AVID Club

By Camille Yost Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program at Tustin High School that is dedicated to preparing students for college. Not only is it a class, it is also a club that is run by Aileen and Arlene Peralta in Ms. Vandal’s classroom, room 703. The main goal of the AVID club…

No Pity for the Unpermitted

By: Eean Garcia If any students have noticed a parking permit violation slip on their cars in the past couple of weeks, these slips should not be taken lightly. Each of these notices are being recorded by the administration. If you have not gotten a parking permit, it is important that you get one as soon…

Finals Coding Club

By Eean Garcia Finals Coding Club is run by Sishir Giri and its motive is to teach students at Tustin High about the power that lies behind their keyboard. Every club meeting is a new lesson that further teaches the club members the fundamentals of coding. Students have learned how to write code for their…

‘Meet the ATA: Halloween Edition’ Review

By Camille Yost On October Friday the 13th, Advanced Theater Arts presented to Tustin High School a wonderful production of ‘Meet the ATA: Halloween Edition’ showcase. The ten different scenes captured both the spookiness and comedic takes on the holiday dedicated to the dead. A notable scene, “Kev Burger” was about a couple who stopped…

Welcome Dr. Tuin!

By Benjamin Rodriguez Enthusiastic, kind, open-minded, caring, polite—this is just a short list of words that can be used to describe our brand new principal, Dr. Jon Tuin. Almost every morning before first period, Dr. Tuin is at  the entrance of school greeting Tiller students as they walk onto campus. If you don’t see him…

Varsity Girls Volley Reigns Victorious Against Valencia

By Gigi Hume Thus far, Varsity Girls Volleyball has been kicking a** and taking names in their 2017 season with a now 11-5 record after yesterday’s 3-0 win against the Valencia Tigers. Before the Varsity showdown, Frosh/Soph set a positive precedent with a 2-1 win, losing their first set 24-26, but making a strong comeback…

Welcome Back to School

By Camille Yost Students are starting to get comfortable in their daily class schedules as we approach the four-week mark in our 2017 to 2018 school year. On Tuesday, September 19, Tustin High School will welcome parents to Back to School Night. This gives parents an opportunity to get to know the student’s teachers and…

Welcome to the Block Party – Lady Tillers Kicking Off the Year

By Ben Rodriguez Tustin’s Girls Volleyball teams kicked off the season with a bang, sweeping Irvine High School’s Vaqueros. The winning streak started with the frosh team, as they took 2 of the 3 sets. Junior Varsity followed suit, also taking 2 of their 3 sets. Varsity finished the sweep, with many thanks to Ava…

Class of 2017 Glow Ups

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina Wednesday morning, the last day of May, as I was walking to my first period class, I closely examined the familiar off-white walls of Tustin High. Only four years ago, these same monotonous walls had daunted me as I walked the same path to my fourth period freshmen biology…

Mr. Williamson Followup

By Gigi Hume Over a week ago, our beloved teacher Mr. Williamson passed away leaving behind a wife, two year old son, and hundreds of others whom he coached, taught, and supported during his time  on this Earth. Just in that one week window, the Thank You Mr. Williamson Facebook Page and iTHSMedia’s Google Form…

Hack Your Way to Prom

By Kristina Ching As a 5’-nothing girl with a chest flatter than some 10 year olds, and shoulders and arms that usually force me to wear tee-shirts from the guys’ section, I haven’t had the best experiences looking for formal dresses. Windsor is the stereotypical prom go-to. With racks and racks of tulle, taffeta, satin,…

#ThankYouMrWilliamson

By Gigi Hume and Galilea Oregon Yesterday afternoon felt just like a normal day, all up until whispers in the hallways and muffled tears spoke for themselves—Ian Williamson, former Utt Middle School eighth grade Physical Science, STEM teacher, Cross Country coach, and most recently Tustin High School Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher passed away after…

What is the CAASPP?

By Camille Yost AP Tests have come to an end, but we’re not finished just yet. This week and next week, students are required to take the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) which has replaced the STAR Testing. This exam’s purpose is to monitor the progress of students and to assess their…

Lights, Camera, and Action for 22 THS Students

By Jacob Rivas On May 5, 2017, Mrs. Markley took 22 of her Advanced Theatre Arts students to see a Broadway show at Segerstrom Center for Arts. The show was called “An American In Paris,” which Mrs. Markley described  as, “A colorful and fun take on comedic plays.” She personally enjoys Broadway shows, so she…

Principal Debriefing

By Zachary Apperson This upcoming school year, we’ll have to say farewell to Mrs. Matos and applaud her on her new position as Director of Educational Services, at the Tustin Unified School District Administration Center. Replacing her is Dr. Tuin, with over 30 years of experience in education. He served eight of those years as…

You Are Not Alone

  By Yaire Alfaro There are others who have gone through the same situation as you. You are not alone. Sexual assault is a major issue in the United States. In fact, nearly every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, a statistic which includes all ages and all genders. The thing about sexual assault…

Boy’s Lacrosse Senior Night

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday, May 1, Boys Lacrosse celebrated their seniors in their final game as Tillers. The honored players were Blake Stading (#21), Ernesto Campos (#14), Noah Sharpe (#4), Derek Weaver (#13), Reggie Parchman (#27), Andrew Menjivar (#30), Eduardo Cisneros (#25), and Christopher Aponte (#28). After the pregame festivities, the Tillers battled with…

Link Crew

By Camille Yost and Cristobal Segura Students who have been selected for Link Crew are viewed as people who have potential in becoming an exceptional role model. Although the program is not mandatory, it looks great on college applications and it’s an opportunity that should not be passed down. Link Crew is a leadership program…

Counselor in Training Summer Program

By Camille Yost Responsibility and communication are important skills that are necessary to becoming a strong leader and influential role model. If you are interested in improving those skills, the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation is offering a Counselor in Training Program at the Columbus Tustin Activity Center. This program will allow teenagers to…

On Writing With Complete Strangers In A Foreign Country

On Writing with Complete Strangers in a Foreign Country By Kristina Ching A month ago I stepped off a plane and on to European soil for the first time in my life. I was in the Netherlands on my way to Haarlem, a small city outside of Amsterdam in order to write for the Press…

That’s a Wrap For Girl’s LAX

By Gigi Hume Picture by Ben Rodriguez This past week the Tiller Girls Lacrosse Team experienced both ends of the win-loss spectrum in their home games against El Toro and Rosary. On Monday, April 24, after an hour and 20 minute delay due to a mix up in time, the Tiller Girls played one 12…

Tales From the Hive

By Kimberly Aguilar The process of keeping Tustin High functioning smoothly requires the hard work and effort of everyone, from administrators to students—like bees in a hive. With this type of “busy bee” attitude we possess, it’s no wonder why this year’s edition of the Audion is appropriately dubbed “Tales from the Hive.” We—the people…

18 Years Since Columbine

By Ivette Barajas and Anthony Zuniga 18 years ago today, as most Americans were waking up and following their usual routine for school or work, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were preparing for what would come to be known as the worst school shooting in history, and the first of their time. On April 20,…

A Look Into a Geek’s Mind

By Jair Martinez A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away The Doctor arrived to the planet Vulcan in his TARDIS, only to realize that it was on the verge of imploding in itself. The Green Lantern Corps arrived to see if they could help but the Doctor knew it was hopeless. “This…

Two L’s Make a W for Tustin Girls Lacrosse

By Gigi Hume On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, after long losing streaks, the Tiller Girls Lacrosse team proved triumphant in hard-fought battles for the coveted “dubya.” The team culminated a successful streak with an 9-6 win over Rosary Academy on their turf with one shot by Sophomore Jazmin Martinez, one by Sophomore Jasmine Candias, two…

Vandal on the Loose

By Kyle Arbiola, Antonio Nunez, and Tino Hernandez Two weeks ago, early-rising zero period students on campus were presented with an eye catching surprise—unidentified vandals defaced walls on campus property. This consisted of inappropriate, graphic images which were showcased throughout various walls surrounding our school. These images were seen graffitied on the English buildings and…

RACC Fair – A Junior Perspective

By Melanie Mercado and Tanya Soto Class of 2018 Tanya: When our Editor-in-Chief assigned me this article about the college fair, I internally rolled my eyes. Why? Well I usually lack enthusiasm involving any school-related activities, but it was an assignment, so be it. I had to walk around the plaza (in the heat) and…

RACC Fair – A Sophomore Perspective

By Galilea Oregon and Gigi Hume Class of 2019 Okay, we know you’re probably thinking about more “productive” things to do than read this letter such as a) play Tetris, b) do the homework you forgot about last night, or c) scroll through Instagram with your phone under the desk so that your CCR teacher…

RACC College Fair – A Senior Perspective

By Karley Bailey Class of 2017 I walked into school five minutes late on a Wednesday morning with my eyebrows in a furrow and my eyes dreary from a mixture of sleep deprivation and crying the night before. I had gotten three hours of sleep because I worked a late shift and still half-attempted to…

The Weapon That Will End This Unsanitary War

By Jair Martinez In this school alone there is an army of 34,108 pieces of gum stuck on the cement. This is a war that our custodians cannot wage without a trusty weapon. On February 22, 2017 Tustin High School’s InvenTeam presented their idea of a powerful gum-removal machine that will aid our hard-working custodians…