Respecting Celebrities’ Privacy: Where Do We Draw the Line?

By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor From the drama between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump to the seemingly never ending news on the Kardashian clan, the media certainly takes an interest in public figures’ personal lives. In the age of social media, where information is shared quickly and easily, getting a closer look at celebrities’ private lives […]

The Danger of Denying Sexual Harassment

By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor The last year was fraught with sexual harassment claims. Perhaps beginning with numerous allegations at Fox News involving top employees like Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly, there seemed to be a tidal wave of claims in the months following that encompassed Hollywood stars, politicians and news anchors alike. High-profile men cast […]

Know Your World Leaders

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer I’m often swept up by sensationalist Putin stories, but as far as some of the other low-key world leaders, I lose track of who’s who, so here’s the top 5 GDP countries‘ leaders, plus Putin (Russia is #11): GDP 1, U.S., Donald Trump: I think we all might have Trump fatigue so here’s […]

Trump, Russian Oil, and “The Odious Smell of Truth”

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief Last Sunday night, at about 11:00 p.m., I found myself headed through the U.S.-Mexico border, the nose of the car pointed due south. The circumstances that led me to that point are very, very T-Bird. I was eating a late breakfast and plowing through some readings in the Pub earlier that […]

Desperation Rises in America’s Prisons

By Chris Barton, Co-Editor There are things that I really wish I could stop writing about, and chief among them are prison uprisings. It is hard, both logistically and emotionally, to look behind the walls of the compounds where over two million Americans try to survive in a demeaning and dangerous system. But the problems persist, […]

Contradictory Agendas: T-Bird’s Trump Connection

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief It started with a name on the side of a building.  If it’s not a name you’ve noticed before, you’re blameless; its appearance could be described as conspicuous only in its inconspicuousness. Like so many other tributes and remembrances scattered around our campus, one must almost be seeking it in order […]

The New Mexico-U.S. Relationship: A Realpolitik Forecast

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer President-elect Trump is taking office on January 20th. Are we fully aware of the negative impact of his inflammatory rhetoric on the international stature of the U.S. and the system of alliances our country has built with other liberal democracies? He has underestimated the most recent intelligence reports on the Russian […]

The Morning After and the Road Ahead

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Many Americans went to bed feeling sad and woke up feeling scared after the so-called Trump Shock. Many Americans were quiet and grieving the morning after. A sound reality check had shaken the entire political intelligentsia in our country and the wold. The unbelievable came true and many Americans were […]

Choosing the Lesser Evil?

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The “lesser evil” principle explains the dilemma when faced with two alternatives that results in a non-common-good goal. In this situation, the criteria for selecting from two unpleasant options proposed is that it is ethical to choose the option that you believe will yield more positive outcomes. In other words, the one […]

Thunderbird in a Divided World: A Statement from the Das Tor Staff

In order to emphasize the importance of the results of Tuesday’s Presidential election, the editorial staff of Das Tor has decided to forego our usual publishing schedule in lieu of two pieces outlining the paper’s stance on Mr. Trump’s political intentions and their potential impact on the Thunderbird community. We also hope to initiate a […]