Freeve

By Billy Pierre, Staff Writer “Spell ‘Freeve’,” the little boy told me. I kept repeating to myself ‘frive’, or ‘freeve,’ this is not a word I have heard before! “What does ‘Freeve’ mean?” I asked him. He responded by asking me to spell ‘Freeve’ for him one more time. This time, I pretended like I […]

With Help from Bob Ross

By DJ Nelson, Staff Writer Bob Ross is an American icon known for painting happy little trees on the widely popular show The Joy of Painting that aired during the 80’s and into the early 90’s. His calm demeanor, smooth tone of voice, and knack for “happy little accidents” appear to be second nature for […]

Welcome to Thunderbird

Courtesy of Outside

By Darcy Nelson, Staff Writer It’s morning but the heat of the summer sun rains down hard. There is no escaping it as my cheeks flush, my forehead beads with sweat, and my shirt sticks to me like paper mache because of this flashy new blue and black Thunderbird backpack. After passing by the small, […]

Pondering Your Future

By Hal Reid, Guest Alumni Writer (Class of 1971) In a short period of time, some of you will graduate and have to get a J-O-B. When attending graduations of my own, my five children, and family members, one phrase is always said: “You are the Future.” However, this is referring to the entire class, […]

Plastic Pollution: Global Public Enemy Number One

Little Girl in Haina, Dominican Republic as found on Plastic-Pollution.org

By Mackenzie Pedersen, Staff Writer The world is facing a new public enemy. The name of this enemy is Plastic Pollution. Plastic is not a new phenomenon to the global economy. But it is still dangerous. Plastic has been around for the last 60 years, and is found in many facets of human consumption. It […]

Like I’m Normal: My Weird Disabled Life

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer When I was in junior high school, I—with ample help from my mother—drafted a long introductory letter explaining the details of my hearing loss, and the scale and scope of the accommodations I would need. During the first week of each semester, I would deliver this document to each new […]

How Social Media Has Changed the Way We Communicate

Bu Gillian Reid, Guest Writer Someone sits behind a computer and tells the internet how they feel about a topic. But is it really how they feel – or are they just typing what everyone else wants to hear? This is how we get to know one another now – we are sitting behind a […]

Alumni Spotlight: Thunderbird for ‘Goodful’

By Rick Beitman, Guest Writer Thunderbird draws people with myriad career aspirations, be they government, corporate, nonprofit, NGO, or entrepreneurship. However, one unifying factor among many T-Birds is an altruistic desire to do good in the world. Entrepreneur and Thunderbird alum Danielle Rinderknecht, class of 2014, is no exception to that rule, as she strives to […]

Questioning Innovation, Part 2: Underground Vacuum Trains and Toilets

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief This series aims to take a critical look at ASU’s claim to be “#1 in innovation.” What does that actually mean? What does it say about us and our school? And is it even a good thing? Last week we looked at the distinction between invention and innovation, and the process […]

Thunderbird Toastmasters: Public Speaking Revival

By Bethany-Angel Chijindu, Staff Writer On Thursday, Nov. 30 the Thunderbird Toastmasters club will be hosting its final event of the semester by having a Speechathon at Yount 100.  The club has come a long way since October 2016, when Belinda Chiu (MGM, 17), Andrew Cohen (MGM ’17) and Rachel An (MGM ’17) began the […]