Bittersweet Senior Night Loss for Tustin Girl’s Lacrosse

By Galilea Oregon Following a second victory against Laguna Beach High School last Friday, Tustin High School’s Girls’ lacrosse played this past Tuesday against Long Beach Polytechnic High School in hopes for redemption after losing to them earlier this season. Tuesday was also Senior Night in which the Tillers bid adieu to seniors co-captain Citlalli…

Sam Baker

By Tori De La Vega While this past football season is over, Sam Baker a former Falcon player for the NFL, will be joining Tustin to be coaching this upcoming season for our very own Tustin Varsity Football team.  Sam Baker graduated from Tustin High and went on to play at USC where he played…

Difficult Loss for Tiller’s Lacrosse

By Galilea Oregon/Photos by Benjamin Rodriquez Following disappointing tournament play at Birmingham High School this past weekend, Tustin High School’s Girls’ Lacrosse took on Edison High School for the first time this past Tuesday, in hopes to redeem themselves for the remaining season. With midfielder Citlaly Rodriguez (#3) on draw, the Tillers appeared confident and…

Our Walkout(s) and What’s Next for the Movement

By Gigi Hume This past Wednesday, March 14, our school stood not only with our brothers and sisters in Parkland, Florida, but those in Newtown, Littleton, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, San Bernardino, Great Mills, and any other place affected by senseless tragedy at the hands of automatic weapons and/or bump stocks. Led by…

Rough Start for Girls’ LAX

By Gigi Hume Coming off a season with a new coach and a team of underclassmen, this year the goal of the Lady Tillers of Girls’ Lacrosse is to further hone their skills and take advantage of a new, strong upperclassmen base. Unfortunately, following a tough 4-9 loss to the Notre Dame Knights on Monday,…

Tustin’s MUN Travels East

By Eean Garcia As a kid that has always lived on the West Coast taking a week long trip to the East Coast was a bit of a culture shock. The change in lifestyle was refreshing for a sheltered Californian. Model United Nations allowed me and some of my closest friends to travel to New…

CIF is Back!

By Tori De La Vega A big congratulations is in order for our varsity teams here at Tustin High, such as the girls water polo and boys and girls basketball teams, for making it to CIF! CIF is a program in which high school sports teams throughout California partake in order to compete with the…

Almost, Maine is the Main Event

By Golda Fulmer Tustin Tillers, get ready for the upcoming ATA masterpiece in their rendition of the Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani. It’s a play comprised of tales of unrequited love and loss within a small town Almost, Maine. “It’s a realistic romantic comedy with unexpected love from unexpected people and [underlying] symbolism,” senior…

100 Wins for Coach Gocke

By Tori De La Vega Upon securing a win against Pacifica Mariners on Tuesday, January 16, the Girls Basketball team head coach, Claire Gocke, reached a milestone record of one hundred wins throughout her six years of coaching while drastically changing the direction of the program. Under her coaching expertise, she managed to change the…

Today’s Teacher Crisis

By Alec Nunez This last Tuesday, a Louisiana teacher was arrested for her impedance on a school board meeting when she proposed a question about wages. This question stemmed from a frustrating lack of understanding as to why the superintendent was receiving an increase in pay to fatten his wallet while other educators and support…

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…