All News is Fake News

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief I did my undergrad at the University of Colorado’s Journalism School in Boulder. I won’t comment on the quality of the education I received there, especially because I majored in Media Studies instead of News-Editorial, and because the CU Journalism School shuttered its doors right after I graduated. Part of that may […]

The Rejuvenating Power of Shortoftheweek.com

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor It’s your 7th hour sitting in the same chair, staring at your computer screen. One case study ago, you sat down, dreading the night ahead. 4 cups of coffee ago, you finished the writeup (hopefully in some approximation of proper English), sent it off, and opened up the study guide for […]

Berra Bites: A T-bird Story of Determination and Resilience

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Thunderbird is such a unique place because of the qualities inherent in the people that it attracts—qualities like boldness, determination, adventure, and innovation. T-birds are committed to pursuing their goals and making a difference, and they don’t back down in the face of adversity. Perhaps this is the reason that many […]

The Oscars and IMDB Rankings

Aaron Rockwell – Staff Writer Sunday’s big Oscar’s mistake got me thinking: how good is the Academy Awards at selecting movies that remain highly regarded through the ages? I do recognize that they do not pick awards based on popular opinion, but based on the merit of the work in total. But did you know […]

Regional Nights: Something’s Gotta Change

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor On Thursday of last week, a couple of the Latino bros from A-Dorms had an asado outside of Martin’s room. Seeking a welcome break from an otherwise stressful week, I strolled over to see if I couldn’t snag a piece of the carne they were cooking. As always, the food was […]

Uber: Owning A Car is Becoming A Thing Of The Past

Last Tuesday, just after the California DMV revoked self-driving vehicle registrations, Arizona governor Doug Doucey welcomed Uber’s self-driving pilot program to Tempe. His statement: “Arizona welcomes Uber’s self-driving cars with open arms and wide open roads. While California puts the brakes on innovation and change with more bureaucracy and more regulation, Arizona is paving the […]

What “The Salesman” Won and What America Could Have Lost

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor This week Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman won Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, making this the second Oscars victory for the Iranian filmmaker. Though Farhadi didn’t attend the ceremony, an Iranian-American woman graciously accepted the award in his place while also reminding viewers of Iran’s recent experience with […]

The Silence of the Whales

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer  Last month the coast of New Zealand’s South Island witnessed a massive whale stranding event. About 650 pilot whales were stranded in the Golden Bay of Farewell Spirit between the 10th and 11th of February.  More than 330 of original arrivals died while medics and members of the public tried […]

Japanese Foreign Policy in the XXI Century: A True Global Leadership

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer If U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry’s mid-19th century black ships were the symbolic incentives that eventually propelled the Meiji Restoration, then now 9/11, the Second Gulf War, the rise of China and Russia, the North Korean nuclear program, and the overall uncertainty in both regional and global power balances are the […]