Sinkholes: A Natural Disaster Not to be Taken Lightly

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez   Throughout the course of the last month, there have been numerous reports concerning sinkholes and the destruction they have caused. Within the last 30 days there have been over 100 sinkholes reported globally, this has left many in shock for sinkholes are a disaster that were rarely ever…

How To Get Better At Saving Money

By Kimberly Ayon Most students in high school are juggling work with their academics. But out of all these students, how many actually save up their money? Though admirable, setting aside parts of a paycheck can be a brutal chore to do. Personally, I struggle plenty with saving money. Despite being young and not having to…

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…

The Giver’s United Club

By Jair Martinez The Giver’s United club at Tustin High School is made to help out the community and encourage people to contribute along the way. They know that even the smallest deed, like recycling, helps the community. Right now, they are working on implementing boxes in every classroom to collect bottles and cans so…

Get Lit on Redhill Ave

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina There’s no place like home for the holidays, there is no denying that. The warm, cozy embraces of distant relatives, that give us a nostalgic feeling of being a child in those same arms; The large, comfy, cable-knit sweaters, that are our savior from the shivering cold; And of…

The End of an Era

By Antonio Nunez and Tino Hernandez The father of communist Cuba has fallen. The death of Fidel Castro has been one of the most discussed topics in recent weeks, the news has left mixed emotions in the hearts of millions. Fidel Castro was a Cuban dictator who reigned and tormented the country of Cuba for…

The Waking Life- A Movie You Won’t Sleep Through

By Galilea Oregon Ever since my freshman honors English class studied philosophy last year, I have been extremely intrigued by intangible subjects such as time, space, love, and the very perception of reality. After we presented slideshows on philosophers and their theories on the intangible, we watched the film “Waking Life” directed by Richard Linklater,…

Man In Red

By Bryan Garcia The holidays are coming up and it only comes once a year. It’s a time where family and friends get together and reminisce on the year that is about to end. However, the majority of the people never get to think about where the iconic, old man came from. He has been…

Tustin High School and All-Male Winter Dance Showcase

By Eileen Obregon On December 16, Tustin High School’s Dance Team and All-Male will be performing their annual Winter Dance Show. The performance will consist of routines from the Tustin Tiller Days parade and a variety of school assembly routines from the 2016-2017 school year like the Welcome Back assembly routine and Homecoming assembly routine….

Winter Concert

By Camille Yost This past Friday, Tustin High held its annual winter concert and, naturally,  the sports pavilion was filled with beautiful, harmonious sounds. Under the direction of instrumental director Michael Fisk, vocal director David Peay, and co-director/accompanist Corey Hirsch, Tustin High’s band, orchestra, and chorus all performed for the audience. Tustin High’s band started…

The Boys: Chapter 5

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 5 Secrets   “So do you always bring cold girls to your little ‘spot’, or am I the only one?” Mia asked jokingly as she played with my lighter. “This was the only place I knew. Now that we’re here, it’s your turn to tell me a secret.” I laid down…

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…

Forgive and Forget

By Adrian Ruiz Cheating, bad break ups, family and friend confrontations, almost all personal problems end in grudges or the typical “don’t talk to me ever again, just don’t” attitude. The person doesn’t want to be the one that admits they are wrong for what they’ve done, and hope you will come clean instead. Once…

Tustin Holiday Talent Show

By Melanie Mercado The city of Tustin is hosting its second annual talent show on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The show will be taking place at the Tustin Community Center (2961 El Camino Real). Performers for the show were chosen through an audition process that took place back in November. There’ll be…

Trumped-Up Protests

By Kimberly Ayon On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Naturally, there were people that aren’t delighted with the outcome. However, unlike past elections, there is a clear division; you’re either with Donald Trump, or you’re not. In fact, there have been a plethora of protests across the…

#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…

Tustin High Dance Team Winter Kid’s Camp

By Eileen Obregon The Tustin High School Dance Team and All-Male is hosting a Winter Dance Camp geared toward grades kinder through 8th are welcome! On Saturday, December 10th, campers are welcome to attend to learn from seventeen-time National Champion Tustin High School Dance Team and All-Male Dance Crew. To register, go to Tustin High…

Are Millennials Too Stressed To Care?

By Alena Tran, Ivette Barajas, and Kimberly Aguilar Millennials are oftentimes criticized for being too lazy and too apathetic to worldly conflictions. There are many who believe this generation is merely made up of mindless, materialistic, social-media obsessed robots, but paradoxically, many are also convinced millennials care too much, or are too sensitive. It can…

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…

On Not Fitting in and Why It’s Totally Okay

By Galilea Oregon I do not fit. Sometimes I feel like the wrong puzzle piece, too big and awkward to fit. I do not fit. I am stuck between learning to accept solitude and seeking validation and acceptance. I respond to text messages right away on some days, and on others I ignore every single…

Six Months

By Camille Yost Sitting on the curb of an abandoned parking lot was a beautiful woman in a white sundress. Her short brunette curls stopped right at her collarbone and her beautiful pink cheeks were covered with mascara filled tears. “Excuse me miss, are you alright?” a man asked as he carefully approached the woman….

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…

Italy Shakes with Fear

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez  In recent days, the entire European continent was shook with massive earthquakes and its aftershocks, there are no signs that these natural disasters will ever end. The most affected from this situation has been Italy, after a huge 6.6 earthquake has killed over 200 residents and left many more injured and…

Episode

By Tanya Soto   Mamá dice que el amor vence el odio Que todo el odio es un episodio Que a va terminar y no dominar Mamá says love will conquer hate That hate is just an episode That it will end and not dominate But I see my people’s desperation and devastation Hungry for…

KC Carr Runs Tillers to Second Round of CIF

By Benjamin Rodriguez Photograph by Cesar Padilla of Ocular Photography On Friday, November 11, the Tillers took on the Huntington Beach Oilers in the first round of CIF playoffs. All night fans heard Mr. Martyn’s recognizable voice hollering through the speakers, “KC Carr, touchdown Tillers.” They heard it six times to be exact, as Carr…

Invest Your Money Wisely

By Kimberly Ayon Many brand name makeup cosmetics are very expensive, although usually that extra amount you pay is returned to you through the promises of a long-lasting lip or a super pigmented eyeliner. But, the great debate still remains: is it really so different or better than the products you’d find at your local…