Choose Your Own Adventure: Video Games and Storytelling

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer It’s hardly news to anyone that any pastime which picks up widespread popularity is bound to eventually be met with some resistance and skepticism, and this rings especially true for the medium of video games. Anti-video game arguments vary widely, with the medium taking blame for everything from the obesity […]

Adapt or Die: Adaptations, Reboots, and Retellings

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   When the teaser trailer for the Wrinkle in Time movie first appeared on my social media feed, I frantically scrolled down to conceal it before any of the cast appeared on screen. I had missed the memo that there would be an adaptation of one of the books that […]

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 […]

T-Birds in the Desert: Desert Botanical Garden

  The Chihuly in the Garden exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is one to remember.  A short drive from Thunderbird, the Botanical Garden is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary with an array of events and exhibits, including the Chihuly in the Garden.  Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor who has revolutionized the […]

The Graduates at Kimmyz

It’s another Thursday night in the epicenter of global thought, Glendale, Arizona, and the usual crowd of Thursday night owls have seized a dive bar normally filled with leather appareled bikers and broken dreams, Kimmyz (not a spelling error).  Tonight, though, it’s filled with the sounds of The Graduates, Thunderbird’s own student band, and the […]

Faculty Column: The Super Bowl ads, how did they measure up?

By Professor Rick Baer This time of year is really exciting from an advertising/marketing point-of-view. We have a few events – like the Super Bowl and the Oscars – that always attract a huge audience in the US. And there are some events on a global scale – like the Winter Olympics – that bring […]

Mid-Tri Festival

The end of last week required an apt celebration to mark the success of first-tri students completing their first module and to remind returning students that they’re one step closer to being done with their course. After a hectic, stressful week of all nighters, assignment submissions, Data Analysis, exams and papers, everyone was ready for […]