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Controversy Brews Over Barred Owl Removal to Save Spotted Owl
Controversy Brews Over Barred Owl Removal to Save Spotted Owl
Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff ♦ May 2, 2024

Wildlife officials are in a bitter dispute over the removal of the invasive Barred Owl from forests along the West Coast to save the Northern...

TOHS Springs to Europe over the Break
TOHS Springs to Europe over the Break
Alyssa Kiszczak, Managing Editor ♦ April 22, 2024

The scary sight of the most monstrous cheese you can imagine was sitting in the display case, calling their names. The stench was wretched, like...

Morge returns to mound after road trip of a lifetime
Morge returns to mound after road trip of a lifetime
Lilah Swaving, The Lancer Staff ♦ April 16, 2024

It finally became unbearable for Daniel Morge when the Thousand Oaks High baseball team went to go sing the national anthem, and he couldn’t...

Kirby pulls off rare double play for TO
Kirby pulls off rare double play for TO
Riley Brown, The Lancer Staff ♦ April 16, 2024

Junior Claire Kirby leads the TO softball team as not only an elite pitcher but also as an elite hitter. But she plays a third role that is...

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Alan Ko, Guest Writer ♦ April 16, 2024

Outdoor school counseling might not sound like the best thing to do with a packed schedule but it is arguably one of the best experiences that...

Off-Campus Pass
Momo Sonoda, Editor-In-Chief ♦ April 16, 2024

Celebrities catastrophic effect on the environment
Joseph Goodnight, Opinion Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

With our current understanding of the climate crisis, it’s safe to say that everyone is trying to be more sustainable for the sake of the environment,...

Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong
Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Los Robles Regional Medical Center benefits from the varied talents and experiences that volunteers offer, ranging from high school students...

Time T.O. Vote
Time T.O. Vote
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Senior Maya Campo turns 18 in April, and she is ready to make her voice heard this November. As the presidential primary election nears, seniors...

Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Going Digital: The SAT’s New Normal
Kailah Spencer, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

Many Lancers students are familiar with the SAT; a paper test with over a hundred questions of varying difficulty. Now, CVUSD is introducing...

Around the Business Table
Around the Business Table
Julia Pineda-Dominguez, The Lancer Staff ♦ March 27, 2024

The Majors program provides students with the opportunity to speak with mentors in many different careers. The program consists of monthly meetings...

Moreno heads to Washington
Moreno heads to Washington
Aandrea Pineda-Dominguez, News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

It was finally over. The bell gave its shrieking cry and off went hundreds of students to enjoy their freedom, at least for a moment. For...

TO Acorn With Permission
Lancers lose a forever friend
Jake Bradley, Sports Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

Bill Gemberling has worn many hats at Thousand Oaks High: student, teacher, coach, sports announcer. But taxi driver? “I was one of (Brett...

Unexpected La Reina closure leads to transfers
Abigail Kerns, Assistant News Editor ♦ March 27, 2024

escribing how La Reina families felt upon receiving the news that their school, which opened its doors in 1964, will be closing at the end of...

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...

Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong

Despite CEO Natalie Mussi leaving her post at Los Robles hospital, students remain eager to offer their time and help
Lancer-to-Los Robles volunteer system stays strong

Los Robles Regional Medical Center benefits from the varied talents and experiences that volunteers offer, ranging from high school students hoping to pursue a career in medicine to retired nurses. Although student volunteers usually work in the background, their contributions are crucial to raising the standard of care given to patients.
“It depends what department I’m in,” student volunteer Serene Panga said. “On Sundays I do float, which is just whatever nurses need, usually discharging patients or bringing them food, chargers, clothes and more. Mondays I do ER, which is just sitting at the emergency front desk checking in visitors.”
Junior Gwyneth Harris spoke on her average work day at Los Robles, saying, “A typical day is just discharging people, delivering food, doing specimen and blood runs, but that’s just float pool; other units have different jobs.”
Many volunteers see Los Robles as a launching point for their medical career.
“I want to either be a [Labor Delivery] Nurse or an ER nurse.” Harris said about her aspirations for the future.
Furthermore, giving back to people in need not only improves the lives of those who receive it, but it also promotes a compassionate and supportive community.
Natalie Mussi, who held the position of first female CEO of Los Robles Regional Medical Center for more than 10 years, has announced her retirement to take a new position as vice president of operations at Surgery Ventures.
Even though this is the case, some volunteers would prefer little change.
“There’s nothing I would really change, it seems to run really well,” Harris said, when asked about the preferred change under new management.
It seems as though the change upcoming for Los Robles has nothing to do with the volunteers more the employees and larger executive decisions. Under the management of Mussi there have been many accomplishments for Los Robles such as the purchase of the Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, the establishment of Los Robles’ Trauma Center, and many expansion initiatives.
Both the volunteers and the long term employees are hoping that whoever replaces Mussi will be able to maintain the beautiful ecosystem she created.

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Kimberly Jerez, The Lancer Staff