The Origins of Mathematical Concepts

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Mathematics is often considered the mother of all sciences, a belief shared by more than one. It is the basis of all scientific disciplines, and everything tends to rationalize using mathematical concepts. Galileo himself said that the “[universe] is written in a mathematical language,” a way to extol the virtues of […]

Le Coquelicot (Poppy) Magazine

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer What if everything had started with reading a novel? With an international contest of poetry? With the meeting of two laureates, today great friends? If the beginning of such a story seems too good to you, it’s not a fairy tale. At least, it is no longer a myth. In fact, this is […]

Esperanto: The International Language

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By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Saluton! What if we could all say hello in a single language? What if all the languages of the world could combine into one that everybody can understand? What if the United Nations could meet without interpreters because all participants from all countries could speak the same language? Globalization would […]

The Survivor: A Story of Gratitude

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By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer It is customary to start a new year with resolutions. Most of the time, these do not hold until the end of February. I would rather dedicate my first article for this semester as a gesture of gratitude. Gratitude first to be alive. For that, allow me to share with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Having an Accent in the US

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer I’m Bidi Pirra and I must thank Starbucks for this new name. No, it’s not surprising at all to have your name written wrong when you go to the most popular coffee shop in America, but it’s hard to imagine that they could distort my name at this level. Nor […]

Freeve

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer “Spell ‘Freeve’,” the little boy told me. I kept repeating to myself ‘frive’, or ‘freeve,’ this is not a word I have heard before! “What does ‘Freeve’ mean?” I asked him. He responded by asking me to spell ‘Freeve’ for him one more time. This time, I pretended like I […]

Corruption: Is Haiti on the Path to a New Revolution?

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer The events of May 1968 represent the most important social movement in the history of France during the twentieth  century. These events occurred at the end of the Thirty Glorious [Years] (Les Trente Glorieuses), which was the three-decade period following the Second World War during which France saw a rapid […]