Serving Arizona State University Online Since 1995  Current Issue: Wednesday, September 19, 2001





Editorial: Radio stations ‘Clear’ the way for censorship
Clear Channel Communications, a giant in the world of corporate radio, dealt a blow to American freedom last week by releasing a list of songs with “questionable lyrics” to be avoided in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks.

Opinion: America gets cocky on countries, so chickens come home to roost
“Chickens coming home to roost.” Words heard all over America in 1963.

This statement was centered on a charismatic figure of the time — Minster El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz — better known to us as Malcolm X. Love him or hate him, the message was clear.

Opinion: Fight for freedom; don’t let Taliban take over
“We are at war.” That’s a phrase most of us hoped we would never have to hear during our lifetime. If only we could just wipe our eyes, start to rebuild and hope for the best. I’ve heard various arguments for a more cautious, pacifistic approach, including Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, “If we practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.” Yet, we would be deceiving ourselves if we were to act in this manner.

Letters to the Editor
I would like to make it clear that the security on campus is a two-fold concern for Muslim and minority students. The first being the security provided by campus police and the second being the ignorance or lack of understanding of some students.

Hump Day Hoopla
The boys of summer are back. Well, the boys of fall are back. Might as well call them the boys of winter for that matter. But that may be a bit of an exaggeration.

Sun Devils looking to go deep
Stanford defensive coordinator Kent Baer is known to have an aggressive defense, one that pushes safeties up near the defensive line and shows different blitz packages.

Devils' lineup set, for now
The difference between a successful fall season and one reminiscent of years past could be determined by the efficiency of the bottom half of the ASU men's golf team's starting lineup.

Business alumnus awarded for dedication to Tempe, 'A'
An alumnus who keeps 'A' Mountain in gold paint each year was given the 2001 Arizona Business Leadership Association Award by the College of Business Alumni Association Friday.

Airlines suffering, but students still willing to fly
As the airline industry worries over economic woes stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, ASU students said they still have mixed emotions about flying.

Police Beat
Tempe police reported these incidents Tuesday:

• A 22-year-old Mesa man was arrested for forgery when he attempted to cash a check that he forged.

• A 24-year-old Phoenix man was arrested for fighting, for starting fights and using offensive and abusive language.

ASU West professor obtains vice provost post
ASU West recently acquired a new addition to their front office as they named Manuel Avalos, a professor of politics, as associate vice provost for research and faculty development.

Enrollment increases by record amount
ASU officials attributed an enrollment increase of 2,400 — the biggest single-year jump in school history — to the number of returning freshmen, state population growth and strong recruitment efforts.

Computer virus hits campus
A computer virus called “W32/nimda” hit the ASU campus at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, forcing the shutdown of at least 35 out of roughly 900 computer servers.

ASASU to help stop hate crimes
The Associated Students of ASU Senate unanimously approved a new committee Tuesday that will serve to help “heal” and unite students against hate crimes stemming from last week’s terrorist attacks.

Security cameras help police
They look almost like another light on the light poles, but they are security cameras that watch students and drivers in Lots 58 and 59.

The Today Section is a daily calendar of events printed as a service to the ASU community. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are printed as space permits. We do not take requests over the phone, via e-mail or fax. Forms may be picked up in the basement of the Matthews Center, where they should be filled out completely and legibly.

Tempe congregations fill hearts with love
As terror and tragedy fills the hearts of many Americans, Muslims, Christians and Jews in Tempe got together to spread a much needed feeling: love.

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.

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