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New MegaMind TV and Movie Sequel Release
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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
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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...

Talent Showdown


On  Mar. 15 at seven in the evening, the 2019 Talent Show took place in the Performing Arts Center at TOHS.

19 students exhibited their many musical skills in front of hundreds of people. The grade levels ranged from freshmen to seniors.

The show was split into two acts, the first part with nine performers, and the second with the last ten. The performances included singing, dancing and playing instruments.

The annual talent show is a good way to raise money for ASB to fund student ran activities, like rallies and homecoming, as well as show their peers skills that they don’t often share with others.
Nick Ditto was a participant in the talent show, performing “I Know a Little” by Lynyrd Skynyrd on the guitar. Ditto has played guitar for six years, and currently plays in a local band named The Reserve, performing often at venues all around Ventura County.

But even for playing in a band regularly, often in front of strangers, being in a talent show isn’t any easier.

“I never do as well as I really hoped I would,” said Ditto, “It was a little more nerve-wracking because I’m playing in front of all my friends that I see everyday, but it wasn’t too bad.”

Matthew Rodriguez was another participant in this year’s talent show, playing “Through the Valley” by Shawn James on the guitar. He has been playing for four years, and performing for less than two. Matthew was looking to get on stage practice to keep his skills sharp.

“I wanted to perform for something, because I hadn’t in a while,” said Rodriguez.

One more student participating in the show was Parker Snyder, playing piano and singing the song “I’m Gonna Find Another You” by John Mayer. He decided to perform in the talent show, despite being sick during the show.

“I was nervous about it because I was really sick,” said Snyder, “I played it a lot before so I wasn’t too nervous about playing it, but the singing part I was nervous about because I was still coughing.”

ASB is behind everything about the talent show, from admitting participants to operating the stage during the show.

The two people in charge of this year’s talent show are Lauren Melvin and Kiara Benioff. Both have been active for two years in ASB.

Both Lauren and Kiara planned last year’s talent show with success, and this one was no different.

“This year went really well because it was a diverse group of people and a lot of performers who wouldn’t normally put themselves out there,” said Melvin, “It’s usually only ASB kids that do it.”

Even though planning the show was fairly straightforward, there were many different obstacles that ASB had to work around to get things to run smoothly.

“When it came to putting on the show, it was a little less organized,” said Melvin, “we had only done it one year before.”

Even with Lauren and Kiara in charge of planning and running the talent show, there was still a group effort in making the talent show great.

“It was definitely really stressful,” said Benioff, “[Lauren and I] had a lot of help from other ASB kids.”

Talent shows are a great way to raise money for ASB to keep rallies happening, fund annual homecoming games and are always a fun opportunity to let fellow students show to others the skills they have practiced for years.

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