Tbird’s (G)olden Days

A few days ago, I received the following email from one Jim Daniels, the editor of Das Tor in 1972. Many of Mr. Daniel’s descriptions of Tbird’s “(G)olden days” struck me as still applicable to the Tbird of today. His reflections on a past that in many ways has not yet passed brought a huge […]

Closing Out the Year

By Aaron W. Rockwell, Staff Writer Das Tor’s hotshot super-star editors are leaving us this go around, so I thought I’d try to pay homage through data (only way to do it right, right?). Snapshot of Das Tor’s Readership: Over the last two years, Das Tor has attained 204,805 visits and 358,034 page views. As seen from the […]

Thanks and Farewell

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Whenever I accepted an offer to join the Das Tor team in early September of 2015, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. At the time, I figured something along the lines of: “I like to write. What the hell, why not?” I didn’t realize that, for instance, […]

Post-Election Acts of Self-Care to Get You Through the Weekend

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer  Thank goodness the election is over, right? Or maybe not. If your neck is sore from shaking your head or if spontaneous outbursts have kept you from wearing your mascara this week, here are recommended activities to help you ease into our post-election future. Sage Cleanse Your Room If it’s […]

Debt and Pumpkins: Two Things to Be Sure of This Fall

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer The current U.S. debt exceeds $19 trillion. Under present conditions, the country’s federal debt will surpass its entire annual economic output within 25 years. Just in time to spook us before Halloween, MAGAM ’18 students Griffin Gosnell and Cameron Segura hosted the Net Impact-sponsored event Up to Us to […]

The Book Thief: Taking Back What’s Been Lost

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer If you were to take a lot of Lemony Snicket, a handful of the Harry Potter series, a dash of “Mein Kampf,” and madly mix them together, what you’d get is the next book choice for the Thunderbird literary club Between the Covers. We’re headfirst The Book Thief by Australian […]

Breaking the Ice with that T-Bird you Always Run Into

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer You already know what he’s doing this weekend. You already know what he did last weekend. You also already know where he’s from and what he studied in his undergrad. You’ve cycled through these questions the past two months as well as exchanged a few unenthusiastic comments about having so […]

4 Crystals to Help You Feel Better After Midterms

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer As a student on the go, you probably don’t have time to keep beating yourself about the midterms you bombed last week. Belittle yourself no more! Crystals can help. They’re easy to buy and only require blind faith. Most importantly, they’ll allow you to forget your intellectual insecurities and just […]

The Orpheum Theater: A Must for Music-Lovers

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer Stepping into the Orpheum Theater means leaving the predictable minimalism of the urban desert and unexpectedly entering something similar to a luxurious old-world arts society. Beware if you like hard-boiled and bare. Rated the Best Venue for National Acts by the Phoenix New Times, the Orpheum joined the National […]

Das Tor’s Fall 2016 Lineup

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief After losing much of last year’s staff to graduation 🙁 we at Das Tor have had to embark on a hiring spree over the last month. With our roster locked in for the semester, we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce the paper’s new voices. We could not be more […]