Varsity Volleyball: The Battle Between Tustin and El Modena

By Katelyn Merrell Tuesday night, the D4 Tustin Tillers took on the D2 El Modena Vanguards in a preseason battle for the books. The game went into five extremely close matches. However, El Modena came through with the win in the 5th game, despite the Tillers putting up an incredible fight. In the first game,…

The Boys: Chapter 4

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 4 Sadie’s Playing twenty questions with girls you find at CVS is an interesting experience, although not recommended if said girls happen to go to school with you. They’ll pass you notes in the middle of your math class and find out your number and text you and text you and…

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Intro Part One

by Johnathon A. Froman Note: Recommended only for those who have or are planning to buy the complete edition of Civilization V, NOT the base game by itself. Introduction. Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a finely crafted turn-based strategy game developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games and Aspyr, released on September 21st,…

Yes, There Are Other Coffee Shops Than Starbucks

By Katelyn Merrell Despite the convenience of a Starbucks Coffee being on almost every corner, there are tastier, trendier, and more quality coffee shops in the Tustin area. Simply take a trip down Newport Blvd. and experience three specialty coffee shops serving up decadent drinks, tasty treats, and flavorful food. Kean Coffee Kean Coffee is…

The Best Makeup Dupes

by Clea Thomas Every girl understands the struggle to look fierce/fly while not spending all of their life savings/college tuition/inheritance. This is a collective list of the closest matches of eyeshadows, lip products, and brushes, all for the lowest price possible.   Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes These three famous eyeshadow palettes are must-haves in every…

Rough Start to Girls’ Lacrosse Season

By Clea Thomas Tustin High School’s very own Lady Tillers Lacrosse team put up a hard fight in both games last week. The Lady Tillers competed against vicious Yorba Linda last Wednesday. Unfortunately, they lost 3-12, but our Tillers played strong. Tustin scored the first goal of the game within the first three minutes. Shortly…

Under the Sea: Subnautica Review

by Gwynn Van Houten The ocean is vast and foreign, and even the most intrepid and brilliant scientists have but a modest grasp of what inhabits its depths—it is estimated that more than two-thirds of marine species have yet to be discovered. So it is no coincidence that some of the most classic adventure and…

Waiting

by: Yaire Alfaro I will wait for you. I will wait to hear The sound of your voice, To see the smile I adore. I will wait, even if it takes my whole life, I will sit here, By myself. I don’t care. You are worth more than gold. When you get here, I will…

Picture Perfect Travel Destinations

by Nayeli Medina and Brisa Velazquez Cenote, Cancun Cenote, Cancun is a large open water pool that requires stairs in order to access its beautifully blue water. Cenote translates to “abysmal and deep” according to the Mayan hieroglyphic dictionary. The Yucatan was covered in ocean water until the last Ice Age, causing the sea levels…

Tustin Defeats Uni Despite Comeback Attempt

By Benjamin Rodriguez Last night, Tustin’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team looked to get their season off to a 2-0 start against the University High School Trojans. The Tillers defeated Valencia 9-6 in their first game of preseason. The Tillers got off to a hot start against University, scoring two goals in the first minute of…

A Successful Start For Boys’ Varsity Volleyball

By Katelyn Merrell The Tustin varsity boys’ volleyball team competed against Garden Grove Tuesday, March 1 in their first game of preseason. Tustin and Garden Grove both stepped on the court ready to play, ready to compete, and ready to win. However, Garden Grove’s efforts came up short against the Tillers’ powerhouse front line. With…

The Academy Awards: A Night of Success

  By: John Mendoza The 88th Academy Awards presented by the AMPAS, more commonly known as the Oscars, was a night filled with great appreciation towards the feats reached by people in the film industry. It was also a night filled with much controversy. Many people both inside and out of the Academy were puzzled…