

With the rise of popular skincare brands coming from Tiktok, Sephora is seeing a rise in sales but a massive drop in age. “10-13 year old kids...

Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Point Counterpoint: The Super Debate
Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar February 8, 2024

Two The Lancer columnists -- Kevin Starr and Christian-Isaiah Aguilar -- have strong opinions about the upcoming Super Bowl. Here, they square...

on the bottom is real animal based leather, while on the top is “vegan” leather, or “pleather”
Vegan Leather is Worse for the Environment than Real Leather
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor • February 8, 2024

Throughout the the past 20 years the interest in sustainability and ethicality has risen immensely, especially in regards to fashion, as the...

The Cost of Fall Break

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PHOTO CREDIT: Madeline Convy

While Thanksgiving break is often the highlight of the autumn season, it comes at a cost no one can deny. The week before, student’s lives are flooded with too many tests, projects and assignments to count. Why is it that at every supposedly “relaxing” pause in the school year, our mental health is sacrificed in just a couple weeks leading up to it?

Teachers are not allowed to give homework to students over the break. However, it seems that nearly everyone ends up with some kind of assignment that looms over them through the week off.

“I had three tests and four quizzes…I feel like all of our work is being rushed into one week, and we get so stressed right before [the break],” Freshman Indigo Jacobs said.

Of course teachers would want to finish units, chapters and lessons before their students forget everything they have learned, but cramming everything into five days may not be the best way to start off the holiday. Too many things have to get done in too little time, and teachers often do not have a lot of say in this.

“We missed two days of school, so now things are pushed back. I think there’s more work than there should be, but I guess teachers don’t want to do as much after the break,” Freshman Mia Greenidge said.

While we are not given any assignments to specifically finish over the holiday, students are told to finish all the long-term projects and papers before the last day of school, which is not possible for many high schoolers. This leads to everyone finishing homework over Thanksgiving, instead of spending time with family. With sports practice, jobs, studying and even more homework to complete in other classes, the task of finishing everything before break seems nearly impossible.

While students may be motivated to push through all of their schoolwork because of the excitement of the break just a few days ahead, for a lot of people, the sheer volume of work is often the cause of a mental breakdown or two.

“I feel overwhelmed and stressed because I’ve been up all night,” Freshman Noah Bialys said.

In the end, both students and teachers need to put in the effort to ensure that no one is under too much pressure the days before and during fall break. Whether it be by avoiding procrastination, doing work ahead of time, or talking to your teachers, there is a chance that your “break” could truly be a break.

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