Desperation Rises in America’s Prisons

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor There are things that I really wish I could stop writing about, and chief among them are prison uprisings. It is hard, both logistically and emotionally, to look behind the walls of the compounds where over two million Americans try to survive in a demeaning and dangerous system. But the problems persist, […]

Role Models: T-Bird Women Who Have Inspired Me

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief A few weeks ago, I sat around a crackling campfire on a chilly Flagstaff evening with a group of my T-bird friends. We were all celebrating the start of our final semester at Thunderbird and reminiscing on days gone by. We talked about short-lived crushes, favorite classes, spontaneous trips, and beloved […]

An Alum’s Take: What’s Happening with Brazil?

By Raphael Rique ’16, Guest Writer Eike Batista: once one of the most respected businessman in Brazil and 8th richest man in the world. Now in jail. Sergio Cabral: once Governor of Rio de Janiero, the second richest state of Brazil. Now in jail. Marcelo Odebrecht: once the respected and powerful multimillionaire CEO of Obedrect, the biggest […]

Enough with the Fire Alarms at B-Dorms Already

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Shout out to the moron who caused the fire alarm to go off at 7 in the morning on Tuesday of this week. Like the rest of my fellow B-dormers, I too was snug asleep in my cozy bed when BZZZZZZ!!!! I was roused from a slumber by the all-too increasingly […]

Pussy Riots and Protests: The Fight for Equal Rights

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer In 2012, a group of five Russian girls wearing bright ski masks danced mockingly in an up-yours-style protest before the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. The band members performed their “punk prayer” in a wild exhibition that eventually sentenced three of them to two years in a penal […]

We Are the USA, Not the USA, Inc.

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer As I’ve mentioned before, the relationship with Mexico is vital for some industries and for the middle class of America. About 5 million American jobs depend on trade with Mexico, and millions of American households depend on highly affordable agricultural products from Mexico. By imposing a border tax, the Trump […]

Get Smart With These Visa Facts

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Data Cruncher Using import.io data extractor (genius tool for grabbing large sets of table data from websites), I was able to grab 37,000 lines of visa data from Wikipedia. Here’s what the world of visas look like: South Koreans “Travel-Banned:” South Koreans have “travel-banned” their citizens from five of the seven countries […]

Ad Wars IX: Brand Battles and Marketing Mess Ups

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-Editor If you’ve been down on yourself, remember that Super Bowl advertisers will always care about you—at least during their 30 second, $5 million commercial. Each year a handful of strategic and hopeful companies dedicate their imagination and checkbooks to reaching you and 111 million other viewers during the most watched […]