The Tustin Tiller Time Machine: An Introduction

    By: Karli Stichter The Tustin Tiller Time Machine: An Introduction 1941- George Kaihara and Mitsuye Nakamura were taken out of Tustin High School and transferred to Poston, Arizona internment camp with several other Japanese Americans. They left high school unable to graduate without a diploma. After enduring four years of life in the…

Goodwill Hunting

By: Galilea Oregon and Gigi Hume “But … it was 99 cents.” These wise words from Macklemore are often times the justification for when a seemingly harmless trip to the thrift store turns into 5 sweaters, 7 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, and 6 pairs of jeans. But it’s fine because unlike regular stores, thrift…

Adolescence: The Reality

By: Galilea Oregon As a little girl, I fantasized about my high school years. I dreamt about the pretty clothes. I yearned for the freedom and happiness of becoming a teen. I wanted the cliche “High School Musical” experience. Once I finished middle school I realized that there would not be any “High School Musical”…

All the Do’s of the Rainbow

By: Jocelyn You It’s said that people change their hair when they’re heartbroken, but what about the people who changed their hair because they can never be confined to a certain standard or stereotype? As the years pass, people are getting more and more daring with their hairstyles. From roughly cut mullets to long, braided…

Rewriting the Standards of Beauty

By: Clea Thomas In today’s society, we find it more entertaining and enjoyable to break all of the old beauty fads. We attempt to make it a standard that people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and everything in between are beautiful and we show them their own beauty. Madeline Stuart broke down an untouched barrier,…

How to Look High Fashion on Low Cashin’

By: Galilea Oregon Fashion Week is back, and you know what that means- yet another barrage of trends and styles from the hottest designers and labels for you to keep up with. This season’s shows included neutral tones and structured yet relaxed silhouettes. Brands such as Public School had models in black and white, relaxed…

Mr. Darius? Who is he?

By: Gilbert Jaime The new school year began about two months ago and there are many new faces at Tustin High; not only of new students, but of our new staff as well.  You may have seen him at the office when you visit your counselor. You may have seen him in the hallway helping freshmen find…

The Max Love Project

By: Alexia Mitchell and Benjamin Rodriguez Today, about 1 in every 750 children in the United States are survivors of cancer, and over 420,000 people who contracted childhood cancer are still alive today. However, almost all childhood cancer victims deal with a chronic disease later in their lives. So, to help cancer survivors experience life…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Benjamin Rodriguez Pink socks, pink jerseys, pink laces: everything is pink, but why? The reason is because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NFL is one of the biggest organizations that supports the fight against Breast Cancer. The NFL’s campaign “A Crucial Catch” teams up with the American Cancer Society to emphasize the importance of early…

Homeruns for Her

By: Karley Bailey Taking a step outside onto the Tustin High baseball fields on a Tuesday afternoon, you might not notice anything out of the ordinary. The same as always, you will see three sets of boys’ baseball teams practicing: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh/Soph. Getting a closer perspective you walk onto the Frosh/Soph field…

The Homecoming of Tustin High School Alumni, T. Jefferson Parker

By: Karli Stichter and Shannimarie De La Cruz Tustin High School, established 1921, has been home to several unique and diverse individuals. Not only have these students made an impact on Tustin High and have left their legacy, but they have gone out and made a name for themselves in the world. Mrs. Christine Matos,…

Step One of Pursuing the American Dream: College

By Jocelyn You Falling into fall of senior year, students are stressing about beginning their college applications. There’s deadlines to meet. There’s financial aid waiting to be applied for, transcripts needing to be sent in, letters of recommendations to be written, and a personal statement worthy of woo’ing the admission office of one’s dream school….

Searching For What?

By: Vanessa Cuellar Being a high school student, most adults do not realize that the world’s problems affect everyone, regardless of their age. Adults always question teens, asking us things like, “Why are you so stressed? Wait until you get into the real world.” They are unaware of the obstacles and decisions that teens have…

Falling In Love (With Yourself) At A Coffee Shop

  By Abigail Pidazo and Jocelyn You On April 27, two up-and-coming writers, who want more out of the world, participated in an “open mic night” at The Lost Bean Cafe, a local coffee shop comfortably situated on Newport and Irvine Blvd. The coffee shop hosts this weekly event in hopes of getting aspiring artists…

Prom Hairstyles

By Viri Perez, McKenna Lopez, Kaylee Hanzich Prom is an event that most of us dreamt of as little girls and boys. Arriving with your breathtaking date,  everyone’s eyes are focused on you because you are simply radiating confidence and pure beauty all while dressed in the most gorgeous dress. However, the dress isn’t the…

From Heartbreak to Descent

By Jocelyn You The teenage years are often associated with falling in love for the first time. Ultimately, it’s just young people drunk off the idea of being in love. Simple. Although this may not be true for all, many hearts get caught up in love and all the glory there is to it. For…

Peculiar Life Hacks

by Kaylee Hanzich This is a list of random, interesting to say the least, and quite peculiar tips and tricks that you never knew could come in handy. All of these ideas were gathered from Pinterest. I do not own any of them. Enjoy! Get the wifi password for almost anywhere by checking the comments on…

Living With The Disease

  By Amanda Zamora In November of 2012, my mom was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy in the right breast. She has to go through four-five hour chemotherapy sessions with the strongest medicine, along with 40 radiation treatments. The hardest thing for me was watching her lose all her hair….

Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

By Katelyn Merrell As the countdown to Christmas unwinds many of us are still struggling to find Christmas gifts for the ones we love. However, if you are like me, you don’t necessarily have the budget to go out and buy extravagant gifts. Here are some creative gift ideas that don’t cost a lot of…

What To Do During Winter Break

By Vanessa Tang Not doing anything during Winter Break? Looking for something to do? Check out these activities that you can enjoy and take advantage of to pass time. Big Bear Big Bear is a little less than two hours away from Tustin High. This break could be your chance to get away from here…

Beauty

By: Anastasia Earles  When you look into the mirror, what do you see? Do you see yourself as attractive or the opposite? Even if you don’t believe it, the truth of the matter is that you are beautiful. As we saunter down the road of life, we come across insecurities and broken parts that make…