A Journey Taken

By Aaron White, Guest Writer A couple of weeks ago a handful of OMGM’s embarked on a journey. One group went off to Lima and the other to Singapore. Unbeknownst to all of us, while our destinations were different, we were all going on the same trip, following the same path, which led to the […]

Welcome to New York

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief This past summer, I had the opportunity to live out one of my longest small-town girl fantasies: working and living in New York City. The day I moved to the Big Apple the humidity was so thick you could choke on it, and I finally realized what everyone in Arizona means […]

Thunderbird’s Once-In-A-Lifetime Debate: Origin Story

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor It was a magical night at the Coleman Lounge, late January 2015. There were 15 of us sitting in a circle, sharing stories of our countries and our cultures. It was the night I learned that in Mauritania, the bride is not allowed to smile during her wedding. It was the […]

Reflections From an Esteemed Alum

By Nash Wills, Staff Writer A couple of weeks ago, a group of us from the Das Tor team released a conglomeration of articles spanning a half century of history, as told from the students’ perspective here at Thunderbird and released over the weekend of the 70th as “Das Tor Through the Years.” Request and […]

Thunderbird 70th Anniversary: Calling All Classes!

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor This past weekend, Thunderbird celebrated its 70th Anniversary with an All Class Reunion. The festivities started for me early in the week, with a dinner at Pappadeaux with a Japanese alum from 1991, and continued to build momentum as maintenance mounted an elegant white picket fence to vastly expand the outdoor […]

Regional Night Spring 2016: Ensemble

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor Thunderbird’s last Regional Night of Spring 2016 took place Saturday April 2nd. The theme was “Ensemble” and the dinner menu impressively managed to incorporate cuisine from four continents: pierogis from Europe, feijoada and empanadas from South America, injera and atkilt wat from Africa and even pepperoni pizza from North America. After […]

Thunderbird’s First Annual Night of the Open Door

By Emma Livingston, Co-Editor On February 20, 2016, Thunderbird participated in our first Night of the Open Door, an annual ASU event held across all campuses that welcomes the greater community in for a first-hand look at what’s happening at the school. From the Snell Rooms to the Tower, Thunderbird campus was buzzing with the […]

Mark Your Calendar

By Lauren Herber, Co-editor Two weeks ago when I attended this semester’s Club Day, I was thrilled by the clubs that I saw. Old clubs, new clubs, business clubs, culture clubs, sports clubs, you name it—we had them all. Club leaders enthusiastically spouted information about their clubs’ purposes and upcoming events, encouraging everyone to sign […]

Get to Know the TIAA

By Alina Buzgar, Editor-in-Chief & Jessica Knutzon, Co-editor The Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) was created in 2013 as an alumni association with a Board of Directors composed of alumni. We sat down with two board members, Merle Hinrich ’65 and Felipe Martinez ’03, as well as the TIAA Executive Director, Christopher Vlahos, to learn more about […]