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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...

IN MEMORIAM

IN+MEMORIAM

On Mar. 27th, 2020 news surfaced of the passing of Thousand Oaks High School teacher Robert Del Sesto. Del Sesto, commonly referred to as “Del” or Bob by his students and colleagues, dedicated 23 years to helping the Lancers bleed green. Del Sesto touched many lives, especially ones of the students he taught. 

“He helped inspire all students to speak up and because of this, there was never a dull moment in class. I will forever remember his positive and fun-loving attitude,” alumnus Ryan Barber, Class of 2018 said.

He was well acquainted with his colleagues and was always known to greet.

“If he saw me walking down the hallway, he would come out and say, ‘Gembro!’ and I would greet him with a loud and deep, ‘Del Sesto!’ he would ask how I was doing and more importantly, how the kids were doing,”  math teacher William Gemberling said. 

While teaching at Thousand Oaks, Del shared his philosophies amongst a variety of student groups, teaching science, history and being ASB advisor.

“He was an amazing and dedicated ASB advisor and over his tenure spent many long hours into the night to create some of the best Homecomings, Proms and Lunch Time activities the school has known,” history teacher Robert Haar said. “There was some sort of activity or game pretty much weekly during his time as advisor.”

Del not only dedicated hours to assuring TO was a fun and collaborative environment but also gave his time to working alongside the Surfrider Foundation.

“He was genuine and supportive as a teacher. His was a voice that others listened to and trusted,” Haar said. “Del was a professional who saw lifelong learning as vital for his students, colleagues and himself.”

He is survived through his loving wife Tammy, and daughters Alyssa and Rebecca. 

“From pinning my picture up on his family cork board at the front of his classroom to lending me sweatshirts to giving me the nickname ‘H Dawg,’ to giving me a safe place to go when I needed one,” Hannah Mercer, Class of ‘19 said. “He really was a second dad to me, so this loss is horribly familiar.”

Click here to donate to help support his family and medical expenses. 

Photo » Hannah Mercer » With Permission

 

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