Life Lessons During a Summer in Tokyo

By Paul George Smith Jr., Guest Writer This past summer I had an internship with GMO Research, a great company that is a part of the GMO Internet Group in Tokyo, Japan. In this case, GMO means “Global Media Online,” although many people mistakenly think that GMO is short for “Genetically Modified Organisms” (we work […]

The Global Grind: A Proposed Career Readiness Course

This letter was sent to Das Tor sent by Blair Imbody, class of ’88. We absolutely welcome any articles that almuni would like to have published in Das Tor. As an alumnus of Thunderbird, I had the privilege of attending the Mock Interview Friday at Thunderbird in late August. Thank you to Helen Wu, Angelique […]

Pondering Your Future

By Hal Reid, Guest Alumni Writer (Class of 1971) In a short period of time, some of you will graduate and have to get a J-O-B. When attending graduations of my own, my five children, and family members, one phrase is always said: “You are the Future.” However, this is referring to the entire class, […]

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. […]

What’s So Special About Thunderbird?

By Bryce Bower, Co-Editor Let me tell you. During the first week of Foundations, one of my classmates from South Sudan said something I will never forget. He likened our campus to a small UN. People from dozens of countries all around the world come together in one place. We work together, study together, eat […]

Speaking With Intention: Sticks and Stones and the Damage of Words

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-Editor Despite the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” words can be harmful. Most of us don’t always think before we speak, especially if we’re talking to friends or peers. If we feel comfortable with the person we’re talking to, it’s easy to […]

Dr. Michael Crow at Thunderbird – Listen Here!

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief This last Monday (April 9th, 2018), Dr. Michael Crow came out to Thunderbird to talk to the students and faculty. Although his visit coincided closely with the Campus Tribute, we were told that the two were actually unrelated events. Dr. Crow visits every campus annually, and his trip to Thunderbird just […]

Many Factors to Blame for the Tragedy in Parkland

By Kenneth Strange, Jr. – Alum Guest Writer Kenneth Strange graduated from Thunderbird in 1987. He has served the FBI as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark, New Jersey and as Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General in Los Angeles. He is presently the […]

A New Graduate’s Perspective on The Move

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu (MGM ’17), Guest Writer The morning after I graduated from Thunderbird, I woke up to the news that the campus I had come to love would be moving downtown. I was sad to hear about the move, and I spent that day depressed instead of basking in the joy of having just […]

7 Past and Present Thunderbirds on the Move to Downtown Phoenix

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Compiled by Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer.  Thunderbird’s announcement to close the historical Glendale campus and move to downtown Phoenix has been met with diverse reactions by students and alumni. The move is said to provide Thunderbird with more opportunities for growth and updated technologies, but has been met with criticism by some who feel the […]