New speech teacher feels right at home

In this family photo from last year his son Neal was 4 and son Dane was 1. He married his wife Allison in 2013. Photo courtesy of Tarin Almstedt.
December 16, 2020

He was born at St. Jude. He graduated from Sunny Hills. He’s always lived in Fullerton. So, it’s not surprising that the new FUHS speech and debate teacher Tarin Almstedt is happy to call...

Senior builds Star Wars-inspired foam armor

Senior Nathan Smith puts up Christmas lights wearing his foam Mandalorian armor. Photo courtesy of Lisa Smith.
December 16, 2020

It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I’m freakishly obsessed with The Mandalorian. It’s part of my Star Wars nerd-ism. To any hardcore Star Wars fan, it’s always a dream to dress up in the...

Dream or Disaster in the Kitchen?

The second try wasn’t a flop and it didn’t melt which is a definite success for me.
December 16, 2020

Christmas time is here and yes, I do enjoy eating some Christmas treats during the holiday season but I have a secret. Well, two secrets: I don’t like Christmas that much and I’m not the best cook. Why...

Debate captain helps new students

Astor Redhead coaches speech students through zoom photo courtesy of Astor Redhead.
November 19, 2020

Senior debate captain Astor Redhead admits he wasn’t the best debater his first three years of high school. Although he competed almost every other weekend last year, piling about 140 rounds at tournaments,...

Fewer seniors apply to 4-year schools

Senior Karina Hunt hopes to earn a Master’s of Fine Arts in Theater and work towards earning a theater teaching credential. Photo courtesy of Karina Hunt.
November 19, 2020

Tribe Tribune editor Alexandra Williams has been on staff since freshman year. For three years she watched senior editors discuss their stressful college application process in the newsroom. But this...

Teacher juggles parenting and new pets

Silverstream (left) and Bluestar (right) snack on Cheerios. Psychology teacher Nicole Smith says her family has enjoyed their new pets “Silver” and “Blue.” Photo courtesy of Nicole Smith.
October 15, 2020

Evelyn Smith, age 8, has taken advantage of her time home during the pandemic. She’s done a lot of reading and even adopted two pets. The third grader is up to book No. 26 in the Warrior Cats series,...

FUHS counselors expand outreach

Counselor Erin Defries enjoys helping students and can be reached through email or google voice. Photo courtesy of Erin Defries.
October 15, 2020

Counselor Erin Defries is more concerned when her phone doesn’t ring. She knows that students are struggling, but it’s difficult for her to help when they don’t reach out. Despite not being able...

Student exhausted by Zoom, family responsibilities

Ian, age 4, works on his iPad for his Pre-K class. Photo courtesy of Alexia Ocampo.
October 15, 2020

They said two weeks. Only two weeks and school would be back open, corona-worry-free. Two weeks turned into seven months, leaving students like junior Alexia Ocampo with the burdens that come with being...

Science teacher says goodbye to FUHS

In 2000, Irwin traveled to Hawaii for Project Lava to collect rock samples for her classroom and walk on freshly solidified lava. Photo courtesy of Christine Irwin.
May 21, 2020

While the Class of 2020 says goodbye to Fullerton High School after four years via a YouTube livestream graduation, science teacher Christine Irwin will say goodbye to Fullerton after 23 years. Irwin...

Belize immigrant completes full IB diploma track

Senior Tyrell Mendez will study Architecture at the University of Southern California. Photo courtesy of Tyrell Mendez.
May 20, 2020

When Tyrell Mendez visited Los Angeles for the first time, his sights were immediately set on his education. “I remember very vividly driving past USC,” Tyrell said. “My first thought when I came...

Campbell leads by example

Brooklyn will be attending UC Davis in the fall to major in Political Science. Photo provided by Brooklyn Campbell.
May 19, 2020

During her four years at Fullerton High School, it would have been pretty hard to miss ASB president Brooklyn Campbell. Through immersing herself in AP/IB classes, varsity softball and ASB, Brooklyn will...

Rynders earns spot in top Animal Science program

Aubrey Rynders plans to study Animal Science at UC Davis this fall. Photo courtesy of Aubrey Rynders.
May 17, 2020

Aubrey Rynders has been her own motivator for most of her life. “Watching my older brother struggle in school made me realize that putting in the work early in life made it easier to produce excellent...

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