Big Void

By Jair Martinez The Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza is surrounded by mysteries—many of which include how people from that time were able to build such magnificent, and complicated, structures. Khufu is most famously known for having three large interior chambers and a series of passageways, the longest being the Grand Gallery of 47m-long and…

A Thrilling Game Called CupHead

By Antonio Nunez These past few  weeks, a new but relatively “old school” video game has completely amazed the gaming world. With a sort of retro aspect and gathered inspiration from the late 1930’s, Cuphead has been the non-stop topic of discussion. Its amazing storyline and gameplay graphics has placed it on the very top…

Breaking the Social Ideals and Stigmas of Modern Rap

By Alec Nunez The genre of rap, since its breakthrough into the mainstream during the late 1970s, hasThe genre of rap, since its breakthrough into the mainstream during the late 1970s, hasalways been shrouded in stigmas. The seemingly most prevalent of these stigmas being that rap is a violent outlet that promotes womanizing and drug use…

AVID Club

By Camille Yost Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program at Tustin High School that is dedicated to preparing students for college. Not only is it a class, it is also a club that is run by Aileen and Arlene Peralta in Ms. Vandal’s classroom, room 703. The main goal of the AVID club…

2017 Memes

By: Andrew De Haro Teenagers find information in many different ways, including sources such as including sources such as television or the radio. There are many other ways teens can find global news, such as looking at different news outlets or through memes on social media. Social media has made it easier for teens to…

No Pity for the Unpermitted

By: Eean Garcia If any students have noticed a parking permit violation slip on their cars in the past couple of weeks, these slips should not be taken lightly. Each of these notices are being recorded by the administration. If you have not gotten a parking permit, it is important that you get one as soon…

Bardot

By Eean Garcia Whether you are looking for your daily dose of caffeine or you are looking for some late night dessert, Bardot Bars and Coffee is the one stop shop to satisfy your needs. For any newcomers to Bardot, there are three must-try items on the menu, of course, their coffee, their true milk and/or…

Jigsaw

By Andres Segura For 6 years, 2004-2010, the horrific and gory movie series “SAW” took us over. This year the craze is revived by the all new installment called “Jigsaw”. For those who haven’t seen a Saw movie, basically people are trapped with their lives at risk and have to find a way out. But…

Finals Coding Club

By Eean Garcia Finals Coding Club is run by Sishir Giri and its motive is to teach students at Tustin High about the power that lies behind their keyboard. Every club meeting is a new lesson that further teaches the club members the fundamentals of coding. Students have learned how to write code for their…

Inspiration

By Chaise Howard Sophia was in her room one night writing a story on her laptop for her journalism class. She began to write about a typical girl like herself who was left alone on a Saturday night and a guy broke into the main character’s house and tried to kill her. As she continued…

iPhone X

By Erick Martinez The iPhone has been one of the most purchased smartphones of the 21st century. From teenagers to our grandparents, the iPhone is a must have. The newest of its kind, The iPhone X, will sport a brand new A11 bionic core memory, “the strongest” chip in a smartphone today. At an estimated…

Television: The Rise of Home Entertainment

By Jair Martinez Ever since the invention of the television, most people spend their time at home watching it. Especially with so many shows, movies, and sports that stream daily, who wouldn’t want to watch TV in their free time? Now, television has surpassed most forms of home entertainment like reading and listening to the…

How Directors Make Audiences Cry

By Alec Nunez Sadness is difficult for a director to convey and have the audience feel. Emotions such as grief cannot feel forced or it will negate the director’s original goal of making the audience cry, nor can it be lacking as a result of attempting to prevent a forceful feeling. A bad filmmaker will…

San Andreas and The California Gamble

By Frank Remele The unassuming prospectors of California’s history operated at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. These were the pioneers of economic opportunity—where they went, jobs followed, even in the absence of gold mining success. Despite financial incentive to relocate westward, there were conspicuous risks that associated themselves with the American ideals of exploration…

‘Meet the ATA: Halloween Edition’ Review

By Camille Yost On October Friday the 13th, Advanced Theater Arts presented to Tustin High School a wonderful production of ‘Meet the ATA: Halloween Edition’ showcase. The ten different scenes captured both the spookiness and comedic takes on the holiday dedicated to the dead. A notable scene, “Kev Burger” was about a couple who stopped…

Grab a Bite of Senior Year

By Vanessa Soria As you may or may not know, seniors have the privilege of leaving during lunch, as long as you have a parent signature for an off campus sticker. Senior year is a big year, so why not take advantage of it by grabbing a big bite at one of the many delicious…

Welcome Dr. Tuin!

By Benjamin Rodriguez Enthusiastic, kind, open-minded, caring, polite—this is just a short list of words that can be used to describe our brand new principal, Dr. Jon Tuin. Almost every morning before first period, Dr. Tuin is at  the entrance of school greeting Tiller students as they walk onto campus. If you don’t see him…

Tustin vs. Valencia

By Chaise Howard The Tustin High boys water polo team sadly took the “L” when they played Valencia High on October 6. Although they held a tie for the first 3 quarters of the game, in the fourth quarter Valencia pulled ahead and finished the game with a score of 4-6. The game started with…

Mist Your Problems Away

By Chloe Maddox Although the summer has come to an end, California is never truly chilly. One way to combat heat while clearing your skin is by using a refreshing rose water mist. I like to use this to prime and set my makeup, as part of my skincare routine and just as a refresher….

Tom Petty’s Death: Leaving Millions in Heartbreak

By Golda Fulmer Tom Petty—a renown musician and singer—passed tragically, at the age of 66, on October 2, 2017, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA. The cause of death was cardiac arrest early that morning, and his death was officially confirmed later that night, despite the confusion that afternoon. Petty was famous for…

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

By Alec Nunez After the acclaimed success of director Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster (2015), 2017 brings audiences his latest work, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Following Yorgos’ style of dark and twisted stories, this film follows Steven, a charismatic cardiovascular surgeon, who takes a fatherless teenage boy, Martin,  under his wing after he intrudes…

Top Well-Known Songs with a Deeper Meaning

By Golda Fulmer There are many renowned songs that seem hunky-dory when played and are great for singing along to. Most of the time, true meanings are only discovered through the thorough listening of the song, focused reading of the lyrics, and even intense investigation of the band and references. One of the most notorious…

Shape, Sound, Color: Solange

By Chloe Maddox A year ago this week, Solange released her third studio album, A Seat at the Table. On the surface, it sounds like funky, dream-like R&B. However, the album deals with the misconceptions, and fallacies associated with African-Americans. With spoken notes, the album is both personal and impactful.  I was fortunate enough to…

Lady Tillers Tennis Comes Up Short

By Eean Garcia Tustin’s Varsity Girls Tennis team squared off against the Valencia Tigers for their first league game of the season. The Tillers had some amazing performances in both their singles and doubles matches.  Melody Nguyen had some amazing shots in all three of her matches, which led her to close finishes in each of…

Cinematic Camera Work

By Jair Martinez Camera work is one of the most important parts of creating a movie. Directors use different types of camera angles to show emotion, setting, point out certain characters, and to show the tension between characters—not to mention that noticeably sloppy camera work can potentially ruin a film. But it’s easy to make…

Varsity Girls Volley Reigns Victorious Against Valencia

By Gigi Hume Thus far, Varsity Girls Volleyball has been kicking a** and taking names in their 2017 season with a now 11-5 record after yesterday’s 3-0 win against the Valencia Tigers. Before the Varsity showdown, Frosh/Soph set a positive precedent with a 2-1 win, losing their first set 24-26, but making a strong comeback…

Consilience of Science and Philosophy

By Frank Remele The intersection between conventional science and philosophy is a topic not nearly addressed to the extent it must be. Ideally, the discussion would take place voluntarily across all academic disciplines, in which we would have our Stephen Hawking’s cordially conversing with our Bertrand Russell’s. Contemporary discussions regarding science and philosophy, however, are…

Welcome Back to School

By Camille Yost Students are starting to get comfortable in their daily class schedules as we approach the four-week mark in our 2017 to 2018 school year. On Tuesday, September 19, Tustin High School will welcome parents to Back to School Night. This gives parents an opportunity to get to know the student’s teachers and…

Tropicalia Fest: Tacos, Tigres Del Norte and Tons of Dancing

By Galilea Oregon If you’re a fan of music and consider yourself an aspiring foodie you’ve most likely probably wished there was a way you could just combine the two in a glorious medley of pure entertainment and nothing but fun. If so, there’s an event tailored just for the music-loving foodie in you. I…

It’s A Must-See

By Jair Martinez The classic horror movie It, which might as well be titled Coulrophobics Worst Nightmare, is getting a remake. Maybe you’ve heard about it or maybe not, but either way, this is definitely a must-see movie of 2017. Just from the snippets seen in the trailers, It 2.0 seems to be similar to…