Unveiling Syrian Refugee Camps

By Maddie Handler, Guest Writer When I first arrived in Jordan, all I really knew was that I wanted to learn about human development and helping people effectively so that it really causes an impact. I wanted to meet real people who wake up every day knowing that their job is making someone else’s life […]

Lunch with the Ambassador

By Bryce Bower, Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, the 19th, I had the pleasure of attending the Governor’s Luncheon. This year celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC), a non-profit public/private partnership that seeks to foster the business, cultural, and political relationships between Mexico and Arizona. The other goal of this luncheon was to promote […]

The Origins of Mathematical Concepts

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer Mathematics is often considered the mother of all sciences, a belief shared by more than one. It is the basis of all scientific disciplines, and everything tends to rationalize using mathematical concepts. Galileo himself said that the “[universe] is written in a mathematical language,” a way to extol the virtues of […]

BOPIS, Is It Retail’s Life Support?

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer The way consumers get the products they want has changed. From simpler times of barter and exchange to convenient front door delivery. Online shopping has increased the variety of products available to an equally as wide customer base. More stuff to more people. Now, customers are demanding more fulfillment options. […]

YouTube, Asteroids and Climate Change

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer YouTube is known for a lot of things: some good, some questionable and some downright horrible. But I have found that one of its most important features is rarely mentioned. This is the fact that it is a massive hub of knowledge, ranging from the basic to the extraordinary. In […]

Just Keep Swimming

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer The second half of the Spring semester is in full swing, from the rugby alumni match to Dean Khagram’s student town hall meeting, and more! Students’ routines have reset after spring break, and the days are just passing by. MGM’s are moving fast, as always, through their next set of […]

Carnival Is a Global Party, But Why?

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Carnival is a festival held around the world, but do we really understand what the partying is all about? It all started in ancient Egypt as a pagan tradition to celebrate the coming of Spring. Then, in 332 B.C. Alexander the Great conquered Egypt and the festival was adopted by […]

Musings On Composer Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations

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By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer Last week I had the pleasure of attending a performance by the Tempe Symphony Orchestra (before you mock me for being so high-brow, let me mention that it was free, and graduate students love anything that is free). And as an aside, classical music in person sounds so much better […]

Spring Break in Phoenix

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Spring Break is upon us. No travel plans? No Problem. Phoenix is one of the U.S. destinations for those northerners looking to escape their long, cold, snowy winters. For those native to the region, these visitors, also known as snow birds, can be considered a nuisance. With NASCAR and baseball […]

Mental Health, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll: Substance Abuse in The Music Industry

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By Amanda Cardini, Editor-in-Chief Early deaths among prominent musicians are nothing new; the very foundation of the music scene is peppered with drug use, overdoses and suicides. In recent years, mental health has come to be a much less taboo topic, one more acceptable for open discussion. With a heightened public awareness of mental illness, […]