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…

#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…

Tiller Teacher Throwbacks

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina As you slide into the same old wooden desk in your third period class and begin to block out your teacher’s lecture, you start to daydream… do you ever wonder what your teacher felt like in your position? Did they have the same feelings of teen angst and desperation?…

Mr. ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Martyn

By Eileen Obregon Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” working should, realistically, be just another activity that you cannot get enough of. Educating students and empowering them with knowledge can be a natural gift for most teachers and here at Tustin…

Larissa Connors: From Tustin High School to Rio de Janeiro

By: Karli Stichter Former Tustin High School math teacher Larissa Connors discovered her new passion of mountain bike racing and cycling in the past two years. Despite her natural talent and skill in the mountain biking profession, this wasn’t the original plan for Connors’ life. Graduating from University of California, Davis, she was immediately drawn to…

The New Face of Second Semester Math

by Destiny Gomez and Nayeli Medina Joshua Ottoson has become a new second semester addition to Tustin High’s math department as a Pre-Calc and Geometry teacher. His sudden teaching career commenced in the beginning of this year, after subbing for about a semester, replacing a previous teacher who received a convenient job offering as a…

There’s a New Clay Slinger in Town

By: Joshua Muller             Tustin High was in need of a talented artist who works with clay to take on the role of ceramics teacher. Ysabel Gray, a graduate from Cal State University of Long Beach, came to the rescue and became Tustin High’s new ceramics teacher. Before taking the job at Tustin, Ms. Gray…