Varsity Girls Volley Reigns Victorious Against Valencia

By Gigi Hume Thus far, Varsity Girls Volleyball has been kicking a** and taking names in their 2017 season with a now 11-5 record after yesterday’s 3-0 win against the Valencia Tigers. Before the Varsity showdown, Frosh/Soph set a positive precedent with a 2-1 win, losing their first set 24-26, but making a strong comeback…

XOXO, Galore Girl

By Gigi Hume Hey Central Orange County-ers. Have I got the 411 for you—there’s a new it-girl on the block. Or should I say int-girl. One of my many sources sends us this: “Spotted at Galore Magazine, Macbook and composition book in hand: Jocelyn You.” Was it only a year ago that our Tustin Alumna…

Mr. Williamson Followup

By Gigi Hume Over a week ago, our beloved teacher Mr. Williamson passed away leaving behind a wife, two year old son, and hundreds of others whom he coached, taught, and supported during his time  on this Earth. Just in that one week window, the Thank You Mr. Williamson Facebook Page and iTHSMedia’s Google Form…

#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…

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…

Betsy DeVos Confirmation: Why She’s Stirring Up Controversy

By Gigi Hume and Jacob Rivas DISCLAIMER: This article displays a liberal bias and highlights the negatives of DeVos’ new position.  The opinions in this article do not represent the Pitchfork or Tustin High School as a whole. On February 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with a slim 51-50 vote as…

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…

ƎVOLution

By Gigi Hume A couple months ago I went over to my grandma’s house to have dinner after marathoning How I Met Your Mother for hours on end and annotating my copy of Romeo and Juliet for my freshmen English class. Needless to say, the topic of love, romance, and the quest for “The One,”…

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…

Stranger Summer

By: Gigi Hume Ah, summer. How we all miss it. The days spent poolside, hanging out with friends, and, of course, we can’t forget those hours upon hours spent binge-watching Netflix. And knowing the increased amount of traffic the summer months bring, Netflix definitely pulled out the stops to keep its subscribers coming back for…

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…

Getting to Know Introverts

By Gigi Hume My whole life I have considered myself to be an introvert, always taking comfort and regeneration in being alone with myself and my thoughts. And for a long time I was content with that fact until the movies like She’s All That and with the introverted girl taking off her glasses to…

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!

By: Jocelyn You and Gigi Hume Taking you around the top 5 best ice cream places around Orange County- one scoop at a time. Orange County- land of the excess and the beautiful. And what comes out of that? Beautiful, high-quality, Instagram-worthy ice cream. Here, we make pit stops around some of Orange County’s top…

Color Your Way to Calm

By: Gigi Hume As kids, we all had memories of coloring, wasting away our days drawing houses, stick figures, just taking inspiration from anything around us. But as we age, our love for a coloring book begins to fade in favor of other hobbies and interests. However, research discovered in a psychological study has turned…

Bingewatch Your Way Through V-Day

By: Gigi Hume As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, plans of dates, bouquets, and Costco teddy bears are in the air, but for some of us single guys and gals this is day of universal bitterness. Instead of all these plans, we opt for the cliché idea of eating an entire pizza and binge-watching Netflix. But…

Sneakin’ back into Style

By: Gigi Hume Like other trends from the 90’s including mom jeans and choker necklaces, sneakers have recently been given new light. Brands like Adidas, New Balance, and Nike have been flying off the shelves worldwide to fulfill this ever-growing need of nostalgia for the decade “raised on Biggie and Nirvana”. Each type of sneaker…

Top 5 Go-To’s in Old Town Tustin

By: Gigi Hume and Clea Thomas Old Town Tustin is a part of town that is overflowing with history that has contributed greatly to the creation of modern-day Tustin. It combines notable sites of the past, like Utt Juice Company and the Pankey Residence, with those of the present. Both of which make the balanced…

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…

Conceptions Through Projections

By: Gigi Hume You may have seen the popular Brandy Melville “Raise Boys and Girls the Same Way” tee flaunted around the school halls promoting the ever-growing feminist movement. I myself have the shirt. When I initially saw it in stores I fell in love with the concept and wanted to know the name and…