Welcome from the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association

By Lenora Peppers Greene, ’02 Dear Incoming T-birds, fellow Future Alumni, Welcome to Thunderbird! You have made a great choice with your life that will take you down a new path – full of energy, exhaustion, a little drama and a lot of learning. During the first week of classes 15 years ago when I […]

Welcome to New York

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief This past summer, I had the opportunity to live out one of my longest small-town girl fantasies: working and living in New York City. The day I moved to the Big Apple the humidity was so thick you could choke on it, and I finally realized what everyone in Arizona means […]

T-Birds in Madagascar

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor; Alex Marino, Staff Writer; and Melissa Gaylord-Ratsimbazafy, Guest Writer If you haven’t figured it out yet, the true value of being a T-bird is access to a network of unique opportunities that place you in a position to let your ambitions and passions run wild. In this authentically misfit style, T-bird […]

It’s Good to Be Home

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor There are a few common phrases that are said so often by T-birds, that, as a new student, you might start to think of them as clichés or stereotypes. One of them goes something like this: “No matter how long I’ve been away, or how much has changed since I’ve been […]

Appetizers and Alumni: Lunch with the TIAA

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief Days before the start of Foundations, with the click-clack sound of luggage being rolled along the sidewalks in the air as new students arriving from parts far-flung moved into their rooms, the executive leadership of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) assembled in the Tower conference room. The occasion: a luncheon […]

In Flight: A Pakistani and an American

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer One of the bonuses that comes with the travel lifestyle is often finding yourself forced into an awkward situation in which you share about four feet of space with a complete stranger for ten grueling hours, and at 30,000 feet traveling at around 700 MPH there is no escape. I’d […]