Tustin Teens in Action

By Camille Yost Tustin Teens in Action is a community service group that encourages middle and high school students to engage with their community. They participate in city events such as Tustin Tiller Days, the Run with a Cop Carnival, and the Easter Egg Hunt. Tustin Teens in Action also volunteers at places like the…

Liberty and Justice For All

By Melanie Mercado and Tanya Soto The United States, in the month of February, held 960,483 undocumented immigrants in custody by ICE officials. In 2013, 83 percent of people deported were not given a hearing before a judge. Due to the lack of rights awareness, the number will increase. Regardless of being undocumented, immigrants do have…

For Us // From Us

By Kristina Ching Although International Women’s Day wasn’t today, I set out to do something to remind myself and those around me that we can be empowered everyday of our lives // I believe strongly in learning from our mistakes, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I could have had some…

Church of Christian Science

By Zachary Apperson, Camille Yost, and Benjamin Rodriguez The Church of Christian Science, also known as the Church of Christ, Scientist, is a lesser known religion that derives from the teachings of Christianity. They take from the readings of the Bible as well as the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science…

Scouting For Sweets

By Kim Aguilar Girl Scout cookies are finally back in season here in Tustin and, yes, they have been missed. These decadent are both delicious and fully support the Girl Scouts to continue helping the community and enjoy new experiences. You can find local booths online or outside of grocery stores, usually where 100% of…

Misunderstood

By Tanya Soto and Adrian Ruiz About 1.56 million people are living on the streets in the United States. People end up with no basic resources and find themselves abandoned on the side of the road—constantly ignored due to adversities such as traumatic events like house fires, job loss, mental health and addictions. Without knowing…

Technology: Another Millennial-monger

By Emily Crowl I walk into class, clutching my cellphone. As the minutes tick by I put my phone on my desk—face-up for easy access—and pull out my laptop to web browse, or just idly flip through my tabs from the day before. The class bell rings, I check my phone one more time before…

Dear Freshman,

Dear Freshman, Okay, breathe. You’ve made it.  Sort of anyway. You just completed your first semester of high school, just seven more to go. Yeah, that may seem like a lot, but you’ve come a long way from the kid desperately clutching the blurry map you printed out from the school website searching left and…

Dear Sophomore,

Dear Sophomore, You’re halfway there. Be proud of yourself. Maybe this is the first year you’re taking an AP class. Maybe this is the first year you’ve actually had to study. Maybe it’s the year you’ve had to learn how to balance six classes, a sport, a job, and a social life. Maybe it’s not….

Dear Junior,

Dear Junior, I know right now that your priorities are in a fumble. For instance, I understand you are being forced to read this letter right now when there are an abundance of other productive things you could be doing. I’m a senior, in another CCR class reading a different letter. I know what you’re…

Dear Senior,

Dear Senior, Senior year is weird because you still feel like a kid who is stuck in high school, yet you know that by the end of the year, you’ll be expected to know what you want to do with your life. The concept of “the rest of your life” is odd, too. What are…

Tripping Through High School

By Ivette Barajas, Karimar Gatica, and Michael Rodillo Like every other high school in America, Tustin High contains students ranging from different grades, ages, cultures, interests, hobbies, etc. In the small but significant four years spent in high school, there is a drastic transition that occurs in every single individual; whether it be physical, mental,…

Mr. Tiller Pageant

By Eileen Obregon On January 20th, Tustin High School’s Dance Team and All-Male will be hosting the very first annual Mr. Tiller Pageant. The first competition ever will consist of an opening group dance routine, a swimsuit competition, a showcase of their talent, evening-wear competition, and an on-stage question. The contestants have put multiple practices…

A Better Choir

By Camille Yost and Kimberly Ayon Tustin High’s choir, directed by Mr. David Peay, has appeared in our assemblies and recently held several concerts. Something that sets our schools choir apart from other schools is that it doesn’t require auditions in order to join. Many singers will say that there is always room for improvement;…

How To Get Better At Saving Money

By Kimberly Ayon Most students in high school are juggling work with their academics. But out of all these students, how many actually save up their money? Though admirable, setting aside parts of a paycheck can be a brutal chore to do. Personally, I struggle plenty with saving money. Despite being young and not having to…

The Giver’s United Club

By Jair Martinez The Giver’s United club at Tustin High School is made to help out the community and encourage people to contribute along the way. They know that even the smallest deed, like recycling, helps the community. Right now, they are working on implementing boxes in every classroom to collect bottles and cans so…

Tustin High School and All-Male Winter Dance Showcase

By Eileen Obregon On December 16, Tustin High School’s Dance Team and All-Male will be performing their annual Winter Dance Show. The performance will consist of routines from the Tustin Tiller Days parade and a variety of school assembly routines from the 2016-2017 school year like the Welcome Back assembly routine and Homecoming assembly routine….

Winter Concert

By Camille Yost This past Friday, Tustin High held its annual winter concert and, naturally,  the sports pavilion was filled with beautiful, harmonious sounds. Under the direction of instrumental director Michael Fisk, vocal director David Peay, and co-director/accompanist Corey Hirsch, Tustin High’s band, orchestra, and chorus all performed for the audience. Tustin High’s band started…

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…

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…

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…

Homecoming Assembly 2016

By Melanie Mercado, Genesis Montes, and Jacob Rivas   Our Tillers were amped to celebrate Homecoming week in style at our annual Homecoming assembly. We were left  in awe with performances by both of our dance teams, cheer, choir, student performers, and an unexpected appearance by our staff and ASB. To kick things off, we…

PSYCHOlogy At Its Finest

By Bryan Garcia A great multitude of individuals that see a slasher film often believe that they are never capable of murdering another human being. As a matter of fact, many viewers believe that they may never even THINK of becoming that one wack job that kills dozens of people. If you strongly believe that…

Tustin Tiller Homecoming Spirit Week

By Eileen Obregon and Nayeli Medina   Spirit Week Monday: PJ Day Tuesday: Toddler Day Wednesday: Jersey Day Thursday: Superhero Day Friday: Decade Day Homecoming is slowly creeping up, meaning it is time to show your Tiller Spirit! On October 10 through the 14th, we have themed days to be creative, different, and have fun…

Zero Tolerance for Zero Period

  By: Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina Having gone to Tustin High for almost four years now, we seniors are accustomed  to the constantly changing campus and bell schedules. This constant change affects students temporarily, but eventually we adjust. Before these persistent transitions were found irrelevant, however this 2016-2017 school year has introduced a new…

iTHS Media – A Student Corporation

by Johnathon A. Froman Two years ago, two teachers, Eric Zamora and Kim Robinson, created a student-run organization to fit the needs of a school lacking in media. Zamora saw “there was a need for it at this school” and stated when he and Robinson were planning, they decided that they “wanted to create an…

Hello, Sun

By: Jocelyn You With the beginning of Summer kicking in, outfits are getting lighter in weight, brighter in color, and bolder in patterns. Shedding the lightweight sweaters for breezy kimonos and trading boots for Vans, Summer is making its way into our closets.  Boyfriend Jeans + Cropped Tops Mixing the feminine with the masculine, a cropped…

Make-Up Your Mind!

By: Ashley Faleao & Jasmine Vasquez Prom is coming up and girls are in search of dresses and makeup for this special night. Some girls struggle to apply makeup or cannot afford to get it professionally done. For this prom 2016, we welcome back Elizabeth Jennings to help girls who attend Tustin High Jennings is…