Forgive and Forget

By Adrian Ruiz Cheating, bad break ups, family and friend confrontations, almost all personal problems end in grudges or the typical “don’t talk to me ever again, just don’t” attitude. The person doesn’t want to be the one that admits they are wrong for what they’ve done, and hope you will come clean instead. Once…

Tustin Holiday Talent Show

By Melanie Mercado The city of Tustin is hosting its second annual talent show on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The show will be taking place at the Tustin Community Center (2961 El Camino Real). Performers for the show were chosen through an audition process that took place back in November. There’ll be…

Trumped-Up Protests

By Kimberly Ayon On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Naturally, there were people that aren’t delighted with the outcome. However, unlike past elections, there is a clear division; you’re either with Donald Trump, or you’re not. In fact, there have been a plethora of protests across the…

#CalExit – A Proposition Threatening to Succeed

By Tino Hernandez and Antonio Nunez California has made a proposition to leave the country. Not literally, but many of its citizens are dismayed due to the fact that Donald Trump is now the US’s newest president-elect. This makes sense because the vast majority of Californians are Democratic. This has caused great confusion and discomfort…

Tustin High Dance Team Winter Kid’s Camp

By Eileen Obregon The Tustin High School Dance Team and All-Male is hosting a Winter Dance Camp geared toward grades kinder through 8th are welcome! On Saturday, December 10th, campers are welcome to attend to learn from seventeen-time National Champion Tustin High School Dance Team and All-Male Dance Crew. To register, go to Tustin High…

Are Millennials Too Stressed To Care?

By Alena Tran, Ivette Barajas, and Kimberly Aguilar Millennials are oftentimes criticized for being too lazy and too apathetic to worldly conflictions. There are many who believe this generation is merely made up of mindless, materialistic, social-media obsessed robots, but paradoxically, many are also convinced millennials care too much, or are too sensitive. It can…

Human Euthanasia

By Zachary Apperson   There have been many controversial bills, constantly argued and debated, proposed to state legislations only to be denied, yet brought back in following years. But in the last couple of decades, California has hosted one of the most heated debates, just this year passing a polemical law on physician assisted suicide….

Don’t Miss Out on Orange is the New Black!

By Karimar Gatica Piper Chapman, a woman in her mid-thirties who now has a husband and a good job. Getting caught up with a decade-old crime, Piper is getting convicted 15 months due to transporting money for her drug dealing ex-girlfriend, Alex Vause. Being forced to change into her prison uniform and sleep with strangers…

On Not Fitting in and Why It’s Totally Okay

By Galilea Oregon I do not fit. Sometimes I feel like the wrong puzzle piece, too big and awkward to fit. I do not fit. I am stuck between learning to accept solitude and seeking validation and acceptance. I respond to text messages right away on some days, and on others I ignore every single…

Six Months

By Camille Yost Sitting on the curb of an abandoned parking lot was a beautiful woman in a white sundress. Her short brunette curls stopped right at her collarbone and her beautiful pink cheeks were covered with mascara filled tears. “Excuse me miss, are you alright?” a man asked as he carefully approached the woman….

Justin Bieber: Good or Bad?

By Merlin Montes We all remember the good ‘ol days where Justin Bieber’s, “Baby” rocked radio-waves from which he gathered a large fan following for his luscious locks and modulated voice. Unfortunately though, over the years the famed “Biebz” has had many conflicts with the law, all preventable and all  worsened by his attitude. Whether…

Italy Shakes with Fear

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez  In recent days, the entire European continent was shook with massive earthquakes and its aftershocks, there are no signs that these natural disasters will ever end. The most affected from this situation has been Italy, after a huge 6.6 earthquake has killed over 200 residents and left many more injured and…

Episode

By Tanya Soto   Mamá dice que el amor vence el odio Que todo el odio es un episodio Que a va terminar y no dominar Mamá says love will conquer hate That hate is just an episode That it will end and not dominate But I see my people’s desperation and devastation Hungry for…

KC Carr Runs Tillers to Second Round of CIF

By Benjamin Rodriguez Photograph by Cesar Padilla of Ocular Photography On Friday, November 11, the Tillers took on the Huntington Beach Oilers in the first round of CIF playoffs. All night fans heard Mr. Martyn’s recognizable voice hollering through the speakers, “KC Carr, touchdown Tillers.” They heard it six times to be exact, as Carr…

Invest Your Money Wisely

By Kimberly Ayon Many brand name makeup cosmetics are very expensive, although usually that extra amount you pay is returned to you through the promises of a long-lasting lip or a super pigmented eyeliner. But, the great debate still remains: is it really so different or better than the products you’d find at your local…

Do You Understand or Do You Listen?

By Adrian Ruiz In a modern age where people are found constantly glued to their phones, ear buds in their ears, self centered, and completely unaware of their surroundings, random acts of kindness are found to be very rare, if not, non-existent. This generation is so poisoned that it is rare to run into a…

Do Teachers Care About Their Students?

By Bryan Garcia and Tanya Soto School is a daily routine. Five days a week, we meet up with our teachers in our ordinary classrooms. With this in mind, a great multitude of students feel that they don’t have a personal relationship with their educators, and some feel like their teachers lack effort when it…

Tillers Varsity Water Polo Wiped Out

By Camille Yost and Kimberly Ayon Despite a painful loss, the Varsity Boys’ Water Polo team ended the year strong with their “best game of the season”, according to Jonathan Diaz. The game went into double overtime and ended with a score of four to five. Tustin High’s Varsity Boy’s Water Polo finished off with…

42 Days

By Camille Yost Sitting alone at the booth, he stared at the bottom of his soon to be empty glass, pondering his life and where he should be now. His friends were out living their lives, two of them with their second baby on the way, his best friend was planning his wedding with the…

Tromp Away

By Bryan Garcia Family Roadtrips are fun for the most part. It’s a time where family members and friends get to share their lives and time with each other. It’s a social gathering that breaks the ice between the shy and the awkard. However, that wasn’t the case with the Tromp’s. The Tromp’s were known as…

Kyle’s Music Corner – Connan Mockasin

By Kyle Arbiola Those of you who are familiar with the name Connan Mockasin know what a peculiar being he is. For those who don’t, I’m here to enlighten you on this magnificent man who produces groovy music. Connan Hosford, better known as his stage name Connan Mockasin, was born in Te Awanga, a village…

“She Knows” That This Album is Great

By Karimar Gatica Ever since I was young, J. Cole has inspired me in ways no other person has ever done. When I first listened to the song “Fire Squad” on my friend’s phone, I loved the beat and the words he was saying. He was actually rapping with meaning and passion unlike other rappers…

The Entertaining Redhead and Her Latin Husband: Their Journey to Success

By Eileen Obregon In the beginning of the 1950s, T.V. shows had become the everyday family time to-do. Tens of millions of families had T.V.s, with many shows having viewers ranging from 3,213,000 to a maximum of 6,283,200. A particular show, however, broke the boundaries of T.V. production by having not only different nationalism, but…

Dino Dash 2k16

By James Cruz and Edwin Contreras Orange County holds its 26th annual marathon on Sunday, November 6: Dino Dash. The Tustin Unified School District “envisions a great education for every student in the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD)”since 1989. Dino Dash is the exciting and anticipated fun run of the year. Dino Dash offers for…

ƎVOLution

By Gigi Hume A couple months ago I went over to my grandma’s house to have dinner after marathoning How I Met Your Mother for hours on end and annotating my copy of Romeo and Juliet for my freshmen English class. Needless to say, the topic of love, romance, and the quest for “The One,”…

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…