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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...

Mental Health in Quarantine

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The stress of quarantine is taking its toll on all of us, but it’s important to try and maintain good mental health in these challenging times.

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed right now. We have been blocked from most social interaction, have had our whole schedule tossed out the window, and are now being thrown into a whole new one. Countless events- including graduation- have been canceled, and while calls and video chats can reach our friends, it doesn’t give us the in-person contact that humans need.

Even without the social separation and sudden change in schedule, the threat of the virus would still be taking its own toll. Research by The Lancet found fear of infection to be one of the key stressors in quarantine, some others being frustration and boredom, lack of supplies, and inadequate information.

“I actually miss going to school and being in a social environment. I miss the support of my teachers in my academics and I miss getting to bond with people and just be free,” freshman Bailey Glass said.

According to the CDC, signs of stress may include an increase or decrease in activity levels,  irritability, having trouble relaxing or sleeping, worrying extensively, wanting to be alone, blaming others or inability to feel pleasure or happiness. 

We’re all probably experiencing these symptoms to some degree, but it’s important to not let them get out of hand. Luckily, there are many ways to cope as well as resources to help.

Confinement and lack of routine can quickly lead to distress, so it’s important to try and form some routine, even if it’s just to go on a walk at a certain time every day- which could help with another way to avoid stress during these times: keeping good physical health.

Self-care is key. Eating well (or at least decently), staying active, and getting good sleep can all aid in coping with or keeping away feelings of helplessness. 

Another way to avoid stress is by keeping busy. Keep in contact with friends and try making a list of things you can do, whether it’s something useful like cleaning your room or a show you want to binge-watch, having an activity ready to go can help keep negativity at bay.

It’s crucial to find reliable information on COVID-19. The Lancet listed lack of clarity on the severity of risk as one of the biggest stressors under insufficient information. While things have mostly settled down now, this was definitely a problem at the start of the pandemic, and you should remember to trust reliable health organizations such as the CDC and the WHO over random information you may find online or even hear someone say on the news.

If you need to, reach out. Parents and friends can give support, and on the TOHS counseling website, there’s a google form for help in academic, college/career, registration, summer school, distance learning, and emotional support problems. Alternatively, there are many online support groups and hotlines. Also, online therapy is an option if you feel you need it.

Lastly, stay positive. 

Obviously it’s not at all that easy, but it’s important to remember there is no right way to spend quarantine. Whether it’s watching every show on Netflix or getting more work done than ever, what matters is that you do what is best for you.

 

 

HELP LINKS:

(helplines:)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

↳ Lifeline chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

↳ open 24 hours and confidential, please reach out if you need help

 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

↳ Chat https://www.thehotline.org/what-is-live-chat/ , both 24 hours and confidential

The Trevor Project(LGBT+ helpline) 1-866-488-7386 (24 hours)

↳ chat and text options available on website https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Optum(Emotional Support Help Line, open 24 hours) 1-866-342-6892 

(resources:)

TOHS counseling http://www.tohscounseling.org/

WHO https://www.who.int/

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/

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