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Editorial: Too many college kids crying over quarter-life crisis
If you ever woke up and wondered where you were, who you are and what you should do next, and you're only 20-something years old, experts say you might be having a "mid-mid-life crisis." After doing the math, the same experts shortened the term to a "quarter-life crisis."

Opinion: Horrified by Berkeley 'hippies' barking at federal government
Those hippies at Berkeley are at it again. Man, am I afraid of hippies. They actually give me the willies — and so do clowns, but that's another column.

Opinion: Britney a boob for ignoring her impact
O.J. Simpson's recent acquittal in a road rage suit was only one of many signs that our dear American society is crumbling. This week's Sign-o-Armageddon can be summed up in one very disturbing word: Britney.

Opinion: Father, baby girl have a date with 'The Bear in the Big Blue House'
For those of you who do not have small children, let me explain that "The Bear in the Big Blue House" is a major morning-TV star. I'd go so far as to say that, with his talent, some day he could be as big as Elmo.

Devils relying on seniority
Many critics are trying to write off the Sun Devil men's basketball team before the season has even gotten underway, but the fans might as well throw in the towel if they don't see enough production out of ASU's talented senior class.

ASU's Krohn, McDonald a small pair playing big
To look at Shaun McDonald and Jeff Krohn and judge their football skills based on their size, you couldn't imagine the impact they have had on the Sun Devils this season.

Counsell had heart of a champ from beginning
In 1988, Craig Counsell was the first Notre Dame recruit of young head coach Pat Murphy's career. Looking back on it 13 years later, Counsell is probably one of Murphy best recruits.

Hockey earns split in Tucson with high-powered IceCats
The Sun Devils, powered by two goals from forward Christian Quint, upset the IceCats Friday evening, 3-2. Quint opened the game with a goal, followed by a game-tying goal from teammate Craig Reid, before dumping the puck in the net for a short-handed game-winner.

Sun Devils drop Cougars but fall to Huskies in overtime
While wins may be the only thing that count at this point in the Pac-10 season, the ASU women's soccer team pulled off what could be characterized as a moral victory last weekend by splitting games against the Washington schools.

Report: Tempe stadium not a safety hazard
Independent consultants hired by the state Tourism and Sports Authority to investigate the FAA's concerns say the site is not a safety hazard, according to a report released Monday.

ASU budget cuts could decrease record freshman retention rate
In 1994, freshman retention rates hovered as low as 68 percent. Since then, a greater emphasis has been placed on programs to help students succeed early.

Maggie's Place continues to help expectant moms with new complex
Christy Raslavsky, an ASU education graduate student, hopes that by Christmas time she'll be able to welcome more pregnant mothers to the Phoenix shelter where she lives and works.

'Quarter-life crisis' hits many graduates
A phenomenon known as "quarter-life crisis" affects 20-something age graduates who are making the transition from college life into the working world. Making that jump, or stumbling, into the work force tends to discourage new graduates, health officials said.

• Lambda Theta Pi is having a canned food drive for Thanksgiving through Thursday in front of the Memorial Union.

• Muralcles is having a general meeting at 7 p.m. in AG 150.

Fulbright Award will aid research
A $20,000 Fulbright Scholar Alumni Initiative Award awarded to senior lecturer Cristina Gonzalez will finance the creation of an online journal that will enable American and Mexican scholars to exchange current research information.

Police Beat
Tempe police released these incidents Monday:

• A 31-year-old Phoenix man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.

Bratwurst, Sauerkraut a hit at German Day
Every year ASU hosts 'German Day', a celebration of the language and culture of the German-speaking people on Hayden Lawn. The event is hosted by the German language classes. The classes divided into groups and choose topics to present at their booths. Since the students were only required to stay for their booth, the information constantly rotated.

Jerry Garcia's art makes way through Phoenix
The name Jerry Garcia typically conjures up images of an aging hippie, happily playing music with his band, the Grateful Dead. Few know, however, that Garcia was a very successful artist as well as a musician. One of the largest collections of Garcia's work made its way to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Phoenix this weekend.

Bandannas, boots popular for Fall fashion
Chilly, crisp desert evenings are here to stay. Put aside your low rider shorts and make room for low rider jeans. Don't pack away those fun tank tops just yet - there is an alternative. The style for fall and winter is cardigans of all styles.

DVD brings classic 'Boogeymen' together
For the first time in history the likes of Freddy Krueger, Jason, Pinhead and Chucky are compiled together outside the shelves of the local costume stores. This time the frightening characters that have given horror fans nightmares along with scary costume ideas are edited together in one versatile DVD

'Life as a House' imitates 'Beauty'
Movie trivia time. Name this movie: The father dies. But you know this is going to happen from the beginning. His suburban family is in need of rebuilding. The xylophones chime in. He kisses his teenager's best friend. Dejá vous? Wondering if you've already seen this movie? No, it's not American Beauty, but Life as a House really wants to be.

CD Reviews
Incubus proved to be one of the top bands in heavy rock with the release of Make Yourself two years ago. Stepping beyond the typical rap-rock trend that has engulfed the popular market, the band has stuck with its roots, mixing its unique blend of yin-yang ways of life and music.

Cashing in on your plasma
For some college students, flipping up couch cushions and digging through old coat pockets hoping to recover loose change or even that missing five-dollar bill is a routine occurrence. Even more routine is finding lint and old gum wrappers instead.

There's money in the (sperm) bank
So you're ready to be a daddy. The only problem is, there is no woman this side of the Milky Way willing to let you plant your seed. It's an all too common problem for college males, referred to in medical circles as UOS (unsowed oat syndrome). Fear not dear chaps, for we too have (legal) options to heal our wounds.

An exercise in fertility
When Colleen French first decided to sell her eggs, it was for the money. The second time, it was for the money and the gift her eggs would be to an infertile woman.

Billy No Mates bring 'Sexy Eye' to Lucky Dragon
"My mother gave me three pieces of advice for being in a band," said Jessica Jurgens, guitarist and vocalist for Tempe's The Billy No Mates. "First, she told me, I needed to learn how to play my guitar. Second, I had to look at the crowd when I played. And third, I need to give onlookers something she called 'The Sexy Eye.'"

Greg Giraldo ditches law to make people laugh
There are not many parents who wouldn't like to see their precious little angels grow up to be doctors or lawyers. Better yet, a lawyer with a degree from one of the nation's most prestigious institutions, Harvard Law School.

Donating eggs is all it's cracked up to be
I am going to have a baby whom I will never know. I will never see him or touch her. I will never know his name. I will never know if she'll have red hair like me, or hair like her father, who I'll never learn a thing about. I won't know anything about the father, or about the mother who carried her for nine months.

'SPM' answers your questions
Well, we at the magazine have wondered about it a lot. Who puts ads like that in the paper? And even more pressing, who answers them? Is it worth the money? Is it strange to know that a little you will be running around without your knowing it?

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