A T-bird Traveling Alone

By Gillian Reid, Guest Writer What does it really mean to be a Thunderbird? Being a ‘Thunderbird’ can have countless meanings, and everyone takes it in a different way. For me, being a T-bird is about embracing myself and going for things that scare me. This is part of the reason why I decided to […]

An Important Discussion to Have: Suicide Prevention and Awareness

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer Content warning: This article focuses on the topics of suicide and depression. Please exercise self-care and discretion if you feel that reading may cause you undue distress.   With the start of October, National Suicide Prevention Awareness month has drawn to a close. However, suicides don’t only happen in September—people […]

T-bird Summer Interns: Adventure and Advice

For some T-birds, summer meant relaxing with family and friends, catching up on neglected hobbies, or bopping around new cities. For others, it meant taking on the challenge of an internship, growing their network, and expanding their knowledge of an industry or organization—often in unexpected ways and situations. Find out where these top Thunderbird students […]

Get Out of Glendale: Grand Canyon

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer As fall break is approaching, have you decided where to go for exploration and relaxation? Just three hours away, lies the frequently-visited Grand Canyon! Located in northern Arizona, Grand Canyon is a natural beauty that attracts millions of people every year. It is a breathtaking wonder that Mother Nature […]

Tbird’s (G)olden Days

A few days ago, I received the following email from one Jim Daniels, the editor of Das Tor in 1972. Many of Mr. Daniel’s descriptions of Tbird’s “(G)olden days” struck me as still applicable to the Tbird of today. His reflections on a past that in many ways has not yet passed brought a huge […]

What’s the Hype with Pumpkin Spice?

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Everyone has that friend who, on the morning of September 22nd (the first day of Fall), sits straight up in bed, sniffs the air, and as their pupils warp into the shape of pumpkins, they realize… PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING IS HERE!!!! (and then you pretend you don’t know that person […]

Cell Phone Etiquette in the Workplace

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By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer About a year ago, my dad sent me a video he found on Facebook. This is not out of the ordinary for my dad; I actually rolled my eyes when I saw it because I’m so used to him sharing articles, videos, etc., with my siblings and I to impart […]

A Dance of Interpretation, Part III: Refugees Welcome!

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer There were many German people who originally supported Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s decision to accept and provide asylum for Syrian refugees.  As with any government decision, however, there were also those who opposed it- and those who continue to oppose it.  In Germany, this tension manifested as the deeply seeded […]