What TSG Needs to Do in Spring 2019: 7 Calls to Action

By Isaac Miller MAGAM ’19, Guest Writer This is a long, (hopefully) constructive read. Here’s an outline: Opening Remarks on why I’m writing, and what TSG Leadership should do in Spring 2019. TSG-Specific Action Areas 1) Leverage the Hierarchy 2) Yearlong Terms Thunderbird-Wide Action Areas 3) Raise Admission Standards, Practices 4) Integrate More Travel 5) […]

With Changes Come New Opportunities for T-birds

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Thunderbirds, unfortunately, must face the facts: the Arizona sun is setting upon the Thunderbird campus. This bittersweet change has arrived faster than expected. Regardless of the pain associated with leaving what is known, Thunderbirds will make Downtown Phoenix their new home. Moreover, with change comes incredible opportunity! The staff of […]

A Month to Remember

By Chanel McFollins and Aireen Kinyanguli, Guest Writers  It was recently brought to our attention that some Thunderbird students were unaware of Black History Month. We wanted to address this not only because it is an American tradition, and we are at an international school where students may not know every tradition we practice, but because […]

Filling in the Cracks

By Bryce Bower, Co-editor Thunderbird administration executives CEO Allen Morrison, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications Jay Thorne, and Executive Director for the Office of the CEO Chelsea Olsen came together with students last Monday, the 19th of February, in an official and on-the-record Student Update meeting. In and effort to clarify previous reporting in […]

Q&A With John Schuldt, Executive Director of TIAA

By Youfeng (Gloria) Pan, Guest Writer  John Schuldt is the Executive Director of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA). He sat down with us on Feb. 15 to discuss his story, TIAA’s role in the Thunderbird community, and what he sees the future holding for Thunderbird. What is your story? What led you to this […]

The T-bird Bucket List: Making the Most of the Final Months on Campus

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor  Students arriving back on campus this January were confronted with a strange feeling. The return to school this semester brought students face to face with the reality that Thunderbird’s historic campus will soon cease to exist. At a yet to be decided date sometime over the next year, Thunderbird will move […]

On Change and Grief

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer The coiling, Seussian palm trees seen from the window of every white-brick dorm room. The Fish and the lone surviving swimming pool, which have born witness to endless revelry through the years. The Jacuzzi fountain, sitting pristine outside of the sturdy, stocky Snell building, “watering hole” for students seeking support […]

Moving Forward: Reinventing the Thunderbird Mission

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By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer This week Thunderbird announced that the campus my classmates, countless alumni before us and I have come to know and love as a home will be closed within the next year. The school is moving to Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. The announcement has been met with a mixture […]

From Thunderbirds to Sun Devils

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By Anonymous, current student  Embrace modernity, remember history. My feelings on the move to downtown are feelings of alarm. The campus at Downtown will have many state of the art facilities, but I fear it will lack the authenticity of the Thunderbird campus. I don’t believe the administration did what they should have to advance […]

Questioning Innovation, Part 1: Electric Lights and Crack Cocaine

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief Here’s a fun game: Next time you are on a non-Thunderbird ASU campus, count the number of times you see the word ‘Innovation.’ You may see it on books, banners, business cards, buildings and busses, as well as blasted across every page on the ASU website. The sheer quantity of the […]