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…

Forget the False Conception Of Female Perfection

By Galilea Oregon Teenage girls—either the most over romanticized or unacknowledged beings on the face of the Earth. Portrayed in films as either condescending boy-crazy mall rats or self-deprecating overly emotional brats, the average female adolescent cannot relate to over exaggerated characters intended to be “relatable” or “fun and quirky.” However, most of these takes…

Bilingual Benefits

By Zachary Apperson and Genesis Montes Do you know the benefits of a secondary language? Learning a foreign language opens opportunities for the individual in their personal endeavors as well as bettering overall cognitive abilities. In turn, this can affect other aspects of a student’s education, attributed to raising overall test scores. Many states promote…

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?…

Everlasting Lip Stains

By Camille Yost Recently, women have been raving over matte liquid lipsticks and lip stains, and, luckily for them, there’s a plethora of brands to choose from. Colors vary from vibrant neons to subtle nudes. Although there has been hype placed on brands such as “Kylie Lip Kit” and “Too Faced Melted Liquified Longwear Lipstick”,…

OC Based Escapades

By Alena Tran California is one of the largest tourist hotspots in the United States. It’s easy to take it for granted, as silver linings are easily missed amongst any clouds. Admittedly, as high school students, a lot of what we can do is limited. There are certain restrictions to our freedom, but that doesn’t…

“Split” Review

By Camille Yost and Kimberly Ayon If you’re a fanatic of thrillers, the newly released film, Split, is the right fit for you. The movie is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, director of the 1999 horror film, The Sixth Sense. James McAvoy, well known for his role in the X-Men series, plays the role of…

A Head Full of Dreams

By Yaire Alfaro   “In every walk of nature one receives more than he seeks” – John Muir “Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believes” – Chris Van Allsburg “You can close your eyes to things you do not want to see, but you cannot…

Movie Review: Minority Report

By Jason Aquino Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg, features an interesting sci-fi crime and justice plot. The cast features a plethora of skilled actors including Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, and Max von Sydow. It is filled with action packed sequences, some tearful moments, and a number of intense twists that will keep you guessing…

Winter Assembly 2k16

By Kim Aguilar This year’s 2016 Winter Assembly—filled with an immense deal of talent and holiday cheer— was definitely a success. Starting of, our very own ASB performed a surprise flash mob with spirited dancing elves. Following performances included Ms. Rivera and Mia Rivera singing beautifully to “Christmas Comes to Town”, our Jazz band busting…

Movies You Should Watch ASAP

By Karimar Gatica Does picking out movies to watch on Netflix overwhelm you? Perhaps reading the reviews and ratings is not exactly the right thing to do when choosing a movie, as every movie should be given a chance whatever the rating.Sometimes the ratings are accurate though, and afterwards you either sit there wondering why…

Spirit Week

By Kim Aguilar Hey Tillers! This week, ASB has organized your chance to get to show your school spirit. We’re kicking off the week before winter break with a lazy, PJ’s Monday. Just roll out of bed and go to school with the literal  “I woke up like this” look. On Tuesday, take some time…

A Gift of Life

By Alena Tran Every blood drive serves as a call of action. Although there are those who cannot donate for whatever health reasons, there are also many of us who are perfectly capable. An estimation of 38% people in the U.S. are eligible to donate blood, but out of this number, only 10% of them…

#CalExit – A Proposition Threatening to Succeed

By Tino Hernandez and Antonio Nunez California has made a proposition to leave the country. Not literally, but many of its citizens are dismayed due to the fact that Donald Trump is now the US’s newest president-elect. This makes sense because the vast majority of Californians are Democratic. This has caused great confusion and discomfort…

Human Euthanasia

By Zachary Apperson   There have been many controversial bills, constantly argued and debated, proposed to state legislations only to be denied, yet brought back in following years. But in the last couple of decades, California has hosted one of the most heated debates, just this year passing a polemical law on physician assisted suicide….

Don’t Miss Out on Orange is the New Black!

By Karimar Gatica Piper Chapman, a woman in her mid-thirties who now has a husband and a good job. Getting caught up with a decade-old crime, Piper is getting convicted 15 months due to transporting money for her drug dealing ex-girlfriend, Alex Vause. Being forced to change into her prison uniform and sleep with strangers…

Dino Dash 2k16

By James Cruz and Edwin Contreras Orange County holds its 26th annual marathon on Sunday, November 6: Dino Dash. The Tustin Unified School District “envisions a great education for every student in the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD)”since 1989. Dino Dash is the exciting and anticipated fun run of the year. Dino Dash offers for…

ƎVOLution

By Gigi Hume A couple months ago I went over to my grandma’s house to have dinner after marathoning How I Met Your Mother for hours on end and annotating my copy of Romeo and Juliet for my freshmen English class. Needless to say, the topic of love, romance, and the quest for “The One,”…

Samsung “Blows” Away the Competition

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez The Samsung company has been the center of attention the past few months due to their most recent product, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Reportedly, this mobile device is dangerous and deadly. The new line of phones have supposedly been catching on fire and in extreme cases, blowing up. Approximately…

Changing Your Attitudes Since 1956

By Emily Crowl “We are the people our parents warned us about.” Jimmy Buffett fans, I raise my glass of Martinelli’s to you. It was definitely “5 O’Clock Somewhere” as fans took a trip down to “Margaritaville” and partied Saturday night at the last real concert at Irvine Meadows. All the hype leading up to…

18

By James Cruz I’m 18. “I wish I could tell you that I know it all,” I screamed to my mom multiple times—this time—last year, but the reality is I don`t know anything. Of course I have realized more things about myself and others over the course of this year, and that has led me…

The Autumn Dream Colors

By James Cruz It is time and finally here, where the the fall kills summer with the softest kiss and transforms everything into a golden, warm bowl of spice and everything nice. Everyone is feeling the autumnal vibe as the days start to get shorter, and the breeze starts kicking in; pops of rusty orange,…

“Get-Down” to this New Netflix Original Series

By Galilea Oregon “The Get-Down,”is a new Netflix Original Series directed by Baz Luhrmann, director of “The Great Gatsby” and 1992 “Romeo and Juliet”. Released on August 12, 2016, “The Get-Down” is a messy perfect concoction of music, dance, and lively colors that are the reminiscence of youth in the Bronx splattered with drug and…

The Origins of Banda

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez Music has a huge variety of genres and includes a numerous amount of stars and singing sensations, but without a doubt one of the most popular and recognized genres is the Mexican Banda. Banda is a type of brass-based and traditional form of Mexican music that is consisted of a…

Be Tough, Don’t Puff

By Ben Rodriguez and Alena Tran DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IN NO WAY PROMOTES THE USE OF DRUGS Marijuana use has relatively decreased among high school students in the last five years. However, the nonchalant attitudes towards marijuana have become more prevalent. There is a contrast between how older generations discussed drug use to this generation now….

Author Profile-R.L.Stine

By: Karimar Gatica R.L. Stine, more formally known as Robert Lawrence Stine, born 1943 in Columbus, Ohio is a successful writer who graduated from Ohio State University in 1965. Since doing so, Mr. Stine has made many feats in the field of writing . From the publishing of his first humor magazine Bananas to The…

Santa Ana’s Art Walk

By Ivette Barajas, Alena Tran, and Kimberly Aguilar Discourse concerning the city of Santa Ana is usually negative, especially at Tustin High. For whatever reason, there are a good amount of people who look down on it. After all, it’s easy to dismiss a place you haven’t really integrated yourself in or explored. But despite…

Club Overview: T.I.D.E.S.

By Camille Yost and Johnathon Froman With Club Rush behind us, you might have noticed many students signing up at the TIDES club stand. In its second year, the TIDES club has grown into a reputable center for community service, in great part due to the efforts of the club members and leadership. TIDES stands…