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Opinion: Cure to American obesity: Grab a hornet and drink up
Are you overweight? Take this simple medical test to find out: Stand with your arms hanging by your sides and your feet slightly apart. Now look out the window. If you see the United States of America, then you are overweight, because everybody here is.

Opinion: Sharks not so scary with a little salt and pepper
My fellow Americans, I regret to inform you that we are knee-deep in a coastal crisis. A crisis that has led Time magazine to label this past summer “The Summer of the Shark.” It appears that the sharks either inhabiting or perhaps just vacationing in the eastern U.S. coastal waters have gotten a little too comfortable, and it’s high time we lower the anchor and mount an attack of our own!

Opinion: Overworked America needs a lesson from abroad
In 1990 the average American worked 1,942 hours a year, according to the International Labour Organization statistics released last Monday. Now, he or she is spending 1,978 hours at work.

Opinion: Language debate only hurts those in need
The great language debate halts progress at the United Nations Conference on Racism while the marginalized groups of the world desperately wait for progress.

Suggs leads Devilish defense in rout
Entering Saturday night's season opener at Sun Devil Stadium, ASU sophomore defensive end Terrell Suggs knew more about his opponent than anyone would care to imagine.

Celebrate good times; We have missed them
It’s inevitable that during the course of this football season, you’ll hear or read the phrase, “When you get to the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.” This adage is used over and over by writers, analysts and even coaches admonishing players for using their touchdowns as excuses to audition for the Jackson Five comeback special.

Sun Devils’ 2nd half flurry buries Lobos 3-0
After losing a close 1-0 match to the University of Utah on Friday night, the last thing that the ASU women’s soccer team wanted to do was drop their home opener to the New Mexico Lobos.

ASU men's rugby club wins back and forth battle with NAU
After ASU men's rugby football club head coach Rich Duncan called last season's record "embarrassing," the team took a step in the right direction this year with a preseason win over the NAU Lumberjacks, 18-17, at the ASU band field Friday.

Cross country comes in runners up at UC Irvine
The ASU men's and women's cross country teams each placed second in the UC Irvine-Asics Invitational at Central Park in Huntington Beach, Calif., Saturday.

ASU on Koet-ting edge with dominating victory
Every ball carrier with a white jersey was greeted by two maroon defenders Saturday night. The Sun Devils dominated on both sides of the ball in defeating San Diego State 38-7 in front of a curious and excited announced crowd of 54,071 fans at Sun Devil Stadium.

Inept Aztecs wiped out
The San Diego State football team increased its losing streak to Pac-10 teams to 11 games after a 38-7 drubbing against ASU Saturday due to offensive inefficiency and poor defense.

Devils scorch Aztecs in Koetter debut
Dirk Koetter's reign as Arizona State's head football coach began Saturday night with a convincing 38-7 win over the San Diego State Aztecs.

Minority program expands 'INROADS' for internships
A program preparing underrepresented minorities for the hierarchy of corporate America will be expanded University wide this year. The INROADS Program of Arizona was started in 1988 at ASU and is designed to help students become more understanding of the business environment and prepare them to contribute to corporate America.

Group protests Tempe cameras with theatre
ASU students and alumni celebrated an International Day of Action Against Video Surveillance on Friday as five actors preformed skits that protested the Web cams operating on Mill Avenue.

Mayor recall election closes in on candidates
Culminating a recall process that began almost a year ago, Tuesday’s midterm election will decide two things: who will hold Tempe’s mayoral position until the next election in May and the fate of incumbent mayor Neil Giuliano’s political career.

Mayoral candidates ready for election
Tempe mayoral candidate Gene Ganssle said he believes resident input is the critical missing piece that he would like to bring to the Tempe government. “I want the citizens of Tempe to have their voices heard,” he said. “As mayor, I would advocate a more open and honest style of government.”

Bus drivers postpone union vote
Unhappy with wages and benefits, Tempe bus drivers who are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union were set to vote Saturday on whether they would remain in the union or form their own association.

Students, faculty keep eyes on Channel 2
Over the past two years, ASU Channel 2 has transformed from a station running tech screens all day long into a fully-operating student-run television station.

ASU students help candidates with Election Day efforts
ASU students are passing out fliers, distributing door hangers, and working polling sites all in an effort to make a difference in today's Tempe Mayoral Recall Election.

Sorority Rush underway, Fraternities prepare
While ASU Sororities have already begun Fall Rush, Fraternities are preparing for their kickoff on Sunday.

Heated mayoral race takes turn through ASU
The two candidates vying for the mayor’s office of Tempe engaged in an impromptu debate Thursday night at ASU.

CD reviews: 14 Iced Bears, In the Beginning
You no longer have to scour Ebay for those early, long-out-of-print 14 Iced Bears 7's. Slumberland has compiled them on CD, along with eight previously unreleased BBC session tracks, some live cuts and demos.

CD reviews: Jamiroquai, A Funk Odessey
Jamiroquai is set to release its fifth album Sept.11, and it’s everything you’d expect it to be. The band isn’t going to win any new fans with this release, but anyone who can name one of it’s songs or dug the “Virtual Insanity” video — think moving floor — will find themselves tapping a toe.

Lifestyles: Beat dorm doldrums with room makeover
Dorm life: It can be the foundation of your best college memories or a nightmare that continues for five years. There are some fun items to decorate with that will make your dorm room a great place to come home to.

Othello remake weaves tangled web of plot
Based on the Shakespearean play Othello, O moves the classic tale from the battlefield to the basketball court, using a modern setting and language.

Film Review: Funny ‘Bubble Boy’ still blows
The fast-paced flick, rated PG-13 for crude, sexual humor, follows Jimmy Livingston (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he races across the country to stop his true love from wedding her evil fiance.

Theater arts: Pop opera comes to Gammage
ASU’s Gammage Auditorium is hosting Disney’s off-Broadway production of Aida. Once an opera, Aida has been transformed by composers Elton John and Tim Rice into a pop musical complete with two princesses and the solider for whom they both yearn.

Theater arts: ‘L.A. Numb’ energizes director, cast
For this job above all others, Jennifer Linde, director of L.A. Numb, has forced herself to break free from the quietude and distance people place between themselves and life, said Dustin Goltz, L.A. Numb author and ASU graduate.

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