WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!

By: Jocelyn You and Gigi Hume Taking you around the top 5 best ice cream places around Orange County- one scoop at a time. Orange County- land of the excess and the beautiful. And what comes out of that? Beautiful, high-quality, Instagram-worthy ice cream. Here, we make pit stops around some of Orange County’s top…

The Best Makeup Dupes

by Clea Thomas Every girl understands the struggle to look fierce/fly while not spending all of their life savings/college tuition/inheritance. This is a collective list of the closest matches of eyeshadows, lip products, and brushes, all for the lowest price possible.   Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes These three famous eyeshadow palettes are must-haves in every…

Ready, Set, Strut

By: Jocelyn You and James Cruz Fashion Club leader, Eliza Bubienko, gets ready to organize one of Tustin High’s most notable events: The Fashion Show. A Tustin High senior, Eliza’s goal for her last year of high school is to go out with a bang, and the fashion show is one of her outlets to…

Valentine’s Inspired Outfits

By: Brisa Velasquez What to wear, what to wear? Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to put on a cute outfit and hit the town or stay in for the night. Whether you’re going out, hanging out, or staying in get into the holiday spirit. Valentine’s day is almost here, but no need to panic…

Winter Formal 2016: Old Hollywood

By: Jocelyn You Photographed by: Tracy Caro #WINTERFORMAL2K16 at the Coto Valley Country Club was a night to remember. Set in an Old Hollywood theme, dappered up formal goers entered the venue on a red carpet that was surrounded by LED-lit movie posters, bringing back some classic Hollywood glamour and pizazz. Upon entering the venue,…

The Purr-fect App

By: Jacqueline Chavez Pay close attention cat lovers of the world, this one is for you. In our generation, many fads come and go and it seems that the newest one is collecting cute cats and kittens. Not real life felines, but virtual ones. Neko Atsume is a Japanese-based game developed by Hit-Point for iOS…

QuizUp Review

By: Frank Remele Claiming to be the fastest growing iPhone/Android game in history, it wouldn’t be too surprising if you have already played this game, or at the very least, have been made aware of its existence. I was first introduced to this fast-paced game by my friend Adam Duarte, who set me on this addiction that I…

Sneakin’ back into Style

By: Gigi Hume Like other trends from the 90’s including mom jeans and choker necklaces, sneakers have recently been given new light. Brands like Adidas, New Balance, and Nike have been flying off the shelves worldwide to fulfill this ever-growing need of nostalgia for the decade “raised on Biggie and Nirvana”. Each type of sneaker…

Look Up Here, I’m in Heaven

By: Gwynn Van Houten January 10th marked a particularly fascinating man’s final day on Earth. He had a great many aliases and monikers — Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, Starman — and possessed a sense of style and presentation that was as fluid as it was both eccentric and innovative. In one…

Ballon d’Or 2016

By: Daniel Camano Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior were the three finalist for being awarded the best player of the year for the 2014/15 professional soccer season and having the chance to win the Ballon d’Or. Ballon d’Or is an award given to the best male soccer player of the…

The Return of the Legend

By: Katelyn Merrell Three years ago Myron Miller decided to resign from his position as head coach for the Tustin High varsity football team. Since then, Coach Winter Welz took the job and led the Tiller’s Varsity squad to the playoffs two years in a row, (8-3) in 2015, and continued to build the football…

A//S//H//

By: Jocelyn You Former Tustin High students, Connor Brawley and Zijn Winters, are prime examples of the heart that all Tillers seem to possess. Staying local after graduation, the two lived on a “normal route” going to college and working part-time jobs, meandering through life but not yet grasping their purposes and dreams. Feeling as…

Daddy Day-Wear

By: Jocelyn You We always made fun of our dads (or any father figure) growing up. With their strictly socks-and-sandals barbecue attire and their Tommy Bahama Hawaiian shirts, what wasn’t there to make fun of? Too cool for our dads, we grew into teenage-hood with skinny jeans, Stussy crewnecks, Active hoodies, and Vans sk8-hi’s. However,…

How Bad are the Badlands?

By: Gwynn Van Houten The latest show in AMC’s lineup, Into the Badlands, aims to fill a void that appeared before comic book lovers when The Walking Dead proved to be a poor adaptation of its source, for better or for worse. This original post-apocalyptic action series, based loosely on 16th-century-Chinese novel Journey to the West, is…

Goodwill Hunting

By: Galilea Oregon and Gigi Hume “But … it was 99 cents.” These wise words from Macklemore are often times the justification for when a seemingly harmless trip to the thrift store turns into 5 sweaters, 7 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, and 6 pairs of jeans. But it’s fine because unlike regular stores, thrift…

Undertale Review

By: Kayla Brunner Spaghetti, skeleton brothers, and a goat mom – Undertale has it and so much more. Published on September 15th by Toby Fox, Undertale brings nostalgia to fans of series like Earthbound, with a story-driven RPG and crazy antics that are sure to surprise players. In a sense, Undertale is an onion. It…

World Wildlife Fund: Saving Elephants One Signature at a Time

By: Nayeli Medina and Destiny Gomez The World Wildlife Fund is an international fundraising organization created after previous organizations failed to adequately protect wildlife due to a lack of proper funding. The WWF has become one of the world’s top leaders in wildlife protection. They are currently working with 100 countries to conserve our planet,…

All the Do’s of the Rainbow

By: Jocelyn You It’s said that people change their hair when they’re heartbroken, but what about the people who changed their hair because they can never be confined to a certain standard or stereotype? As the years pass, people are getting more and more daring with their hairstyles. From roughly cut mullets to long, braided…

How to Look High Fashion on Low Cashin’

By: Galilea Oregon Fashion Week is back, and you know what that means- yet another barrage of trends and styles from the hottest designers and labels for you to keep up with. This season’s shows included neutral tones and structured yet relaxed silhouettes. Brands such as Public School had models in black and white, relaxed…

A FANG-tastic night at Tustin High

By: Kayla Brunner, Jackie Chavez and Jackie Martinez Tustin High’s fang-tastic homecoming dance was anticipated throughout the month of October. Being able to wear your costume to the dance was something new and exciting, and on October 30th it was beautifully executed. After the exciting homecoming game, students eagerly waited in line dressed in their…

One Punch to Rule Them All

By Gwynn Van Houten Think of every action-packed series you’ve ever watched. Most of them are a little similar, aren’t they? Through trial and tribulation, loss and sacrifice, the main character grows and gradually develops to become the strongest they can. He or she encounters foes that grow in strength as well, all leading up to…

Tillers vs Tigers: The Battle For the Empire League Title

By: Katelyn Merrell and Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday October 23, the Tustin High Tillers took on the Pacifica Mariners at Bolsa Grande High School, for what was supposed to be a “close game.” In fact, OC Varsity’s Steve Friar predicted the Mariners to take the win, which seemed likely after Tustin’s close call against Cypress…

Views from the Editor

By: Jocelyn You I’m Jocelyn You- Tustin High’s very own Carrie Bradshaw. A senior in high school and second year journalist, I hold the place as fashion editor for The Pitchfork. As I’ve progressed from my first journalism class up until this point, I have traveled to Washington D.C. to represent Tustin in the Washington…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Benjamin Rodriguez Pink socks, pink jerseys, pink laces: everything is pink, but why? The reason is because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NFL is one of the biggest organizations that supports the fight against Breast Cancer. The NFL’s campaign “A Crucial Catch” teams up with the American Cancer Society to emphasize the importance of early…

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review

By: Kayla Brunner As an avid fan of Animal Crossing, I was beyond excited for Happy Home Designer, which was released by Nintendo on September 25th. However, it really felt like a big punch to the gut. Let me be clear, this is less of a new entry in the Animal Crossing franchise than it…

Dress Code Is Harshing My Vibe

By Jocelyn You A common issue with high school students is the dress code policy. No midriffs, short shorts, spaghetti straps, drug or sexual related innuendos, hats, baggy clothing, etc. Students complain that being pulled out of class to change into a new set of clothes wastes valuable educational time. I mean, it’s ninety degrees daily…

Attack on Titan Live action film hits U.S theaters

By Jacqueline Chavez Get ready my fellow anime fanatics, for the time has come to dust off your 3dm gear and swing over to your local movie theater. Tomorrow is the first part screening of the widely awaited Attack on Titans live action film. AOT (Attack on Titans) was originally a manga series created by…

Leading the School Into ‘16

By: Jocelyn You With a new school year comes the next generation of ASB members. Fresh-faced and eager to exude pure love for Tustin High School, the ASB kids work hard to spread spirit across campus. Whether it be long hours into the night setting up the next day’s assembly, or starting the rollercoaster wave…

Super Mario Maker Review

By: Kayla Brunner Fans of Super Mario Bros unite, because Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka have made another fantastic game called Super Mario Maker. If you’ve ever felt like creating your own Super Mario level, this game is something you want to grab. Released on September 1st for the Wii U, it was originally planned…

Behind the Scenes; Prom 2015

Tustin High School’s very exclusive Prom, took place this Saturday, June 6th 2015 at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. Prom is a beautiful event where lovely ladies can wear the dresses of their dreams, and gentlemen can look their sharpest. Luckily my fellow journalist, Yazalex and I, got a chance to get behind the…