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…

Tiller Teacher Throwbacks

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina As you slide into the same old wooden desk in your third period class and begin to block out your teacher’s lecture, you start to daydream… do you ever wonder what your teacher felt like in your position? Did they have the same feelings of teen angst and desperation?…

Get Lit on Redhill Ave

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina There’s no place like home for the holidays, there is no denying that. The warm, cozy embraces of distant relatives, that give us a nostalgic feeling of being a child in those same arms; The large, comfy, cable-knit sweaters, that are our savior from the shivering cold; And of…

5-Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants

By Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina Sutha Thai Kitchen Items Ordered: Pad Thai with Chicken and Pad-woon-sen Description: Asian type noodles, mixed with vegetables, and a hint of spice. Tips: If you order the lunch special at this restaurant you will receive a cup of delicious dumpling soup, along with two tasty wontons that add…

Zero Tolerance for Zero Period

  By: Karley Bailey and Nayeli Medina Having gone to Tustin High for almost four years now, we seniors are accustomed  to the constantly changing campus and bell schedules. This constant change affects students temporarily, but eventually we adjust. Before these persistent transitions were found irrelevant, however this 2016-2017 school year has introduced a new…

5 Places in California You Didn’t Know Existed

By Karley Bailey, Nayeli Medina, and James Smith When California was discovered by Spanish Conquistadores in 1533, it was given the name Califia; a word which originates from a hopeless romantic writer of the name Montalvo. This was a word he used to represent a “mythical island paradise” in his novels. Geographically, California is not an…

Spring Breakers

By: Karley Bailey At last Spring Break is here. The long strenuous wait for a temporary glimpse of summer. No school, no getting up at 6 am, no constant struggle of looking at the clock for when  third period will end. The name literally exemplifies what Spring Break really means to us; a jump into…

You’re So Naive

By: Karley Bailey Fourteen. Chronologically, not the beginning of your teenage years, but in the sense of life experience this is where the “fun” part of your adolescence starts. At fourteen you dread your first footsteps into a much larger school: a school that when you look at it, you see your future. Never realizing…

Tell Me I’m Pretty

By: Karley Bailey “Tell me I’m pretty.” In a sense, this is a phrase almost every human has thought at least once in their mind. Most people can say they love the feeling of being called beautiful. Whether it be someone admiring your personality or looks, compliments are perceived as a kind gesture in all…

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

By: Karley Bailey and Kristina Ching The highly anticipated lineup for the 25th Annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas was released yesterday morning, Monday, November 16th. The two day concert is a collaboration of electronic rock, indie rock, and punk rock artists and bands. As many radio stations do, KROQ, 106.7 FM, has a few concerts and…

Let’s Talk About Sex… Sex-Ed.

By: Karley Bailey Let’s talk about sex… Sexual education, and more specifically sex-ed in the Tustin Unified School District. Sex-ed can be received either through adult guidance or experimentation through experience. However, this isn’t always the most accurate way of learning about sex. Experiencing sex through the act itself will inform a person, but finding…

Halloweentown at Tustin High

As always Tustin High ASB fired up our spirits for Homecoming with Spirit Week. This year, homecoming spirit week fell on the same week as Halloween. So you would think it’d be mandatory to make it Halloween themed. The students demanded and as always ASB provided.  Tustin kicked off spirit week with Pajama Day on…

Homeruns for Her

By: Karley Bailey Taking a step outside onto the Tustin High baseball fields on a Tuesday afternoon, you might not notice anything out of the ordinary. The same as always, you will see three sets of boys’ baseball teams practicing: Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh/Soph. Getting a closer perspective you walk onto the Frosh/Soph field…

Hello and Goodbye

By Karley Bailey Emotions ran high Thursday, as they always do this time of year. It was the annual Hello Goodbye Assembly, a Tustin High tradition for decades. This is where seniors not only say goodbye to their home for four years, but to their youth. Seniors said goodbye to their teachers by establishing their…

How Tustin High Distinguishes an Honorable Learning Community

By: Karley Bailey, Destiny Gomez, Nayeli Medina Tustin High School Alma Mater Our strong bond can ne’er be broken, Form’d in Tustin High, Far surpassing wealth unspoken, Seal’d by friendship’s tie. High school life is best at passing, Gliding swiftly by, Then let us pledge in work and deed, Our love for Tustin High. Alma…

An End to a Beginning – Boys’ Lacrosse

By Karley Bailey This year is a new transition of gains for Tustin High School Boys’ Lacrosse. The 2015 Season has come to a close with an unfamiliar yet fulfilling winning-streak and a brand-new coach, Derek Johnson. Boy’s Lacrosse is at seven wins and ten losses. Although this may not seem like an accomplishment for…

Is America Ready For Bordertown by Fox?

By Karley Bailey   “Bordertown” is an original animation series created by Mark Hentemann and co-produced by Seth Macfarlane (“Family Guy”). Staff writers include artist, cartoonist and writer, Lalo Alcaraz.   Gustavo Arellano, editor of OC Weekly and author of the book Taco USA, worked as a consultant. This new Fox series introduces a humorous new outlook on the mix of Latino/American…

The Awakening of Grunge Transpired by Nirvana

By Karley Bailey Two decades ago, in the early 1990’s, grunge emerged from the depths of Seattle as a musically proclaimed phenomenon. Depending on your perspective, you might perceive Grunge as a type of fashion, a way of living, or a type of music. Grunge originated as a sub-genre of alternative rock from the suburban…

What Are You Even Saying, Dude?

By Karley Bailey, Destiny Gomez, and Nayeli Medina Slang has been incorporated into the way we speak since the beginning of time. It seems that each year new words are created and integrated into modern society. Honestly, most of us don’t even know what half of these words mean. We just say them to keep…