Lights, Camera, and Action for 22 THS Students

By Jacob Rivas On May 5, 2017, Mrs. Markley took 22 of her Advanced Theatre Arts students to see a Broadway show at Segerstrom Center for Arts. The show was called “An American In Paris,” which Mrs. Markley described  as, “A colorful and fun take on comedic plays.” She personally enjoys Broadway shows, so she…

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…

Girls’ Lacrosse Loses to Northwood

By Jacob Rivas On March 15, the Tustin girls’ lacrosse team went head to head with Northwood High School. The game began with Northwood dominating the offensive end of the field as they constantly put the pressure on Tustin’s defense. This high pressure lead to Northwood scoring their first two goals in the first two…

Cypress Cradles a Victory Against Tustin

By Jacob Rivas On January 13, Tustin varsity wrestling went head to head with Cypress. Tustin entered the mat with an amazing and dramatic intro, as they stormed into the gym. The match began with Enick Clayton, who wrestled in the 106 pound weight class, and was unfortunately pinned in the first round. Up next,…

Wrestling’s Big Moment

By Amanda Zamora and Jacob Rivas Friday, January 11, 2015 Tustin High School hosted wrestling’s varsity ASICS tournament for around 50 schools in the surrounding area. Junior varsity and frosh-soph wrestlers combined with parent volunteers ran the event. Thanks to generous donations, the wrestling team raised over $3,000 for their program.  KTLA 5 news reported…

Reflecting on Ferguson

By Jacob Rivas             With the upcoming holiday celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it’s important to remember why we have the day off. The recent events in Ferguson work as a reminder that King’s “Dream” may not be fully realized.   Most people have turned on…

Swatting: The Deadly Prank

By Jacob Rivas What any teen could consider a harmless prank could cost thousands of dollars to our militarized authorities and even cost somebody’s life. Swatting is when someone calls the police and files a false report causing a swat team to be dispatched to another person’s workplace or home. Most swatting incidents are attributed…