The Boys: Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 DIDN’T MEAN TO by Galilea Oregon   Who are we? That’s the burning existential crisis kind of question we all ask ourselves at one point while staring into our mirrors. High schoolers? Sure, but it goes beyond that. It goes beyond simply going to school and homework and sports. We are more than just…

Just a Dream

By: Yaire Alfaro     You flew into my heart. You made me happy. I knew it was too good to be true, I just can’t believe one little wind blew us apart. You went one way, I went the other. I tried to fight but it was useless. I tried, but you didn’t However,…

Too Good to be True?

By: Frank Remele and Razmon Urbano   Jerry Serratos drove to work comfortably, believing he had made it in life. At 24 years old, he was the CEO and founder of the tech giant Ulo, worth billions. His own personal worth amounted to an excess of 500 million dollars, which was more than enough to…

Robot4Less, the Gunpla Heaven

By: Kayla Brunner Are you a fan of giant robots like transformers? Did you enjoy building Legos when you were younger? Or maybe, you just consider yourself the creative type. If so, Gunpla may be the thing for you. Gunpla are model kits based off of the Gundam anime that first aired in 1979. Since…

QuizUp Review

By: Frank Remele Claiming to be the fastest growing iPhone/Android game in history, it wouldn’t be too surprising if you have already played this game, or at the very least, have been made aware of its existence. I was first introduced to this fast-paced game by my friend Adam Duarte, who set me on this addiction that I…

The Myth, the Man, the Wrestler: Andrew Longmore

By: Cris Segura Tustin High varsity wrestler Andrew Longmore obtained first place on January 9, in the 2016 Asics SoCal Challenge. Tustin’s former varsity wrestler Guillermo Avila went undefeated in the 2014 tournament, which encouraged Longmore to work hard for his new goal: to win the Asics. His journey to the belt wasn’t easy, but…

Sneakin’ back into Style

By: Gigi Hume Like other trends from the 90’s including mom jeans and choker necklaces, sneakers have recently been given new light. Brands like Adidas, New Balance, and Nike have been flying off the shelves worldwide to fulfill this ever-growing need of nostalgia for the decade “raised on Biggie and Nirvana”. Each type of sneaker…

Boy’s Basketball: League Begins

By: Ahrize Faletoi On Tuesday, January 12, the Tustin boy’s basketball team played their first league game against the tough Cypress Centurions. The Tillers managed to keep the game close throughout the first half but could not keep up with the Centurions throughout the second. The Tillers were lead by sophomore point guard, Isaiah Gonzalez…

Past, Present, Future: Matthew Gaddis

By: Karli Stichter A new generation is upon us at Tustin High School. Legends have passed through this school and endured unique experiences. Each student’s experience has provided a piece to the amazing story of Tustin High. As our school continues to improve and grow, new students are rising to the occasion and making themselves…

Look Up Here, I’m in Heaven

By: Gwynn Van Houten January 10th marked a particularly fascinating man’s final day on Earth. He had a great many aliases and monikers — Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, Starman — and possessed a sense of style and presentation that was as fluid as it was both eccentric and innovative. In one…

Cypress Cradles a Victory Against Tustin

By Jacob Rivas On January 13, Tustin varsity wrestling went head to head with Cypress. Tustin entered the mat with an amazing and dramatic intro, as they stormed into the gym. The match began with Enick Clayton, who wrestled in the 106 pound weight class, and was unfortunately pinned in the first round. Up next,…

Crimson Tide Wipes Out the Tigers in a Close College Football Championship

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday January 11, the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Clemson Tigers in the second annual College Football Playoff National Championship. The number one-ranked Tigers, lead by dual threat quarterback Deshaun Watson, were the seven point underdogs, despite finishing the season with a number one ranking. The seven point favorite,  Alabama,…

Frosh Soccer Boys and their New Coach

By: Daniel Camano With a new man in charge, the Tustin boys’ Freshman soccer team’s new coach, David Camacho, is working hard with his players to have a successful season. The season is about to start for the boys and they have been training hard to have a great first season. Pre-season games have not…

Ballon d’Or 2016

By: Daniel Camano Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior were the three finalist for being awarded the best player of the year for the 2014/15 professional soccer season and having the chance to win the Ballon d’Or. Ballon d’Or is an award given to the best male soccer player of the…

Boys Basketball: Overtime Thriller

By: Ahrize Faletoi On Friday, January 8, the Tustin Boys’ Basketball team lost by 7 points to the Savanna Rebels at Savanna’s home court in overtime. The Rebels held their lead throughout the whole game and were conducted by Senior guard, Mark Butler, who dropped 39 points on the Tillers. The Tillers did not have…

5 Places to Inspire You in 2016

By: Jocelyn You The past is the past, and let’s leave it at that. Inspiration for 2016 is in the air, and it’s in the way we choose to live. Through our experiences, decisions, actions, we live- and now, there’s a whole year ahead to do just that. The places we go and the things…

Tillers Under The Sea

By: Joshua Muller The Ocean Sports Club – a club dedicated to spear fishing, body boarding, and having fun under the sun. Being an outdoor related club, students take trips to the beach to enjoy what the ocean has to offer. I joined club members Caleb Bullock and Nolan Swoboda on a trip to Huntington…

Bordertown From One Teen’s Perspective

By: Emily Crowl Heads up America, a controversial firestorm is approaching. On January 4th, FOX debuted “Bordertown”, a show akin to American Dad and the Simpsons. “Bordertown” focuses on the relations between a Mexican family and a white American family who are neighbors in a fictional town “Mexifornia” that lies on the Mexican/American border. An…