The Inevitable Mishaps of Traveling, Part 2

By Amanda Cardini, Staff Writer Last week I wrote about an experience I had when traveling in Italy in which I missed my train stop, got stuck in an elevator, missed a second train and ultimately arrived at my destination hours later than planned. I reached out to other T-birds to see if they had […]

What Is Happening in Peru? A Flooding Season

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer I would have loved to write about the opportunities for investment in Peru by throwing out some numbers from the World Bank. It would be highlighted as one of the South American countries with the biggest growth, boasting +3.9% in 2016. Perhaps that could be a good idea for a […]

Ceviche: A Dish with Many Personalities

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief Last month I traveled to Sonora, Mexico for Labor Day weekend. One of the members of my cohort, Tomás Thomas (MAGAM ’17, Mexico), brought a group of T-birds from Phoenix and showed us his home town of Guaymas. The weekend was truly an escape to paradise, filled with moonlit midnight swims […]

The Gastronomy Boom of Peru

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer There is a one-week food fair that brings together more than 450,000 people from different parts of the world to taste the traditional dishes from every region. At the fair is a farmer that sowed and harvested potatoes, corn, and yucca and who now can export his produce to different […]

TEM Labs Summer 2016

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor While beloved Thunderbird Professor Michael Finney, for years the driving force behind the school’s capstone TEM Lab program, is retiring at the end of this semester, happily for Thunderbird, the TEM Lab program will continue under the guidance of Program Director Charles Reeves.  Two teams of MGM students will be representing […]

Global Consulting Laboratories: Launching a New T-Bird Tradition

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor A T-Bird’s summer is never dull. This summer, no fewer than 5 Thunderbird teams will be deployed on 5 separate international consulting projects. Joining the legendary 6-week long TEM Labs this summer (See the article Meet Summer 2016 TEM Lab Teams), will be a new program designed specifically for Thunderbird’s MAGAM […]

Get to Know Our Executive MBAs

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Imagine having a full course load, participating in Thunderbird’s intensive TEM Lab, and taking part in whirlwind international trips, all while dealing with the stresses and work load of an executive-level full-time job. Meet Thunderbird’s Executive MBA students, a diverse, accomplished cohort who come to the Thunderbird campus every other weekend […]

Global Cuisine: Causa Limeña

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor This recipe, and the story behind it, was related to me by our Peruvian classmate, Jorge Cespedes (MBA ’16, Peru). I hope you enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed eating the Causa. During the War of the Pacific (1879-1883), when Peru lost its southernmost province of Tarapacá to Chile, […]

Global Cuisine: Pisco Sour

By: Jessica Knutzon, Features Editor Pisco is a brandy that is produced in both Peru and Chile, varying in quality and alcohol content. Most people consume this spirit by drinking the popular drink pisco sour. For years, Peru and Chile have fought over where pisco sour originated and which country has perfected the beverage. Peruvian […]

Winter in Machu Picchu

By Kate Stout We arrived in Aguas Calientes at 9pm on a rainy Saturday night, four T-Birds on a packed train from Ollantaytambo, in anticipation of seeing Machu Picchu early the next morning.  It was the middle of the Peruvian Independence Day holiday weekend and Aguas Calientes was overflowing with tourists from all corners of […]