Thunderbird Club Tennis First Tourney

Last Sunday, Thunderbird Club Tennis hosted its first tournament, open to all Thunderbird students wishing to participate. The club, started by Calvin Burns in the fall trimester, has been great fun for its members each Sunday throughout the year. In total, eight men and three women signed up to play (the tournament was separated by […]

Regional Night

It was another bumping Saturday night in the TEC for this trimester’s last regional night, celebrating the European, Middle Eastern and African cultures.  The event tent filled early, as usual, with some varied and delicious dishes waiting for us (and, of course, the free beer). After polishing off my second plate, and leaving little room […]

Why the Masters are Great

The Masters is a confusing event to explain as a four-day excuse to not see a single friend on the Thunderbird campus. “It’s a golf tournament,” I say. The confused stares are usually followed with a follow question. “But, why?” “It’s just the best. You should see the grass.” I’ll admit that to the person […]

USA vs. Mexico

The United States Men’s National Team was at home last Wednesday in Glendale for a friendly game against their Mexican counterparts, but you wouldn’t have known it counting the amount of green in the stands.  It was clear that Mexico’s fan base stretches deep into Arizona. As it was my first real soccer match I’ve […]

#SXSW, #Brands

Hearing the news of Lady Gaga being vomited upon by a ‘vomit painter’ during her live show at SXSW this year, you can’t help but ponder the notion that South By Southwest, the ten days of music, film, and interactive mayhem that descends upon ‘too-cool’ Austin each year, maybe has changed a bit. In 1987, […]

Venezuela Protests

By now, most of the world has heard that protests are occurring in Venezuela at this moment. Many who follow the news daily may be up to date on the causes, current events, and what the protests may spell for Venezuela’s future. Many may not. I was approached by a current Thunderbird student, Fabian Gutierrez, […]

A Regional Night Downpour

The downpour that made up for months of no precipitation Saturday made it seem as though the filled-to-the-brim TEC was a Super Dome of sorts for Glendale, providing safe housing in such a brutal storm.  No, most were there for the free food and entertainment, because another Regional Night was upon us! The theme tonight was “The […]

The Golf Club

I’m here this week to spread the word about the Golf Club, a Thunderbird institution that has existed in the past but is making a roaring comeback this trimester. I attended the first ‘meeting’ in 2014, which was an outing to The Legends at Arrowhead Golf Club’s driving range.  There, a range of skill levels […]

U Haul, U Pay

I’m one of the rare ones here in Arizona. I don’t own a vehicle. It’s confusing to folks, too, when I say that I sold my car right before coming to Thunderbird, in Los Angeles of all cities. “Didn’t you know you were going to be living in Phoenix?” I knew. It was a grand […]

The Graduates at Kimmyz

It’s another Thursday night in the epicenter of global thought, Glendale, Arizona, and the usual crowd of Thursday night owls have seized a dive bar normally filled with leather appareled bikers and broken dreams, Kimmyz (not a spelling error).  Tonight, though, it’s filled with the sounds of The Graduates, Thunderbird’s own student band, and the […]