The Big Day

By Katelyn Merrell Sports Editor Today, February 4, 2015, three of Tustin’s finest athletes, Allie Zwerling, Kelsey King, and George Wilson signed their letters of intent to their dream schools. The whole school gathered together in the plaza to watch the three athletes make life changing decisions. Family, friends, classmates, and coaches joined together to…

Ska, Saxophone, Teaching?

By: Tanya Soto Touring around the world and living a rock star life sounds like the ultimate dream for many people. It was time to leave the fun and games and make the next career move for Mr. Eric Zamora.  Zamora, who was in a Ska band named Save Ferris eventually left the beloved group…

Your Life, Your Choice ?

by Vanessa Tang Cassandra C., a 17 year-old girl from Connecticut, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer in the immune system. She wanted to avoid treatment even if it meant an 85% chance of being cancer free in five years. Cassandra also said that she understands that,…

10 Clever, Cute Ways To Win Yourself A Winter Formal Date

By Kassandra Ferrer Winter Formal is coming up. How are you going to ask your possible candidate to Winter Formal? Here are ten creative yet cliche ways to be win a date to Winter Formal: 1. “Você quer ir comigo ao baile de gala?” (“Would you like to go to prom with me?” in Portuguese)…

21 Life Hacks for Girls

by Kaylee Hanzich I give full image credit to Pinterest along with all of these ideas. We girls all go through life with mild inconveniences but little does anyone know that life has provided us with hidden hacks to make everything easier. All of these ideas come from Pinterest. I do not own any of…

The Awakening of Grunge Transpired by Nirvana

By Karley Bailey Two decades ago, in the early 1990’s, grunge emerged from the depths of Seattle as a musically proclaimed phenomenon. Depending on your perspective, you might perceive Grunge as a type of fashion, a way of living, or a type of music. Grunge originated as a sub-genre of alternative rock from the suburban…

Wrestling’s Big Moment

By Amanda Zamora and Jacob Rivas Friday, January 11, 2015 Tustin High School hosted wrestling’s varsity ASICS tournament for around 50 schools in the surrounding area. Junior varsity and frosh-soph wrestlers combined with parent volunteers ran the event. Thanks to generous donations, the wrestling team raised over $3,000 for their program.  KTLA 5 news reported…

Just Like You

By Daniel Ross In the first couple weeks of 2015, Falling in Reverse has already announced their upcoming album, “Just Like You” expected to be released on February 24. With Ronnie Radke on vocals, Jacky Vincent with guitar, and vocals accompanied by Derek Jones and Ryan Seaman on the drums, the band is taking a…

Discount At Friar Tux Shop For THS Students

By Matt Gaddis High school students look forward to major events such as getting a drivers license, getting a first car, applying to college, getting a job, and of course attending high school dances. We may not all want to admit that we want to go to dances because we like to think that we’re…

It All Comes Down to Finals Week

By Karli Stichter For the past 16 weeks, Tustin High School students pushed through the beginning of their school year. Between learning the new schedule, how teachers teach their subjects, and what the various new bell schedules are, it has been tough. Eventually everyone got into their own routine and eased into the school year….

What to Wear to Winter Formal

By Jocelyn Cervantes Winter Formal is right around the corner and you worry about finding a date. You get a bit nervous asking the girl in biology to go with you, or the boy in English, but it’s nothing to stress about. Either going solo or with a group of friends is great. You don’t…

Compton, Powers Repeat as National Champions

By Dylan Allen  (originally featured on The Competitive Cyclist) Cyclocross is a winter cycling discipline, which takes place on a enclosed track, covering adverse terrain: often in mud, sand, over tree roots, rocks, off-camber surfaces and man-made barriers. However, racers use bikes that most closely resemble road bikes (with wider tyres), rather than mountain bikes (the rules…

The Netflix Age

By Jocelyn You The Netflix Age Netflix, technology’s version of Blockbuster, boomed since its founding in 1997. The Internet has opened up an online world that was once only lived “in real life.” Netflix users who subscribe monthly are able to browse through a virtual movie rental store and watch movies whenever they want. It is a…

Journalism Lives

by Zachary Apperson and Alec Ortega We’re well into the 2015 school year and with this comes changes, some for better and some for worse. One of the newest implementations into Tustin High School’s curriculum is Mrs. Robinson’s journalism class. Mrs. Robinson, a University of California, Berkeley graduate and accredited writer of the non-fiction book…

Boy’s Basketball: TIP OFF

The Tiller varsity squad after taking first place in the Tustin/Estancia tournament. By: Katelyn Merrell and Abigail Pidazo With league beginning today, this year’s Tustin High varsity basketball team hopes to deliver an unforgettable season. During an interview with some of the basketball players, they spoke about team goals and expectations for the 2014-2015 season….

Reflecting on Ferguson

By Jacob Rivas             With the upcoming holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it’s important to remember why we have the day off. The recent events in Ferguson work as a reminder that King’s “Dream” may not be fully realized.   Most people have turned on…

JV Basketball

By: Amanda Klotz  As we reach January, Tustin High School’s Girls basketball program begins their season with aspirations of winning games and bringing pride to their school. The girls have been practicing and preparing for season games all summer and fall, including entering tournaments at local high schools. The girl’s JV team won 6-0 at…

Shady Addiction

By Destiny Gomez I’m sitting in the car mindlessly staring out the window, when out of the blue I hear a voice I am never going to forget. The very first time I heard Eminem I was unsure of who he was and what he represented. As his acclaimed song “Stan” played on the radio,…

New Year, New You?

by Vanessa Tang Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep and easily broken. The University of Scranton states that only 8% of people achieve their goals.  Resolutions are usually hard to keep because of how hard it is to self-motivate and set realistic standards. Researchers have found that the idea of “putting…

The Barn vs. The Dungeon

“The Barn” – Tustin’s spirited, loud, respectful student section, met “The Dungeon” – Foothill’s passionate and proud student section, for the Tustin versus Foothill basketball game – the biggest rivalry in the city, maybe in all of Orange County. Students dressed in school colors and prepared for the battle in the stands. Tustin succeeded in…

Tilled The Hill

By Katelyn Merrell On Wednesday January 7 the Tustin Tillers varsity basketball team invaded the “Dungeon” ready to compete in the classic Tustin vs Foothill Rivalry game. One side of the gym exploded in a sea of white and the other in a sea of red. The roar of the crowd rang in the ears…

Music Tech. Rocks Tustin High

Arts are one of the most underfunded electives in any school system. They have to fight to get funding, and even when they do, it may not be enough for new supplies. Luckily for Tustin High, Mr. Jones has stepped in and has taken over the task of Music Tech. Music Tech is an exploratory…

Where’s My Smile?

By Cristobal Segura It’s 3 a.m. and you’re awake. You’re not happy at all.  You feel empty, dreadful, hopeless and worthless. This is what depression feels like.  Sleepless nights are spent hiding in the shadows of your room trying to think about something to make you feel worthy of being alive. It’ doesn’t work. You…

A Healthy Body Is A Healthy Mind

By Evelyn Carrillo  Everyone loves to eat; we can all agree on that. What we eat affects our daily lives and impacts our future. Don’t worry, it’s easy to maintain a healthy diet; all that matters is commitment to change. If your self-esteem is low, don’t worry about it, you can still change; just make…

Hip Hop Is For The Children

By Jocelyn You In the 90’s, Wu-Tang Clan, a popular rap group, created the saying, “Wu-Tang is for the children,” but this applies to hip hop in general. The group was so famous that it promoted the slogan, “Wu-Tang is forever,” intending for the music to live on for future kids to love. The music heavily…

The Misfits

By Viviana Altamirano Rainbow Rowell’s novel Eleanor and Park may relate to a few young adults in a way that no other books can. This unique and remarkable novel is different than the usual sappy teen love stories. In most love stories there’s a popular girl or a handsome guy. In this book, however, Eleanor…

How to Look as Chic as Your Christmas Presents

By Jocelyn Cervantes The season for Fall, Halloween, college applications, Thanksgiving, and Homecoming has surpassed us with fond memories as we now move into the most enchanting and marvelous time of year. With magic in the air, the aroma of pine trees, and the hot chocolate to keep us warm, Christmas is truly the most…

Sac State’s Future Soccer Star: Allie Zwerling

By Katelyn Merrell Allison Nicole Zwerling was “born to play soccer.” A naturally fast runner, physically strong athlete, and  technically skillful forward, Allie possesses all the necessary qualities of the “ideal player.” Her love of the game began at the age of five when her soccer career first started. Allie joined an AYSO team, “The…

Losing the True Meaning of Christmas

By Alexis Diaz  Tis’ the season for caramel brulee lattes, sweaters, decorations, and shopping. Christmas is referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. The 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family and all of the carols playing on local radio stations add to how exciting the holidays are. But have we lost…

Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

By Katelyn Merrell As the countdown to Christmas unwinds many of us are still struggling to find Christmas gifts for the ones we love. However, if you are like me, you don’t necessarily have the budget to go out and buy extravagant gifts. Here are some creative gift ideas that don’t cost a lot of…