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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...

Social Media takes on a Challenge


Recently, many Thousand Oaks High School students have been starting new and creative ways to share how they are staying busy during the unexpected break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Some are learning new skills, while others are doing online sports practices or playing games with their families. 

A recent trend that many students are participating in is Instagram challenges. One of these challenges consists of “Until Tomorrow,” in which students post ‘embarrassing’ photos of themselves and delete them the next day. Another challenge is “See a pet, Share a pet,” where you take a picture of your own pet and tag three people to pass it on and share theirs. 

Multiple other challenges such as “See a Flip, Share a flip” offer students ways to stay active and participate in challenges.

One student participated in a drawing challenge, where students were nominated to draw an object and then nominate five or more to also complete the trend. Although these trends provide entertainment for some students, others feel that the challenges do not help enough with their boredom.

“They are short so they don’t take a lot of time” said Freshman Taha Khambati.

While some challenges are fun to show off your pets or skills, there are other challenges being used to spread positivity. Girls are posting pictures of themselves and tagging others to do the same as a way to encourage body positivity. 

Challenges like these help students who are bored over the break and allows them to communicate with their peers. In fact, these challenges are becoming very popular among Instagram-users and are filling the stories of participants. In a survey of 55 TOHS students, 45 percent said that they did participate in one or more of the challenges and 55 percent said they did not. 

As more and more challenges are arising, including ‘favorite things’ challenges, several students are joining the trend and sharing videos of themselves on their story. While many people do complain the over-posting is annoying, many others enjoy communicating with their friends in a fun, uplifting way. 

“People are just having harmless fun and honestly I feel if you don’t like something, just don’t look at it” said Senior Verin Malang. 

Another challenge that was very popular was to post a picture of yourself and then tag 10 beautiful people. Many students participated in this one, as it helps with self esteem. 

“I think it started to entertain people in quarantine but it probably helped boost a lot of people’s self confidence” junior Annalisa Whale said.

TOHS students have found ways to stay connected through Instagram Stories, helping each other get through the quarantine boredom. 

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