Is Women-Only the Only Solution for Women’s Rights?

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer In June 2017, Guangzhou China started the trail of women-only metro cars during rush hours on weekdays. In September 2016, Guanghzou Baiyun Airport introduced women-only checkpoints for domestic and international female travelers. In 2015, Frankfurt designated a parking area painted pink closer to the airport entrance for the use of women […]

A Dance of Interpretation, Part II: The Refugee Life

Courtesy of Bryce Bower

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer Last week I wrote about my first experience working with refugees at the Red Cross in Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany. This week I will be sharing some stories of the lives of Syrians who left their homes to find refuge in Germany. I met a Syrian man in his late […]

Live and Blossom: Introducing Whole Foods Back to Lagos

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer Africa and Africans don’t always get a chance to tell their own stories. However, many African countries are now emerging markets that attract the world’s attention. Many of the people taking advantage of this are young people from the continent. This is the first part of a series on young […]

The Rise of Amazon and Death of Toys “R” Us

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By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer If there’s one memory many adults can relate to from their childhood, it’s the indescribable joy of walking into a toy store. Having lived thousands of miles away from our extended family for most of our lives, my siblings and I were sometimes treated with a trip to the toy […]

So You Want to Pull an All-Nighter?

A woman yawning at her desk.

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer  It’s late in the afternoon, or maybe early in the evening. You sit in the IBIC or at your own desk, with all of your devices and resources strewn across the workspace. The sun slowly starts to descend, casting an orange glow into the room, and you take stock of […]

ExxonMobil’s Ethics: A Reflection on the Limits of Reform

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller Anyone who spends a lot of time around me knows that I’m not very fond of ExxonMobil. I constantly use them as the classic example […]

Dinosaurs in the Desert!

By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Imagine yourself on a remote island with Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill. A seemingly crazy older gentleman has requested your endorsement of his new ‘theme park’. You hop into a gas-powered jeep and – behold! – a herd of giant, long-neck lizards walk across the plain before you (even though […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   “Thunderbirds thrive in uncomfortable situations.” As I sat in the ASU audiologist’s office in Tempe last week, with a central air conditioning unit screeching bloody murder directly into my tympanic membrane, I took comfort in this oft-repeated tenet of the Thunderbird Mystique. The doctor and her student fiddled with […]

A Dance of Interpretation: Refugees in Germany

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer The German term for where I worked was “Migrationsberatungsstelle des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes.” Yes, that is a very long word; it means Immigration Advice Office of the German Red Cross. It was an office whose sole purpose was to help refugees and asylum seekers adjust to life in Germany, and […]

Learning to Fly Online: A Letter to The Online MGM Students

By Aaron White, Guest Writer Here you are, on the precipice of a great journey—you are midway through your first set of courses as a Thunderbird Online Masters of Global Management (OMGM) candidate. Most of you are teetering somewhere between exhilaration and trepidation. I know this because I was there. I imagine many of you, […]