Merger Mania: ASU Student Benefits

By Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor As part of Arizona State University (ASU), Thunderbirds now have access to many new benefits. Here are some new benefits you can access with your Sun Card. Sun Devil Fitness Complexes Many students have already taken advantage of the new gym access on West campus. While current students still have a […]

Thunderbird Mentor Program

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer First year MAGAM and MGM students have been given the unique opportunity to be able to participate in the new Thunderbird Mentor Program. The program was originally conceived by the Career Management Center as a way of meaningfully connecting alumni and students, thereby improving upon the already outstanding Thunderbird network. […]

Sport Club Chronicle: Ruggers Go North

By David Roman, Guest Writer The Thunderbird Rugby Football Club (TRFC) convoy roared up the “hill” to Flagstaff late last Friday, October 9 a good mix of new and seasoned full-time T-bird rugby players. Off to the “Tens” tournament organized by Northern Arizona University, the Thunderbird Rugby team arrived in time for the Captain’s meeting, […]

Outsourcing: New Era for Emerging Markets

By Sanghita Dey, Staff Writer “Do you need sponsorship?” was the question I was most often asked at  NSHMBA 2015. It was the same at almost every booth of my target companies. But at one booth, the recruiter asked me if I was willing to move to a developing country for an internship. Similarly, United […]

Fall TEM Lab Destination: Peru

By Andres Porras, Guest Writer Background Tambogrande is a small town in the Piura Province in northwestern Peru. The town is quite poor with high unemployment and its main industry is the growing of limes, mangoes and bananas. Tambogrande is famous for successfully opposing a mining development in the area. In 1996 the Peruvian government agreed […]

Fall TEM Lab Destination: Nepal

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor The Place Kathmandu, Nepal: A vibrant, hectic city with a history over 2,000 years old and a population density of more than 20,000 inhabitants per sq. km. (over 52,000 per sq. mi.). Kathmandu possesses a rich cultural heritage, with many sites sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. It is […]

TRINA SOLAR, CHINA: The Largest Solar Module Manufacturer

By Makarand Gawade, Staff Writer The solar power market is characterized by evolving technologies and standards that led to improved features, such as more efficient and higher power output, improved aesthetics, and smaller size panels. Trina Solar (TS) has been very successful in all these aspects, and thus achieved an unprecedented success in the solar […]

Finance Faculty Form Rap Group*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. In a bid to appeal to Thunderbird’s new, younger crop of students, Thunderbird finance faculty have formed a rap group. “I noticed that incoming students were intimidated by finance,” explained Lena Booth. “They think it’s dry and overly quantitative. That’s why I formed […]

Global Cuisine: Pathisahpta Pitha

By Sanghita Dey, Staff Writer Today’s global cuisine article is focused on Pathisahpta Pitha, a Bengali desert. It is traditionally prepared during Bengali New Year. Pathisahpta reminds me of Poush Sankranti days – the Bengali New Year – at my grandparents house. There would be a feast for three days and my Dida (my grandmother) […]

I Would Never Kill Somebody

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Killing is brutal and inhuman. That is not the person I am. My gun is for hunting and self-defense purposes only, I thought, when I bought my first gun. I looked at them as they spoke about propagating their religion. Why did they think their religion was the way to live? […]