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Editorial: Lawmakers' lies to ASU shameful
We, students at Arizona's public universities, do all sorts of things to pay for our education. We work long hours at minimum-wage jobs. Some of us work multiple jobs.

Opinion: Walls hiding Monterrey slums undermine UN conference goals
The city of Monterrey, Mexico has recently come up with an innovative solution to poverty put up a wall to hide the poor. It's all part of the city's efforts to prepare for a gathering of global business and political leaders taking place March 18-22.

Opinion: CLAS foreign language requirement foolish
At some point in all of our academic careers (most likely during high school chemistry), we will inevitably ask the immortal question, "Why do I need to take this class anyway? It has nothing to do with what I want to do in life."

Opinion: Drink, drink and be merry to help ASU regain party school reputation
Unlike flip-cup and Presidents, Quarters is not a coeducational sport. I know this because there were very few girls in the house, none of whom were playing.

Levens powers ASU to win over Oregon
Senior guard Amanda Levens unloaded in a scoring fury, posting eight points on four straight possessions to help lift the ASU women's basketball team to a 64-58 victory over Oregon in the semifinal game of the Pac-10 Tournament at McArthur Court on Sunday afternoon.

Devils fall apart at line in loss to Cardinal
The ASU men's basketball team missed 16 free throws Saturday afternoon, and in the process, missed out on a golden opportunity to secure a National Invitation Tournament berth.

ASU explodes for 32 runs in sweep of LMU
Heading into last weekend's three-game series, the ASU baseball team didn't really know what to expect from Loyola Marymount. After all, the Lions had endured a tough schedule, facing four top 25 teams in the first month of play.

Softball Roundup
The ninth-ranked Sun Devils handily swept their three-game series against Boston College this past weekend at Farrington Softball Stadium, improving their overall mark on the season to 19-4. ASU surrendered only one run in three games. The momentum built will prove valuable heading into conference play, which begins later this month.

McClellan goes all nine innings in ASU's 7-2 win
But for junior Robbie McClellan, who hails from Seward County Community College in Liberal and pitched the past two seasons there, location meant nothing last Saturday in ASU's 7-2 win over Loyola Marymount. The newcomer showed that a complete game is still a complete game no matter where it is thrown.

Gymnasts excel on beam in win over UA
Senior Rhonda Robinette earned a perfect 10.0 on the balance beam an event which has held the Sun Devils back all season. ASU senior All-American Laura Moon came close to flawless with a 9.95 on the beam. No Sun Devil scored below a 9.8 on the beam, leading to a 49.650 team total, which set a new school record.

Swimmers claim sixth place in Pac-10s for seventh straight year
Five school records fell at the Pac-10 Championships this past weekend in Long Beach, Calif., but that was not enough for the 12th-ranked ASU women's swimming and diving team to finish any higher than sixth place.

Wrestling Update
After being ranked atop the conference all season, the ASU wrestling team was unable to carry the same dominance through the Pac-10 Tournament this past weekend in Corvallis, Ore.

Golfers begin grueling week
The ASU men's golf team will face a tough challenge in the coming week when competing in two tournaments, starting with the USC/Cleveland Golf Classic.

ASU, legislators oppose using tuition to fix budget
A proposal to use tuition money to balance the state budget brought more than 100 students and faculty together to rally against the idea outside of the Memorial Union on Friday.

Sally Ride urges girls to pursue science
Ride, who is the first American woman to have traveled to space, said she was fortunate to have parents who encouraged her to pursue her love of math and science. She is now trying to pass that same encouragement to others.

ASU instrument maps hot spots on red planet
THEMIS is a camera that takes infrared images and photographs, allowing scientists to map temperatures on Mars with detail and clarity. The device was developed by ASU.

Barrett Honors College is hosting the 2002 Centennial Lecture, "Origins, the Reinvention of the Sacred," delivered by Pullitzer Prize-winning Native American author, N. Scott Momaday at 7:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre. The event is free and will be followed by a book signing.

Police Beat
A 28-year-old Tempe man was arrested in the 700 block of West Brown Street on charges of criminal damage. The man reportedly kicked and damaged the front door of a residence he shares with his girlfriend.

Women's Day event raises aid
As women struggle for equality, their expanding roles in business and society will be explored at the 11th annual International Women's Day luncheon on Tuesday.

Profs' pay raise wavering
The flawed promise of a pay raise for state employees may slight professors who would have likely received a pay raise based on performance.

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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.

Delhi Palace a feast for the palate
Dining at an Indian restaurant is an adventure that most of us have yet to embark on. The thought of eating dishes with hard-to-pronounce names and ingredients that we've often never heard of can be a bit daunting.

One-toothed trainman tells all in New York
John likes the ladies, the doughnuts and buying things by the dozen. On top of that, he likes to wobble his tongue around his one remaining tooth that sticks out right in the center of his bottom gumline. If that doesn't qualify him for a story, what could?

Sex & media go toe-to-toe: How does the media influence the choice to be chaste?
It's the oldest trick in the book. Amidst the barrage of ads and television shows, movies, radio commercials and billboards, there is no better marketing tool than sex. It's eye catching and demands attention, but most importantly, it sells.

Imagine the art of John Lennon
The two of them possess a sincere and intense love for John Lennon and his art. Both traveled across the Pacific Ocean in the name of his legacy: one to celebrate Lennon's life and work, the other to emulate his messages of unconditional love and peace through his own life.

It's all play time for Phantom Planet
Even though they have a new album, The Guest, out on Epic Records, and their single "California" is garnering a lot of radio attention, the group seems content trying to out-clown each other and has a hard time being serious, especially during an interview with State Press Magazine.

'Storytelling' shocking but not telling
Todd Solondz, the maverick indie director who a few years ago caused a splash with the Sundance hit Welcome to the Dollhouse and followed it up with the equally abrasive Happiness, is back with a new film, Storytelling.

Geeks win out in life, on Comedy Central
I'm so geeky that I had nothing better to do on Friday night than visit, answer the "daily geek challenge" and engage in computer-assisted, asocial conversations with some of my fellow misfits.

Mute whiney bitch speaks to sell 'Jay and Silent Bob'
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was released on DVD Tuesday, but this high-budget, star-studded movie is a far cry from the director's first movie, Clerks, released at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. That movie was made with a $27,000 budget fronted by parents and credit card advances.

No Vatos needed to make Barcena a funnyman
After one of Willie Barcena's many performances on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno pulled the comic aside and confided in him. "He said I reminded him of when he was my age," recalls Barcena, who will be headlining at the Tempe Improv this weekend. "He said I was just a comedian."

Even cartoon sperm can't corrupt this coochie
As a curious 12-year-old with insomnia and a rising libido, I was glued to the late-night "informational" show, alternating my jaw-dropping gapes with paranoid sideways glances down the hall where my parents slept silently (in separate beds).

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