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Editorial: Research ruins ‘world class’ party palace
What once was annually rated as the top party school in the nation has turned into what administrators dreamed of and many students feared: one of the top four research institutions in the country, according to the Kaplan College Catalog 2002.

Fast-paced future looks bleak amid sea of lazy look-alikes
The mantra "the more things change, the more they stay the same," never rang truer on the ASU campus than on this very day. For all the talk of progress and growth and leadership, we are backpedaling as fast as our designer-shod feet will carry us.

Hunt for plagiarists brings dishonor to campus
There's a posse of new cybersleuths in town, and they're ready to prey upon and profit from the epidemic of plagiarism in education today.

Student senator from right is just plain wrong
Associated Students of ASU Senator Oubai Shahbandar is on a mission to save students from feminists, socialist professors and communist brainwashing.

SPORTS
Osborne’s special teams looking to score big
Koetter brought former Oregon assistant coach Tom Osborne to Tempe as the assistant head coach/tight ends coach/special teams coordinator. The two worked together on the Ducks’ staff when Koetter was the offensive coordinator there in 1996-97.

Replacement for Yokoi not to be named soon
Head coach Randy Lein said Wednesday afternoon that the position of aaASU men's assistant golf coach likely won't be filled until after Jan. 1. This announcement comes two days after Mickey Yokoi stepped down as the men's assistant to guide the women's program.

ASU names Eaton to gymnastics staff
ASU gymnastics head coach John Spini named Shelly Eaton, the co-owner and director of SportsTech International/Desert Devil Gymnastics in Mesa, to his coaching staff last week.

CAMPUS NEWS
ASU police nab burglars
ASU police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with several campus car burglaries.



Tempe, TSA officials defend stadium site
Tempe and state Tourism and Sports Authority officials presented their arguments Wednesday against safety hazards raised by the Federal Aviation Administration over the proposed Arizona Cardinals’ stadium.

ASU jumps on 'hot and trendy' list, sheds party image
ASU's image as a party school took a back seat when the University was named one of the top four "Hot and Trendy Schools" in the nation for research opportunities.

Lack of funds causes ASU East to ponder growth cap
ASU East received less than a quarter of the $9 million it requested from the Legislature to cope with rapid enrollment growth, forcing the campus to ask for more funds to avoid an enrollment cap.

System crash deflates MyASU services
Information technology workers are scrambling to fix the bugs in the new myASU portal; meanwhile, some ASU professors cannot access the information they need for their classes.

New STD tests provide comfort, accuracy
The new procedure uses DNA to check for chlamydia and gonorrhea. While the old tests consisted of a pelvic exam for women and a swab test for men, only a urine sample is needed from both men and women for the new test.

ENTERTAINMENT
Beulah: The Coast is Never Clear
But on the band’s latest album, The Coast is Never Clear, they have opted to simplify, using old pre-synthesizer keyboards to emulate the strings. Beulah claims they just liked the sound better.

Musicnotes: Arab on Radar bring sexed-up show to Phoenix
Arab on Radar will be returning to Modified on Friday.

Musicnotes: Jeff Golub brings 'up and funky' jazz to Celebrity Theatre
Jeff Golub isn't your typical jazz musician, so don't expect a typical jazz concert Saturday at Celebrity Theatre.

Musicnotes: Steel Prophet gets aggressive with unique brand of metal
...you can sweat, spit, collide and bleed the other end of the spectrum when Steel Prophet brings their unique brand of power metal to the Valley.

Northern sights: What to do and see in Sedona and Flagstaff
We had heard that to the north in Sedona were amazing electro-magnetic energy vortexes can wash, rinse and spin-cycle your spirit. During our escape from the pounding summer heat, we were determined to find one of these washing machines for the soul. We all needed a good “quickie”— vacation, that is.

Theater Arts
Kate Collins, ASU West student, will lead her audience on a very personal journey through childhood struggles of self-discovery in her play this weekend at the West University Center Building. The piece is open to the public, and tickets are free for ASU freshman.

Film Review: Viewers not likely to curse ‘Jade Scorpion’
There’s only one foreseeable curse of The Curse of the Jade Scorpion—moviegoers who can’t stand Woody Allen won’t like it.

Film Review: What the hell is a mandolin, anyway?
Prepare to be bored because the beginning of this movie is extremely s…l…o…w. And since Cage plays an Italian captain, he takes on an Italian accent that could use a little work.

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