The Dangerous Dane: Bjorn Lomborg’s Many Mistakes

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By Chris Barton, Staff Writer Lets talk about Bjorn Lomborg. Over the past 2 weeks, Bjorn has shown up twice in my readings for class. Twice is two times too many for this guy to be taken seriously in an academic setting. In case you don’t know of him, Bjorn Lomborg is the infamous Dane […]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief “As flies to wanton boys are we to th’ gods, / They kill us for their sport.”– Shakespeare, King Lear Buenos días, Das Tor readers! This article is coming to you from Spain, where I’m currently traveling on a high-speed train from Madrid to Sevilla. I’m sitting in a large, comfortable […]

Five Star Rating System and Friends

By Aaron W. Rockwell, Staff Writer Too many ideas on the topic, so here are little jabs of my thoughts: Movie ratings are broken because they do not use segmentation. Hipsters and indie lovers have different tastes than backyard BBQ dads, but they are lumped into the same review schema. Rotten Tomatoes is my jam, even though it […]

Euromonitor: A Recent Alum’s Path to the Present

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor ‘Tis the season of company informational sessions. Whether virtual or in person, major shout-out to the CMC this year because there have been a lot of them. A wise person should make it a habit to attend these sessions as often as possible, but precisely because there are so many, the […]

E-Pocalypse Now

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief Last Friday, October 21st, a major cyber-attack was carried out in the U.S. and Europe, affecting over a thousand websites and services including Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb, and Twitter for a large portion of the day. Early news reports were highly speculative, assuming that such a massive effort could only have been […]

Diwali: Celebrating a Festival of Lights

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The 29th and 30th of October is the celebration of the Diwali festival, which is the most celebrated Indian festival and one of the most important holidays of the year. Diwali is a very important holiday for Hindus, much like Christmas is very important to Christians. In fact, as India is a multicultural […]

The Book Thief: Taking Back What’s Been Lost

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer If you were to take a lot of Lemony Snicket, a handful of the Harry Potter series, a dash of “Mein Kampf,” and madly mix them together, what you’d get is the next book choice for the Thunderbird literary club Between the Covers. We’re headfirst The Book Thief by Australian […]

Net Impact Prep: U.S. Energy Efficiency Legislation Promoting Social Enterpise

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Who is responsible for our ecological footprint, how does new legislation impact your business, and why should you care? Energy efficiency legislation is pushing new products and innovative ideas to the marketplace to drive a global economic and psychological campaign to reduce environmental impact and increase consumer consciousness regarding sustainability. […]

Can Hard Work Make You Happy?

By Janhavi Hunnur, Staff Writer While growing up I was always inundated with advice like ‘patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success,’ ‘an ant on the move does more than a dozing ox’ or ‘it seems the harder I work the more luck I have.’ With this ideology I got into a mode […]