Death on the Cheap: The Suitcase Ritual

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in Chief This is the third installment of an investigation into the 1982 murder of Thunderbird professor Nicholas Schrock. Part One can be found here, and Part Two here. The series will be concluded next week. Jesus When the relatives of Jesus Valenzuela, a San Ignacio bricklayer who died at 64 of […]

5 Replies to Prove to the Group Chat You’re Keeping Up

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor You wake up. Soft sunlight peeks through your blinds. Everything is quiet except for a bird or two tweeting outside. Still easing into the day, you stretch and then roll over to check the time on your phone. You have 68 unread text messages from the time you went to […]

The Benefits of Joining TIAA as a Current Student

By Tash Kovacs ’16, Guest Writer The support, camaraderie, and networking opportunities made possible by TIAA have, in my experience, been absolutely incredible.  Joining TIAA has given me direct access to diverse and bright Alumni members who better than anyone fundamentally understand the value and ‘mystique’ that T-birds bring to the table. As a TIAA […]

Tensions Rise in Venezuela

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer Yesterday in Venezuela, opposition groups took part in anti-government protests across the country and at least three people, now numbering 7, were killed, and more than 50 people were injured. National Guard troops and militias used rubber bullets and tear gas against thousands of people. These protests involved crowds of […]

Influencer Marketing: The Next Big Thing

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief I have a bad habit. Every morning when I first wake up, I check my email. And then I scroll through Instagram. And scroll and scroll and scroll. I see a handful of posts from friends and family followed by a deluge of perfectly-timed photos of faraway places, delicious-looking treats, sparkly […]

A Relevant Story

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor Every story has an audience. An author always writes with someone in mind, someone who they hope will read what they have written; someone who will benefit from it in some way. Sometimes it’s a specific person, sometimes a group of people. Sometimes it’s just an undefined archetype, a category of […]

The Salton Sea

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor It’s around finals week, so to liven up the mood let’s talk about arguably the most environmentally disgusting place in the United States: The Salton Sea. Most people have never even heard of the Salton Sea before. Ask many of the high-minded folk out in California about it and you’ll probably […]

The Backbone of Moscow’s Security and Foreign Policy

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer In my last contribution I argued that Russia sits on a vast territory surrounded by threats and is full of structural weakness. The country seems to be a weak and paranoid state with delusions of grandeur, but with no real power other than an assertive discourse and limited military capacity. […]

It’s Time for Trivia!

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word trivia refers to “unimportant or little-known details or information.” It also refers to a quiz game where people need to solve questions about mysterious facts. The peculiarity of this game is that it is a teamwork exercise where several groups can gather, having […]

Know Your World Leaders

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer I’m often swept up by sensationalist Putin stories, but as far as some of the other low-key world leaders, I lose track of who’s who, so here’s the top 5 GDP countries‘ leaders, plus Putin (Russia is #11): GDP 1, U.S., Donald Trump: I think we all might have Trump fatigue so here’s […]