Welcome Dr. Tuin!

By Benjamin Rodriguez Enthusiastic, kind, open-minded, caring, polite—this is just a short list of words that can be used to describe our brand new principal, Dr. Jon Tuin. Almost every morning before first period, Dr. Tuin is at  the entrance of school greeting Tiller students as they walk onto campus. If you don’t see him…

Welcome to the Block Party – Lady Tillers Kicking Off the Year

By Ben Rodriguez Tustin’s Girls Volleyball teams kicked off the season with a bang, sweeping Irvine High School’s Vaqueros. The winning streak started with the frosh team, as they took 2 of the 3 sets. Junior Varsity followed suit, also taking 2 of their 3 sets. Varsity finished the sweep, with many thanks to Ava…

Boy’s Lacrosse Senior Night

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday, May 1, Boys Lacrosse celebrated their seniors in their final game as Tillers. The honored players were Blake Stading (#21), Ernesto Campos (#14), Noah Sharpe (#4), Derek Weaver (#13), Reggie Parchman (#27), Andrew Menjivar (#30), Eduardo Cisneros (#25), and Christopher Aponte (#28). After the pregame festivities, the Tillers battled with…

NFL Free Agency

By Benjamin Rodriguez On March 9, the 2017-18 NFL season began, meaning that teams are able to sign free agents and conduct trades. In other words, players end up on new teams or resign with their current team. As of March 9, multiple trade deals have gone down. The New England Patriots made two trades:…

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…

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…

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…

The Rivalry on El Camino Real

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, September 23 the Tillers took on the Beckman Patriots in what is known as the “El Camino Real Rivalry.” The Tillers who throttled the Patriots last year looked to do the same on this day. The Tillers did what they do best, pounding the ball down the defenses’ throats. The…

The Rams Are Back

By Benjamin Rodriguez At the end of the 2015-2016 NFL season the St. Louis Rams made a big announcement: they were returning to their beloved home, the city of Los Angeles. The Rams had previously called Los Angeles home from 1946-1994. After the 1994 season in which the team went an abysmal 4-12, they packed…

Tillers Suffer Tough Loss to Foothill

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, September 2, the Tillers took on the Foothill Knights in what is always one of the most exciting games of the year. Not only are the schools down the street from each other, many students from both schools grew up with each other. Just like last year’s game, it was…

Senior Lacrosse Boys go Out With a Bang

By: Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, April 22 Tustin’s boys’ varsity lacrosse honored their senior players during their Senior Night ceremony.The players recognized were, Matt Gaddis (#44), Caleb Bullock(#28), Jim Garcia (#3), Julian Martin (#7), Jacob Ixta (#33), Hugo Virgen (#18), Lucas Gerome (#29), Nick Stanczyk (#12) Ramon Lucero (#25), and Eric Salinas (#2), Aldair Salas…

Tustin Suffers Heartbreaking Loss to Cypress

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday April 18, Tony Barrios led the Tillers’ Varsity baseball team into an Empire League battle against the Cypress Centurions. Barrios and Cypress’ pitcher engaged in a pitching duel, each not allowing a single run until the top of the seventh when Cypress scored the game clinching run. Cypress’ pitcher pitched…

Free Agency Frenzy

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Wednesday March 9, the NFL’s new league year started, commencing  the event known as Free Agency Frenzy, which is one of the most exciting events during the NFL offseason. This means the teams can start signing free agents to deals. One major trade took place between the Miami Dolphins and the…

Tustin Defeats Uni Despite Comeback Attempt

By Benjamin Rodriguez Last night, Tustin’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team looked to get their season off to a 2-0 start against the University High School Trojans. The Tillers defeated Valencia 9-6 in their first game of preseason. The Tillers got off to a hot start against University, scoring two goals in the first minute of…

Celebrating National Signing Day at Tustin High

by: Karli Stichter and Benjamin Rodriguez Yesterday Tustin High School celebrated seven exceptional athletes in the plaza to announce where each Tiller will attend college in Fall 2016. This year’s athletes were a part of the largest signing day group the school has ever held. This was a highly anticipated day for all of the…

Crimson Tide Wipes Out the Tigers in a Close College Football Championship

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Monday January 11, the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Clemson Tigers in the second annual College Football Playoff National Championship. The number one-ranked Tigers, lead by dual threat quarterback Deshaun Watson, were the seven point underdogs, despite finishing the season with a number one ranking. The seven point favorite,  Alabama,…

The New Face of Tiller Golf: Chloe Carraway

By: Katelyn Merrell and Benjamin Rodriguez “She is focused. When she gets out on that golf course she is dialed in. She focuses on every stroke, stroke by stroke.” -Coach Miguel   Freshman golfer Chloe Carraway humbly paves the way for the future of the Tustin High Golf Program as she qualified for CIF this fall…

The Max Love Project

By: Alexia Mitchell and Benjamin Rodriguez Today, about 1 in every 750 children in the United States are survivors of cancer, and over 420,000 people who contracted childhood cancer are still alive today. However, almost all childhood cancer victims deal with a chronic disease later in their lives. So, to help cancer survivors experience life…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Benjamin Rodriguez Pink socks, pink jerseys, pink laces: everything is pink, but why? The reason is because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NFL is one of the biggest organizations that supports the fight against Breast Cancer. The NFL’s campaign “A Crucial Catch” teams up with the American Cancer Society to emphasize the importance of early…

Upsetting Loss For Girls’ Volleyball Despite Best Efforts

By: Benjamin Rodriguez Tustin’s girls’ volleyball team got off to a quick start against a solid Segerstrom team. The Lady Tillers were unrelenting in their first game winning by a score of 25-13. The Tillers started the second game off fast leading 7-0. The Jaguars were unable to get the ball over the net because…