Tropicalia Fest: Tacos, Tigres Del Norte and Tons of Dancing

By Galilea Oregon If you’re a fan of music and consider yourself an aspiring foodie you’ve most likely probably wished there was a way you could just combine the two in a glorious medley of pure entertainment and nothing but fun. If so, there’s an event tailored just for the music-loving foodie in you. I…

#ThankYouMrWilliamson

By Gigi Hume and Galilea Oregon Yesterday afternoon felt just like a normal day, all up until whispers in the hallways and muffled tears spoke for themselves—Ian Williamson, former Utt Middle School eighth grade Physical Science, STEM teacher, Cross Country coach, and most recently Tustin High School Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher passed away after…

Cuckoo for Cuco

By Galilea Oregon Are you a fan of soothing, mellow music similar to the likings of Mac Demarco and Kali Uchis? If so, you will definitely enjoy listening to 18 year-old Chicano solo artist and producer Cuco based in Hawthorne, California. In his Bandcamp profile, he describes himself as a “Los Angeles based artist making…

RACC Fair – A Sophomore Perspective

By Galilea Oregon and Gigi Hume Class of 2019 Okay, we know you’re probably thinking about more “productive” things to do than read this letter such as a) play Tetris, b) do the homework you forgot about last night, or c) scroll through Instagram with your phone under the desk so that your CCR teacher…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Prancin’ in the Streets

By: Galilea Oregon, Gigi Hume, and Adrian Ruiz Fashion Week has come around once again, this year, however instead of focusing on looks featured on the runway, we take inspiration from the streets (like the cool kids do.) Away from the catwalk scene, a barrage of slip dresses over band and skating t-shirts, oversized collared…

A (Fashion) Week in Review

By: Gigi Hume and Galilea Oregon It’s that time of year again! Fashion Week is in full-swing and delving up appearances from the fashionably elite, modeling, observing, or writing about the latest trends in  high-fashion in the cultural meccas of the world.  Specifically this week, New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2017 shows have displayed…

W/E is Not Whatever

W/E Is Not Whatever By Galilea Oregon Surf pop band, Junkie, has recently released their first LP album titled “W/E.” It includes nine new songs, as well as three previously released singles: “glued ghouls,” “bowls,” and “whatever.” Just in time for summer, Junkie has produced the perfect jams for bonfires, romantic flings, and everything in…

Pretty Hate Fifteen

By Galilea Oregon I turn fifteen on April 27th. In Latino-American culture, a girl’s fifteenth birthday is not only one of the most celebrated but also one of the most meaningful and bittersweet days in a girl’s life: the transition from girlhood to womanhood officially begins and you’re swept up into a whirlwind of responsibilities…

Surfpop Junkie: Music for the Angsty Soul

By Galilea Oregon Surf pop: the epitome of teenage angst packaged in slurred lyrics, banging drums and continuous guitar riffs. A mixture of garage rock and surf, surf pop is a unique genre, perfect for summer parties or just for your own personal enjoyment. Below are a few surf pop and surf rock bands that…

The Boys: Chapter 4

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 4 Sadie’s Playing twenty questions with girls you find at CVS is an interesting experience, although not recommended if said girls happen to go to school with you. They’ll pass you notes in the middle of your math class and find out your number and text you and text you and…

A Different Kind of Love

By Galilea Oregon   Love. An intense feeling of deep affection. It’s the butterflies fluttering at the pit of your belly when you see them, The One. But those feelings aren’t everything. Romantic love isn’t everything.  Today’s youth over-romanticizes romantic love with the typical #RelationshipGoals tags on social media. However, what we seem to forget,…

The Boys: Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Ladybugs by Galilea Oregon   After the incident with the brick and window, Tristan got grounded for two weeks without his phone, and he was supposed to pay for the window repairs with his own allowance money. I honestly doubt that he would ever pay back. It wasn’t any of my business so…

The Boys: Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 DIDN’T MEAN TO by Galilea Oregon   Who are we? That’s the burning existential crisis kind of question we all ask ourselves at one point while staring into our mirrors. High schoolers? Sure, but it goes beyond that. It goes beyond simply going to school and homework and sports. We are more than just…

Goodwill Hunting

By: Galilea Oregon and Gigi Hume “But … it was 99 cents.” These wise words from Macklemore are often times the justification for when a seemingly harmless trip to the thrift store turns into 5 sweaters, 7 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, and 6 pairs of jeans. But it’s fine because unlike regular stores, thrift…

Adolescence: The Reality

By: Galilea Oregon As a little girl, I fantasized about my high school years. I dreamt about the pretty clothes. I yearned for the freedom and happiness of becoming a teen. I wanted the cliche “High School Musical” experience. Once I finished middle school I realized that there would not be any “High School Musical”…

Welcome to the Badlands

By: Galilea Oregon Up and coming American singer and songwriter Ashley Frangipane, better known as Halsey, has recently released her debut album Badlands. Her music consists of a unique indie, electro pop sound, accompanied by gritty and raw lyrics that transport you into the mind of an angsty young woman. Similar to 90’s grunge band…