The Color Blind Artist Who Hears Color

by Jennifer Mendoza Neil Harbisson, born on the 27th of July, 1982, is a contemporary artist and cyborg activist known for being the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull. This antenna uses audible vibrations to report information to him, such as measurements of electromagnetic radiation, phone calls, music, and…

The New Face of Second Semester Math

by Destiny Gomez and Nayeli Medina Joshua Ottoson has become a new second semester addition to Tustin High’s math department as a Pre-Calc and Geometry teacher. His sudden teaching career commenced in the beginning of this year, after subbing for about a semester, replacing a previous teacher who received a convenient job offering as a…

Breaking the Latina Stereotype

by Galilea Oregon You have seen her before: beautiful tan skin, thick dark hair, pouted full lips, and a voluptuous body. She is feisty, exotic, and full of sex appeal. She is Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, and Eva Longoria. She is the face of the 45 million Latina girls and women in the…

A Month To Celebrate

by Clea Thomas and Golda Fulmer Black History Month is a month long recognition of very important events and people that have made incredible history for the African population. Starting out as Negro History week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the second week of February, it flourished into the wonderful month-long celebration we have…

The Boys: Chapter 3

by Galilea Oregon   Chapter 3: Ditch Day Days after my scary encounter with Cole in the field, he suddenly stopped hanging out with the rest of the boys. I’d see him lurking in the halls mostly by himself, eyes darting around suspiciously. I thought we’d lost him for good to the goth kids that would…

4 Truly Beautiful Abandoned Places

by Jennifer Mendoza Craco, Italy 25 miles inland from the Gulf of Taranto, we have the beautiful Craco, Italy. Craco is a commune and medieval village in the Region of Basilicata and the province of Matera, in Italy. The historical town was abandoned because of the recurring landslides over the years. Because of its unique…

All-Wheel Drive vs 4×4

by Gilbert Jaime All Wheel Drive & 4×4 The bigger the car, the more power it will need to get moving. When the people hear power, they don’t realize it’s not only the engine that’s in play, but also the drivetrain you should know about. SUVs and trucks are usually all wheel drive (AWD) or…

What Your Favorite Color Says About You

by Yaire Alfaro Everyone has a color that they choose over all the other colors. Have you ever thought what you favorite color says about you? It can say a lot about you. It can tell what your powers and your weaknesses are. What does your favorite color say about you? White Your deepest need…

Perfect

by: Yaire Alfaro No one is perfect, Not you or me. Everyone has a flaw. That is the reason why You are you. There is no one out there In the world like you. You are one of a kind, One out of a million. Perfect is not real. Be your best, Be happy, Don’t…

Temperance: Chapter 2

by John Mendoza Chapter 2: Klark It had taken three hours, excluding the multiple times it took him to refocus on what had to be done, to actually finish cleaning his room. Klark now stood in the middle of his room with a triumphant smile plastered onto his face that was quickly replaced with a…

I’ll Make A Man(ny) Out of You

by Karley Bailey Eighteen is the horrifying number which signifies the closure of adolescence. It is the end of being a child. No more of those moments where it is socially acceptable to be irresponsible and immature. For Manny Lira, the dismaying responsibilities that adulthood brings already confronted him long before he was eighteen. Eighteen…

Feeling Brave?

by Gwynn Van Houten Are you a retro-style RPG enthusiast but crave something that always feels fresh? Do you want to take this adventure with you wherever you go? Of course you do. Luckily, the solution is just a few taps away. Its name is Brave Frontier, and it’s available for free from the iOS,…

Girl’s Basketball: Round 2

By: Ahrize Faletoi Saturday night, February 20th, the Lady Tiller’s faced the tough Canyon Comanches team at Canyon. The Lady Tillers did not come up with the win but played tough throughout the first half. Hea Pau’u and Devyn Barner scored most of the Lady Tiller’s points and kept the Tillers close within the first…

Tustin High’s Newest Addition

By: Edith Finck and Julia Klotz Everyone gathered last week on Friday, February 19th to witness the announcement of Tustin High’s most recent addition to the campus, the new Humanities Building. At this Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new facility, Principal Christine Matos, along with the rest of Tustin’s Office staff, presented the news to their…

American Sniper Book Review

By: Joshua Muller American Sniper, now a Hollywood movie, is an autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s experience in his four long tours in Iraq. God, country, and family were the most important things to him and he shows this in his writing. Chris gives readers background on his life and choices he made while…

Ready, Set, Strut

By: Jocelyn You and James Cruz Fashion Club leader, Eliza Bubienko, gets ready to organize one of Tustin High’s most notable events: The Fashion Show. A Tustin High senior, Eliza’s goal for her last year of high school is to go out with a bang, and the fashion show is one of her outlets to…

Girl’s Basketball: CIF First Round

By: Ahrize Faletoi On Thursday night, February 18, the Tustin girl’s basketball team played their first CIF playoff game of the season against the Temple City Rams. The Lady Tillers captured the easy win by 23 points and move on to round two. The Lady Tillers were led by Devyn Barner, who had a game-high-tying…

Color Your Way to Calm

By: Gigi Hume As kids, we all had memories of coloring, wasting away our days drawing houses, stick figures, just taking inspiration from anything around us. But as we age, our love for a coloring book begins to fade in favor of other hobbies and interests. However, research discovered in a psychological study has turned…

Everybody Wants to be Loved

By: Jorge Perez & Destiny Gomez For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. -Rosemonde Gerard   Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. -Voltaire   If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk…

Food Facts You Probably Don’t Know

By: Jennifer Mendoza & John Mendoza Food, the one thing we eat and love. It’s an amazing creation that we can’t live without. People go on eating food without knowing the amazing potential that lies within them. Whether you’re a vegan or a hard-core meat lover, you’ll be glad that you found out these cool…

The Year of the Lady Tillers: Tustin’s Girls’ Sports Dominate CIF

By Katelyn Merrell In the words of Beyoncé, “Who runs the world? Girls.” This winter sports season can easily be classified as “the year of the ladies.” This year, Tustin High’s girls’ basketball team and girls’ water polo team both qualified for CIF and are on their way to the next rounds of the tournament….

Drive Train Differences to Drive You Crazy

Front Wheel Drive & Rear Wheel Drive By Gilbert Jaime Consumers are out on the market on a daily basis shopping for a car. They go to the dealerships looking for gas efficient, reliable, and good looking cars. However, something consumers hardly ever take into consideration when shopping the market for a car is the drivetrain…

There’s a New Clay Slinger in Town

By: Joshua Muller             Tustin High was in need of a talented artist who works with clay to take on the role of ceramics teacher. Ysabel Gray, a graduate from Cal State University of Long Beach, came to the rescue and became Tustin High’s new ceramics teacher. Before taking the job at Tustin, Ms. Gray…

K-Drama: She Was Pretty

by Jacqueline Martinez Everyone loves a good television series every once in awhile, especially when we feel like our everyday routines are getting a bit bland. What better way to relax than sitting back and enjoying a good TV drama with a juicy plot and memorable characters. Not just any though, we’re talking K-Dramas. Korean…

I Trust You

by Yaire Alfaro I trust you. My life is in your hands. I want to know if you got me. Don’t let me down like the others. I hope you don’t let me go, Even if the world is ending. You are my support, My family, My everything. Please tell me, Before you hurt me,…

In Between Worlds

By: Jocelyn You Who am I? An honor roll student who has only known AP and honor classes? The fashion editor of the school’s online magazine? Someone who represented Tustin in Washington, D.C. this summer for journalism? The only seventeen year old to write for an established magazine? The senior class’s 2015-2016 vice-president? Or do…

Aren’t You Impressed?

By: Nayeli Medina and James Smith Throughout time one thing that has been consistently coming with the years is change; perhaps one of the greatest innovations in history is the ever-changing art and the artists who bring it to existence, one of these being impressionism. Impressionism was introduced circa the 1870s, ending the Realist period,…

Successful Send Off for Boys’ Basketball

By Katelyn Merrell Despite an upsetting loss to Western the previous Friday, the Tiller’s varsity basketball squad came out ready to play and compete in their senior night game against Kennedy High School. With their peers, family, and friends in the audience, the boys were “fired up” and ready to prove themselves, despite the disparagement…

A Different Kind of Love

By Galilea Oregon   Love. An intense feeling of deep affection. It’s the butterflies fluttering at the pit of your belly when you see them, The One. But those feelings aren’t everything. Romantic love isn’t everything.  Today’s youth over-romanticizes romantic love with the typical #RelationshipGoals tags on social media. However, what we seem to forget,…