Birds of Feather Flock Together: Part 1

By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor Part I: The Venezuelan Crisis Hits Home It is 1999, you are ten years old and there is a new president in your country. The government shifts to socialism and by the mid-2000s, your country takes a turn for the worst. Today, the repercussions of these changes make your life unimaginably […]

Writing is Hard

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” – Thomas Mann I asked Don Bapst, coordinator of the Thunderbird Writing Center, when he first realized that he enjoyed writing. “Actually, for me, writing is one of the most painful, difficult things there is,” […]

Get to Know a Faculty – Don Bapst Writing Center Coordinator

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor Although Don Bapst has only been working at Thunderbird for two and a half years, he is a T-Bird through and through. Born in Chicago, he has lived in five cites across the United States and in five other cities in four different countries: London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Ouagadougou, Burkina […]

Fall 2015 Foundations. The Experience.

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer ‘NewBirds’ of Fall 2015 walked into Thunderbird and were hit with a gush of diversity, interaction, competitiveness and more – through the Foundations Program! The Foundations Team, headed by Jonaki Moitra, divided all the incoming students into four cohorts: JAGUARUNDIS, COUGARS, FALCONS and ROADRUNNERS, led by Kaladhar Rachabathuni, Collin Shepherd, […]

Thunderbird Photo Contest

This week readers submitted their best travel photos. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Brendon Biegel!