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OPINIONS
Web Devil endorses ASASU candidates
Associated Students of ASU candidates are making their final campaigning rounds as elections come to a close today. For undecided voters, the Web Devil offers suggestions for which candidates will lead the student body into an academic year that will include a new president, a new grading system, new challenges with our state's budget and possibly a new student government.

Editorial: Students shouldn't be the only ones who are graded
Every semester we fill out the professor reviews (and wonder what happens to them after we drop them off). A proposal in front of the Academic Senate would have professors join us in reviewing teaching performance.

Opinion: N.D.'s new Barry building takes your breath away
My advice to aspiring humor columnists is: Never make fun of North Dakota. Because the North Dakotans will invite you, nicely but relentlessly, to visit, and eventually you'll have to accept. When you get there, they'll be incredibly nice to you, treating you with such warmth and hospitality that before long you feel almost like family. Then they will try to asphyxiate you with sewer gas.

Opinion: Kids need a 'friend' in American health care
Children need to learn many important lessons at an early age. They need to learn about the dangers of life, the need to take responsibility for their actions and the ways to avoid the siren song of boy bands.

Opinion: Berkeley orgies prove college life more fun than 'real world'
Ilove college. I love college students. But most of all, I love college administrators.



SPORTS
Devils' slugging sophomores show talent
The Sun Devils boast three "big dog" batters in the heart of their batting order. Despite Sunday's ninth inning, when each of them failed to bring in a run in against No. 12 Cal-State Fullerton, they are each capable of winning games with their bats.

Top of the Kee
Making the two-hour trek from Tucson to Tempe in the middle of the night following a disheartening loss to UA is a difficult proposition, especially on an empty stomach.

ASU hurt by beam blunders
The ASU gymnastics team dropped to 0-4 against ranked opponents Saturday after placing third at the Master's Classic at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.

Brun powers Devils to wins
After going undefeated in a tournament a week ago, the eighth-ranked ASU softball team wrapped up this past weekend with a 3-2 record at the NFCA Leadoff Classic Tournament in Columbus, Ga.

Long journey has silver touches of patriotism
My final day at the Games was predictably the best, as I attended the Gold Medal Hockey Game and mind-boggling closing ceremonies. I told people before I even left that if my beloved Team USA made it to the final, it would be the greatest sporting event I've ever witnessed.

CAMPUS NEWS
Tougher standards for instructors recommended
The Academic Senate is looking to strengthen the performance of instructors by incorporating peer review into teaching assessments and raising the standards for receiving promotion or tenure.



ASU females matching sexual trends nationwide
Have you had sex recently? If you are an ASU female student, you probably have, according to a survey conducted in spring 2000 by the ASU Health Education and Wellness.

Today
Learning Resource Center is having free computer skills workshops all day in the Student Services building, Room 394. Stop by or call (480) 965-5828 for an appointment.

Campus bike thefts connected to drugs, police officials say
Over the past month, ASU police has increased its awareness of bike thefts on campus and is using more surveillance to deter them.

New ceramics center to open
The ASU art museum will be opening the new Ceramics Research Center on March 1. The center will showcase British and American 20th century and contemporary ceramics.



Fair with international flair entices students
A Vietnamese folk dance lesson followed by a 15-minute Italian language session is enough to make any student want a siesta.

Police Beat
A 43-year-old Tempe woman was arrested for assault in the 5200 block of South Clark Drive. The woman reportedly spit on her son and poked him in the eye.

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Accidents common on Apache
Eight weeks after ASU student Jessica Woodin died in an accident at Apache Boulevard at McAllister Avenue, Tempe police recorded six traffic accidents at the same spot.



"There were six accidents on McAllister and Apache Boulevard since August 18, 2001 until November 2001," said Sgt. Randy Fougner, a spokesperson for Tempe's traffic bureau.

Improve job skills in bad market
In a weak economy, remain optimistic and retool your skills, ASU career services says.



"There is more optimism and regardless of the type of economy, students are still finding positions that best fit their career needs," Elaine Stover, associate director of ASU's career services, told the Web Devil.

Job skills key in bad economy
In a weak economy, remain optimistic and retool your skills, ASU career services says. "There is more optimism and regardless of the type of economy, students are still finding positions that best fit their career needs," Elaine Stover, associate director of ASU's career services, told the Web Devil.

ENTERTAINMENT
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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.



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.

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