Grab a Bite of Senior Year

By Vanessa Soria As you may or may not know, seniors have the privilege of leaving during lunch, as long as you have a parent signature for an off campus sticker. Senior year is a big year, so why not take advantage of it by grabbing a big bite at one of the many delicious…

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…

Cinematic Camera Work

By Jair Martinez Camera work is one of the most important parts of creating a movie. Directors use different types of camera angles to show emotion, setting, point out certain characters, and to show the tension between characters—not to mention that noticeably sloppy camera work can potentially ruin a film. But it’s easy to make…

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…

Frosh Volley Battles Marina

By Gigi Hume “Bump it! Set it! Spike it!” That’s the way they like it here on Tustin High’s Frosh Volleyball team who utilized many a bump, set, and spike to make a nail-biting game against the Marina Vikings where our girls won one set. Right off the bat, the Frosh girls Tiller’d up, starting…

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…

Hypersomniacs and Addicts, Beware

By Bryan Garcia Do you consider yourself a junkie in some of the things you do? Do you continuously bite your fingernails or do you keep on eating that delicious snack that is located on top of your fridge and just wants more? Or do you perhaps wake up late in the morning only to…

Tustin’s High Drama Production presents: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Kyle Arbiola and Merlin Montes Months after their successful show, “Hamlet Thrill-mageddon, Coming Soon to a Little Theater Near You,” Tustin High’s drama class presents,”Date Night: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” The drama class, led by Ms. Markley, performed the play from April 26 through the 28 with a showtime of 7:30…

Tustin Teens in Action

By Camille Yost Tustin Teens in Action is a community service group that encourages middle and high school students to engage with their community. They participate in city events such as Tustin Tiller Days, the Run with a Cop Carnival, and the Easter Egg Hunt. Tustin Teens in Action also volunteers at places like the…

The Giver’s United Club

By Jair Martinez The Giver’s United club at Tustin High School is made to help out the community and encourage people to contribute along the way. They know that even the smallest deed, like recycling, helps the community. Right now, they are working on implementing boxes in every classroom to collect bottles and cans so…

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…

Tustin Holiday Talent Show

By Melanie Mercado The city of Tustin is hosting its second annual talent show on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The show will be taking place at the Tustin Community Center (2961 El Camino Real). Performers for the show were chosen through an audition process that took place back in November. There’ll be…

KC Carr Runs Tillers to Second Round of CIF

By Benjamin Rodriguez Photograph by Cesar Padilla of Ocular Photography On Friday, November 11, the Tillers took on the Huntington Beach Oilers in the first round of CIF playoffs. All night fans heard Mr. Martyn’s recognizable voice hollering through the speakers, “KC Carr, touchdown Tillers.” They heard it six times to be exact, as Carr…

Dino Dash 2k16

By James Cruz and Edwin Contreras Orange County holds its 26th annual marathon on Sunday, November 6: Dino Dash. The Tustin Unified School District “envisions a great education for every student in the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD)”since 1989. Dino Dash is the exciting and anticipated fun run of the year. Dino Dash offers for…

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…

Be Tough, Don’t Puff

By Ben Rodriguez and Alena Tran DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IN NO WAY PROMOTES THE USE OF DRUGS Marijuana use has relatively decreased among high school students in the last five years. However, the nonchalant attitudes towards marijuana have become more prevalent. There is a contrast between how older generations discussed drug use to this generation now….

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: Mr. Maldonado

By Johnathon Froman Recently at Tustin High, we’ve had a great deal of new teachers rushing in to handle our ever-increasing student body. One certain new addition to the history and AVID departments goes by the name of Max Maldonado. In his first year of full-time teaching, Mr. Maldonado guides his students through his US…

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…

The Rivalry on El Camino Real

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Friday, September 23 the Tillers took on the Beckman Patriots in what is known as the “El Camino Real Rivalry.” The Tillers who throttled the Patriots last year looked to do the same on this day. The Tillers did what they do best, pounding the ball down the defenses’ throats. The…

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…

Tough Loss for Tustin Baseball Against Cypress

By Cristobal Segura Tustin Varsity baseball lost their league opener to top ranked team Cypress in 11 innings on Wednesday. Cypress scored early but Tustin eventually scored six runs, led by Anthony Walters in the 4th, knocking reigning league MVP, Cypress’ James Acuna, out of the game. However, Cypress tied it up in the 6th…

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!

By: Jocelyn You and Gigi Hume Taking you around the top 5 best ice cream places around Orange County- one scoop at a time. Orange County- land of the excess and the beautiful. And what comes out of that? Beautiful, high-quality, Instagram-worthy ice cream. Here, we make pit stops around some of Orange County’s top…

Girl’s Basketball: CIF First Round

By: Ahrize Faletoi On Thursday night, February 18, the Tustin girl’s basketball team played their first CIF playoff game of the season against the Temple City Rams. The Lady Tillers captured the easy win by 23 points and move on to round two. The Lady Tillers were led by Devyn Barner, who had a game-high-tying…

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,…

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…