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Editorial: Stimulating study music to our ears
Blood. Sugar. Sex. Magic. No longer just a Red Hot Chili Peppers album.

Researchers announced Monday it’s possible for music to stimulate the same parts of the brain (blood) as food (sugar) and sex (magic).

Opinion: Terrorism in America: Racist rednecks ruin freedom for all
Roque allegedly shot and killed Sodhi on Sept. 15 because Sodhi was dark-skinned, had a long beard and wore a turban. Sodhi was from India, not Afghanistan. He was a Sikh, not a Muslim. And he was a convenience store owner, not a suspected terrorist. But his misinterpreted appearance was all Roque needed to kill him.

Opinion: Ousting Osama with tiara, talent show
On CNN, I’ve watched the tireless efforts of volunteers sifting through the rubble of Manhattan and sweeping away debris at the Pentagon. I watch my president address the nation, Mayor Rudy Guilianni address his city and the world, and Americans from every state donate time, blood and money.

Opinion: Racism rears ugly head; education only solution
Last weekend, over 3,000 people from across the Valley came together to mourn the death of a Mesa man killed by a loathsome act of blind hatred. The man’s name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. He was murdered for the same reason far too many human beings have been killed throughout history: The idea that someone’s character can be summed up simply by the pigmentation of his or her skin.

Koetter, Devils facing adversity for 1st time
ASU football head coach Dirk Koetter said he is the first to admit he is not a good loser. That is the problem that he and his staff must deal with for the next week of practice after the first loss of Koetter’s regime.

Devils in 4th place after playing 1st ever round under Yokoi
The last time the Sun Devils hit the links without former coach Linda Vollstedt at the helm was in the 1979-80 season under the guidance of Jocelyn Bourassa. But that all changed when Yokoi’s team shot an 11-over 299 to begin the season in fourth place at the NCAA Fall Preview on the campus of the University of Washington.

Men's golf takes 11th at Tucker Intercollegiate
The Sun Devils struggled their way to an 11th-place finish last weekend at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, N.M. ASU shot a 27-over 891 to finish five strokes ahead of Oregon State and five strokes behind the University of New Mexico's junior varsity squad at UNM's Championship Course. New Mexico won the event by 11 strokes over Pepperdine with a 5-under 859.

'Love shack' encourages campus-wide involvement
Building a home is no small task, but for the Habitat for Humanity organization on campus, building a house on Hayden Lawn Monday was a simple way to inform ASU students about the importance of community service.

Bilingual magazine covers topics from student view
Politics, sports and salsa dancing are some of the topics in Nosotros, a new bilingual magazine to be published by an ASU student organization.

Nosotros, which means “us” in Spanish, is due out in October and will address student issues and Hispanic culture, and will be written in Spanish and English.

Immigration goes under scrutiny in panel discussion
The ASU Center for Latin American Studies will present a panel discussion Thursday on immigration laws and the possibility of amnesty for Hispanic workers.

• The Association of Multicultural Journalists is holding an informal meeting, complete with food, at 1:30 p.m. in the Stauffer Hall Reading Room.

• The Society for Creative Mischief is having a “teahouse,” which includes a poetry slam, music jam and improv dance, at 8 p.m. on Hayden Lawn.

Grant to fund program on Hispanic roles
The ASU history department will use a $168,368 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to raise awareness of Latin and Hispanic American women’s experiences through history.

Police beat
Tempe police released these incidents Monday:

• A 19-year-old Tempe man was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault after he hit two pedestrians.

College Council to consider Shahbandar impeachment
An emergency meeting of the College Council of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been called to discuss the possible impeachment of controverial student senator Oubai Shahbandar.

Students rally against hate
ASU students and faculty gathered together on Hayden Lawn Friday afternoon to unite the campus against a common enemy: hate.

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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