What I Learned From Rugby

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   I was never much for team sports. Volleyball, softball, basketball, and competitive swimming all courted me, and one by one they had their hearts broken. By the time I came to Thunderbird, I had long given up on the idea that I would be part of a team sport—until […]

Thunderbird Rugby Starts Strong at Flagstaff Tens

Brush up on your Rugby Vocabulary! Pitch: The playing field. Forward: Bruisers. Forwards take part in heavily physical events in a game such as scrums and lineouts. Back: Speedsters. Backs are generally fast runners who focus on throwing and completing different plays. Try: A touchdown—successfully bringing the ball to the end of the pitch and […]

A Tour of the Club World

By Mary Richardson, Staff Writer   Historically, clubs have been a major driver of the Thunderbird Mystique, the intangible spirit, mindset, and curiosity of the students. Those who attended Club Day on Sept. 9 had a sampling of these qualities, and with each table’s unique touches, clubs gave students a snapshot of all the different […]

Keep On Ruckin

By, Travis Richardson “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” –       George Bernard Shaw Crouch. Touch. Set. Pusshhhh! Anyone that has ever been in a scrum understands well the importance of organization, teamwork, and persistence in times of competition. On Saturday, October 4th, our Thunderbird Rugby Club […]

Sunshine appears for Rugby Alumni Weekend

By Daryl James A rare Arizona rainstorm threatened to dampen Thunderbird’s Rugby Alumni Weekend on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2014, but the sun appeared minutes before kickoff for the annual game between the students and “Old Boys.” Thunderbird Alumni Rugby Association President Chuck Hamilton ’91 said neither side worried about the weather anyway. “Rain […]

Student Spotlight: Ronny Siegel

Each week, we ask one of our new fun-loving exchange students to share a little about themselves and the most revealing question of all, what’s in your backpack? This week, Ronny Siegel, from Germany, gives us a peek into his green, Berghaus DayPack: What school are you on exchange with and how long will you be at Thunderbird? […]

Thunderbird Rugby Tournament a Great Success

Last Saturday, Thunderbird hosted three other Rugby clubs in a round robin tournament to end the Fall 2013 season.  Red Mountain, Phoenix Rugby Club, and Camelback Rugby Club gave their all to win bragging rights, and, a shiny new trophy. Thunderbird’s first game against Camelback was a hard fought one.  In a mix of both […]

Thunderbird Rugby Welcomes All

Discover Rugby! Many of us (like me) that grew up in the States know rugby as a rough sport exclusively for foreign countries. Others reading this may have played their whole lives, and know the rules by heart. Either way, rugby is the only competitive sport on campus, as club President Jay Stahlman says, so […]

A T-bird SPOOKtacular

This past Friday night was the annual Thunderbird Spooktacular hosted by the Thunderbird Rugby team and the Get-Out-of-Glendale (GOGO) clubs. The clubs throw the Halloween themed party every year in which students help the clubs fundraise by purchasing admission, bus, and drink tickets to “get out of Glendale” and make their way to Scottsdale for […]

Rugby Goes to Flagstaff

Late Friday night, almost 30 rugby players in tow with a few fans, took off north to Flagstaff for the 32nd Annual Rugby Tens Tournament involving more than 10 men’s and women’s rugby teams from different undergraduate and graduate schools in Arizona and New Mexico. After getting to Flagstaff so late and checking into the […]