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…

The Kaine-Pence Show

By Ivette Barajas and Karimar Gatica The first vice Presidential debate took place this past Sunday, October 4, at Longwood University in Virginia. This debate scored some major points for Republican nominee Donald Trump. In contrast to Trump’s performance at the first presidential debate, Mike Pence was able to remain calm and collective, impressing much of…

Metal Mouth

By Antonio Nunez and Cristobal Segura As many students at Tustin High know, there are a lot of kids with braces. Braces can be a huge struggle in a child’s life, and may lead to either positive or negative implications. One of the biggest influences braces have on an individual’s life is their eating habits. We…

Put a Twist in Your Day

By Kimberly Ayon Thriller rides: every adrenaline junkie’s guilty pleasure. However, though rare, there could be technical difficulties in the works. As you get on a thriller coaster, one is taking the gamble of facing many risks. But once secured in the ride, the excitement kicks in. Many people look forward to sharing the thrill…

Tiller Days: The Tradition Continues

By Zachary Apperson The neon lights illuminated the straw floor, allowing a spectrum of vivid colors to cast a luster along the fairgrounds. The metal contraptions of coasters reflected a certain kind of radiance while gyrating, rotating, twisting and whirling groups of families, children, and young couples alike, whose shrieks and squeals of elation made…

Tech vs Ed: The Perpetuating Battle

By Merlin Montes As technology grows and advances, iPads, laptops, and tablets have proven to have an undeniable effect on education. This occurs through the access of technology at home and in other environments meant for studying. In the midst of this spread students have become perpetually distracted by their social media and games on…

Teacher Profile: Mr. Maldonado

By Johnathon Froman Recently at Tustin High, we’ve had a great deal of new teachers rushing in to handle our ever-increasing student body. One certain new addition to the history and AVID departments goes by the name of Max Maldonado. In his first year of full-time teaching, Mr. Maldonado guides his students through his US…

The Humanities Building

By James Cruz Tustin High School is proud to present a new addition to its campus: The Humanities Building. Announced by Principal Matos on February 19, 2016, students and staff were overjoyed with the idea of a new building being added to Tustin territory. The Humanities building will be a great addition to humanities related…

Teacher Profile: Ms. Kranz

By Anthony Zuniga Coral Kranz is one of the many new teachers here at THS.  Ms. Kranz moved here to THS because she lives near the school and she loves the new technology.  The transition from Chino to Tustin was very easy.  The students and staff here gave a warm welcome for Ms. Kranz and…

Unite, Not Divide

By Eileen Obregon and Liah Young Racism. What do you think of that word when you hear it? Does it make you think about what’s going on in your nation or does it make you cringe? Maybe it even makes you think about the actions you have been exposed to or have done yourself. Racism…

Memory Erasure

By Bryan Garcia There is no doubt that memory plays a significant role in our lives. Without the ability of memory, we cannot do simple everyday tasks like riding a bike, solving a mathematical problem, or making a sandwich. If our memory loss is so severe, we may not even recognize who we are. Memory…

Extinction Level Event, No Worries Right?

By Jair Martinez We have all heard about it before, the phenomenon that puts every living thing, especially us, in danger. It’s the reason why sea levels are rising, animals are being put in danger, and why, very soon, it could put most of the coastal areas under water. Whether we notice or not, we…

iPhone 7 Controversy

By Camille Yost and Kim Ayon To all the Apple users out there, if you’re bored of your iPhone 6 or 6s, you’re in luck because the iPhone 7 and 7 plus have been released and they are said to be the best iPhones Apple has ever created. The iPhone 7 and 7 plus come…

Trump vs Clinton: Who Will Be Our Next President?

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez In a few months the United States will hold its elections and the people will be given the power to decide who they want leading the nation. This year the final two candidates that will race to reach the presidency are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Without a doubt, history can…

The Rainbow Flag

By Kyle Arbiola and Michael Rodillo Gay rights has been a controversial topic all throughout this country’s history. Seeing that this country is being more open-minded slowly but surely is a refreshing sight. If you were homosexual a couple hundred years back you would be prosecuted and tried, sometimes even executed in front of crowds…

World Cup of Hockey

By Ivette Barajas After a lengthy 12 year drought, the World Cup of Hockey finally made it’s long awaited return this past weekend to the shock and lovely surprise of many. Any international competition is a time of excitement, passion, and riveting patriotism. So, naturally, hockey fans all over the world are thrilled, to say…

FALLing Into Fashion This Fall

By James Cruz California may not be best known for having crisp autumn weather and deep orange leaves, however the fashion every year keeps coming back even stronger. With the new incoming season rolling in so very slowly from the sun bathing summer, school is now back in session and students are given the opportunity to…

Welcome Back Assembly

By James Anthony Cruz Hello Tillers and welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. As we say goodbye to warm days and blue skies, we say hello to a new fresh fall school year. As all school related activities start occurring throughout the year, everyone can agree that school assemblies are the best way to show…