A Thrilling Game Called CupHead

By Antonio Nunez These past few  weeks, a new but relatively “old school” video game has completely amazed the gaming world. With a sort of retro aspect and gathered inspiration from the late 1930’s, Cuphead has been the non-stop topic of discussion. Its amazing storyline and gameplay graphics has placed it on the very top…

Breaking the Social Ideals and Stigmas of Modern Rap

By Alec Nunez The genre of rap, since its breakthrough into the mainstream during the late 1970s, hasThe genre of rap, since its breakthrough into the mainstream during the late 1970s, hasalways been shrouded in stigmas. The seemingly most prevalent of these stigmas being that rap is a violent outlet that promotes womanizing and drug use…

2017 Memes

By: Andrew De Haro Teenagers find information in many different ways, including sources such as including sources such as television or the radio. There are many other ways teens can find global news, such as looking at different news outlets or through memes on social media. Social media has made it easier for teens to…

Jigsaw

By Andres Segura For 6 years, 2004-2010, the horrific and gory movie series “SAW” took us over. This year the craze is revived by the all new installment called “Jigsaw”. For those who haven’t seen a Saw movie, basically people are trapped with their lives at risk and have to find a way out. But…

iPhone X

By Erick Martinez The iPhone has been one of the most purchased smartphones of the 21st century. From teenagers to our grandparents, the iPhone is a must have. The newest of its kind, The iPhone X, will sport a brand new A11 bionic core memory, “the strongest” chip in a smartphone today. At an estimated…

Thoughts on Feminism

By Ivette Barajas and Alena Tran First and second wave feminist movements are largely characterized by the right to vote, the right to equal pay, and sexual liberation. This integral beginning provided the platform for third wave feminism, which tends to be associated with more intersectionality and a reclamation and redefining of concepts such as…

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,…

5 Ways We’re Killing Our Planet

  By Nayeli Medina Modern humans have been present on this earth for about 200,000 years, with roughly 7 billion people inhabiting the world to date. Seven billion people on this earth are enough to make an environmental impact, good or bad. For example, if enough of us call attention to a situation in which…

#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…

The Recent Evolution of DC and Marvel

By Jason Aquino Comic books have been on the rise in popularity in recent years. We’ve gone from having a decent comic book movie every few years to having three or more appearances from the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, and Batman every few months. Just last year, we got six comic book movies from both…

The Death of PBS

By Antonio Nuñez As of late, the president of the United States has been the topic of discussion once again, and this time due to his participation in the possible death of the Public Broadcasting Service, or simply ‘PBS’. PBS is a widely known television channel that reaches out to children and provides them with…

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…

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…

Stealing Fashion From Your Favorite Friends

By: Galilea Oregon Ever since all ten seasons of Friends were added on Netflix, I’ve been shamelessly binge watching. With every passing episode, I fall in love more and more with the styles of protagonists Monica, Rachel and Phoebe. From Phoebe’s bohemian skirts and dresses to Monica’s classic mom jean and t-shirt combos, every outfit…

Justin Bieber: Good or Bad?

By Merlin Montes We all remember the good ‘ol days where Justin Bieber’s, “Baby” rocked radio-waves from which he gathered a large fan following for his luscious locks and modulated voice. Unfortunately though, over the years the famed “Biebz” has had many conflicts with the law, all preventable and all  worsened by his attitude. Whether…

Obliterating Gender Norms

By Edwin Contreras When you enter a clothing store, the men’s section and the women’s section are separated. The gender norms of this generation suggest that a man should be wearing men’s clothing and a woman should be wearing women’s clothing. A fashion designer creates clothes for each of the sexes, male and female. Nowadays…

Kim Kardashing Away from a Close Call with Jewel Thieves

By Adrian Ruiz and Vanessa Villegas From breaking the internet to modeling for Playboy the most famous Kardashian, Kim was robbed in Paris, France at gunpoint for 10 million dollars worth of jewelry. She was attending Fashion Week as she encountered a group of “police men” who then revealed themselves as robbers. The robbery could…

Prancin’ in the Streets

By: Galilea Oregon, Gigi Hume, and Adrian Ruiz Fashion Week has come around once again, this year, however instead of focusing on looks featured on the runway, we take inspiration from the streets (like the cool kids do.) Away from the catwalk scene, a barrage of slip dresses over band and skating t-shirts, oversized collared…

Colin Kaepernick and the Movement

By Edwin Contreras When you would sit down on a Sunday night and watch a football game what normally grabbed your attention before the game was the singer’s standout performance of the national anthem. However, Colin Kaepernick showcased a controversial performance of his own before the game had even started. It was on August 26,…

Stranger Summer

By: Gigi Hume Ah, summer. How we all miss it. The days spent poolside, hanging out with friends, and, of course, we can’t forget those hours upon hours spent binge-watching Netflix. And knowing the increased amount of traffic the summer months bring, Netflix definitely pulled out the stops to keep its subscribers coming back for…

A (Fashion) Week in Review

By: Gigi Hume and Galilea Oregon It’s that time of year again! Fashion Week is in full-swing and delving up appearances from the fashionably elite, modeling, observing, or writing about the latest trends in  high-fashion in the cultural meccas of the world.  Specifically this week, New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2017 shows have displayed…

15th Anniversary of 9/11 – Tiller Teacher Perspectives

By Anthony Zuniga Today is the 15th anniversary of  9/11 memorial. 9/11 is a tragedy many people in this generation don’t recognize as an attack on our country that impacted the world. To them it’s just another event they read about in history books. Americans who remember watching it on on the television that day…

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…

5 Messy Hair Styles

By Ashley Faleao Every girl has that day where we’re out of it and don’t feel like doing our hair. To help get rid of bad hair day stress, here are five cute, simple hairstyles that anyone can rock. 1. Boho-Chic Braids A pulled back braid that lays on your head is perfect when you’re not…

Your Mind Matters: Mental Health Awareness Month

by Clea Thomas In this day and age, our society is learning to love and accept people from all walks of life and accepting them as a whole. It is easily agreed that we are advancing into a brand new type of society. However, we can only advance so much at a time. One major…

Spring Inspired Nails

By Linda McNeil, Sophia Garcia, and Mikaella Brown It’s about that time, ladies! Spring is calling for a new manicure, and what better excuse to design your nails in a fun, bright, and colorful way? This is the season for a fresh start, so express your outer beauty with colors out of your comfort zone. …

Race For the Barn House

by Gwynn Van Houten The air is heavy with tension. Everyone feels it: the men and women on the dais, prepared to battle for the favor of the people, and whose words may very well decide the outcome of their futures. In the audience, journalists’ fingers twitch in anticipation, eager to record those words for…

How To Look Like A Festival Goddess

By Jocelyn You Spring and summer are the times for music festivals all around the country to shine. From Coachella to Lollapalooza (and yes, even to Stagecoach), music lovers run to the gates dressed in their SUN-day’s best. To beat the heat, stay comfortable, and still kill the fashion game, see what I would wear to…

How To Style a Plain White Tee

By Brisa Velasquez Who knew something so basic could make or break an outfit? White t-shirts are in style all year round and are perfect for any type of weather. Accessorized correctly, you can pull together any outfit. Always Denim You can never go wrong with a white tee and jeans. Roll up your jeans,…