T-Birds Respond to the Election

By Chris Barton, Staff Writer  Last week, as I’m sure many of you noticed, the United States of America voted for a new president. Reactions since have been dramatic, with everything from angry protests to an uptick in racial harassment to an announced KKK celebration party. People all around the world have strong feelings about the […]

Post-Election Acts of Self-Care to Get You Through the Weekend

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer  Thank goodness the election is over, right? Or maybe not. If your neck is sore from shaking your head or if spontaneous outbursts have kept you from wearing your mascara this week, here are recommended activities to help you ease into our post-election future. Sage Cleanse Your Room If it’s […]

The Morning After and the Road Ahead

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Many Americans went to bed feeling sad and woke up feeling scared after the so-called Trump Shock. Many Americans were quiet and grieving the morning after. A sound reality check had shaken the entire political intelligentsia in our country and the wold. The unbelievable came true and many Americans were […]

The Sun Also Rises: T-Birds Road Trip to the Grand Canyon

By Faduma-Dhool Mohamed, Guest Writer “I always hear alumni talking about amazing experiences they had while here at Thunderbird. I had spent a few days wondering why I hadn’t had any yet, and realized that sometimes you need to make your own! So at 2:00 a.m. on a Friday morning, we got in my car […]

#StandWithCongo Presents “When Elephants Fight”

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor “When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers.” -Kikuyu Proverb This Friday from 11am to 1pm, #StandWithCongo will be presenting a special screening of the award-winning documentary When Elephants Fight in Yount 100. The event is being organized and put on by Peter Mayangi, who you’ve probably seen promoting this event around campus over […]

Choosing the Lesser Evil?

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The “lesser evil” principle explains the dilemma when faced with two alternatives that results in a non-common-good goal. In this situation, the criteria for selecting from two unpleasant options proposed is that it is ethical to choose the option that you believe will yield more positive outcomes. In other words, the one […]

Net Impact: Defining B-Corp Certification

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer Are you interested in a career path connecting social change to profitable business ventures? If yes, then hopefully you’ve already begun exploring the world of social enterprises and the impact-driven missions that define their organizational charters while at the same time promoting social and environmental initiatives on a global scale. […]

Graduate Level WhatsApp

By Aaron W. Rockwell, Staff Writer The first thing I learned at Thunderbird is how to mute your WhatsApp because there is an endless stream of conversations, and in the worst case scenario: “a thank-you stream.” Where someone does something mildly great and the group then thanks them sporadically for the next three hours. Stepping up your […]

Thunderbird in a Divided World: A Statement from the Das Tor Staff

In order to emphasize the importance of the results of Tuesday’s Presidential election, the editorial staff of Das Tor has decided to forego our usual publishing schedule in lieu of two pieces outlining the paper’s stance on Mr. Trump’s political intentions and their potential impact on the Thunderbird community. We also hope to initiate a […]

From the Archives: A Call for Unity

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, America faced a wave of panic and xenophobia. At times, this hatred was manifested as direct physical and emotional violence. The targets of this violence tended to be those who were just as horrified and wounded by the events as […]