Mist Your Problems Away

By Chloe Maddox Although the summer has come to an end, California is never truly chilly. One way to combat heat while clearing your skin is by using a refreshing rose water mist. I like to use this to prime and set my makeup, as part of my skincare routine and just as a refresher….

Tom Petty’s Death: Leaving Millions in Heartbreak

By Golda Fulmer Tom Petty—a renown musician and singer—passed tragically, at the age of 66, on October 2, 2017, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA. The cause of death was cardiac arrest early that morning, and his death was officially confirmed later that night, despite the confusion that afternoon. Petty was famous for…

Top Well-Known Songs with a Deeper Meaning

By Golda Fulmer There are many renowned songs that seem hunky-dory when played and are great for singing along to. Most of the time, true meanings are only discovered through the thorough listening of the song, focused reading of the lyrics, and even intense investigation of the band and references. One of the most notorious…

Shape, Sound, Color: Solange

By Chloe Maddox A year ago this week, Solange released her third studio album, A Seat at the Table. On the surface, it sounds like funky, dream-like R&B. However, the album deals with the misconceptions, and fallacies associated with African-Americans. With spoken notes, the album is both personal and impactful.  I was fortunate enough to…

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…

Consilience of Science and Philosophy

By Frank Remele The intersection between conventional science and philosophy is a topic not nearly addressed to the extent it must be. Ideally, the discussion would take place voluntarily across all academic disciplines, in which we would have our Stephen Hawking’s cordially conversing with our Bertrand Russell’s. Contemporary discussions regarding science and philosophy, however, are…

Welcome Back to School

By Camille Yost Students are starting to get comfortable in their daily class schedules as we approach the four-week mark in our 2017 to 2018 school year. On Tuesday, September 19, Tustin High School will welcome parents to Back to School Night. This gives parents an opportunity to get to know the student’s teachers and…

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…

It’s A Must-See

By Jair Martinez The classic horror movie It, which might as well be titled Coulrophobics Worst Nightmare, is getting a remake. Maybe you’ve heard about it or maybe not, but either way, this is definitely a must-see movie of 2017. Just from the snippets seen in the trailers, It 2.0 seems to be similar to…

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…

Class of 2017 Glow Ups

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina Wednesday morning, the last day of May, as I was walking to my first period class, I closely examined the familiar off-white walls of Tustin High. Only four years ago, these same monotonous walls had daunted me as I walked the same path to my fourth period freshmen biology…

Thoughts on Feminism

By Ivette Barajas and Alena Tran First and second wave feminist movements are largely characterized by the right to vote, the right to equal pay, and sexual liberation. This integral beginning provided the platform for third wave feminism, which tends to be associated with more intersectionality and a reclamation and redefining of concepts such as…

The Recent Evolution of DC and Marvel

By Jason Aquino Comic books have been on the rise in popularity in recent years. We’ve gone from having a decent comic book movie every few years to having three or more appearances from the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, and Batman every few months. Just last year, we got six comic book movies from both…

What is the CAASPP?

By Camille Yost AP Tests have come to an end, but we’re not finished just yet. This week and next week, students are required to take the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) which has replaced the STAR Testing. This exam’s purpose is to monitor the progress of students and to assess their…

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…

Principal Debriefing

By Zachary Apperson This upcoming school year, we’ll have to say farewell to Mrs. Matos and applaud her on her new position as Director of Educational Services, at the Tustin Unified School District Administration Center. Replacing her is Dr. Tuin, with over 30 years of experience in education. He served eight of those years as…

You Are Not Alone

  By Yaire Alfaro There are others who have gone through the same situation as you. You are not alone. Sexual assault is a major issue in the United States. In fact, nearly every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, a statistic which includes all ages and all genders. The thing about sexual assault…

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…

Link Crew

By Camille Yost and Cristobal Segura Students who have been selected for Link Crew are viewed as people who have potential in becoming an exceptional role model. Although the program is not mandatory, it looks great on college applications and it’s an opportunity that should not be passed down. Link Crew is a leadership program…

Fargo: A Dark Comedy Crime Drama

By Jason Aquino FX’s “Fargo,” based on eponymous film by famous director duo, the Coen Brothers, is set in a tiny Minnesota town. “Fargo” is a black comedy crime drama that features small city folks who get involved in the affairs of crime syndicates and tend to cause a myriad of violence. The story blends…

What is Success?

By Camille Yost Throughout the years of our schooling, teachers and staff are always encouraging students to “become successful.” Many students are unsure of what this means since there are so many different interpretations of what success is—it can range from financial success to finding happiness through a career. Two of the most successful people…

A Look Into a Geek’s Mind

By Jair Martinez A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away The Doctor arrived to the planet Vulcan in his TARDIS, only to realize that it was on the verge of imploding in itself. The Green Lantern Corps arrived to see if they could help but the Doctor knew it was hopeless. “This…

The Weapon That Will End This Unsanitary War

By Jair Martinez In this school alone there is an army of 34,108 pieces of gum stuck on the cement. This is a war that our custodians cannot wage without a trusty weapon. On February 22, 2017 Tustin High School’s InvenTeam presented their idea of a powerful gum-removal machine that will aid our hard-working custodians…

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:…

For Us // From Us

By Kristina Ching Although International Women’s Day wasn’t today, I set out to do something to remind myself and those around me that we can be empowered everyday of our lives // I believe strongly in learning from our mistakes, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I could have had some…

Scouting For Sweets

By Kim Aguilar Girl Scout cookies are finally back in season here in Tustin and, yes, they have been missed. These decadent are both delicious and fully support the Girl Scouts to continue helping the community and enjoy new experiences. You can find local booths online or outside of grocery stores, usually where 100% of…

Technology: Another Millennial-monger

By Emily Crowl I walk into class, clutching my cellphone. As the minutes tick by I put my phone on my desk—face-up for easy access—and pull out my laptop to web browse, or just idly flip through my tabs from the day before. The class bell rings, I check my phone one more time before…

OC Based Escapades

By Alena Tran California is one of the largest tourist hotspots in the United States. It’s easy to take it for granted, as silver linings are easily missed amongst any clouds. Admittedly, as high school students, a lot of what we can do is limited. There are certain restrictions to our freedom, but that doesn’t…

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…

Samsung “Blows” Away the Competition

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez The Samsung company has been the center of attention the past few months due to their most recent product, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Reportedly, this mobile device is dangerous and deadly. The new line of phones have supposedly been catching on fire and in extreme cases, blowing up. Approximately…