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. […]

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 […]

What I Learned From Rugby

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   I was never much for team sports. Volleyball, softball, basketball, and competitive swimming all courted me, and one by one they had their hearts broken. By the time I came to Thunderbird, I had long given up on the idea that I would be part of a team sport—until […]

Choose Your Own Adventure: Video Games and Storytelling

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer It’s hardly news to anyone that any pastime which picks up widespread popularity is bound to eventually be met with some resistance and skepticism, and this rings especially true for the medium of video games. Anti-video game arguments vary widely, with the medium taking blame for everything from the obesity […]

Adapt or Die: Adaptations, Reboots, and Retellings

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   When the teaser trailer for the Wrinkle in Time movie first appeared on my social media feed, I frantically scrolled down to conceal it before any of the cast appeared on screen. I had missed the memo that there would be an adaptation of one of the books that […]

Like I’m Normal: My Weird Disabled Life

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer When I was in junior high school, I—with ample help from my mother—drafted a long introductory letter explaining the details of my hearing loss, and the scale and scope of the accommodations I would need. During the first week of each semester, I would deliver this document to each new […]

Company and Cuisine: The Social Phenomenon of Brunch

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer Over this past spring break, I had the unique opportunity to travel to San Diego with a fellow Das Tor writer and attend a new food festival: specifically, a one-day convention devoted to brunch, called BrunchCon. Food festivals are no new concept, of course, and in recent years, classic and […]

On Gun Control: How the World is Setting Examples for Us to Follow

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer The past few weeks in the United States have been deeply troubling. On Feb. 14, yet another school shooting devastated the lives of unsuspecting children, turning their classrooms into a battlefield as over a dozen students and staff members were murdered in a place that is supposed to be safe […]

The Party Don’t Stop: Why Business Students Should Play Tabletop RPGs

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Bard   A few weeks ago, I spent my Friday evening as one does: on the deck of a flying pirate ship, making bad decisions. Getting there to begin with took some effort, and several of my companions fell off of a cliff in the process, but eventually I negotiated my […]

One-Person Dates for the Independent T-Bird

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and beleaguered unpaired folks across the nation are sighing with relief as the happy couples cease their parading of grandiose dates, floral arrangements, oversized teddy bears, and conveniently-timed proposals. While this reporter is certainly never one to dismiss the experiential value of an […]