Adapt or Die: Adaptations, Reboots, and Retellings

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   When the teaser trailer for the Wrinkle in Time movie first appeared on my social media feed, I frantically scrolled down to conceal it before any of the cast appeared on screen. I had missed the memo that there would be an adaptation of one of the books that […]

Like I’m Normal: My Weird Disabled Life

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer When I was in junior high school, I—with ample help from my mother—drafted a long introductory letter explaining the details of my hearing loss, and the scale and scope of the accommodations I would need. During the first week of each semester, I would deliver this document to each new […]

Facebook: A Breach of More Than Privacy

By Bryce Bower, Co-Editor From 2007 to 2014, Facebook allowed app developers to harvest users’ data. Not just the users of the apps, but every one of their friends’ data was fair game as well. Sandy Parakilas, a former employee of Facebook who was responsible for policing 3rd-party data breaches, turned whistle-blower four months ago. […]

4 Ways To Stop Living in Reaction

By Mary Grace Richardson, Editor-in-Chief “No matter how small you start, start something that matters.” – Brendon Burchard Coming from a once left-behind mining town in Montana, Brendon Burchard delivers his message of inspiration and leadership with an animated energy and wicked humor that’s uncharacteristic to his upbringing. Now a #1 New York Times Bestselling […]

Exploiting Fame for A Social Cause

The crowd at the 2017 Women's March in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of The New York Times

By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor In recent years, the U.S. has seen an eruption of several important social movements. The 2016 presidential election caused an impassioned spark that took the form of the Women’s March in early 2017, attracting more than two million protesters to streets across the globe. Washington, D.C. saw one of the larger […]

“Will You Marry Me?” – That’s What She Said

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Since the early 1900s, there has been a lot of change, especially in regard to women’s rights. This has been witnessed across a myriad of movements from women’s suffrage to the recent #MeToo movement. With the latest activist movements, we are at a point in time where women are emboldened! […]

Letter to the Editor: Cohort-Driven Course

Sunday, March 25, 2018 Editor DAS TOR Thunderbird Dear Editor: As we wind down this semester and start to stress about finding jobs for the summer or upon graduation, we feel let down. Here we have made all the effort to get the grades, but we do not have a database of contacts to reach […]

Many Factors to Blame for the Tragedy in Parkland

By Kenneth Strange, Jr. – Alum Guest Writer Kenneth Strange graduated from Thunderbird in 1987. He has served the FBI as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark, New Jersey and as Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General in Los Angeles. He is presently the […]

Getting Lucky Around the Globe

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor Although St. Patrick’s Day didn’t originate in America, the holiday is widely celebrated throughout the U.S. by the Irish, kids and beer-drinkers alike. Every year on March 17, everything from apparel to alcohol turns green, and shamrocks are adorned for luck. Aside from the luck of the Irish, Americans have their […]

Don’t Be Yourself, Be Who They Want You to Be

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By Bryce Bower, Co-editor I find business culture to be uncomfortable sometimes. I think I feel this way because so many small details have to be precisely in place, and first impressions are so important. During Foundations, a staff member told me I had to move my name badge from the left side to the […]