The Seven Tudes and Paradiplomacy: Why Our Arizona Cities Win?

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer According to the local news, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton might be looking for a “higher, statewide office,” potentially the Arizona Secretary of State. Regardless of the political intentions of Stanton, he has been one of the most adamant proponents of a globally minded Phoenix Metro Area. His Department of Economic […]

Global Chamber’s International State of the Phoenix Metro

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer On February 22nd Global Chamber Phoenix, in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and the City of Surprise, held a vibrant conversation and report card on how global business is progressing in the Phoenix metro. The event took place at DIRTT, a Canadian sustainability-driven manufacturer of highly customized interiors with […]

The Women’s March and Why It Matters

By Mary Grace Richardson, Co-editor  The magic of the Women’s March that took place last Saturday went beyond the bold messages, creative signs, and enthusiastic chants. Inspired by the sheer numbers, genuine compassion, and noteworthy diversity, there was a larger feeling that this important moment was not just for the marchers, but for everyone they […]

The Orpheum Theater: A Must for Music-Lovers

By Mary Grace Richardson, Staff Writer Stepping into the Orpheum Theater means leaving the predictable minimalism of the urban desert and unexpectedly entering something similar to a luxurious old-world arts society. Beware if you like hard-boiled and bare. Rated the Best Venue for National Acts by the Phoenix New Times, the Orpheum joined the National […]

Mexico’s Independence Day at Phoenix City Hall: The Road Ahead

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer Last Thursday, September 15, the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the City of Phoenix invited two T-birds, Tomas Thomas (MAGAM ’17) and I, to the VIP celebration of Mexico’s Independence: a closed-door event that gathered Arizona political and business leaders at the City Hall of Phoenix. September 15th […]

Pesticides, Get Out of Glendale: The Organic Food Movement

By Lauren Herber, Co-editor Yesterday was the third annual celebration of the Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market. Though I’m not typically much of an organic eater due to financial reasons, I figured I’d check out the festivities since they weren’t far from where I live and I generally don’t say no to midweek pick-me-ups. Upon arrival […]

Parent Visits: A Survival Guide

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Having your parents come to visit can be a source of great comfort, especially in the midst of school-related stress. However, having visitors of any kind can potentially add stress and pressure to our already busy lives. With graduation and the inevitable influx of visiting family members less than a month […]

Get Out of Glendale: Phoenix Farmers’ Markets

By Lauren Herber, Staff Writer Farmers’ markets are a trend that has been growing in popularity around the country. Within the past couple of years, curiosity about what goes into the foods that we consume (and the often terrifying answers) has grown, leading to an increased awareness about the chemicals and hormones that we’ve been […]

A Delightful Evening in Scottsdale with the TIAA

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer It was a clear and starry sky under which Thunderbirds – alumni and current students – joined together for a cocktail reception last Friday night hosted by the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) at Scottsdale’s Paradise Valley Country Club. The TIAA, as has been described in previous articles, is an independent […]

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 Flo Rida. It’s also a hub, however, for up-and-coming artists who are extremely talented though still relatively unknown. As a person with a very diverse taste in music, I’m always […]