A Leadership Crisis in Africa

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer The more things change, the more things stay the same. That I think could be the best way to describe the current leadership crisis on the African continent.  In the past few days, we have seen a major change in Zimbabwe, with Robert Mugabe leaving power and office after 37 […]

Does the World Need T-birds with AI’s Arrival?

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer AI Sophia just got bestowed citizenship from Saudi Arabia, and now she is off to start a Robot family of “digitally animated companions, humanoid helpers, friends, assistants and everything in between.” When she has her own robotic offspring, she thinks “We’re going to see artificial intelligence personalities become entities […]

Santa Claus is a Thunderbird Alum

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer You’ve probably heard of him. A famously well-traveled individual, and the founder and present CEO of one of the longest-running global nonprofit operations in the world. He’s got a mystique that rivals that of this very school. He goes by many names, but you might know him as the man, […]

What Thunderbird is Reading

By Bryce Bower, Staff Writer I love reading. I think the books that a person reads tell a lot about them– as well as the books they recommend to other people. I once heard the story of a couple who first met each other at a coffee shop. A young man sat down with his […]

Alumni Spotlight: Thunderbird for ‘Goodful’

By Rick Beitman, Guest Writer Thunderbird draws people with myriad career aspirations, be they government, corporate, nonprofit, NGO, or entrepreneurship. However, one unifying factor among many T-Birds is an altruistic desire to do good in the world. Entrepreneur and Thunderbird alum Danielle Rinderknecht, class of 2014, is no exception to that rule, as she strives to […]

The Inevitable Mishaps of Traveling, Part 2

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer Last week I wrote about an experience I had when traveling in Italy in which I missed my train stop, got stuck in an elevator, missed a second train and ultimately arrived at my destination hours later than planned. I reached out to other T-birds to see if they had […]

A New Flock of Thunderbirds

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer As the end of the first Fall semester approaches, students are cramming for finals and dreaming of the free time they will enjoy once December finally rolls around. Students have bonded over the stress of classes, the laughter over a beer at the Pub, and more. Through it all, they […]

The Places They Went: Recent Grads & Where They Are Now

By Mary Grace Richardson, Editor-in-Chief Though we haven’t had the Fall 2017 Convocation ceremony yet, there’s already a feeling of nostalgia on campus. Soon-to-be grads grind away to finish up their classes and job searches while also practicing for Regional Night, organizing their last club events, and going out with fellow T-birds—moments that will soon […]

A World Without Gun Violence

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Staff Writer Dear Granddaughter, I am scared to imagine the world you are going to live in 30 to 50 years from now. On November 5, 2017, a mass shooting happened at a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing over 25 people and an unborn child.  At least 20 people were […]

The MAGAM Quest to Perfect

By Emily Wilcoxson, Guest Writer  Even though none of us will ever attain perfection, I believe we should all aim for it. Why should we aim for something that there’s little possibility in achieving you ask? Because at least that means we strived for the very best. If you set your bar low, you will […]