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…

Bardot

By Eean Garcia Whether you are looking for your daily dose of caffeine or you are looking for some late night dessert, Bardot Bars and Coffee is the one stop shop to satisfy your needs. For any newcomers to Bardot, there are three must-try items on the menu, of course, their coffee, their true milk and/or…

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…

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…

Tropicalia Fest: Tacos, Tigres Del Norte and Tons of Dancing

By Galilea Oregon If you’re a fan of music and consider yourself an aspiring foodie you’ve most likely probably wished there was a way you could just combine the two in a glorious medley of pure entertainment and nothing but fun. If so, there’s an event tailored just for the music-loving foodie in you. I…

It’s A Must-See

By Jair Martinez The classic horror movie It, which might as well be titled Coulrophobics Worst Nightmare, is getting a remake. Maybe you’ve heard about it or maybe not, but either way, this is definitely a must-see movie of 2017. Just from the snippets seen in the trailers, It 2.0 seems to be similar to…

Frosh Volley Battles Marina

By Gigi Hume “Bump it! Set it! Spike it!” That’s the way they like it here on Tustin High’s Frosh Volleyball team who utilized many a bump, set, and spike to make a nail-biting game against the Marina Vikings where our girls won one set. Right off the bat, the Frosh girls Tiller’d up, starting…

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…

How Best to Study

By Ivette Barajas and Alena Tran With only a few weeks left of school, final exams appear to be the most persistent origin of student panic. While big tests can be daunting, we advise you to chill out and follow these few steps to acing any test. Relax. Freaking out only escalates the problem; it…

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…

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…

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…

The Road Ahead

By Yaire Alfaro and Alena Tran Tustin High’s Class of 2017 is set to graduate on Wednesday, June 14. With only one month and 16 days left on the calendar, graduation looms near, evoking an array of feelings scrambled within an apprehensive senior’s mind. Perhaps, some of the senior class do not care about leaving,…

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…

What is Success?

By Camille Yost Throughout the years of our schooling, teachers and staff are always encouraging students to “become successful.” Many students are unsure of what this means since there are so many different interpretations of what success is—it can range from financial success to finding happiness through a career. Two of the most successful people…

Better Than Sega

By Gigi Hume and Ben Rodriguez On Tuesday, April 18, Tustin Girl’s Lacrosse came back strong after spring break and a tough 4-12 loss to El Toro, ready to Tiller Up against the Segerstrom Jaguars. Hungry for redemption, the team’s hard work paid off, as they beat the Jaguars 11-7. The team immediately started off…

Cuckoo for Cuco

By Galilea Oregon Are you a fan of soothing, mellow music similar to the likings of Mac Demarco and Kali Uchis? If so, you will definitely enjoy listening to 18 year-old Chicano solo artist and producer Cuco based in Hawthorne, California. In his Bandcamp profile, he describes himself as a “Los Angeles based artist making…

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…

Black Mirror – The Dark Side of Technology

By Jason Aquino Humans have relied on technology to help them throughout history, but within the future of technology, uncertainty lies. Everyday, science fiction’s technology has come closer and closer to reality and has always been considered progressive. Black Mirror, a television show on BBC, deviates from other sci-fi shows by depicting the possible dangers…

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 Freshman Perspective

By Ernestino Hernandez Class of 2020 An amazing opportunity was given to freshmen through seniors on Wednesday, March 15. All Tustin High students went to a double assembly. We were curious about what the college fair would be or look like. Present for the second assembly with other young students in the new gym, we…

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…