Bits on Blockchain Technology

By Janhavi Hunnur, Staff Writer Widely known as the technology behind Bitcoin, a digital currency, blockchain technology carries a wealth of potential to revolutionize the way we live and conduct business. Using cryptography, blockchain provides a decentralized database, or a ‘digital ledger’, of transactions that all transacting parties can see. The network is a series […]

Fire Drills on Campus

By  Nash Wills, Staff Writer Thunderbird has been revamping their safety procedures regarding fires as of late. A couple of weeks ago, the first incident occurred and revolved around securing the B dorms. The second occurred on Wednesday March 2, and concerned the library. I, ever the bloodhound for news stories on the Thunderbird campus, […]

The FORAD Awakens*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Warning: Satire from now until the end of the article. Seriously. Hostilities in the FORAD smoldering conflict have at last come to an end. The final result was a huge surprise for everyone, with the aptly named Team 6 coming in sixth, though they had been in first place until […]

Finance Faculty Form Rap Group*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer ATTENTION: Satire article. Reader discretion is advised. In a bid to appeal to Thunderbird’s new, younger crop of students, Thunderbird finance faculty have formed a rap group. “I noticed that incoming students were intimidated by finance,” explained Lena Booth. “They think it’s dry and overly quantitative. That’s why I formed […]

FORAD Teams Descend into Violence*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer All six teams in this term’s Multinational Corporate Finance course have resorted to violence once again after a brief ceasefire. The course is known for featuring FORAD, a three-month competitive finance simulation in which teams act as managers of multinational firms and strive to maximize share price in a fluctuating […]

Internship at Delphi

by Sindhuja Kodivalasa, Staff Writer Summer is an interesting time of the year where most students are busy with their internships. While many t-birds are doing internships in various companies, I had an opportunity to talk to some of our students who are doing their internship at Delphi. I also had a conversation with the […]

Tuzzolino on Value and More

By: Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Last week I sat down with Dr. Frank Tuzzolino, professor of finance. He has taught at Thunderbird for over three decades and has won its Outstanding Teacher award ten times. This is his last year at our school. Our wide-ranging conversation touched on the social role of finance, leading a […]

Empowerment Day – Finance

By, Gloria Liu It is Friday October 3rd and, Thunderbird Finance Association (TFA) has provided two sessions for those who are seeking a career in finance. The first one, is Introduction to Bloomberg, given by TFA members, and the second one is Financial Statement Analysis given by professor Rankine. I attended both of these sessions, […]

Career Spotlight: Personal Finance Advisor

by Bala Rajendran Students who would like to be self-employed and are interested in finance may want to look into this career. Personal finance advisors help their clients make investments. They help the clients with insurance and with taxes as well. Most of all, Personal finance advisors help their clients to create a portfolio of investments […]

Faculty Column: Does anyone know how to pick stocks?

By Professor Lena Booth As a finance professor, students and friends often ask me if I have any stock tips. My typical response is “If I do, I would be out there making big bucks, sipping Margaritas on the beach, and not work another day”.  Well, without illegally using privileged insider information, does anyone really […]