Varsity Baseball on a Winning Streak, 4-3 Win

By Jocelyn Cervantes, Editor After defeating the Hillcrest Trojans and the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks, the Tustin Tillers varsity baseball team went up against the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits Monday afternoon. “Keep the momentum going from Saturday. We had a good couple games on Saturday and we just wanted to keep the streak going,” commented junior…

April Fools Day 10 Commandments

  By: Clay Miller Every year on April 1, someone takes it too far. Everyone loves to have a laugh, and if the person you are pranking is in on the  fun, everything is fine. However, year after year, people will pull terrible pranks on one another, using the holiday as an excuse to hurt…

Tillers Dominate Saturday’s game 17-1

By Jocelyn Cervantes, Editor Saturday morning the Tustin Tillers walked onto the field ready to beat the Hillcrest Trojans. Starters for the game included Blake Akins (pitcher), Hector Rivera (catcher), Cole Hoskins (first base), Brian Nguyen (second base), Brennan Black (third base), Anthony Walters (shortstop), Jesus Inocencio (left field), Dailin Lee (center), and Dustin Durand…

Tustin High’s Chemo Girl

Cancer — A six letter word that has the ability to leave even the toughest people speechless, and after watching Tustin High School perform “Chemo Girl and Other Plays” I can see why.  The Little Theater was packed on Friday, March 28 as everyone hurried to find an open seat for the last night of…

Adventure to Bordertown

By Destiny Gomez School is the bane of my existence. Every day I sit in silence, listening to the commanding voices of my teachers telling me what to do, what not to do. Don’t get me wrong I love to learn, but I need a break; today my wish was granted. Gustavo Arellano, author of…

Boys JV Volleyball Defeats Valencia

By Vanessa Cuellar On Tuesday March 24th, our very own Tustin JV boys volleyball team competed against Valencia. Starters for the first set: Eric Baker (#13), Brandon Rossano (#10), Jared Davis (#16), Luis Adame (#4), Andre Carpio (#11), and Nick Kohler (#6). Tillers started off pretty rocky  with Valencia scoring the first 2 points over an ace…

Tustin High Early Access Food Fair Menu

Hey Tillers! Coming up on Wednesday, April 1 we are having a food fair. For our freshmen who are unaware, the food fair is an annual event at Tustin High in which our clubs gather in the Plaza during lunch and sell a variety of foods to raise funds.  However, as any senior here can tell…

R.I.P. 1D

By: Amanda & Julia Klotz On March 25, 2015, popular boyband One Direction lost one of it’s members – Zayn Malik.  Malik decided to leave after five years of being with the band. There have been numerous cases regarding select members of popular bands breaking apart like John Lennon secretly leaving the Beatles in 1969…

The Universe

By Jocelyn You Being a seventeen-year-old heartbroken girl really got me thinking. All those thoughts that I so freely wrote on my Tumblr needed to be shared with other people who could relate or benefit from them. So here it is: the universe. It’s funny how things work out. Missing a train could lead to…

Another Win for Varsity Baseball

By Jocelyn Cervantes Friday afternoon the varsity baseball game started with the boys hitting the field with their Tiller Buddy. The starting lineup of Friday’s game: Tony Barrios (pitcher), Hector Rivera (catcher), Blake Akins (first base), Brian Nguyen (second base), Brennan Black (third base), Anthony Walters (Shortstop), David Bohorquez (left field), Dailin Lee (center field),…

5-Step Everyday Affordable Fresh Face Makeup

By: Kaylee Hanzich  As a particularly girly girl, I love make up. I believe that women are truly gorgeous with or without make up, but here is a quick tutorial for those who aren’t as skilled with the fun products and are looking to brighten up their appearance with a few easy tricks. All of…

Pizza, Ryan Gosling, and Cats

By: Amanda Klotz Founded in 2012, 20 year old Erin Yogasundram, current owner, was attending George Washington University in Washington D.C. when she decided to splurge on a little birthday present for herself – a $3,000 Celine luggage tote she had been dying to have.  This expensive purchase made Erin realize that she wanted to…

Paper Towns Movie

By: Julia Klotz Today John Green, author of the popular teen novel The Fault In Our Stars, went on to national television to promote his latest project. Green over the past several months has been helping with the movie adaptation of one of his many bestselling books, Paper Towns. Starring in this film are Nat…

Varsity Baseball Defeats Diamond Bar

By Jocelyn Cervantes Tuesday afternoon, the Tustin Tillers varsity baseball team hit the field to play against the Diamond Bar Brahma. Starters for the game were Cole Hoskins (pitcher), David Bohorquez (catcher), Blake Akins (first base), Brian Nguyen (second base), Brennan Black (third base), Anthony Walters (short-stop), Jesus Inocencio (left field), Dailin Lee (center field),…

Spreading the News About Journalism: We are on the Rise

by Karli Stichter Yesterday, Journalism students got the opportunity to visit C.E. Utt Middle School and present to students about iTHSmedia (Journalism and Yearbook.) This marks the first year of Journalism at Tustin High for six years, it is also the first time Journalism students presented in front of a middle school audience. For a first year class filled…

Tustin Lacrosse

By Jacob Rivas On March 10, the Tustin Lacrosse team had their first home game against Linfield. Before the game, Coach Johnson said, “ I’m really excited about the program and we were headed, we have been working hard to reshape the program, it’s been a lot of work but it’s been a lot of…

Jasmine Cordero: Wrestling at State

By: Julie Moreno Tustin High School’s senior Jasmine Cordero competed in the 2015 CIF Girls’ Wrestling State Championships on the 27th and 28th of February. At the Visalia Convention Center, Cordero wrestled against 24 of the best girls in the 141 pound weight class. According to the Varsity wrestling team’s coach Greg Smith, “The competition…

It’s Track Season!

  by Karli Stichter The 2015 Tustin High School track and field season is now underway. This year the track team is introducing Coach Tom Giebe as their new head coach. Since 2013 the track and field team has struggled to create an organized, team oriented program. But this year will be different. Coach Giebe…

Is America Ready For Bordertown by Fox?

By Karley Bailey   “Bordertown” is an original animation series created by Mark Hentemann and co-produced by Seth Macfarlane (“Family Guy”). Staff writers include artist, cartoonist and writer, Lalo Alcaraz.   Gustavo Arellano, editor of OC Weekly and author of the book Taco USA, worked as a consultant. This new Fox series introduces a humorous new outlook on the mix of Latino/American…

Lady Tillers Defeat Patriots

By Vanessa Cuellar On Tuesday, March 10th, Lady Tillers varsity softball competed against rival Beckman Patriots on their home turf. This year’s team consists of many young athletes with only one senior (Mia Cuellar #8.) Going against girls with years of experience should have intimidated our Lady Tillers, but instead of cowering down they defeated…

The Full House Era, Back In Style

By Jocelyn You The glory of scrunchies, high-waisted “mom” jeans, ruffled ankle socks, overalls, and crop tops had the limelight in the 80’s and 90’s. The style was modeled on popular shows like “Full House” and “Saved By The Bell” At a time when Madonna and Contempo Casual, mixed textures, bright clothing, baggy bottoms, and short tops…

Boycott Lime Crime

By: Julia Klotz Controversy sparked this weekend regarding the claimed “vegan” makeup brand Lime Crime. CEO and founder Doe Deere, real name Xenia Vorotova, has been accused of repackaging and selling used or branded makeup as well as auctioning her customers’ credit card information to scammers. This problematic behavior had managed to be concealed for…

Never be Alone: Chapter 1

By: Daniella Suarez Some days I wonder if my dad misses me. Other days I wonder why I’m still wondering. It’s so crazy how everything can change in a blink of an eye; how can he just abandon me like that? I was 5 years old when my mother died of breast cancer. At that…

Varsity Baseball Hungry for the Win

By: Jocelyn Cervantes, Editor After losing to Brea Olinda Saturday afternoon, the Tustin Tillers varsity baseball team were determined to beat the Capistrano Valley Christian Eagles. “We knew we had to come out strong for this game” Anthony Walters stated, while Brennan Black pitched in “We just went back to our fundamentals.” The Tustin Tillers…

The Rebel Biker

Check out Pitchfork editor Dylan Allen’s latest cycling article published in “The Competitive Cyclist” Rider Profile: Adam Myerson, the Counterculture Cyclist

Tillers defeat the Timberwolves 11-5

By: Jocelyn Cervantes, Editor On Thursday March 5, Tustin High’s varsity baseball team played Northwood High School at Tustin in their first preseason game. The game started with senior Dalton Rasmussen (#24) pitching against Northwood hitter #6, Andrew Kim. Dalton quickly struck out Northwood in the first 15 minutes of the game.Tustin’s Dailin Lee (…

Tillers vs. Eagles JV Volleyball

By Vanessa Tang and Dylan Allen The game began with the teams staying close to each other, and as Drew Donahoo scored the Tillers fifth point, Cavalry followed closely behind.  However, Tustin began to open the scoring with a streak in the middle of the set. Jonathan Flores, the libero, had numerous aces in the…

Making Tiller History

By: Julie Moreno Being dedicated to something can be tough, but can also pay off. Tustin High’s seniors Jasmine Cordero and Valeria Moreno are the first girls in school history to wrestle for four years. For their first two years in wrestling they practiced and competed on the boys wrestling team. This gave them an…

We Love Our Varsity

By: Katelyn Merrell Sports Editor On Tuesday March 3, the Tillers loaded up four buses full of dedicated, spirited students, ready to cheer on their boys’ varsity basketball team in their CIF semifinal game against Village Christian High School. Unfortunately for the Tillers, they were unable to come out with a win, despite their incredible…

Beautiful Tragedy

  By: Tanya Soto “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”-Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) A broken collarbone, a broken spinal column, broken ribs and perhaps a broken soul, Frida Kahlo painted what she felt; whether it was the pain in her body, or the happiness…