The Choices Before Us

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer With a finite number of wakeful hours in any given day, we as humans are constantly forced to make choices about how to spend that time. And the options are endless. Do I wake up an hour early in order to fit in a run? Do I keep eating the […]

Focus on the Knowns

By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief The end of the semester is typically a time of high stress. Between final exams and group projects, extracurricular activities wrapping up, and the looming promise of the holidays, students end up juggling their various commitments. When anxiety seems threateningly overwhelming, finding a way to pull through can greatly impact the […]

Economics, Politics & Technology Disrupting Higher Education and the International Mobile Student

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer For many years individuals have been crossing country borders to seek higher educations. These students fall into three separate categories: internationally mobile students, foreign students and credit-mobile students. UNESCO defines an internationally mobile student as “an individual who has physically crossed an international border between two countries with the objective to participate […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer On October 21st, I signed up as a volunteer for an app I saw on Twitter called “Be My Eyes.” It’s an innovative idea, a free app that “that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.” (Be My […]

Pike Quenelle (Quenelle de Brochet)

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Whether you believe it or not, we are at the end of the semester. Many of you will travel – at least I hope so. So, if you are lucky to find yourself in France, consider making the trip to Lyon. I had the opportunity to visit this beautiful city last year, during a study abroad program. The experience was second to none, thanks to […]

The Pauline Foundation

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Pauline moved to the US from Uganda. Like most of us, she came here looking for the fulfillment of her dreams. Of course, part of her dreams includes her education at Thunderbird. In addition to her role as a full time student, she is currently working on an autobiographical novel […]

How Well Do You Know Arizona?

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer Arizona is home to a lot of natural wonders and gems. Whether an AZ native or AZ newcomer, there are cool places to visit here (if you enjoy the outdoors), especially for winter break, or with family that will be visiting for winter or spring graduation. Fossil Creek Fossil Creek […]

The 2018 United States Midterms

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer With the whirlwind 2018 U.S. Midterms now behind us, the expected furor of cable-news punditry has materialized. With members of both parties giving their own spin, what, if any, conclusions can we draw from the election results? To be sure, Democrats went into this election season on offense. History was […]

Gentrification, It’s Complicated

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Gentrification by the Merriam-Webster definition is “the process of repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses in a deteriorating area (such as urban neighborhood) accompanied by an influx of middle-class or affluent people and that often results in the displacement of earlier, usually poorer residents.” The term was first used in […]

What TSG Needs to Do in Spring 2019: 7 Calls to Action

By Isaac Miller MAGAM ’19, Guest Writer This is a long, (hopefully) constructive read. Here’s an outline: Opening Remarks on why I’m writing, and what TSG Leadership should do in Spring 2019. TSG-Specific Action Areas 1) Leverage the Hierarchy 2) Yearlong Terms Thunderbird-Wide Action Areas 3) Raise Admission Standards, Practices 4) Integrate More Travel 5) […]