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…

Diwali: Celebrating a Festival of Lights

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer The 29th and 30th of October is the celebration of the Diwali festival, which is the most celebrated Indian festival…

Get Out of Glendale: Food & Culture Festivals Edition

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Like most Thunderbirds, I love attending cultural festivals, trying new foods, and experiencing international traditions. Luckily, I’ve lived in several cities…

Harvest Festivals in the East

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Makar Sankranti, also known as the kite-flying festival is celebrated on January 15th of every year and is one of…

Diwali – The Festival of Lights

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Diwali, also known as Deepawali, derives from the word diya/deepa, which means lamp. Diwali is a festival of lights that celebrates…

Get Out of Glendale: Phoenix Music Scene

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Being a large metropolitan city, Phoenix has often been host to big-name artists such as Kanye West, Selena Gomez, and…

Get Out of Glendale: Arizona Taco Festival and the Phoenix Children’s Museum’s Play Date

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer This past weekend, the annual Arizona Taco Festival was held at Scottsdale’s Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. For the…

Global Festival – Durga Puja

By Sanghita Dey, Staff Writer India, a land of festivals, celebrates every festival with huge zeal and enthusiasm. The month of October through December is…

Get Out of Glendale: Oktoberfest

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer This past weekend (October 9-11), Four Peaks Brewing Company hosted their annual Oktoberfest festival. The festival was held at Tempe…

Lunar Festival Brings Vietnam to Arizona

By: Guest Writers Jasmine Pham, David J. Roman, and Vince Vu Nghia (Vince) Vu (MBA ’15, Vietnam) recalled with a smile how Ho Chi Minh…