Neutrality Is Not an Option: #deleteUber and Preemptive Politics

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor Last Friday, our new president signed an executive order which banned immigration from seven majority Muslim countries and blocks all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The responses to the ban were immediate, impassioned, and divisive. Chaos erupted as immigration officials tried to parse through the unclear order; travelers were detained at airports; protests […]

The Mystery Behind The Golf Ball Death Traps On Campus

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor To all fans, organizers, participants, members, and attendees associated with the clandestine annual event that is the Thunderbird Underground Golf Classic, I am writing to you today in an attempt to dispel any rumors surrounding the cancellation of this year’s tournament. We, the Board of Trustees of the Classic, understand that […]

Contradictory Agendas: T-Bird’s Trump Connection

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief It started with a name on the side of a building.  If it’s not a name you’ve noticed before, you’re blameless; its appearance could be described as conspicuous only in its inconspicuousness. Like so many other tributes and remembrances scattered around our campus, one must almost be seeking it in order […]

Diving into Minimalist Fashion

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Fashion Writer The available time of a Thunderbird is non-existent. Steve Miller said it best: “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.” Thus, in an attempt to control this, I’m proposing we all stick it to the garment industry and go with minimalist fashion. The Pros: Decision fatigue: The concept […]

The Battlefield Down Under

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer Sweat drips down onto the baseline of the hard court surface as the sweltering sun beats on the backs of the sport’s greatest and most popular players. Thousands of fans sit in complete silence as the ball is thrown into the air for a serve, eclipsing the Australian sun. The […]

Stand Out in a World of Possibilities: Trump’s Travel Ban

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer Sunday, January 28 – 7:30 am. “Is everything okay? What did your friends say about the last announcement?” My dad called me, his voice sounding worried. As I’m walking around the campus I respond, “yes everything is okay, did something happen?” He started telling me the news of a travel […]

World Hijab Day: Standing Up for Covering Up

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-Editor Amid protests over President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, women around the world showed their solidarity with Muslim women by wearing hijabs for the fifth annual World Hijab Day yesterday. Starting in 2013, New Yorker Nazma Khan organized the day in reaction to the harassment and marginalization […]

The Whole World in Your Backyard: Night of the Open Door

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Last Friday, Donald Trump issued an executive order that suspends new-refugee admissions for 120 days and bans travelers from seven countries (Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia), all of which are Muslim-majority, for 90 days (with the exception Syrian refugees, who are banned indefinitely). The immigration ban has earned the […]

Liberalism Is in Retreat: Uncertainty Is in the Air

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer It’s almost two weeks since the Trump Administration took office and the effects are already felt in the U.S. and abroad. There is uncertainty in the air, and perhaps the legitimacy of our country will diminish even more than when we went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq during the […]