Le Coquelicot (Poppy) Magazine

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer What if everything had started with reading a novel? With an international contest of poetry? With the meeting of two laureates, today great friends? If the beginning of such a story seems too good to you, it’s not a fairy tale. At least, it is no longer a myth. In fact, this is […]

Experience Art and Culture in Phoenix

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer A visit to the museum is an experience that can open the mind to cultures, a different era in time, or perhaps an emotion that only you can feel; a sort of connection if you will. The moment I experienced all three was during the last week of my study […]

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, […]

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 […]

“Will You Marry Me?” – That’s What She Said

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By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer Since the early 1900s, there has been a lot of change, especially in regard to women’s rights. This has been witnessed across a myriad of movements from women’s suffrage to the recent #MeToo movement. With the latest activist movements, we are at a point in time where women are emboldened! […]

Getting Lucky Around the Globe

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor Although St. Patrick’s Day didn’t originate in America, the holiday is widely celebrated throughout the U.S. by the Irish, kids and beer-drinkers alike. Every year on March 17, everything from apparel to alcohol turns green, and shamrocks are adorned for luck. Aside from the luck of the Irish, Americans have their […]

Don’t Be Yourself, Be Who They Want You to Be

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By Bryce Bower, Co-editor I find business culture to be uncomfortable sometimes. I think I feel this way because so many small details have to be precisely in place, and first impressions are so important. During Foundations, a staff member told me I had to move my name badge from the left side to the […]

Company and Cuisine: The Social Phenomenon of Brunch

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer Over this past spring break, I had the unique opportunity to travel to San Diego with a fellow Das Tor writer and attend a new food festival: specifically, a one-day convention devoted to brunch, called BrunchCon. Food festivals are no new concept, of course, and in recent years, classic and […]

Lessons from Learning Languages

By Bryce Bower, Co-editor According to John Algeo and Thomas Pyles, authors of The Origins and Development of the English Language, if one includes scientific terminology, suffixed and prefixed words, technical jargon and some foreign terms, the English language contains upwards of 1 million words. Compare this with the German dictionary that has 330,000 words, […]

Love Languages: Expressing Love by Culture

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor The holiday of love is almost upon us and as every T-bird knows, expressing your feelings can vary widely by country and culture. While in English there is only one phrase for saying “I love you”, some languages have multiple ways and many cultures are more expressive than American culture. Societal […]