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Editorial: Parents should keep an eye out on kids
Danielle van Dam was snatched right out of her own bedroom late last week, while her parents noticed a series of suspicious happenings, but declined to think anything of it.

Opinion: Feminism about equal rights,not just a single issue ideology
Since the feminist movement in the 1970's, feelings about feminism have been leaning more to bad than to good. Today, the word "feminist" is more of an insult than an explanation of a political standpoint.

opinion: Wrong math problem the right ethical solution
I almost cheated in my math class the other day. I emphasize the word "almost" so that I won't find myself tomorrow begging to a bunch of administrators who are just itching for a chance to add me to list of "The Academically Dishonest." But I did consider cheating.

Opinion: Enron was, in layman's terms, a nest of fraudulent dirtballs
So you're probably bewildered by this scandal surrounding the collapse of Enron, which had been the seventh-largest corporation in America. (The sixth largest is the guys who go "WHASSSSSSUP!")

Schroyer honored for 11 K's
Sophomore right-hander Ryan Schroyer was named Collegiate Baseball's and NCBWA's National Pitcher of the Week for his 11-strikeout performance Friday night in ASU's 12-0 win over Southern Utah.

Hump Day Hoopla
After everything was said and done at Super Bowl XXXVI, you could almost say that the New England Patriots were destined to win. If you haven't made the connection by now, let me take a minute to explain.

Injured foot sidelines Crandall for 2-3 weeks
Kenny Crandall will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks after suffering a sprain to a ligament in his right mid-foot during Thursday's nine-point loss at Stanford.

Former ASU standout testing pro waters
Which is exactly what the three-time All-American did in the fall of 2000 announcing that he would forego his senior year at ASU and join the ranks of fellow Sun Devil grads Phil Mickelson, Per-Ulrik Johansson and Billy Mayfair on the PGA Tour.

New kids on the diamond
Baseball season is upon us. Though it's only February, the Sun Devils have already opened their temporary, off-campus home in style.

ASU breezed through the Bill Kajikawa Baseball Classic like the first warm wind of Spring. With the help of four key newcomers, the Sun Devils initiated their season in style- they swept a four-game series, crushed a PAC-10 opponent...

...and Rod Allen belted a game-winning homer.

Economy up, but job growth slow for graduates
Even as business conditions start to improve from the recession and September 11 attacks, local economists are still forecasting sluggish job growth for Arizona in 2002.

Council candidates debate city issues
Eight Tempe City Council candidates debated about stadium, light rail and Tempe Town Lake issues on Tuesday for the first time before the March 12 election.

Hazing allegations surround Sigma Nu
ASU's chapter of the national fraternity is currently under investigation by officials in regard to an alleged hazing incident that occurred in December. A non-member filed a complaint against Sigma Nu that same month, alleging that the fraternity had violated the ASU Student Code of Conduct.

Study examines Scottsdale's post-war neighborhood value
After a thorough examination of 14,000 Scottsdale homes, ASU graduate student Elizabeth Wilson is ready to report her findings on the preservation and history of post-World War II subdivisions in Scottsdale to the city's Enhancement Commission tonight.

ASASU repeal bill passes committee
Senate bill 57, an proposal to repeal the Associated Students of ASU constitution, was approved Tuesday by the Senate government operations committee.

Amnesty International is having a meeting at 8 p.m. in the MU, Room 314. They will discuss Prisoner of Conscience, Rebiya Kadeer, and the upcoming conference on racism.

Support Services seeks help from students with disabilities
Last year, nearly 1,400 students were enrolled with Disability Resources for Students. Only 270 of those students take advantage of TRIO's services. The program is federally funded and designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of students with disabilities and help with their process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.

Argentinean turmoil focus of panel discussion
Three ASU professors and an Argentine government representative will form a panel tonight that will examine the social, political and economic crisis currently affecting Argentina.

Police Beat
A 20-year-old female transient was arrested for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia at Urban Outfitters located at 545 S. Mill Ave. Upon arrest for shoplifting, police found she was carrying a marijuana pipe.

Apache's speeding drivers still concern students
Speeding drivers along Apache Boulevard still concern students living on the south end of campus, over six months after the hit-and-run death of freshman Jessica Woodin.

"People seem to be driving faster than usual or sometimes it is just hard to get across," said senior Emily Wydeven, a resident of south campus.

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Hazing accusations abound for Sigma Nu
Investigations. Allegations of hazing. They're nothing new to Sigma Nu.

Rumors and allegations of hazing have swirled around ASU's Sigma Nu chapter this semester after a complaint was filed against the organization in December. Since then, university officials have been gathering information about a hazing-related incident at a chapter function.

However, Tempe is only one of several university towns to see their Sigma Nu chapter accused of illegal activities. Since 1997, six other Sigma Nu chapters have been accused of hazing; some chapters have been proven guilty, while others have been wrongfully accused.

A super troupe of guys straight out of Sundance
In 1996, Puddle Cruiser was an official selection at The Sundance Film Festival and was awarded Grand Prize at the Hamptons Film Festival. Last year at Sundance, their newest movie Super Troopers was picked up by Fox Searchlight and is going to be released nationally within the month.

Shedding some sun on independent film
If the Phoenix Film Festival is a sea level starting point for independent filmmakers, then the pinnacle is actor/director Robert Redford's annual Sundance Film Festival.

Independent's day
If you take South Park to be an authority on all issues, as I do, you would know that all independent films are about nothing more than gay cowboys eating pudding. With this stunning revelation, you are probably wondering how to get involved.

Veteran performer gives a piece of his mime
Interpretive dance, artistic expression and trickery of the eye are intertwined in a unique sensory-appealing performance of mime for the mind.

Music Notes
It must be one laugh after the other being a member of Harvette's inner circle. It's obvious the LA-based trio likes poking fun at just about everything, including themselves, as evidenced on the 14-track, self-titled debut.

Local DJs create hopping hip-hop scene with new CD
Calle Recordz recently released its first Southwest compilation album, Scorpion Kingz, featuring local DJs, rappers and other hip-hop artists. Among the performers are two ASU students, Fabel and Cocoa Loco, who hope Arizona will become a permanent fixture on the urban scene typically dominated by the tiresome East Side/West Side monotypes.

Stand-up stardom: Finding funniest person in the Valley no laughing matter
It's been Chris Bennett's dream since he was a kid to be a stand-up comic and to eventually be immortalized among the legends of Saturday Night Live.

Red hot Griffin not just another Carrot Top
"The boys should be nicer and the girls should be more self-respectful,'' the red-haired bubbly funny woman says. "I don't want anybody calling anybody a biotch. I don't think the girls should think they have to dress like sluts and the guys can just have their baggy jeans and be fat.

Even dogs know they don't belong in film
Anyway, my significant caretaker (I find the term "master" a tad derogatory), Ashlea, has bestowed on me her creative duty as editor to come up with something worthy to say about independent filmmaking in her absence.

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