The Pumpkin: Traditions and Myths

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer This time of year, in the United States, people are obsessed with pumpkins. Americans consume pumpkin in lattes (only the spice), ice cream, pie, and soup. About 2 billion pounds of pumpkin was harvested from farmers in the United States in 2017, though not all pumpkins are produced for consumption. […]

Navigating the Fear in Our Lives

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have seen a truly scary film. I don’t really know how to explain my aversion to these movies, but the bottom line is that I see no appeal in startling myself. I have many friends who absolutely love […]

Origins of Voodoo

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer What comes to mind when you think of Voodoo? Spooky possessed objects and trinkets, Voodoo dolls, spells, demonic worshiping? As a kid, these are the things I thought about if I heard the word Voodoo, but it wasn’t until I got older that I stopped and asked myself questions to […]

Trapped Under The Glass

Courtesy of Nate Hallinan

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief It was a warm day in Arizona, despite the fact that October had already arrived. The dirt road I was winding down was deserted, not a human or animal in sight. It may have seemed ominous if it wasn’t for how brightly the sun shone that day. My destination was out […]

Leaving Our Comfort Zones

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer The mission of the Thunderbird School of Global Management is to “educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.” In this spirit, it is of course of little surprise that Thunderbird attracts applicants who not only hail from all parts of the globe, but who also anticipate engaging in careers […]

The Death of Quality Part II

By Bryce Bower, Editor in Chief Business or Busyness? Building off of what I wrote last week, there is a serious lack of quality in news, entertainment, and media in general. How do we bring back good content? By slowing down. At the dawn of email, people treated it like regular snail mail. You could […]

Peeking into the Future at Biosphere 2

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief In an otherwise unassuming small town lies a scientific wonder of the sci-fi sort. Oracle, Arizona is home to Biosphere 2, and holds a history that seems as though it should be the setting of a thrilling science fiction movie. Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a tour of […]

The Power of the Placebo Effect

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer It’s famously said that we only use 10% of our brain. While I was disheartened to discover that this is a myth, its underlying concept — which is that the brain is so much more powerful than we realize — is as true as ever. In this article I want […]

A Tribute to My Late Grandfather

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer When we were pitching last time for this week’s article, I proposed that I would write a tribute to my grandfather. Taking into consideration his age, the editors agreed right away. My goal was to honor his life while he was still alive. I was supposed to submit the article […]

Sustainability Tips

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer A few tips to be more sustainable in your everyday life: Less Paper I know, we have been hearing this one since grade school, but it is still an essential piece of being more sustainable. If you are presenting, don’t print a copy of a slideshow or pamphlet for all […]