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 and one of the most important holidays of the year. Diwali is a very important holiday for Hindus, much like Christmas is very important to Christians. In fact, as India is a multicultural […]

The Mysterious Case of the Thunderbird Campus Lights at Night

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer Have you ever taken the time to walk around campus late at night? I do it sometimes when I’m on the phone—I like to pace while on the phone—or when I’m busy and have to stay up late working on a project in the Das Tor office. Campus is surprisingly […]

The Beautiful Festival of Lights

By Sneha Balasubramaniam The word “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, originating from the Sanskrit word Dīpāvalī which can be translated to “Row of Lights”. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights”. Diwali is the name for the festival in North-India. In South-India the festival is called “Deepavali”. Diwali celebrates the […]