Merger Mania: Student Town Hall this Friday

This column is dedicated to the thoughts of students as the Arizona State University merger progresses. By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor On Friday, October 2, Dr. Morrison is hosting a Student Town Hall in Yount 100 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Several questions have been submitted for the meeting and students are working together with […]

An Insider’s View: Spain and the Migrant Crisis

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer What has come to be called the European migrant crisis – the mass movement of displaced persons from areas experiencing extreme upheaval (primarily parts of the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Balkan states) into Europe – is now reaching a critical mass of concern. This is due mostly to […]

TEMBA Bazaar Coming October 14

By Marissa Burkett, Guest Writer Save the Date, October 14th, for the TEMBA Bazaar! Each trimester, the Thunderbird Emerging Markets Business Association hosts the TEMBA Bazaar, an opportunity for students from around the globe to explore new cultures with a particular focus on emerging markets and developing economies. What is widely believed to be the […]

Thunderbird Photo Contest

Congratulations to this week’s photo contest winner, Fatima Heravy! We received several excellent sunset and sunrise photos last week and look forward to next week’s submission. Submit your best Thunderbird campus photo to for a chance to have your photo featured on the Das Tor website. Submit your photos by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with […]

The Honor Council: What’s in it for me?

By Ashu Malik, Guest Writer As a member of the council, I often get asked two questions: “What does the Honor Council do?” and “How has it helped students?” Essentially what everyone is asking is, “What is the value proposition for all of us?” Well, one thing Honor Council does is organize events such as […]

Get Out of Glendale: Phoenix Art Museum

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer The Phoenix Art Museum offers a variety of exhibitions and collections. The permanent collections are very diverse, with art ranging from American to Asian to Latin American regions. Currently, the museum is hosting exhibitions that feature Japanese ceramics, creative photography, American and European art from the 1920s and 30s, and […]

TSG to Outsource Student Government to ASU*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. According to fictional sources familiar with the matter, Thunderbird Student Government (TSG) has decided to outsource its student governing duties to Arizona State University (ASU). Citing the difficulty of dealing with an increasingly rowdy student body, the demands of their schoolwork, and the […]

Get to Know a Stakeholder: Campus Animals

By Emma Livingston, Co-editor Here at Thunderbird, we are so concerned with getting to know students from all over the world and learning about cultural differences, sometimes we forget that we are not the only residents on this beautiful campus of ours. So that we can greater understand and consider our cross-species differences, here is […]

Global Solar Industry

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer With consistently rising energy demand, solar energy will certainly be one of the cornerstones of the future energy mix. Approximately 1.4 billion people (20% of world’s population), have no access to electricity, and most of these people are in developing and underdeveloped countries. Although solar energy has the potential to […]

Get to Know the Underbirds

By Alina Buzgar, Editor-in-Chief Located just a mile east from Thunderbird Campus, the Arizona State University (ASU) West Campus  is where undergraduate T-birds started their Bachelor’s in Global Management (BGM) this August. I had the opportunity to meet the first BGM class a few weeks ago and I wasn’t at all surprised they are amazing-young-bright-eyed-witty-youngsters eager to start their journey through college. […]