Samsung “Blows” Away the Competition

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez The Samsung company has been the center of attention the past few months due to their most recent product, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Reportedly, this mobile device is dangerous and deadly. The new line of phones have supposedly been catching on fire and in extreme cases, blowing up. Approximately…

Top 10 Art Pieces

By Karimar Gatica Art has long since been a mode of cultural statements that have helped us navigate the aesthetic history, if you will, of different times and places. It has the ability to captivate the masses as it is a universal language of expression, but among the thousands upon thousands of art pieces created…

Obliterating Gender Norms

By Edwin Contreras When you enter a clothing store, the men’s section and the women’s section are separated. The gender norms of this generation suggest that a man should be wearing men’s clothing and a woman should be wearing women’s clothing. A fashion designer creates clothes for each of the sexes, male and female. Nowadays…

4 Frightening Movies to Watch this October

By Alexyss Ortiz and Melanie Mercado October is the month of everything scary and mysterious. It’s the month when you have an excuse for looking scary in the mornings and of course the month when you can dress up as your favorite characters. It’s especially the best time to stay home and watch scary movies…

Hunger

By Melanie Mercado   Hunger: Hunger is the only adjective that can describe an immigrant’s reason for coming to the United States. Not only physical hunger but mental as well. Immigrants face many hardships and they are aware of them, which is why they’re still here. They fill in the positions of scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs,…

Changing Your Attitudes Since 1956

By Emily Crowl “We are the people our parents warned us about.” Jimmy Buffett fans, I raise my glass of Martinelli’s to you. It was definitely “5 O’Clock Somewhere” as fans took a trip down to “Margaritaville” and partied Saturday night at the last real concert at Irvine Meadows. All the hype leading up to…

Homecoming Assembly 2016

By Melanie Mercado, Genesis Montes, and Jacob Rivas   Our Tillers were amped to celebrate Homecoming week in style at our annual Homecoming assembly. We were left  in awe with performances by both of our dance teams, cheer, choir, student performers, and an unexpected appearance by our staff and ASB. To kick things off, we…

Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

By Jair Martinez and Karley Bailey Another reboot? Rest assure that this one will probably be the last reboot. We have seen the best version of Spider-man on film in the movie Captain America: Civil War and now Tom Holland, the new actor that plays Spider-man, will get his own solo movie, Spider-man: Homecoming. Everyone…

18

By James Cruz I’m 18. “I wish I could tell you that I know it all,” I screamed to my mom multiple times—this time—last year, but the reality is I don`t know anything. Of course I have realized more things about myself and others over the course of this year, and that has led me…

Top 15 Disney Foods

By: Ivette Barajas and Kim Aguilar Whenever someone recalls a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, there is one thing that always stands out among the fun rides and tedious lines: the food. While some of it can tend to be pricey, it’s definitely worth it for a happy tummy, and for the Instagram…

The Autumn Dream Colors

By James Cruz It is time and finally here, where the the fall kills summer with the softest kiss and transforms everything into a golden, warm bowl of spice and everything nice. Everyone is feeling the autumnal vibe as the days start to get shorter, and the breeze starts kicking in; pops of rusty orange,…

PSYCHOlogy At Its Finest

By Bryan Garcia A great multitude of individuals that see a slasher film often believe that they are never capable of murdering another human being. As a matter of fact, many viewers believe that they may never even THINK of becoming that one wack job that kills dozens of people. If you strongly believe that…

You and Me

By Yaire Alfaro   I am breaking into pieces. My sadness always increases. I am trying to find peace, And hope I still believe in you and me. I will always love you I promise I will never leave Until at least try to fix our broken relationship Later we will see what is wrong…

“Get-Down” to this New Netflix Original Series

By Galilea Oregon “The Get-Down,”is a new Netflix Original Series directed by Baz Luhrmann, director of “The Great Gatsby” and 1992 “Romeo and Juliet”. Released on August 12, 2016, “The Get-Down” is a messy perfect concoction of music, dance, and lively colors that are the reminiscence of youth in the Bronx splattered with drug and…

Here’s to All the People

By Eileen Obregon   Here’s to all the people, Who’ve inspired me in some way.   This is just a small thank you, For the words they won’t hear me say.   Here’s to the kind strangers – That act purely with their heart.   Here’s to the the talented musicians, Who turn their music…

The Origins of Banda

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez Music has a huge variety of genres and includes a numerous amount of stars and singing sensations, but without a doubt one of the most popular and recognized genres is the Mexican Banda. Banda is a type of brass-based and traditional form of Mexican music that is consisted of a…

Kyle’s Music Corner – Mild High Club

By Kyle Arbiola If you are a fan of piano synthesizers and funky bass lines with a hint of guitar then Mild High Club is the band for you. Hailing from beautiful Los Angeles, California, this slacker rock band is lead by front-man Alex Brettin. He grew up playing the flute and studied jazz during…

Be Tough, Don’t Puff

By Ben Rodriguez and Alena Tran DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IN NO WAY PROMOTES THE USE OF DRUGS Marijuana use has relatively decreased among high school students in the last five years. However, the nonchalant attitudes towards marijuana have become more prevalent. There is a contrast between how older generations discussed drug use to this generation now….

Author Profile-R.L.Stine

By: Karimar Gatica R.L. Stine, more formally known as Robert Lawrence Stine, born 1943 in Columbus, Ohio is a successful writer who graduated from Ohio State University in 1965. Since doing so, Mr. Stine has made many feats in the field of writing . From the publishing of his first humor magazine Bananas to The…

Tustin Tiller Homecoming Spirit Week

By Eileen Obregon and Nayeli Medina   Spirit Week Monday: PJ Day Tuesday: Toddler Day Wednesday: Jersey Day Thursday: Superhero Day Friday: Decade Day Homecoming is slowly creeping up, meaning it is time to show your Tiller Spirit! On October 10 through the 14th, we have themed days to be creative, different, and have fun…

Kim Kardashing Away from a Close Call with Jewel Thieves

By Adrian Ruiz and Vanessa Villegas From breaking the internet to modeling for Playboy the most famous Kardashian, Kim was robbed in Paris, France at gunpoint for 10 million dollars worth of jewelry. She was attending Fashion Week as she encountered a group of “police men” who then revealed themselves as robbers. The robbery could…

Santa Ana’s Art Walk

By Ivette Barajas, Alena Tran, and Kimberly Aguilar Discourse concerning the city of Santa Ana is usually negative, especially at Tustin High. For whatever reason, there are a good amount of people who look down on it. After all, it’s easy to dismiss a place you haven’t really integrated yourself in or explored. But despite…

Club Overview: T.I.D.E.S.

By Camille Yost and Johnathon Froman With Club Rush behind us, you might have noticed many students signing up at the TIDES club stand. In its second year, the TIDES club has grown into a reputable center for community service, in great part due to the efforts of the club members and leadership. TIDES stands…

The Kaine-Pence Show

By Ivette Barajas and Karimar Gatica The first vice Presidential debate took place this past Sunday, October 4, at Longwood University in Virginia. This debate scored some major points for Republican nominee Donald Trump. In contrast to Trump’s performance at the first presidential debate, Mike Pence was able to remain calm and collective, impressing much of…

Metal Mouth

By Antonio Nunez and Cristobal Segura As many students at Tustin High know, there are a lot of kids with braces. Braces can be a huge struggle in a child’s life, and may lead to either positive or negative implications. One of the biggest influences braces have on an individual’s life is their eating habits. We…

Put a Twist in Your Day

By Kimberly Ayon Thriller rides: every adrenaline junkie’s guilty pleasure. However, though rare, there could be technical difficulties in the works. As you get on a thriller coaster, one is taking the gamble of facing many risks. But once secured in the ride, the excitement kicks in. Many people look forward to sharing the thrill…

Tiller Days: The Tradition Continues

By Zachary Apperson The neon lights illuminated the straw floor, allowing a spectrum of vivid colors to cast a luster along the fairgrounds. The metal contraptions of coasters reflected a certain kind of radiance while gyrating, rotating, twisting and whirling groups of families, children, and young couples alike, whose shrieks and squeals of elation made…

Long Live Ska

By Tanya Soto From the local music venues to the neighbors’ backyard, ska has been heard since the late 1950’s. Originated in Jamaica, the ska genre has evolved throughout the years. With a mixture of reggae, punk, and a hint of cumbia, ska has overcome the English lyrics and has expanded with Spanish influences. As…

Tech vs Ed: The Perpetuating Battle

By Merlin Montes As technology grows and advances, iPads, laptops, and tablets have proven to have an undeniable effect on education. This occurs through the access of technology at home and in other environments meant for studying. In the midst of this spread students have become perpetually distracted by their social media and games on…