Harvest Festivals in the East

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Makar Sankranti, also known as the kite-flying festival is celebrated on January 15th of every year and is one of the most popular winter harvest festivals celebrated across India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Many Indians believe that the Sun ends its southward journey at the Tropic of Capricorn (known as […]

Horror Stories of Massacres

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Note: This article is a fictional letter written. Dear Maman, The sound of police cars must be ringing in your ears as you rushed to the theater in the hope of finding me alive. You must have begun praying for a miracle when you heard about the massacre over the […]

Diwali – The Festival of Lights

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Diwali, also known as Deepawali, derives from the word diya/deepa, which means lamp. Diwali is a festival of lights that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. It is celebrated on the New Moon’s night of the month of Karthik (according to the Hindu calendar). In the […]

Dark Knights of The World

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer The Dark Knight. James Bond. It makes me wonder about what real world heroes are like. Those who risk their own life every day to make the world a better place. Our world’s heroes – undercover agents. Being double-skinned is one of the hardest and dangerous jobs in the world. […]

Arizona State Fair

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer A crowd filled with excitement. Colorful lighting and decorations. Nervous screams from the rides. Children asking their parents to win them stuffed toys. Parents desperately trying to win the biggest prize to make their children happy. Aroma of freshly cooked meat and funnel cakes. Groups of laughing friends. This is […]

Sun Creek Food Club

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer The aroma of delicious food pervaded the entire house as we walked into our first Sun Creek event. We excitedly ran to the kitchen to see what was being cooked for dinner. The sounds of music, chatter and laughter filled the hallway in the meantime. When delicious dinner was served, […]

Alumni Interview: Mohit Mehta

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Mohit Mehta is a T-Bird working as the Director of the Research division at Dinan & Co. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics from W.P. Carey School of Business in 2004. While at ASU, he cultivated an interest in international business due to his coursework, interactions with professors, projects […]

I Would Never Kill Somebody

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Killing is brutal and inhuman. That is not the person I am. My gun is for hunting and self-defense purposes only, I thought, when I bought my first gun. I looked at them as they spoke about propagating their religion. Why did they think their religion was the way to live? […]

Home Away from Home: The Tbird Family

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer “Don’t trust people easily” mother said. “It is your first time alone in a foreign country. Be cautious”. Father’s face was much more calm and composed. I wondered if she and dad would be able to sleep that night as I boarded a 28 hour flight to US. I pondered […]

Easterlies Regional Night: How was it all done?

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer The first regional night (Easterlies Regional Night) of the Fall 2015 semester was held on Saturday,  September 19. The TEC was filled with exotic dances, plays, costumes, music and cuisines provided by the African Club, Middle East and North Africa Club (MENA), China Club, East Asia Club, and India South Continent […]