Every Flag But One


By Chris Barton, Staff Writer On November 29th, 1947, the UN general assembly adopted the Partition Plan for Palestine, officially calling for the end of British rule in the area roughly between the Mediterranean, the Sea of Galilee, and the Gulf of Aqaba. The UN called for the creation of two states: the Arab State […]

Das Tor’s Fall 2016 Lineup

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief After losing much of last year’s staff to graduation 🙁 we at Das Tor have had to embark on a hiring spree over the last month. With our roster locked in for the semester, we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce the paper’s new voices. We could not be more […]

Mexico’s Independence Day at Phoenix City Hall: The Road Ahead

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Last Thursday, September 15, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the City of Phoenix invited two T-birds, Tomas Thomas (MAGAM ’17) and I, to the VIP celebration of Mexico’s Independence: a closed-door event that gathered Arizona political and business leaders at the City Hall of Phoenix. September 15th […]

T-Birds Helping the Homeless

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief There are over 600,000 homeless people in the United States[1]. 22% of those people are children, and 46% are disabled and unable to work[2]. In 2015, officials counted over 25,000 homeless people throughout the year in Maricopa County alone[3]. Do these numbers shock you? They should—enough to motivate you to do […]

A Tour of the Club World

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer   Historically, clubs have been a major driver of the Thunderbird Mystique, the intangible spirit, mindset, and curiosity of the students. Those who attended Club Day on Sept. 9 had a sampling of these qualities, and with each table’s unique touches, clubs gave students a snapshot of all the different […]

IBIC Hosts Bloomberg Terminal Demonstration

By Nash Wills,  Co-Editor For those of you who read my weekly articles, you know that I’m a huge proponent of the IBIC and all of the resources that it offers, and one of those resources in particular has always fascinated me: The Bloomberg Terminal. I think it draws my curiosity because I know the […]

Finding Answers or Finding Diversion in “The Alchemist”

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer Need a little faith in pre-destination to get through midterms? Come join the Thunderbird literary club Between the Covers as we talk about our first book of the year, “The Alchemist” by Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo. Published more than 25 years ago, “The Alchemist” has sold more than 100 million […]

Bits on Blockchain Technology

By Janhavi Hunnur, Staff Writer Widely known as the technology behind Bitcoin, a digital currency, blockchain technology carries a wealth of potential to revolutionize the way we live and conduct business. Using cryptography, blockchain provides a decentralized database, or a ‘digital ledger’, of transactions that all transacting parties can see. The network is a series […]

KIVA: A New Approach to Sustainable Development

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer “Dreams are universal; opportunity is not”. Poverty alleviation is a fundamental aim for global leaders operating within the Net Impact affiliated sectors (NGO’s, Social Enterprise, Non-Profits), and a key aim of the Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals. However, throwing money at situations without proper screening and/or direction fails time […]