Prospanica Conference and Career Fair 2016

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The career fair season has begun! The first diversity career fair recently took place in Houston, Texas. From September 28th to October 1st, the Prospanica Conference and Career Expo offered opportunities for career advancement through educational sessions, recruitment interviews and networking events. Prospanica, previously known as The National Society of Hispanic […]

Our Food System Tastes Like Irony

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By Chris Barton and Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writers Here’re a couple facts to try and wrap your heads around: Roughly 40% of the food produced in the world goes to waste. Roughly 40% of the world’s population over 18 are overweight. Roughly 10% of the world’s population do not eat enough to lead a healthy […]

Offset & Countertrade: How a Recent Alum Revived a Classic Thunderbird Industry

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor If I had to pinpoint a single defining characteristic about Thunderbird, it would have to be that, simply put, it’s just plain different—always has been, and always will be. Being different is an integral part of the institution’s heritage. From the way it was founded, to its rather inconvenient location in […]

ASU-Thunderbird M&A: The Learning Curve

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Founded in 1946, Thunderbird has been highly regarded for its leadership in management and business education. After struggling financially in the early 2010s, Thunderbird was for sale, and Arizona State University stepped in. In December 2014 Thunderbird became part of one of the largest universities in the country. The reasons […]

Pizza Math and Alumni Relations Event

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer This last week the Alumni Relations Department hosted a great event with FREE PIZZA. Coincidentally, there was an awesome turnout. This got me thinking about pizza, and I believe all math nerds would agree with me that calculating pizza values per size is one of the most fun ways one […]

Adventures in Madagascar Continued…

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer ISALO The Madagascar landscape from North to South goes through a geographical transformation as the highlands flatten into open savannas of tall golden brush, deep red earth, and jagged rock formations. Ancient baobab trees aged one-thousand plus years protrude into the open sky as a formidable natural icon.  After another […]

The Orpheum Theater: A Must for Music-Lovers

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer Stepping into the Orpheum Theater means leaving the predictable minimalism of the urban desert and unexpectedly entering something similar to a luxurious old-world arts society. Beware if you like hard-boiled and bare. Rated the Best Venue for National Acts by the Phoenix New Times, the Orpheum joined the National […]

Cuban Aesthetics Under Socialism Part II

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Don’t miss Part I of this article, posted on Das Tor here. How do we differentiate utilitarian value from aesthetic worth? The appeal to cultural sensitivities and subconscious desires that draws individuals into an institutionalized objective reality links this case study to Peter Berger’s theory, but the Cuban case is […]

Get Out of Glendale: Food & Culture Festivals Edition

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Like most Thunderbirds, I love attending cultural festivals, trying new foods, and experiencing international traditions. Luckily, I’ve lived in several cities the past of couple of years that have allowed me to engage in these types of activities. I moved to Phoenix last August from Boston, and when I first got […]