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Editorial: Boos & Bravos
BRAVO to ASU women's water polo for finally beginning its inaugural season as a University-sanctioned team. BRAVO to SERVE (Students Educating about Rape and Violence Everywhere) and RESCUE (Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education).

Opinion: Shay's support of campaign finance reform a noble rarity
Armageddon is upon us, and you probably don't even know it! At least that's the way that House Speaker Dennis Hastert sees it.No, it's nothing to do with the war against terrorism; it doesn't involve capital punishment, abortion, or even Social Security.

Opinion: Government should trust in education, not God
I love money. So the other day I cashed my big, fat State Press paycheck so I could roll around in my enormous amount of wealth. Unfortunately I needed a tank of gas and Taco Bell, which only left me with a few singles to stare at.

Opinion: Olympic cauldron lighting should be a global event
If you saw the opening sketch of "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, you had to laugh. In it, an Alpine competitor was accosted by two Mormon missionaries on skis, swooshing for Jesus.

Devils annihilate Cougars
The Sun Devils were coming off back-to-back losses at the Bay Area schools and had not won since their 16-point triumph against intrastate rival UA on Jan. 23. But a 96-45 win over Washington State before 6,048 fans at Wells Fargo Arena kept ASU's postseason hopes alive down the stretch.

Sun Devil Sports Spotlight
Root, a junior secondary education major, is the fan you're sure to have seen if you've attended any ASU sporting event in the last two years. Waving around his megaphone, making signs on his dry erase board and cheering on athletic teams with his maroon and gold face paint, Root is the quintessential college sports fan.

Knight comes up big in ASU win
In a game that was over long before the ball boys had a chance to sweep Ned Wulk Court at Wells Fargo Arena, the ASU men's basketball team erupted Thursday night for a lopsided 51-point victory against Washington State.

Devils sweep Cougars for third straight season
The ASU women's basketball team swept Washington State University for the third straight season after a 75-56 victory Thursday night at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash.

Devils face test from Tennessee
The team gets a chance to improve on that record this weekend as it faces the first real test of the season in the form of the No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers, who visit HoHoKam Park for a three-game series against the seventeenth-ranked Sun Devils.

Sun Devil Softball Preview
The Sun Devil softball team will step onto the diamond for the first time this season with a barrage of games as they compete in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament.

ASU lands talented freshmen for fall soccer season
The 2002 group is the first official recruiting class for second-year coach Ray Leone. Leone was hired in January of 2001, after most of the team's signees for 2001 had already been recruited by then head coach Terri Patraw.

Gymnasts riding high into Classic at No. 17
The Sun Devils will attempt to combine their nationally ranked talents with their improved consistency when hosting the annual UNO's Classic tonight at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. Other participating teams include Oregon State, Utah State and Cal State Fullerton.

Sun Devils link past successes with present
The afternoon would be an event as the 11th ranked Sun Devils (9-2) do battle with one of the nation's top contenders: the sixth-ranked Cyclones (13-5). ASU likely will have revenge on their minds considering they dropped a meet to ISU three weeks ago in the opening round of the national duals.

ASU Water Polo Preview
Sun Devil head coach Vicki Gorman wants to get the program off on the right foot after water polo was deemed a University-sanctioned sport last year because of Title IX regulations, which state that scholarship opportunities for male athletes must be equal to those for females.

Mayor sees bright future despite tough times
Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano and his city have survived an eventful year. Giuliano won a recall election and gained an additional two years in office in an Arizona Supreme Court battle while Tempe lost a football stadium.

Study: City could suffer financially if stadium moves
Tempe could lose more than just eight Arizona Cardinals home games per year if the $335 million multipurpose stadium never comes to the city.

Big crowd readies for Vietnamese
More than 450 students and families are expected to celebrate Tet Nguyen Dan, a traditional Vietnamese lunar New Year event, on Saturday at ASU.

Bhakti Yoga Club is having a meeting at 6 p.m. in the "Heart of the Lotus," at 806 S. Ash Ave. His Honorable Grace Ganapati Swami will speak on self-realization. Free food will be served.

SRC pool set to reopen, renovations complete
SRC director Howard Taylor said there were several problems with the pool. The main issue was cracks in the pool's plaster. The pool was installed when the SRC opened in 1989 and has required few changes up until now.

Police Beat
A 52-year-old female transient was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct in the 500 block of North 17th Place. According to the police report, she entered a residence and started shouting obscenities at the owner of the residence.

AIDS awareness events to educate ASU students
ASU is bringing AIDS awareness to the campus next week with free HIV testing, guest speakers, art and theater. Freddy Roman, an ASU health educator for Student Health, wants to educate every student about HIV and AIDS.

Coor turns down Tempe's stadium site proposal
ASU President Lattie Coor rejected a proposal by Tempe to build the Cardinals' Stadium on University land. At a press conference on campus Friday, Coor said he was concerned for the well being of ASU.

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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.

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.

Sun Devils send split squads to Iowa, Flagstaff
It's been a long wait for Greg Kraft. Today, the Sun Devil's track and field coach gets to showcase his team of 38 freshmen and 47 returning players, as they send split-squad to Flagstaff and Ames, Iowa.

Music Review
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.

Student Production Board shines with second play of season
Well, it hasn't exactly been long awaited, considering that the last show ended Jan. 29th and auditions for this one took place on Jan. 23, but "the recently awaited 20th show" lacks that sense of urgency.

Uncovering the truths about nudism takes more than just taking it off.
Faber, along with her husband, three children and parents, run the clothing-optional resort, which is part of the western chapter of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR).

Band makes peace with desert dwelling sounds
Sometimes a musician has the ability to capture the essence of a locale; their lyrics and music invoke memories of those who have lived there and intrigue those who have yet to visit.

Chart-rising, Cadillac-rolling, Mest, hits Tempe
When the punk band Mest scored a slot to perform on a side stage during a few Blink 182 shows, the musicians thought of a creative way to lure kids over to watch them play.

Band shifts into full speed with strange, saucy sound
They're Fivespeed. Relatively unique sounding. Amazingly clean for the local scene. Decent. Really decent. They've played with Jimmy Eat World and Chris Cornell's brother, and they're headed for TRL. (OK, so, maybe they're not headed for Totally Retarded Losers isn't that what TRL really stands for?)

Sweet band bleeds life into mangled music scene
For most of its history, Arizona, with Phoenix as its cultural hub, has been to the art and music communities of the world what a second-rate actor is to the orb of great medicine: A joke.

DJ class puts new spin on study time
Welcome to Club DJ Lessons at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). Instructor Rob Wegner hopes this class will introduce an entirely new genre of record mixing as an art, science and business venture.

A (chilly) day in the life of a first-time nudist
"I'll do all the interviews naked!" I proclaimed as people laughed, blushed, shuddered and grinned. They admired my prowess and my willingness to experiment.

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