Changing Your Attitudes Since 1956

By Emily Crowl “We are the people our parents warned us about.” Jimmy Buffett fans, I raise my glass of Martinelli’s to you. It was definitely “5 O’Clock Somewhere” as fans took a trip down to “Margaritaville” and partied Saturday night at the last real concert at Irvine Meadows. All the hype leading up to…

18

By James Cruz I’m 18. “I wish I could tell you that I know it all,” I screamed to my mom multiple times—this time—last year, but the reality is I don`t know anything. Of course I have realized more things about myself and others over the course of this year, and that has led me…

The Autumn Dream Colors

By James Cruz It is time and finally here, where the the fall kills summer with the softest kiss and transforms everything into a golden, warm bowl of spice and everything nice. Everyone is feeling the autumnal vibe as the days start to get shorter, and the breeze starts kicking in; pops of rusty orange,…

“Get-Down” to this New Netflix Original Series

By Galilea Oregon “The Get-Down,”is a new Netflix Original Series directed by Baz Luhrmann, director of “The Great Gatsby” and 1992 “Romeo and Juliet”. Released on August 12, 2016, “The Get-Down” is a messy perfect concoction of music, dance, and lively colors that are the reminiscence of youth in the Bronx splattered with drug and…

The Origins of Banda

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez Music has a huge variety of genres and includes a numerous amount of stars and singing sensations, but without a doubt one of the most popular and recognized genres is the Mexican Banda. Banda is a type of brass-based and traditional form of Mexican music that is consisted of a…

Santa Ana’s Art Walk

By Ivette Barajas, Alena Tran, and Kimberly Aguilar Discourse concerning the city of Santa Ana is usually negative, especially at Tustin High. For whatever reason, there are a good amount of people who look down on it. After all, it’s easy to dismiss a place you haven’t really integrated yourself in or explored. But despite…

Club Overview: T.I.D.E.S.

By Camille Yost and Johnathon Froman With Club Rush behind us, you might have noticed many students signing up at the TIDES club stand. In its second year, the TIDES club has grown into a reputable center for community service, in great part due to the efforts of the club members and leadership. TIDES stands…

The Kaine-Pence Show

By Ivette Barajas and Karimar Gatica The first vice Presidential debate took place this past Sunday, October 4, at Longwood University in Virginia. This debate scored some major points for Republican nominee Donald Trump. In contrast to Trump’s performance at the first presidential debate, Mike Pence was able to remain calm and collective, impressing much of…

Metal Mouth

By Antonio Nunez and Cristobal Segura As many students at Tustin High know, there are a lot of kids with braces. Braces can be a huge struggle in a child’s life, and may lead to either positive or negative implications. One of the biggest influences braces have on an individual’s life is their eating habits. We…

Put a Twist in Your Day

By Kimberly Ayon Thriller rides: every adrenaline junkie’s guilty pleasure. However, though rare, there could be technical difficulties in the works. As you get on a thriller coaster, one is taking the gamble of facing many risks. But once secured in the ride, the excitement kicks in. Many people look forward to sharing the thrill…

Tiller Days: The Tradition Continues

By Zachary Apperson The neon lights illuminated the straw floor, allowing a spectrum of vivid colors to cast a luster along the fairgrounds. The metal contraptions of coasters reflected a certain kind of radiance while gyrating, rotating, twisting and whirling groups of families, children, and young couples alike, whose shrieks and squeals of elation made…

Unite, Not Divide

By Eileen Obregon and Liah Young Racism. What do you think of that word when you hear it? Does it make you think about what’s going on in your nation or does it make you cringe? Maybe it even makes you think about the actions you have been exposed to or have done yourself. Racism…

Memory Erasure

By Bryan Garcia There is no doubt that memory plays a significant role in our lives. Without the ability of memory, we cannot do simple everyday tasks like riding a bike, solving a mathematical problem, or making a sandwich. If our memory loss is so severe, we may not even recognize who we are. Memory…

Extinction Level Event, No Worries Right?

By Jair Martinez We have all heard about it before, the phenomenon that puts every living thing, especially us, in danger. It’s the reason why sea levels are rising, animals are being put in danger, and why, very soon, it could put most of the coastal areas under water. Whether we notice or not, we…

iPhone 7 Controversy

By Camille Yost and Kim Ayon To all the Apple users out there, if you’re bored of your iPhone 6 or 6s, you’re in luck because the iPhone 7 and 7 plus have been released and they are said to be the best iPhones Apple has ever created. The iPhone 7 and 7 plus come…

Trump vs Clinton: Who Will Be Our Next President?

By Antonio Nuñez and Tino Hernandez In a few months the United States will hold its elections and the people will be given the power to decide who they want leading the nation. This year the final two candidates that will race to reach the presidency are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Without a doubt, history can…

iTHS Media – A Student Corporation

by Johnathon A. Froman Two years ago, two teachers, Eric Zamora and Kim Robinson, created a student-run organization to fit the needs of a school lacking in media. Zamora saw “there was a need for it at this school” and stated when he and Robinson were planning, they decided that they “wanted to create an…

Bordertown From One Teen’s Perspective

By: Emily Crowl Heads up America, a controversial firestorm is approaching. On January 4th, FOX debuted “Bordertown”, a show akin to American Dad and the Simpsons. “Bordertown” focuses on the relations between a Mexican family and a white American family who are neighbors in a fictional town “Mexifornia” that lies on the Mexican/American border. An…

Views from the Editor

By: Jocelyn You I’m Jocelyn You- Tustin High’s very own Carrie Bradshaw. A senior in high school and second year journalist, I hold the place as fashion editor for The Pitchfork. As I’ve progressed from my first journalism class up until this point, I have traveled to Washington D.C. to represent Tustin in the Washington…

Spreading the News About Journalism: We are on the Rise

by Karli Stichter Yesterday, Journalism students got the opportunity to visit C.E. Utt Middle School and present to students about iTHSmedia (Journalism and Yearbook.) This marks the first year of Journalism at Tustin High for six years, it is also the first time Journalism students presented in front of a middle school audience. For a first year class filled…

The Return of Journalism

  By Julia Klotz With the start of a new school year comes new students, teachers, and most importantly, classes. This year at Tustin High School a Journalism class has been added to students’ choice of electives. This year’s Journalism class is run by Mrs. Kim Robinson, current English and Film Analysis teacher and author…