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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
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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...

Seniors Reflect on Past STUNT Season

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While physically celebrating the accomplishments of senior athletes is on pause, many seniors look back on their years of athletic fun. The STUNT teammates look upon their growth through the years. 

“Throughout my four years on STUNT, both the nature of the sport and the long practices spent with my teammates inevitably resulted in friendships and a successful season. It’s a fast-paced sport that taught me to trust my teammates from the start, and as we’ve grown this same concept has not been lost,” senior Ance Trapse said. 

 As with many once mundane activities, athletes are unsure when they will be able to play or practice their sport again. Though the season was halted early on, the seniors reminisce upon the memories they had made and crafted for four years in these now uncertain times.

“I’m going to miss all the supportive and amazing friends and coaches I’ve made on STUNT. I’ll miss messing around at practice and seeing them every day. That competitive drive and the excited nerves before a game won’t ever feel the same without them, “ Trapse said. 

STUNT athletes also recall the relationships built together. And though the sport was officially added to Thousand Oaks High School 14 years ago, these short four years helped to develop the players individually and as a team.

“We work so hard together and always try and get each other to understand that what we are working towards is something we each have a part in. Everyone is a valuable player and we encourage each other to be the best possible teammate and lift each other,” senior Maya Casanova said. 

While the seniors will move on without the typical senior night or customary celebrations, the memories they made during their seasons are unforgettable. 

“One of my favorite memories was when we beat Westlake. The energy that game was like no other. We hit all of our stunts, and everyone was cheering on the sidelines and in the stands. After the game, we all kept stunting and throwing baskets just to stay in that moment as long as we could,” Trapse said.

In these unprecedented times, many seniors are uncertain of what their future may hold. However, this group of STUNT athletes is hopeful and remembers the challenges, and the ups and downs they faced during their four years. 

 

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