Happy Birthday Arizona

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By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. As a member of the chronically-single club, I spent last week thinking about the wonderfully cynical things I could write about this holiday. But as an Arizona native, it dawned on me that I could instead strike a more positive tone and celebrate […]

How Well Do You Know Arizona?

By Chanel McFollins, Staff Writer Arizona is home to a lot of natural wonders and gems. Whether an AZ native or AZ newcomer, there are cool places to visit here (if you enjoy the outdoors), especially for winter break, or with family that will be visiting for winter or spring graduation. Fossil Creek Fossil Creek […]

Get Out of Glendale: Be in Bisbee

By Mary Richardson, Editor-in-Chief The boom-town flavor, the peculiarities, the mystery, the striking landscape. Bisbee, Arizona still has what made it the most cosmopolitan city of the 19th century West. Discovered under the unfortunate circumstances of U.S. army scouts tracking down defector Apaches, the mission came to a pause when one of the civilian trackers […]

Six Things to Do in Arizona This Spring

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor Spring seems to have sprung in Phoenix, with temperatures set to reach as high as 85 in the next week. Luckily, months of beautiful spring weather are what Phoenicians live for, here to remind us why we put up with triple digit temperatures in the summer. While the rest of the […]

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 […]

The Seven Tudes and Paradiplomacy: Why Our Arizona Cities Win?

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer According to the local news, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton might be looking for a “higher, statewide office,” potentially the Arizona Secretary of State. Regardless of the political intentions of Stanton, he has been one of the most adamant proponents of a globally minded Phoenix Metro Area. His Department of Economic […]

Global Chamber’s International State of the Phoenix Metro

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer On February 22nd Global Chamber Phoenix, in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and the City of Surprise, held a vibrant conversation and report card on how global business is progressing in the Phoenix metro. The event took place at DIRTT, a Canadian sustainability-driven manufacturer of highly customized interiors with […]

Raising Arizona

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer The General Election ballots are finally arriving in our mailboxes, and they contain a proposition that will have an important impact on our economy. Proposition 206, the Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, is on this November ballot as an Arizona estate statute. If approved, Prop 206 could raise […]

Mexico’s Independence Day at Phoenix City Hall: The Road Ahead

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Last Thursday, September 15, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the City of Phoenix invited two T-birds, Tomas Thomas (MAGAM ’17) and I, to the VIP celebration of Mexico’s Independence: a closed-door event that gathered Arizona political and business leaders at the City Hall of Phoenix. September 15th […]

AZ Confidential: The Physicality of History

By Jake Strickler, Co-Editor As one leg of my long, strange trip that has brought me to Thunderbird, I did my undergraduate work at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I got out of there with a B.A. in Film History and Theory, and a B.S. in Media Studies from the School of Journalism. While […]