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Editorial: BOOS & BRAVOS
BOO to crime, especially those at apartment complexes where students are abundant. BRAVO to ASU research. While 2001 was a noteworthy year for the University with numerous achievements, the future is looking even brighter and perhaps greener for researchers.

Opinion: NFL playoffs exciting, but please remember to chew your food
Last Sunday night, President Bush, like millions of other Americans, sat in his home watching a NFL playoff game and enjoying a light snack. Without warning, he choked on a pretzel. According to Time magazine, the distress triggered a nervous reaction that slowed his heart rate, causing him to pass out.

Opinion: New airport security measures scary
Sleep deprivation and an overabundance of pant pocket caused me to forget about my cell phone when I nonchalantly stumbled through the metal detector at O'Hare.

opinion: On MLK day, dare to dream of equal opportunity
On my inaugural column in the State Press, I beg the indulgence of my readers, for I wish to express something more personal than an opinion.

I want to share a dream.

Sun Devils drop heartbreaker
The stage was set and the curtain was drawn, but the sensational performance everyone was expecting from the ASU men's basketball team never came.

Promotion ends up haunting Sun Devils
At most ASU men's basketball home games, the University runs a promotion to reward the "loudest" fans with a pizza to enjoy with their closest friends.

Sun Devils head to Ohio for national meet
After pummeling the competition through the mat this season en route to a perfect 4-0 record, the Sun Devil wrestling team will go eye-to-eye with not just one opponent this weekend, but with 15.

Success not only reason for weekend trip to L.A.
Sun Devil gymnastics head coach John Spini doesn't believe a win is on the horizon this weekend against defending national champion UCLA.

Lady Devils grind out victory over Bruins
After a low scoring first half, the No. 23 ASU women's basketball team put the pressure on UCLA on both sides of the court in a 70-57 victory at Pauley Pavilion Thursday.

Former Sun Devil ready for NFL playoff challenge
When the St. Louis Rams take the field Sunday, strong safety and former ASU football star Adam Archuleta will make his NFL playoff debut after a roller coaster of a rookie year.

Oregon State Baseball Preview
That's the kind of year Oregon State head coach Pat Casey's club had in 2001. Now the Beavers are left with the proverbial after-party mess to clean up, and it's not very pretty.

Devils fall to Ducks, 103-90
EUGENE, Ore. - The growing pains for the ASU men's basketball team continued Thursday night in the Pac-10 opener at one of the rowdiest venues in the conference.

This week's lesson was how to run a patient offense that would translate into a consistent effort for an entire 40 minutes. Unfortunately for Sun Devil head coach Rob Evans, his troops had to learn the hard way.

ASU trailed by just three points at halftime against Oregon after shooting a sizzling 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the field and forcing its opposition into committing nine turnovers. But all the confidence and momentum the Sun Devils had generated in the first half quickly dissipated when a prolonged defensive breakdown coming out of the locker room led to a disheartening 103-90 loss at McArthur Court.

"Big Red" huge for Devils against UCLA
It was the loudest Wells Fargo Arena has been amplified to all season.

The most intense wailing came with nine seconds remaining in the Devils' Thursday night loss to UCLA, right after senior center Chad Prewitt drilled a three-pointer from several feet beyond the arc.

Prewitt's shot from no man's was the last of his gritty all-around performance. However, his solid performance was overshadowed by the Devils general ineptitude and eventual 82-79 loss.

Students get dose of terrorism in classes
Thousands of questions a day are asked in ASU's classes, but inquiries like, "Is this war causing another circle of hate?" are found in "Theology of Terror," one of the many classes incorporating the September 11 attacks.

Associate professor of religious studies Mark Woodward proposed the idea for the class.

Woodward has been a specialist of Muslim politics since the late 1970s. He said the class will help students better understand the terrorist attacks.

Hillel Jewish Student Center is hosting an Aloha Shabbat service and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at 1012 S. Mill Ave. On Saturday, the center is hosting "Bagels and Baruchu," a Torah study with Michael Cohen at noon at 1012 S. Mill Ave.

Police to enforce bike rules next week
Tempe officers and volunteers plan to watch bicyclists in targeted intersections on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will offer warnings and information pamphlets to anyone seen violating bicycle and traffic laws.

Jogger finds body along Salt River
Police would not release the cause of death or extent of injuries, but Tempe police Sgt. Randy Fougner said they are treating the death as a homicide.

Chief justice speaks to students about corporate law
With 34 years of experience in corporate transactions, litigation and counseling, Chief Justice Norman Veasey of the Delaware Supreme Court was at ASU Thursday to discuss the future of corporate law.

Award-winning program helps students transition into college
ASU's "APPLES" program will be presented with a Tempe Diversity Award at a dinner Saturday night featuring Arun Gandhi, grandson of civil right leader Mahatma Gandhi.

Security gates more form than function, students say
Center Complex students are concerned that the recently completed security fence around their dorm has failed to live up to its billing of increased safety.

Police Beat
A 20-year-old transient male was arrested for theft of means of transportation at 5000 S. Arizona Mills Mall Circle. He was found in possession of a stolen vehicle registered in Kansas.

Gandhi: "We live in ghettos"
Arun Gandhi, grandson of legendary freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi said people to build relationships among each other and shed anger and hatred Saturday morning in Tempe.

Urging people to interact with each other more, Gandhi said a better sense of community alone will solve hatred among people.

"We live in ghettos and do not care to build relationships," he said.

"Beyond the 9 to 5 integration, we live in ghettos," he said. "Hispanics live together, Asian-Americans live together, African-Americans live together."

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Arun Gandhi to visit Tempe
Legendary freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi will be the main speaker at Tempe's Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrations on January 19.

ASU Washington, D.C. program accepting applications
ASU's Washington, D.C. Summer program, which allows undergraduate students to live, work and study in the nation's capital, is accepting applications for the 2002 summer semester.

The program, which was revived last summer after a yearlong hiatus, is directed by political science professor and former Capitol Hill staffer Dr. Glen Krutz.

Krutz said that a summer-long experience in the district can open doors for students. "I want students to learn about politics and make contacts, this way they will have more options after graduation," he said.

Student Media candidate visits ASU
ASU Student Media's director position has been unoccupied since early September and student journalists are anxious to see solidarity in the role soon.

However, the wait will soon be over. This afternoon, a handful of staff members from the Web Devil, the State Press and Channel 2 got their first glimpse of one of two candidates for the director's chair.

Kristin Gilger, the current deputy managing editor and metro editor for The Arizona Republic, had her chance to field questions and state her intentions in applying for the position.

Dorm-dwellers talk about San Pablo
The San Pablo dorm located in North campus has impressed its residents.

The Freshman Year Experience dorm opened this semester after delays during construction. It features suite-style bedrooms and all floors are coed

Cultural awareness discussion hits Murdock Hall
Dr. Michael Winkelman, senior lecturer at ASU's anthropology department, addressed the ASU Community on intercultural relations. This is the first in a Spring 2002 speaker series organized by the ASU Main Campus Environment Team (CET).

Winkelman urged people to move beyond being ethnocentric. To make us more culturally aware, we need to understand our values and the values of others, he said.

'College Town' exhibits rich history
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, the citizens of a small agricultural town in the Arizona Territory had a dream. The people of Tempe wanted a place where teachers could be cultivated and trained to aid in the growing demand for education.

a few Pointers for the age-impaired 'SPM' explores
Although his frustration is felt by many, especially on a campus with a growing freshman class each year, there are several, often unnoticed, escapes for entertainment-seeking students of any age to visit in Tempe.

Tempe tries for new East-Coast Culture Mill-ieu
At the center of this metamorphosis stands the latest and, arguably, most ambitious landmark of Tempe's redevelopment -- the Brickyard on Mill -- a three-structure, $70 million giant whose tenants finally opened their doors for business in late November after several delays and growing tension among downtown merchants.

Future still Unwritten for veteran punk band
This Sunday, Jan. 20, the band is back in town, but the show is not quite the same. They are now the veteran band opening for the overnight chart toppers, Sum 41. But whether they're opening for a punk rock legend or a pop rock newcomer, Unwritten Law doesn't take anything for granted.

Feeding a sweet tooth with Sugarcult
Before their show Saturday night at the Nile Theatre, the State Press Magazine had the chance to sit down with a few of the members who make up Sugarcult.

Tommy's boy holds his own in 'Orange County'
Welcome home to that dichotomous feeling so many college students experienced during winter break the comfort and serenity of returning home of not wanting to be anywhere else.

Surreal 'Sky' life experience for Crowe, Cruise
Time Square is desolate. Ad lights flash to vacant bustlers and echo down canyon-like streets. The aerial image of Tom Cruise stepping out of his car and gingerly surveying the scene lingers for a moment. In a second he is running, searching, panicking. He is totally alone in Manhattan.

Funny girl Tyler proves she's not all 'Talk'
Although this may sound like a headline from The National Enquirer, it was actually a talk show clip that Aisha Tyler, host of E! Entertainment's Talk Soup, played for her viewers during the popular comedy program.

Me, Tempe and puberty
I was a savvy young 13-year-old, full of self-loathing and melodrama (like all good pre-teens should be) walking the streets of Mill (in a very un-hooker like fashion).

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