Valentine’s Inspired Outfits

By: Brisa Velasquez What to wear, what to wear? Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to put on a cute outfit and hit the town or stay in for the night. Whether you’re going out, hanging out, or staying in get into the holiday spirit. Valentine’s day is almost here, but no need to panic…

What’s a Lazer Team?

By: Kayla Brunner For fans of sci-fi, Rooster Teeth, and cheesy humor, Lazer Team is a must see. In 1977, we received a transmission from an unknown source most commonly known as the “Wow” signal. We were told that it was nothing, but we discover that in all actuality, the government had been secretly decoding…

The Boys: Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Ladybugs by Galilea Oregon   After the incident with the brick and window, Tristan got grounded for two weeks without his phone, and he was supposed to pay for the window repairs with his own allowance money. I honestly doubt that he would ever pay back. It wasn’t any of my business so…

Boys Basketball: Many Upsets

By: Ahrize Faletoi Last Friday night, the Tustin Tillers took on the Western Pioneers. Tiller Haakon Ullrich had 19 points to lead all scorers, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Tillers past the Western Pioneers. The Tillers are 8-16 overall and 2-6 in the Empire League, after their 34-37 loss on that night. Throughout…

Winter Formal 2016: Old Hollywood

By: Jocelyn You Photographed by: Tracy Caro #WINTERFORMAL2K16 at the Coto Valley Country Club was a night to remember. Set in an Old Hollywood theme, dappered up formal goers entered the venue on a red carpet that was surrounded by LED-lit movie posters, bringing back some classic Hollywood glamour and pizazz. Upon entering the venue,…

Up and Coming: Sagel Simon

By Zachary Apperson “God gave me the abilities. I’m gonna go a hundred miles per hour,”  sophomore, Sagel Simon confidently states in an interview. Sagel started as varsity quarterback and is currently a part of the starting five for the Tiller’s varsity basketball team.  If one thing’s certain–Sagel has game. Simon, a natural athlete, began…

15 of the Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

by Gwynn Van Houten Let’s face it: whether football is your cup of tea or not, the Super Bowl is irrefutably a national holiday. According to Statista, an online statistics portal, at least 114.4 million people watched the Super Bowl last year — that’s more than a third of the total U.S. population. It’s for…

Valentine’s Day

by Yaire Alfaro Today is a special day for you and me. We were always meant to be. You warm my heart And make it skip a beat. You understand me, You know when I’m down, And how to bring me up. I love you, And hopefully you love me. I am happy to say…

Alan Rickman: The Most Wonderful Despicable Actor

By: Alexia Mitchell As of January 14th this year, the acting-world has suffered a great loss: Alan Rickman has unfortunately lost his secret battle against pancreatic cancer at 69 years old. Many have felt devastated and have thought, “first Bowie and now Alan Rickman, why?” Alan Rickman was a well-respected actor, known for his amazing…

Bingewatch Your Way Through V-Day

By: Gigi Hume As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, plans of dates, bouquets, and Costco teddy bears are in the air, but for some of us single guys and gals this is day of universal bitterness. Instead of all these plans, we opt for the cliché idea of eating an entire pizza and binge-watching Netflix. But…

The Purr-fect App

By: Jacqueline Chavez Pay close attention cat lovers of the world, this one is for you. In our generation, many fads come and go and it seems that the newest one is collecting cute cats and kittens. Not real life felines, but virtual ones. Neko Atsume is a Japanese-based game developed by Hit-Point for iOS…

Celebrating National Signing Day at Tustin High

by: Karli Stichter and Benjamin Rodriguez Yesterday Tustin High School celebrated seven exceptional athletes in the plaza to announce where each Tiller will attend college in Fall 2016. This year’s athletes were a part of the largest signing day group the school has ever held. This was a highly anticipated day for all of the…

P for Pizza

By: Cristobal Segura You come to my mind And leave me blind.   In my heart, There’s a part Just for you And only you.   Without you, I couldn’t do.   In my arms, I bring you no harm.   I seek for your taste, I seek for your touch, I long for your…

Not Out and About: A Personal Glimpse Into the Closet

By: Anonymous I’m bisexual…or gay. I’m not quite sure yet but I am definitely not straight. The realization for my lack of heterosexuality came around towards the end of eighth grade. It didn’t come around from day to night, I never woke up and thought, “Wow I’m not straight.” The awareness came slowly, creeping into…

You’re So Naive

By: Karley Bailey Fourteen. Chronologically, not the beginning of your teenage years, but in the sense of life experience this is where the “fun” part of your adolescence starts. At fourteen you dread your first footsteps into a much larger school: a school that when you look at it, you see your future. Never realizing…

Author Profile: Brandon Sanderson

By: Johnathon A. Froman Brandon Sanderson is a renowned American writer. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 19th, 1975. Sanderson is the creator behind many great series including the Mistborn and the Reckoners series and is the winner of numerous literary awards. Brandon’s impact on literature has influenced the minds of many writers…

Temperance: Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Klark by John Mendoza   “Listen. Son I need you to pay attention.” A man pleaded to a small child, the man’s voice wavered. His hands gripped the little boy’s shoulders forcefully, but the boy seemed too terrified to register the man’s words. Despite the grip the man shook the boy gently as…

UCSD Picks Up Pitcher Tony Barrios

By Katelyn Merrell Sports Editor Tustin High’s varsity baseball pitcher and first baseman Tony Barrios committed to UCSD (University of California San Diego) in October of 2015 and finalized his decision later that month when he signed his letter of intent with the Tritons. UCSD recruited Barrios as a pitcher for their 2016 class. However,…

A New Generation of Jedi

By: Joshua Muller         Star Wars Episode VII has quickly become one the highest grossing movie in history. Upon its release fans were discouraged due to the bad feedback episodes one through three got. The movie release on December 18th broke multiple records at the Box office and gave fans a new hope on the…