Hedonic Adaptation: Why Netflix Should Limit Binge-Watching

By Nate Stickney On February 14, 2014, Netflix released the second season of the hit television program “House of Cards.”  By the end of the weekend, roughly 2% of the Netflix subscribers on U.S. broadband networks had finished all 13 episodes, with similar numbers in Europe. [1]  This “binging” phenomenon isn’t new, with 50,000 subscribers […]

A ThunderCares Saturday

It was that time of year again. The day that T-Birds take the town and make it a little bit better than it was before. Also known as ThunderCares. For those that don’t know, ThunderCares was started 7 years ago by students on campus and the TSG to find a productive way to give back […]

First Tuesday – Graduate Mixer

The First Tuesday event is a culture where alumni from Thunderbird meet and socialize with each other in exotic locations in their respective cities on the First Tuesday of every month. There are three Thunderbird chapters in Arizona: Phoenix Chapter, Scottsdale Chapter and Tucson Chapter. I have attended most of the First Tuesday Events organized […]

USA vs. Mexico

The United States Men’s National Team was at home last Wednesday in Glendale for a friendly game against their Mexican counterparts, but you wouldn’t have known it counting the amount of green in the stands.  It was clear that Mexico’s fan base stretches deep into Arizona. As it was my first real soccer match I’ve […]

Caption Contest Winner

This week’s caption contest winner with the most Facebook votes is Scott Cornelius for his caption submission: “The rarely spotted Mah Bird can only be grounded by a large splash of salt water to the face.”  Congrats, Scott! Look for this week’s contest posting on www.facebook.com/dastornews and be sure to “Like” our page for your chance to win a […]

Student Spotlight: Xi Lin

We have a wonderful group of fun-loving exchange students on campus this trimester which means more T-Birds in the world (and more couches to sleep on!). Each week, we spotlight one of these students to share a little about themselves and the most revealing question of all, what’s in your backpack? This week, we ask […]

Update 04/04

Happy Friday, T-birds, We’ve come to the end of another busy week at Thunderbird. I cannot believe how quickly this term is flying by and that graduation is only five weeks away. We have so many amazing students graduating in May – you will be missed on campus, but it will be fun to hear […]

From the Desk of the TSG President

Hello T-Birds!! What an amazing week this has been. So many events happening all around the campus and such great energy among the student body. Here is my recap of everything TSG related on campus in the past week. Tuesday brought around the First Tuesday that took place at our very own Thunderbird Pub. Attended […]

T-Birds in the Desert: Skunk Creek Trail

A friend recently sent me a link to a Ted Talk from Alain de Botton entitled “A kinder, gentler philosophy of success.”  Whether or not you agree with Mr. De Botton’s philosophy’s on life and perspective of success,  in this particular talk, Mr. De Botton identifies nature as an example of what we seek out […]

Content Manager

In this world of digital boom, creating a website for your business is the easiest thing. But getting the website to be listed as the top result when a search query is made is more difficult. Content Managers are responsible for providing and maintaining the right content that is required for the website. The content […]