Serving Arizona State University Online Since 1995  Current Issue: Tuesday, September 11, 2001





Editorial : Beloved, brutal Bruce bids adieu
Honesty.: It’s the single most important aspect of journalism. Also the single most memorable quality of Bruce Itule, a man who never hesitates to tell you what he really thinks.

Opinion: Taking pride in the victory lap: A fifth-year senior speaks
If you were a fifth-year senior in high school, you were just laughed at and considered stupid. Being a fifth-year senior in college is not the same. In college, a fifth-year senior is just taking the victory lap.

Opinion: Faith-based bill a foe even to the faithful
While the students of ASU were busy working on their tans this summer, Congress was hard at work passing more “compassionate” legislation which will whittle away at yet another of our many forgotten constitutional freedoms.

Opinion: Little recourse for lack
According to the Law Schools Admissions Council (LSAC), the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission into law school. But according to Megan Grace Nielsen (MGN), it is more of a Strenuous Undertaking and Complex Knowledge Scrutiny (SUCKS).

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.

ASU spikes 3 opponents in LA tourney
Setting a trend that will be the model of ASU volleyball in 2001, multiple players stepped up to help the Sun Devils regain their form, posting three convincing victories at the Loyola Marymount Volleyball Classic in Los Angeles over the past weekend.

Devils defense to get tougher test against Bruins
Everything the Sun Devil defense accomplished last Saturday against San Diego State may go right out the window when ASU opens conference play on the road against UCLA this weekend.

Wild card brings us wild races
The 1993 San Francisco Giants were one of the best teams of the last decade, yet they couldn’t go to a playoff game without a ticket. In the first year of the Barry Bonds Era in San Fran, he put up outstanding numbers, a .336 batting average, 46 home runs, 123 RBIs, and 29 stolen bases. He was the National League MVP in what was far and away the most complete season of his career.

ASU-UCLA football game postponed
Several major college football games, including a game between ASU and UCLA that was scheduled for Saturday, have been postponed.

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.

Professor gains experience in China
ASU West professor Robin Haarr got the chance to bring American culture overseas when she was awarded a grant this year by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to lecture in China.

Student Media director retires after a ‘sweet 16’
An ASU professor who instills inspiration, and sometimes even fear, in his students will retire Friday. Bruce Itule has been at ASU for 16 years as a journalism professor and director of Student Media and oversees many programs such as the State Press, Channel 2 and the Blaze, the campus radio station.

‘Rush Hour’ writer coming to town
ASU theater graduate Ross LaManna, screenwriter of the film “Rush Hour,” will be visiting the Valley on Sept. 23 to promote his first book. The 30-something LaManna has been screenwriting for a decade and said mentioning his age in this field is like “walking into Nazi headquarters.”

TSA gives nod to construction on stadium site
The state Tourism and Sports Authority board decided Monday to go ahead with the construction of the new Cardinals Stadium despite the FAA’s lack of approval of the site.

The Today Section is a daily calendar of events printed as a service to the ASU community.

• The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is having an informational meeting from 11-2 p.m. in the Stauffer Reading Room. Come and find out about the pizza party later at 5:30 p.m.

Theater students free to let loose at ‘Tiny Tina’s’
The Student Production Laboratory, better known as SLAB, presented its first performance night of dance, music, comedy, play reading and non-theater to a packed audience Friday.

US landmarks attacked by terrorists
Just before 9 a.m., a plane was flown into one of the two towers at the World Trade Center in New York City. Minutes later, a hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767 that had taken off from Boston was crashed into the other tower.

Coor: We will continue regular operations
Arizona State University will continue regular daily operations and classes will not be interrupted by today's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

ASU students to donate blood
With blood in high demand in the aftermath of today's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, ASU students are doing what they can to help.

McCain: Attack "act of war"
Senator John McCain declared the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. an act of war today and said that American lifestyle will not be the same for some time.

Counting of casualties begins
The long process of counting casualies from this morning's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. landmarks has begun.

Bush: Military powerful and prepared
President Bush comments on the search for the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Building, Pentagon and an attempted assault on Camp David, which ended in a plane crash in Pennsylvania.

A Campus Mourns: Students Respond To Tragedy
As a nation still in shock begins to mourn, students at ASU are expressing the now all too familiar sentiments of shock and disbelief.

Muslims, Christians unite in Tempe
Muslims and Christians have formed a "holy block" in Tempe in a response to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.

Giuliano cruises to landslide victory
Tempe mayor Neil Giuliano was retained in office in Tuesday's Tempe Mayoral Recall Election, as he easily defeated challenger Gene Ganssle.

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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.

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.

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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