The Boys: Chapter 6

By Galilea Oregon   Of course Princeton was in love with me. I mean, what’s not to love? But, God. Princeton? Gay? For me? I guess it all did make sense. Why he was always watching me and why he seemed to care about every little detail about my personal life. But how in the…

Everyone is Falling in La La Love with La La Land

By Gigi Hume Way back in ‘ye olden days, musicals were the norm at the box office scene, and a widely popular one in that. Tales of romance combined with light-hearted tunes of Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and Debbie Reynolds harmonized into audiences’ hearts and created an uplifting energy, and in a time of war…

Russia Linked to Rigged Election

By Tino Hernandez and Antonio Nunez Throughout the past month speculations have been floating around concerning Russia’s participation in the results of the last presidential election, where Trump dealt an unexpected blow and triumphed against Hillary Clinton and her Democratic party. Despite everything being said, these rumors are still only considered rumors, whether this information…

A Better Choir

By Camille Yost and Kimberly Ayon Tustin High’s choir, directed by Mr. David Peay, has appeared in our assemblies and recently held several concerts. Something that sets our schools choir apart from other schools is that it doesn’t require auditions in order to join. Many singers will say that there is always room for improvement;…

Dylann’s Sentence is Through the Roof

By Ivette Barajas, Kim Aguilar, and Alena Tran This last Tuesday, January 10, Dylann Storm Roof was given the ultimate punishment for his crimes: the death penalty. Nearly 19 months after the attack, the victims’ families are getting the justice they’ve so longed for. On June 17, 2015, Roof showed up to a bible study…

How to Have a Parade in the Rain: 5 Things to Do When It Rains

By Alexyss Ortiz and Vanessa Villegas It’s a Friday night, you’re sitting at home planning what to do with your friends but can’t do much because of the rain. You can’t plan to do anything outdoors, so you have to do something that involves staying inside your house, or going somewhere indoors. What can you…

The Hamlet Thrill-ma-geddon

By Kyle Arbiola Stuck with nothing to do after school the rest of the week? Longing for some form of entertainment to pass the time? The Hamlet Thrill-ma-geddon is the answer to your prayers, it is quite the Shakespearience. The Hamlet Thrill-ma-geddon is a two-hour satirical play performed by Ms. Markley’s advanced drama class. The play…

Broken But Fixed

By Yaire Alfaro Why did I like you? You are evil and cruel. All you do is put me down. Yet, I always try to get your approval. Why did I stay as long as I did, After the nights I cried myself to sleep? The days I sat alone.   I saw you kiss…

The Shootout in Los Angeles

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday, January, 2 the USC Trojans took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in what would be one of the most historic Rose Bowl games to date. The first quarter saw the Nittany Lions struggle against the Trojan defense. The Nittany Lion’s quarterback Trace Mcsorley threw two interceptions on his first…

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….