Choosing the Lesser Evil?

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The “lesser evil” principle explains the dilemma when faced with two alternatives that results in a non-common-good goal. In this situation, the criteria for selecting from two unpleasant options proposed is that it is ethical to choose the option that you believe will yield more positive outcomes. In other words, the one […]

¿What Do You Mean?: Spanish Slang Around the World

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer Whenever a person is learning a new language or traveling, there is always a desire to learn about the slang of this other new place. These are the words that are not formal; the common language that people on the street speak. These are the terms that are often metaphorical, playful, […]

Diwali: Celebrating a Festival of Lights

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The 29th and 30th of October is the celebration of the Diwali festival, which is the most celebrated Indian festival and one of the most important holidays of the year. Diwali is a very important holiday for Hindus, much like Christmas is very important to Christians. In fact, as India is a multicultural […]

Reaching Out With TBRO

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The pins started to pass from hand to hand throughout the classroom. The message they displayed: “Supporter,” together with the hashtag #ComingOutDay.  It was October 11th, the day on which this tradition is celebrated. This particular day commemorates the coming out of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and asexual (LGBTQA) […]

Prospanica Conference and Career Fair 2016

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The career fair season has begun! The first diversity career fair recently took place in Houston, Texas. From September 28th to October 1st, the Prospanica Conference and Career Expo offered opportunities for career advancement through educational sessions, recruitment interviews and networking events. Prospanica, previously known as The National Society of Hispanic […]

A New Season Is Here: Global Edition

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer For it’s a long, long while from May to December But the days grow short when you reach September And the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame And I haven’t got time for the waiting game Frank Sinatra – “September” Autumn has arrived to Thunderbird Campus and across the […]

Campus Tour and Information Session for Prospective Students

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer On Saturday, September 10th, Thunderbird had the first information session of the year for prospective students and guests. The purpose was to allow prospective and/or admitted students to check out the historical campus and to resolve any inquiries that they may have in order to apply to the Master’s programs. The […]

The Gastronomy Boom of Peru

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer There is a one-week food fair that brings together more than 450,000 people from different parts of the world to taste the traditional dishes from every region. At the fair is a farmer that sowed and harvested potatoes, corn, and yucca and who now can export his produce to different […]

My BEC Experience and The Thunderbird Mystique

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer When I received my admissions letter to begin classes in the fall, it came with an invitation to take the Business English Communication Program (BEC), starting in May. I experienced a mix of feelings about that letter: the joy of having accomplished one of my biggest dreams, and the fact […]