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Editorial: Go out and vote in ASASU executive elections Monday
Ladies and Gentlemen, the seventh sign of the apocalypse is coming, and may we at the State Press be the first to warn you. This may be the first time students actually care enough to vote on executive office positions within the Associated Students of ASU.

Opinion: Supreme Court rule immoral: Peer grading unfair to students
While the grade point debate has been the focus of our attention on campus, there is another grading issue that has gained attention nationwide, namely that of peer grading. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that instructor initiated peer grading does not constitute a violation of the 1974 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

Opinion: Men wearing pantyhose an itchy occurrence
If you see me around today, ask to see my underwear. I'll probably blush like a bride and wish that I hadn't told you what I'm going to tell you. Here's what I'm going to tell you: I'll be wearing pantyhose.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
I am writing in regards to James Manley's article about the word cunt, and I have a few words for HIM: Hey James, don't you think it is a wonderful thing for women to reclaim words that were once derogatory? By embracing such a "taboo" word, we are taking it and making it our own so that it can never be used in a misogynist sense again.

Top of the Key
Buried behind Michael Wright, Gene Edgerson and Richard Jefferson on the Wildcat bench, UA forward Rick Anderson wouldn't have scored seven of his team's first nine points in any game last season.

ASU forgets broom, loses to UA
TUCSON - It took just three painful bricks at the free throw line to determine the difference between a win and a loss for the ASU men's basketball team Wednesday night.

Track takes a familiar trip to NAU
Beginning Friday morning, the 2002 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Indoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by the UA, marks the fourth indoor meet for the Sun Devils of the 2002 season.

Sun Devil wrestlers look to bounce back
After suffering an unexpected home loss this past weekend, the No. 11 Sun Devils must bounce back this afternoon against their toughest opponent of the year, sixth-ranked Oklahoma.

Mars facility gives students first-hand look
NASA officials and state legislators, along with ASU President Lattie Coor and the Moeur family, will dedicate the Moeur building for a Mars imaging facility on Friday.

Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic offers individual, couple and family therapy for students, staff and faculty with a low-sliding fee scale and flexible hours in Cowden-142. Call (480) 965-9373 for an appointment.

ASU faculty, legislators rally against pay raise cut
At a rally Wednesday to defend the state employees' pay raise and ASU's budget, legislators said mending the deficit by cutting funding would hurt the University.

Former senator: 'We all change history'
Being culturally sensitive since September 11 and water conservation were some of the topics former Sen. Paul Simon discussed while on campus Wednesday.

ASASU candidate forum draws few
A forum for Associated Students of ASU candidates to address students Wednesday was attended by only a handful who were mostly just passing by or supporters of a particular candidate.

Police Beat
A 41-year-old Mesa man was arrested for engaging in prostitution and indecent exposure in the 2000 block of East Cedar Drive. A police investigation revealed that the man had just finished having sex with a prostitute for $50. When contacted, the man was reportedly sitting with the prostitute with his shorts down around his ankles.

African-American scholar lecturing at annual event
One of the founders of African-American Studies in modern academia, Dr. Houston A. Baker Jr., will speak to ASU students and faculty tonight at 7:30 in Neeb Hall.

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Gilger accepts Student Media post
The director of Student Media position has been filled, as Kristin Gilger, the current deputy managing editor and metro editor for The Arizona Republic, announced to her staff Wednesday that she has accepted the job.

RHA budget laced with pork
Funding for the Residence Hall Association may come from students, but even the president of the organization says the group's budget doesn't help all hall residents.

Instead, the budget of nearly $50,000 goes to help people involved in the organization and even includes a fund of $700 for executive board members to "go out socially."

"It's not directly affecting each and every resident," said RHA president Gidi Goldberg of the semester budget, which was passed unanimously last month.

Music help from a hazy history
You may have noticed that this week's issue is one huge, pulsating, printed orgasm of music knowledge and know-how, with articles on everything from the Gin Blossoms' comeback to where to hunt down the best vinyl.

Renn fair, Scottish games awaken past times
The Renaissance was a time of artistic and musical innovation. The Arizona Renaissance Festival, on the other hand, prefers to stay away from scary new attractions and stick to their time-tested formula. All in all, it's the same old thing.

Heavens, havens for hunters of vinyl
I also really like music. I could have $15 dollars to speak of and some how rationalize that it is not only logical for me to spend it on the new Sir Mix-a-Lot CD, but it is necessary to my survival as a human being.

Locals Lightyear leap ahead toward success
Sometimes something as simple as a name change can be just the thing that's needed to generate attention. Everyone remembers the Puff Daddy to P-diddy metamorphosis.

Beware: Be a good groupie guru
System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian recently recited what is now my favorite line about groupies at Friday's sold-out S.O.D. concert: "So you wanna see the show? You don't have to be a ho."

Giving a little 'Hart' and soul
She poured her heart out to the bright February sun. Her powerful melodies carried beyond the commotion of Tempe city limits to reveal her soul's secrets.

Music Reviews
Fun and fast-paced with fantastic beat rhythms easily sums up the first released album by DJ Encore. Not all the tracks are as hyped-up and super tempo as the radio hit and Big Brother theme song, "I See Right Through to You."

The Gin Blossoms' Unfinished Bu$$
The music business, like most industries, is cyclical. The funk and disco of the 70s came back in a big way in the 90s. In the past couple of years, music composed using Casio keyboards during the 80s has found its way back into the shallow-thinking crevasses of our hearts and minds and into heavy radio station rotation across the country.

Local bands sound off, go big
Like any music scene, Arizona's has certainly seen its ups and downs over the past few years. We watched the Gin Blossoms, the Refreshments and the Pistoleros score record label deals and create what would be dubbed as the "Tempe Sound," which bands like Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Dead Hot Workshop, Glortione and almost any band that plays at Long Wong's now fall into.

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.

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