THS Journalist Writes For Local Magazine

By Julia Klotz Dylan Allen is among the five editors for Tustin High’s Journalism classes. Dylan’s major passion and preoccupation is cycling. His devotion to Journalism and cycling helped him land an official publication in a cycling magazine, The Competitive Cyclist. In addition to writing for The Pitchfork and The Competitive Cyclist, he’s also raced…

What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

By Jocelyn Cervantes Thanksgiving seems to be the only time where it’s socially acceptable to eat as much as you want and no one can tell you otherwise. Of course your dilemma, besides thinking of how many pounds you will gain, is deciding what to wear. Should your outfit be sophisticated and chic? Or casual…

Interesting Places: Placita Olvera

By: Nayeli Medina Interesting Places: Placita Olvera Los Angeles is a beautiful city located in Southern California. It is known for beautiful skies, warm temperatures and beaches, which makes it a desired place to visit. LA provides a variety of opportunities for tourists and young people who are on the search for recognition and a…

Princesses: Uncensored

By Vanessa Tang Little princesses dropped F-bombs about every 15 seconds to educate the public about sexism. These aren’t true royalty, but 6 to 13 year-olds wearing princess costumes.  The t-shirt company, FCKH8, created the very controversial video about sexism and feminism. They have received about 1 million views on YouTube for their video, “Potty-Mouthed…

What Lurks In the Dark

By: Shanni De La Cruz His thoughts were occupied with her.  With her.  This was ridiculous only because he didn’t even know her last name.  Jessica…Jessica…something.  That would be his new mission for the month, since this one was nearly over. Daniel glanced over at AJ.  The guy was bathed in half-light, so Daniel didn’t…

Beauty

By: Anastasia Earles  When you look into the mirror, what do you see? Do you see yourself as attractive or the opposite? Even if you don’t believe it, the truth of the matter is that you are beautiful. As we saunter down the road of life, we come across insecurities and broken parts that make…

Second Time’s the Charm

By Karli Stichter Around junior and senior year of high school more and more students receive their drivers license but some don’t always pass the test the first time. Unfortunately, I, along with many other people, experienced the moment when the instructor looks over and says, “Keep practicing and goodluck next time.” From administrators to…

George Wilson: Destined for Success

By Katelyn Merrell            “Good kid. Good athlete. In fact, he is one of the better athletes in the county. We are lucky to have him.”                             -Coach Tom Giebe, on senior cornerback George Wilson.   George Wilson is…

The Purge: Anarchy Review

By: Paul Rivera THE PURGE: ANARCHY The Purge: Anarchy is a suspense filled movie about a group of people who get caught out in the purge. They rely on a man who is out looking for revenge on the man who took his son. There is another group of purgers, but they’re not your typical purgers; they are an anti-purge group who fight to…

The Maze Runner Review

By: Evelyn Carillo The Maze Runner: Running to Success    On September 19, 2014 theaters presented “The Maze Runner,” and surprisingly it made a huge box office hit with a total of 73 million dollars in sales. Wes Ball directed this Sci-Fi Thriller.  He’s not well known because he only made two films throughout his…

DIY Christmas Tree Snow Globe

DIY CHRISTMAS TREE SNOW GLOBE By: Milca Salazar STEP 1: Buy all supplies Mason Jar tiny toy like christmas trees silver and/or white glitter a tiny plastic person and/or animal krazy glue water glycerin   STEP 2:  Make this Decoration Fill your mason jar 65% of the of the way with water. Add a splash…

Movie Review: Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas Reviews: “I thought that this movie was very appropriate for the time of year where the holidays roll in one after the other. It portrays two totally different holidays in one amazingly fun movie.” – Melissa Lopez from The Pitchfork “Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it…

Love and War

“AJ.” AJ looked up at him, mouth filled with burger. “Mmf.” Daniel took a moment to answer, momentarily distracted by the busy cafeteria.  It was a fishbowl of a cafeteria, to be honest.  The sounds would rebound off the walls, creating a jumbled mess of laughs, shouts, and voices.  It was a comforting sound –…

The Tillers Hit Bull’s Eye at the Pioneers

By Kassandra Ferrer and Viviana Altamirano TUSTIN — November 2, 2014, The Tustin Tillers faced the Western Pioneers at Tustin’s pool. Western was not prepared for the pitchfork! Our Water Polo boys swerved their rifle bullet while the Western Pioneer goalie had to swerve the Tustin Tiller powerful shot. The undefeatable Mitchell Spear (also known…

Freshman Football: The Story Behind Their Success

By: Amanda Zamora   Our Tustin High School freshman football team is on the road to success. They continually work hard on keeping up their 8-2 record. They are always on the field giving their best effort during practice through all of the drills, sprints, and repetitive plays. No matter what the weather is, extreme…

Dino Dash 2014

By Macial Bustos and Melissa Lopez 3…2…1… Dino Dash has started! Early in the morning at 7 a.m. people from all over the area came to the most awaited event of the year, Dino Dash. Dino Dash is an event where people run or ride for education. All proceeds benefit the TUSD Schools and the…

Coping with Anxiety as a Student

By Kaylee Hanzich Anxiety is one of those unspoken terrors that fill the body. It’s extremely disheartening to get up and face a new day every morning when you are in a never-ending battle with your mind. Some days, all you may want to do is curl up in bed, underneath your warm blanket, stay…

Model United Nations at Tustin High: The Path to Success

By Seth Williams On November twenty-fourth, 2014, Tustin High will be holding its In-House Conference for the MUN, or Model United Nations, Program. Model United Nations is an elective that gives students the potential to help solve the world’s issues one step at a time. Students play the part of individual countries coming together to…

Real Athletes Wear Pink

  By Zachary Apperson and Vanessa Cuellar Lady Tiller athletes continue to spread the word of breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. From pink socks to pink jerseys, Tillers show their care for women all across the world who suffer from this devastating atrocity. On Monday, October 20, the girls’ volleyball team competed against Cypress at their “Dig…

Rise of the Ramones

By: Tanya Soto Here come leather jackets, long hair, Converse, and ripped jeans—Joey the lead singer, Johnny on guitar, DeeDee as bassist, and last but not least Tommy on the killer drums. They all had the surname “Ramone” even though they weren’t related. Their fast beats and catchy lyrics started in New York City in…

Homecoming: Sink or Swim?

HOMECOMING: Sink or Swim? By: Julia Klotz   Last week on Friday, October 24, 2014 Tustin High held their annual homecoming dance. With a luau theme for the night, Tustin’s ASB, along with the help of their advisor Mr. David Peay, transformed the pool into a Hawaiian getaway. When asking Tustin High’s student body about…

Too Late

By Julie Moreno * * *         “Why are you late?” Mr. Valdez looks at me waiting for my answer. I’m standing in front of the classroom with everyone staring.         Will you like to ask my siblings that? “I woke up late,” I murmur to him. He nods at me and tells me to…

The “Little” Club With “Big Plans”

By Vanessa Tang and Patricia Sanchez Big Brothers Big Sisters makes a difference one child at time. Ernest Kent Coulter founded Big Brothers Bigs Sisters 110 years ago. The mentors  called “Bigs,” meet with their mentee called a “Little,” and act as their role models. The Littles receive little attention at home and most lack…