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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...

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

When all the leaves begin to change color (well, at least the ones on the east coast), my inner basic white girl begins to emerge like never before.  Before I know it, I’m engulfed in a sea of oversized sweaters and blankets, drinking a PSL (pumpkin spice latte) and binge watching “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix. My personality turns porcelain white girl as I dash around the mall trying on every warm, fuzzy sweater and scarf I can find, geeking out when shades of pumpkin orange and maroon make their return to fashion.

There’s just something about when the temperature drops and when the leaves change color and start to fall that makes me forget about the heat of summer and anticipate the cold mornings that are instantly warmed by the first sip of freshly brewed coffee. Or it just makes me want to stay in bed longer under a pile of blankets and avoid all responsibility.

I’m not saying that the glorious drink known as a PSL is the only reason I love autumn. How can you not get a least a little excited when you’re all dressed up in a warm flannel and boots on your way to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve?

But this wonderful season is so often overlooked by the commercialism that Charlie Brown famously accuses his friends of being blinded by. Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I love Christmas in December. I will start celebrating at midnight Black Friday morning. But not now.  

Now is the time to embrace everything that makes autumn so wonderful and not to rush life.  There’s a whole holiday between Halloween and Christmas called Thanksgiving, which many many people such as myself enjoy and embrace.  

Today’s “selfie” culture is ignoring the one holiday that is about being thankful and appreciating others and skips directly to the one from which they get something out of it. It’s the beginning of November and stores and malls are already putting up Christmas trees and garlands before all the Halloween costumes are gone.

I’m begging you, please don’t go running after the shiny aluminum pink Christmas tree and fall into the dark pit of commercialism that begins even before Halloween ends.

So don’t forget to enjoy the rest of the autumn season. Enjoy the single holiday that is about being thankful for everything around you. Don’t by a Lucy, be a Linus.

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