4 Tips to Stay Awake During Class

By: Jacqueline Chavez So, you’re sitting in class, working hard like the scholar you are. Then suddenly your eyes start to feel heavier and you begin to nod off. We’ve all been there. Falling asleep during class, although very tempting, isn’t how you should be spending your class time – you should be spending it focused…

Top 5 Go-To’s in Old Town Tustin

By: Gigi Hume and Clea Thomas Old Town Tustin is a part of town that is overflowing with history that has contributed greatly to the creation of modern-day Tustin. It combines notable sites of the past, like Utt Juice Company and the Pankey Residence, with those of the present. Both of which make the balanced…

The Return of the Legend

By: Katelyn Merrell Three years ago Myron Miller decided to resign from his position as head coach for the Tustin High varsity football team. Since then, Coach Winter Welz took the job and led the Tiller’s Varsity squad to the playoffs two years in a row, (8-3) in 2015, and continued to build the football…

Tell Me I’m Pretty

By: Karley Bailey “Tell me I’m pretty.” In a sense, this is a phrase almost every human has thought at least once in their mind. Most people can say they love the feeling of being called beautiful. Whether it be someone admiring your personality or looks, compliments are perceived as a kind gesture in all…

The Few, The Proud, The Cheerleader

By: Clea Thomas Laura Montealegre, a senior here at Tustin, has been on the Tustin Cheer Squad for all four years of her high school career. She can be found at school excelling in numerous advanced classes, at her job at Round Table Pizza giving 110%, or at any of the cheer events, but no…

A//S//H//

By: Jocelyn You Former Tustin High students, Connor Brawley and Zijn Winters, are prime examples of the heart that all Tillers seem to possess. Staying local after graduation, the two lived on a “normal route” going to college and working part-time jobs, meandering through life but not yet grasping their purposes and dreams. Feeling as…

The Man Under Your Bed

By: Yaire Alfaro   Roses are red, violets are blue. Soon he will be after you, so run and hide–do as you please, ‘Cause soon you will no longer breathe. Cry and beg, but he will show no regret. Tell your loved ones you care because you will no longer be there, You woke him…

What if?

By: Anastasia Earles What if I fail and don’t succeed? What if my future doesn’t take heed? What if I fall beneath my foes? What if I can’t live up to the person God chose?   What if I fall beneath six feet? What if I declare my defeat? What if I can never rise?…

Tustin Dance Team: Winter Kids Camp

THS Dance Team Winter Kids Camp By: Alexia Mitchell and Golda Fulmer Don’t worry about babysitting December 12, because Dance Team’s got you covered. Winter Dance Camp is underway, and anyone in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade is invited. From 9am to 1pm, participants will be able to learn how to dance Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Pom,…

The Tustin Tiller Time Machine: An Introduction

    By: Karli Stichter The Tustin Tiller Time Machine: An Introduction 1941- George Kaihara and Mitsuye Nakamura were taken out of Tustin High School and transferred to Poston, Arizona internment camp with several other Japanese Americans. They left high school unable to graduate without a diploma. After enduring four years of life in the…

Daddy Day-Wear

By: Jocelyn You We always made fun of our dads (or any father figure) growing up. With their strictly socks-and-sandals barbecue attire and their Tommy Bahama Hawaiian shirts, what wasn’t there to make fun of? Too cool for our dads, we grew into teenage-hood with skinny jeans, Stussy crewnecks, Active hoodies, and Vans sk8-hi’s. However,…

THS Girl’s Basketball

By: Emily Crowl “BALL! BALL!–SHOT!” You will be able to hear the game before you see it. Girls Basketball is a loud, competitive, energetic, and supportive program for Tustin High girls. The program, lead by our very own Coach Gocke, takes in girls who may have never played basketball before and shapes them into seasoned…

A Gamer’s Paradise

By: Kayla Brunner Gamers, competitive students and friendly people alike can find their home at Tustin High’s Smash Bros. Club. Meeting every snack, lunch and even after school in room 226, this club prides itself on being Tustin High’s home for gamers. But even if you aren’t a gamer, this club has an inviting atmosphere…

A New Era For Tustin High Lacrosse

By: Joshua Muller A new season brings new players to the Tustin High Lacrosse team. This year, there are many incoming freshman who want to play lacrosse. Many have never played the sport but are willing to give it a shot and tryout for the team. Players begin offseason practice with simple drills, conditioning, and…

“Little Shop of Horrors” Is A Must See

By Nayeli Medina Tustin High School has a variety of talents ranging from sports, music, dance, and visual performing arts. Theater specifically has made an impression with a variety of performances from musicals to successful shows that demonstrate the passion of students who strive to improve every performance; they make these plays come to life. The theater department produced,  “Little…

How Bad are the Badlands?

By: Gwynn Van Houten The latest show in AMC’s lineup, Into the Badlands, aims to fill a void that appeared before comic book lovers when The Walking Dead proved to be a poor adaptation of its source, for better or for worse. This original post-apocalyptic action series, based loosely on 16th-century-Chinese novel Journey to the West, is…

The Night of the Tiller

By: Benjamin Rodriguez and Katelyn Merrell Last month, November 18, the Tustin High wrestling program hosted Night of the Tiller, an event consisting of Tiller wrestlers from all grades and weight classes who competed against each other for a spot on the varsity squad. The event was held in the old gym, where parents, students,…

Goodwill Hunting

By: Galilea Oregon and Gigi Hume “But … it was 99 cents.” These wise words from Macklemore are often times the justification for when a seemingly harmless trip to the thrift store turns into 5 sweaters, 7 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, and 6 pairs of jeans. But it’s fine because unlike regular stores, thrift…

Faith Alive at Tustin High

By: Golda Fulmer Tustin High School – where students come and express themselves, the place where kids choose to stand out or blend in with the rest of the student body. On our campus, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, or FCA, makes sure to help students stand out all year long. Meeting every other Wednesday in…