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…

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…

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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,…

PSYCHOlogy At Its Finest

By Bryan Garcia A great multitude of individuals that see a slasher film often believe that they are never capable of murdering another human being. As a matter of fact, many viewers believe that they may never even THINK of becoming that one wack job that kills dozens of people. If you strongly believe that…

“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…

Teacher Profile: Ms. Kranz

By Anthony Zuniga Coral Kranz is one of the many new teachers here at THS.  Ms. Kranz moved here to THS because she lives near the school and she loves the new technology.  The transition from Chino to Tustin was very easy.  The students and staff here gave a warm welcome for Ms. Kranz and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

15th Anniversary of 9/11 – Tiller Teacher Perspectives

By Anthony Zuniga Today is the 15th anniversary of  9/11 memorial. 9/11 is a tragedy many people in this generation don’t recognize as an attack on our country that impacted the world. To them it’s just another event they read about in history books. Americans who remember watching it on on the television that day…

There’s A New Principal In Town: Mr. David Basile

By: Jocelyn You Photos by: Kristina Ching David Basile, owner of the Tustin Round Table Pizza, is taking over Tustin High for the day. Claiming Mrs. Matos’s swivel-chair as his own and making the campus his home for a few hours, Mr. Basile sets out to explore Tustin High. Tustin born-and-raised himself, Mr. Basile knows…

A Successful Start For Boys’ Varsity Volleyball

By Katelyn Merrell The Tustin varsity boys’ volleyball team competed against Garden Grove Tuesday, March 1 in their first game of preseason. Tustin and Garden Grove both stepped on the court ready to play, ready to compete, and ready to win. However, Garden Grove’s efforts came up short against the Tillers’ powerhouse front line. With…

Tustin High’s Newest Addition

By: Edith Finck and Julia Klotz Everyone gathered last week on Friday, February 19th to witness the announcement of Tustin High’s most recent addition to the campus, the new Humanities Building. At this Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new facility, Principal Christine Matos, along with the rest of Tustin’s Office staff, presented the news to their…

Ready, Set, Strut

By: Jocelyn You and James Cruz Fashion Club leader, Eliza Bubienko, gets ready to organize one of Tustin High’s most notable events: The Fashion Show. A Tustin High senior, Eliza’s goal for her last year of high school is to go out with a bang, and the fashion show is one of her outlets to…

Up and Coming: Sagel Simon

By Zachary Apperson “God gave me the abilities. I’m gonna go a hundred miles per hour,”  sophomore, Sagel Simon confidently states in an interview. Sagel started as varsity quarterback and is currently a part of the starting five for the Tiller’s varsity basketball team.  If one thing’s certain–Sagel has game. Simon, a natural athlete, began…

The Return of the Legend

By: Katelyn Merrell Three years ago Myron Miller decided to resign from his position as head coach for the Tustin High varsity football team. Since then, Coach Winter Welz took the job and led the Tiller’s Varsity squad to the playoffs two years in a row, (8-3) in 2015, and continued to build the football…

The Few, The Proud, The Cheerleader

By: Clea Thomas Laura Montealegre, a senior here at Tustin, has been on the Tustin Cheer Squad for all four years of her high school career. She can be found at school excelling in numerous advanced classes, at her job at Round Table Pizza giving 110%, or at any of the cheer events, but no…

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…

Mr. Darius? Who is he?

By: Gilbert Jaime The new school year began about two months ago and there are many new faces at Tustin High; not only of new students, but of our new staff as well.  You may have seen him at the office when you visit your counselor. You may have seen him in the hallway helping freshmen find…