Leaving Our Comfort Zones

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer The mission of the Thunderbird School of Global Management is to “educate global leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide.” In this spirit, it is of course of little surprise that Thunderbird attracts applicants who not only hail from all parts of the globe, but who also anticipate engaging in careers […]

Spain’s Historical Reckoning

By Tanner Weigel, Staff Writer Flying west out of Madrid Barajas Airport a year ago, one object stood out clearly to me in the distance as our plane ascended: a massive granite cross. Perched in the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, this 500-foot (150-meter) cross sits atop a basilica hewn directly into the mountain face, […]

An Insider’s View: Spain and the Migrant Crisis

By Jake Strickler, Staff Writer What has come to be called the European migrant crisis – the mass movement of displaced persons from areas experiencing extreme upheaval (primarily parts of the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Balkan states) into Europe – is now reaching a critical mass of concern. This is due mostly to […]

Tapas – All You Can Eat

By: Sindhuja Kodivalasa, Staff Writer As the streets of Madrid were buzzing with people, I, along with some friends, found a typical Spanish ‘bar & café to rest for awhile. It is a sunny Tuesday but the streets are full of tourists and the city has a large floating population. Our waitress, a young girl […]

Ebola in America

By, Rick Beitman Sunday, October 19, a mass celebrating Nigerian culture took place at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Basilica in Downtown Phoenix. During the prayers of the faithful, a Nigerian woman offered intentions for those afflicted by the “Ebola disease” in Igbo. – Nigeria is one of the West African nations impacted by the […]

Student Spotlight: Angel Poyato Ayuso

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, Angel Poyato Ayuso of Spain gives us a peek into his Thunderbird Backpack. Where do you call home?     My home country is Spain. I am from the south […]

The Madrid Module: Halfway Gone

By Shelley Flenniken ’15 It is hard to believe we have already been in Madrid for three weeks and this module is halfway over.  On one hand, I feel as though I have settled into Madrid very easily.  I am a city girl with a knack for finding hidden gems amongst the chaos, navigating public […]

The Madrid Module: Tapas, Travel and Thunderbird

By Abdul Basith, ’14 Cobble-stoned streets, brightly painted buildings with wrought iron balconies, restaurants with tables spilling onto the streets. This is a typical sight in Madrid where I have been relishing local food, visiting must-see places and admiring the architecture for the last three weeks. Getting by without Spanish can be hard but living with a Spanish family, in a bid to go from just ‘Hola’ and ‘Gracias’ to […]