Global Mindset. Local Footprint.

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor On Saturday, September 12th, 17 Thunderbird students dragged themselves out of bed just after dawn and assembled in front of the pub. Their mission: Work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to help build a decent, affordable house for a low income Maricopa County resident. The event was organized by Leah […]

Parking Permit Prices Are Too Low*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Thunderbird students are up in arms about Arizona State University’s (ASU) new parking permit prices. After October 5, students will need to pay $280 for a year’s worth of parking or $360 if they want to park in the shade. The policy holds across all ASU campuses regardless of parking […]

Birds of Feather Flock Together: Part 2

By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor Part II: Global Family The Brotherhood Carlos opened a GoFundMe account and turned to a group of people he has grown close to during his year at Thunderbird – the rugby team. It is the oldest tradition at Thunderbird. For decades a strong relationship between students and alumni has withstood the […]

“Best of Enemies” and the US Presidential Election

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer With the US election season beginning to kick into high gear, it’s time to prepare ourselves for the onslaught of punditry and childish personal attacks that has come to characterize the American political process. With the current field of candidates and the tenor of the race thus far bordering on […]

Tales From Abroad: Dan Zlaket

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer A Preface             Life nowadays is, if nothing else, both short and fast-paced. Our lives have become digital. Our friends are now virtual, and everything you could ever want to know is just a click away. Experiencing the world through endless secondhand information is not […]

Get Out of Glendale: Urban Ale Trail

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Saturday, September 12 was Phoenix’s annual Urban Ale Trail, an unstructured craft beer bar crawl in downtown Phoenix. Each participating location offers a few samples of its craft beers for $1-$2 each with a complimentary snack. Having just moved downtown, I decided to check out the event so I could […]

Spotlight on Mauritania

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor It was a one of those Thunderbird mystique moments. The students relaxing together over a couple of bottles of wine were from all over the world. We had representatives from China, Japan, India, Northern Africa, Latin America, and the US. Talk turned to wedding ceremonies around the world. We talked about […]

ASU Football Game: The Thunderbird Experience

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer It’s the fourth quarter and ASU has just taken the lead against Cal Poly. The blaring lights expose a few remnant ashes from fireworks floating through the air. Amidst a crowd of thousands of ASU students all decked in maroon and gold is a small group of Thunderbird students experiencing […]

FORAD Teams Descend into Violence*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer All six teams in this term’s Multinational Corporate Finance course have resorted to violence once again after a brief ceasefire. The course is known for featuring FORAD, a three-month competitive finance simulation in which teams act as managers of multinational firms and strive to maximize share price in a fluctuating […]

Global Fuel Ethanol Industry

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer Evolution of Fuel Ethanol Industry The ethanol industry has come a long way from its first usage of ethanol to power an engine in 1826 and subsequent usage as a lighting fuel in the 1850s. Ethanol blended gasoline was first used in the 1920s as octane booster and this fuel […]