The Start of the Next T-bird Legacy

By Mary Grace Richardson, Editor-in-Chief When I accepted an offer to be part of the Spring 2018 graduating class at Thunderbird, I wasn’t quite sure how the end of my time here would look. I didn’t know about the relationships we would form, the inimitable place we would call home, the goals that we would […]

An OMGM’s Final Thoughts

By Aaron White, Guest Writer Over the last several months, I have written about my time in Thunderbird’s OMGM program, trying to capture the essence of what it’s like to be an online student. I only hope that I have truly echoed the thoughts and feelings of my fellow OMGMs. Now that graduation is around […]

With Changes Come New Opportunities for T-birds

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Thunderbirds, unfortunately, must face the facts: the Arizona sun is setting upon the Thunderbird campus. This bittersweet change has arrived faster than expected. Regardless of the pain associated with leaving what is known, Thunderbirds will make Downtown Phoenix their new home. Moreover, with change comes incredible opportunity! The staff of […]

How I Plan To Honor the Legacy of Thunderbird

By Gillian Reid, Guest Writer  The end of the school year is always filled with end-of-the-year thoughts and feelings that one wants to share. We are all striving to make our final moments of the year the best of our lives, and want to live out as much of these moments as we can. As […]

Pondering Your Future

By Hal Reid, Guest Alumni Writer (Class of 1971) In a short period of time, some of you will graduate and have to get a J-O-B. When attending graduations of my own, my five children, and family members, one phrase is always said: “You are the Future.” However, this is referring to the entire class, […]

A Small World After All: Looking Back on Regional Night

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   Just a few weeks ago, the usually-quiet Thunderbird campus saw a brief and shining return to its former glory. In anticipation of the impending campus move, alumni of all ages flocked home from all corners of the world to roost one last time at this pastoral slice of Glendale. […]

What’s So Special About Thunderbird?

By Bryce Bower, Co-Editor Let me tell you. During the first week of Foundations, one of my classmates from South Sudan said something I will never forget. He likened our campus to a small UN. People from dozens of countries all around the world come together in one place. We work together, study together, eat […]

Speaking With Intention: Sticks and Stones and the Damage of Words

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-Editor Despite the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” words can be harmful. Most of us don’t always think before we speak, especially if we’re talking to friends or peers. If we feel comfortable with the person we’re talking to, it’s easy to […]

The Friendship Lesson

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   Dear Prince Morrison, Before I came to Thunderbird, I was something of a loner. I had friends I loved, to be sure, but I never truly felt that coveted sense of community—a tightly knit group of ponies who really, without caveats, considered me one of them. This only got […]

Fully-Automated Luxury Communism: a Parable

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief Imagine a little manufacturing town. This is the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else, where the diner down the street is the favorite neighborhood hangout and the whole town goes to the local high-school sports games. Let’s call this town Hammburg, because John Hamm is the mayor. Sure. Why […]