A Slice of Tustin High School’s History: 1942-2015

By Karli Stichter In honor of Mitsuye Nakamura and George Kaihara-former students at Tustin High School. Many people do not realize the amazing history that is hidden deep within the halls of Tustin High School. Starting from 1921, when the school was first established, Tustin has been in the midst of some of America’s greatest…

Red Nose Day

By Vanessa Tang May 21 will be the 30th annual Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign first started by Comic Relief UK to raise money for young people who are living in poverty. It is a large event in the United Kingdom, but the campaign is also experiencing an increase in popularity…

Don’t Walk On Red

By Milca Salazar Red light, green light, yellow light. We are all familiar with these colors as a method to direct traffic, both auto and pedestrian. The lights have a meaning that maintains the flow of traffic and keeps cars and people safe. According to the law, red means stop, green means go, and yellow…

Getting to know the Varsity Baseball Team: Senior Night

By Jocelyn Cervantes On Thursday May 14, Tustin High Varsity Baseball was scheduled to have their Senior Night, but due to the unpredictable rain, it was cancelled. The Varsity Team is made up of nine seniors: Dustin Durand, Tyler Ryan, Hector Rivera, Brennan Black, Jose Ayala, Jesus Inocencio, Dalton Rasmussen, Corey Bradley, and Domnick Lokeijack….

Video Preview of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”

Theater Arts next performance is the musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” performed in the Little Theater on May 19th-22nd at 7 p.m. The main role of Charlie Brown will be played by senior, Jonathan Deprosse and directed by senior, Angie Ngo. Purchase tickets at the student store for $5, reserved tickets $8. Come out and support…

Varsity Baseball Advances to Playoffs

By: Jocelyn Cervantes After defeating Kennedy on Tuesday, May 12 with a score of 3-1 by a skillful pitching performance from veteran Tony Barrios, the Tillers hit the field Friday afternoon determined to win. Starters for the game included seniors Jose Ayala (pitching, captain), Hector Rivera (catching, captain), Tyler Ryan (first base), Brennan Black (third…

Help Earthquake Victims In Nepal

By Esteban Rios An earthquake of a 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal, India leaving more than 7,300 people dead. The death toll may rise to 10,000. The earthquake also caused many injuries, collapsed buildings and an avalanche on Mt. Everest. The avalanche destroyed base camps on the mountain making it nearly impossible to climb. The people  affected by the…

Searching For What?

By: Vanessa Cuellar Being a high school student, most adults do not realize that the world’s problems affect everyone, regardless of their age. Adults always question teens, asking us things like, “Why are you so stressed? Wait until you get into the real world.” They are unaware of the obstacles and decisions that teens have…

CIF Swim Qualifiers

By Kassandra Ferrer As the swim season comes to an end, two swimmers are cashing in their hard work at California Interscholastic Federation on Wednesday, May 13th. Mitchell Spear (Senior) and Jessica Moore (Freshman) will represent Tustin High School this year at CIF Prelims. As a senior working for this moment for the past four years, Mitchell…

What do you fear?

By: Tanya Soto Insects, reptiles, presenting in front of a crowd, the future, being stuck in a daily routine, making the wrong decision, or perhaps love itself scares you. Fear evolves through the minds of the people you pass every day. Some are in a bubble, fearing the day it will pop; others are willing…

Tustin’s Campus: From Primitive to Prodigious

  By: Seth Williams Since establishment in 1921, Tustin High has made dramatic transitions architecturally, technologically, and culturally. Approaching its one-hundred year anniversary in 2021 being the  oldest school in the district, Tustin High has made accomplishments beyond anything expected in its early years. We have excelled in sports, academics, extracurricular programs, and made extensive…

Are YOU Ready For Mothers Day?

By: Cristobal Segura Mother’s day is the day to show appreciation towards your mother. That doesn’t mean that it should be the only day you tell her you love her, but it should be a day where you just appreciate all the things she has done for you. Here are some gift ideas your mother would really like….

Tragedy in Nepal

Tragedy in Nepal by Vanessa Tang On April 25, a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Cities were devastated by the enormous earthquake, the largest they have had in about 80 years. Thousands of people lost their homes, villages are completely demolished, and ancient sites have collapsed. The death toll as of May fourth is 7365 people…

Never Be Alone: Chapter 2

By: Daniella Suarez Link to: Chapter 1 My heart began to race. I felt like my heart was going to pop out of my chest. My father’s eyes were bloodshot. I knew he was drunk again. “What are you doing in my room?” I didn’t know what to say, I felt like he was going to…

THS Teacher Impacted By Hit And Run

By Jacob Rivas 88-year-old Paula Navarro was the victim of a hit and run in Calexico, California. Mrs. Navarro is the grandmother of Tustin High School Spanish teacher, Mrs. Maribel Herrera-Olmedo.  The crime occurred on Sunday, May 3 at 6:40 a.m. at Paulin Avenue and East Second Street in Calexico.  Mrs. Navarro was attended by the…

Colorguard Workshops and Auditions

By Julie Moreno Its that time of the year where Tustin High School’s color guard workshops and auditions begins for the 2015-2016 school year. On May 4th and 5th color guard workshops will begin from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Tustin’s Room 603. But what is color guard? It all started as a military…

Falling In Love (With Yourself) At A Coffee Shop

  By Abigail Pidazo and Jocelyn You On April 27, two up-and-coming writers, who want more out of the world, participated in an “open mic night” at The Lost Bean Cafe, a local coffee shop comfortably situated on Newport and Irvine Blvd. The coffee shop hosts this weekly event in hopes of getting aspiring artists…

Varsity Baseball vs Pacifica

By: Jocelyn Cervantes On a hot and blazing Friday afternoon, the Tustin Tillers went on to play the Pacifica Mariners after a winning game of 2-0 on Wednesday, April 29. The Tiller’s defense started strong as pitcher Cole Hoskins skillfully struck out the Mariners with no runs made during the first and second inning. Austyn…

Anthony Walters: A True Competitor

By: Katelyn Merrell Sports Editor “I want to be able to go out and perfect the game, which is probably impossible. But when you work so hard at something you love, you hate to fail at it, so I keep on working harder and harder and harder.” -Anthony Walters Junior, Anthony Walters transferred to Tustin…

Prom Hairstyles

By Viri Perez, McKenna Lopez, Kaylee Hanzich Prom is an event that most of us dreamt of as little girls and boys. Arriving with your breathtaking date,  everyone’s eyes are focused on you because you are simply radiating confidence and pure beauty all while dressed in the most gorgeous dress. However, the dress isn’t the…

Drag Queens In Herstory

By: Maciel Bustos A Drag Queen is someone, commonly a male, who dresses and performs in drag. Drag was first used by Shakespeare as an acronym meaning “dressed as a girl.” It first started in ancient Roman literature.  And was also featured in classical Chinese theater, when women were generally banned from the theater. In…

My World With Strings

In this series of art, Lara Pina, Chelsie Emlinger & Evelyn Carrillo will each be making a piece of work that embodies a topic that they decide. Lara draws, Chelsie writes short stories, and Evelyn writes poetry. This series has been titled “My World With Strings”     Lighting My World With Lies:  My body…

An End to a Beginning – Boys’ Lacrosse

By Karley Bailey This year is a new transition of gains for Tustin High School Boys’ Lacrosse. The 2015 Season has come to a close with an unfamiliar yet fulfilling winning-streak and a brand-new coach, Derek Johnson. Boy’s Lacrosse is at seven wins and ten losses. Although this may not seem like an accomplishment for…

Tustin High School Band Performs at Beckman

By Neil Slater The Tustin High School band performed at a Spring concert at Beckman High School this Wednesday in Beckman’s auditorium. The concert consisted of Tustin’s band and orchestra and was the final concert of the year. Tustin’s play list consisted of: Fanfare for the Third Planet, Loch Lomond, The Crosley March, Disneyland Celebration, Into The Storm,for the finale,…