The Struggle Within: Living With Anxiety at Tbird

This piece was written by an anonymous guest writer for Das Tor Sometimes, my heart starts racing and I cannot stop shaking. Thoughts race through my mind at a million miles an hour, and I cry uncontrollably. This goes on for hours and hours on end, with no sign of stopping. Sometimes, I’m alone in […]

Spinning Plates: Being a T-Bird and a Dad

By Nate Flake, Guest Writer  If you have ever been to a circus you have probably seen the spinning plates act. The performer gets plates spinning one by one on the ends of long poles and then proceeds to run around frantically, re-spinning each one as they slow down at different times. It’s stressful to […]

The Xerox Center: Making Magic Look Effortless

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief We’ve all been there—usually right before a project or paper is due. We’re stressed, we’re rushed—and then we realize that we’ve shown up 5 minutes before closing time, and our print job is going take at least 20 minutes. But not to worry, because the Xerox Center and its staff are […]

NPV of a Career

Aaron Rockwell – Magic Staff +1 Writer I was going to write an article on sunk cost, but the moment it became no fun, I abandoned it. Instead, let’s take a look at our lives and how much this year is worth in terms of: how long you might have left to live, and how […]

Trump, Russian Oil, and “The Odious Smell of Truth”

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief Last Sunday night, at about 11:00 p.m., I found myself headed through the U.S.-Mexico border, the nose of the car pointed due south. The circumstances that led me to that point are very, very T-Bird. I was eating a late breakfast and plowing through some readings in the Pub earlier that […]

Love-Spoons and Black Noodles: V-Day Around the World

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer Oh, Valentine’s Day. As shelves in the U.S. brim with Russell Stover heart-shaped boxes, oversized teddy bears, and Hallmark cards, other countries engage in their own ways of declaring love, indulging, and gift-giving. Most countries have their particular customs and traditions of celebrating Valentine’s Day, but they seem to have […]

Putin, Trump, and 4 Signs You’re in a Bad Relationship

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor Like most things with Trump, it started with a tweet. In June 2013 he asked his Twitter followers, “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?” Naturally, because Putin knows how to […]

The Secret Life of Cupid

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer  Chocolates, flowers, post cards, letters, movie tickets, jewelry, love songs, not so love songs, the list can go on and on. The month and the day have arrived when many people celebrate and demonstrate love to their plus one. Messages on social media can result in melted hearts or make you […]

Japanese Foreign Policy in the XXI Century: The New Black Ships

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Throughout the duration of the Cold War, Japanese foreign policy contributed to the achievement of peace and prosperity for the Japanese. In the Post-Cold War era the new political elite in Japan agree that the Peace Constitution, the Yoshida Doctrine and the alliance with the U.S. are milestones and constraints […]