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 […]

Snowden, Panama Papers, and The Media

By Bryce Bower, Co-Editor Snowden Edward Snowden, according to one of his coworkers at the NSA, is a genius among geniuses. He knew what he was doing when he went to reporters to share the data he had “stolen” from the NSA. Data that uncovered a massive surveillance network The way Snowden tells it, he […]

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 […]


By Djoudie Etoundi, Guest Writer The following article originally appeared on Medium. We have reprinted it here in order to showcase the work of our alumni. Wakanda has caught almost the whole world’s attention from the moment it premiered in cinemas, and not just of the black world. The depiction of the fictional African nation […]

A T-Bird Runs for Congress

By Rick Beitman, Guest Writer The 2018 U.S. midterm election season is in swing and with November 6 a short seven months away, Thunderbird alumnus José Torres, Class of 2009, has thrown his hat in the ring in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. While more moderate, Torres is running as a Democrat for Congress in the Southeast […]

Campus Tribute Weekend: Commemorating Thunderbird

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor This weekend T-birds from near and far are flying home to say one final goodbye to their beloved campus. In a few short months Thunderbird will no longer call Glendale home, but will instead be nested within the ever-growing streets of downtown Phoenix. While the move offers much potential for Thunderbird’s […]

Facebook: A Breach of More Than Privacy

By Bryce Bower, Co-Editor From 2007 to 2014, Facebook allowed app developers to harvest users’ data. Not just the users of the apps, but every one of their friends’ data was fair game as well. Sandy Parakilas, a former employee of Facebook who was responsible for policing 3rd-party data breaches, turned whistle-blower four months ago. […]

On Gun Control: How the World is Setting Examples for Us to Follow

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer The past few weeks in the United States have been deeply troubling. On Feb. 14, yet another school shooting devastated the lives of unsuspecting children, turning their classrooms into a battlefield as over a dozen students and staff members were murdered in a place that is supposed to be safe […]

The Undeniable Shift Toward Sustainable Business

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer  In this day and age, social issues run rampant in our society and recent news. These issues include a variety of subject matters from climate change to sexual harassment to labor rights. And people are beginning to take action! This action can be seen, especially in social media, with: #metoo […]

TIAA Announces New Operations Manager

By John Schuldt, Executive Director of TIAA On behalf of the TIAA Board of Directors, I am pleased to tell you that Alicia Engel, EMGM class of 2016 (Cohort “E25”), has joined TIAA as its Operations Manager effective February 20, 2018.  Throughout Alicia’s 20+ year career, her passion to drive growth through employee engagement has established […]