Thanks and Farewell

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Whenever I accepted an offer to join the Das Tor team in early September of 2015, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. At the time, I figured something along the lines of: “I like to write. What the hell, why not?” I didn’t realize that, for instance, […]

The Salton Sea

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor It’s around finals week, so to liven up the mood let’s talk about arguably the most environmentally disgusting place in the United States: The Salton Sea. Most people have never even heard of the Salton Sea before. Ask many of the high-minded folk out in California about it and you’ll probably […]

Verde Hot Springs, Arizona

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Arizona is weird. Arizona is beautiful. Now those aren’t opinions, they’re facts, and whenever you blend the two together you know you’ve found something special. I’m not talking about your average run-of-the-mill tourist spots like Sedona, Antelope Canyon, or Horseshoe Bend. I’m talking about those spots you’ve really got to search […]

Regional Night Has Officially Been Revived

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Controversy, criticism, stirring the pot—necessary evils that are never fun to cause, provide, or do. Like most, I would prefer to not dole out negative feedback, especially towards colleagues and classmates. Somewhat ironically though, who else can you constructively criticize other than those you know and work with? Isn’t criticism directed […]

The Broken US Health Care System

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Back when I lived in Argentina, I paid something like $80 per month for health insurance. Under my plan, I was completely covered for pretty much anything. I went to the dentist once to get my teeth cleaned because there was no out-of-pocket charge. One of the things that Mom passed […]

The New Industrial Revolution

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor At the beginning of the 19th century, the future must have looked pretty bleak for artisan weavers in Great Britain. Rapid industrialization had finally caught up with them, and automated textile equipment started producing more for less. Faced with the looming inevitability of replacement by their robot counterparts, these laborers found […]

Regional Nights: Something’s Gotta Change

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor On Thursday of last week, a couple of the Latino bros from A-Dorms had an asado outside of Martin’s room. Seeking a welcome break from an otherwise stressful week, I strolled over to see if I couldn’t snag a piece of the carne they were cooking. As always, the food was […]

The Top 10 Most Random Places on Campus

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor When General Barton Kyle Yount speculated in the Glendale real estate market back in ’46, his $1 investment sufficed for a solid 160-acre plot of prime desert land. 71 years since then, campus has changed a lot. Sometimes it’s hard for me to imagine a time when the majority of the […]

Enough with the Fire Alarms at B-Dorms Already

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Shout out to the moron who caused the fire alarm to go off at 7 in the morning on Tuesday of this week. Like the rest of my fellow B-dormers, I too was snug asleep in my cozy bed when BZZZZZZ!!!! I was roused from a slumber by the all-too increasingly […]