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Editorial: Boos & Bravos
BOO to midterms.

BRAVO to the end of midterms

Opinion: Drive your Delorean to CO for 'Frozen Dead Guy Day'
With spring break officially starting today, I can't help but kick myself for deciding to go to Mexico like most under-21 college students. I'm not bummed out because I won't have fun in Mexico -- Corona pretty much guarantees that I will.

Opinion: Daschle brave for disagreeing with Bush policies
I'm scared. Immediately after September 11, my mom stopped sleeping because she was worried that my brother would catch anthrax, my sister would be forced to eat from dumpsters after the market crashed and I would be drafted.

Opinion: Heed Hill's advice: Hang on to your computer
It's a hackneyed criticism that few seem to care about anymore, but it's just as true now — true, really — than when it was first coined. We really are such a throwaway society.

End of the line for Sun Devils
For the ASU men's basketball team, Thursday night's third meeting with archrival UA epitomized a troublesome season that may have finally come to an end.

Despite loss, Prewitt leaves on high note
Although the ASU men's basketball team suffered a potentially season-ending loss to UA on Thursday night, senior center Chad Prewitt did not leave the City of Angels empty handed.

Esposito ready to show UNLV what it lost
Esposito, a Las Vegas native, will face the UNLV Rebels for the first time in his career tonight as the sophomore takes to the mound to kick off the Bob Schaefer Baseball Classic at Packard Stadium.

ASU softball travels to California for tourney
Like many Sun Devil students, the ASU softball team will be traveling during spring break as they participate in the National Invitational Softball Tournament.

Sun Devil golfers find mixed results
After another impressive middle round, the ASU men's golf team just could not get that solid final 18 holes it needed and finished in 11th place at the USC/Cleveland Golf Classic.

Gymnasts look to improve both scoring and ranking
Despite setting two school records last week against the rival UA Wildcats, the ASU women's gymnastics team dropped two spots to seventeenth in the current GymInfo rankings.

Track travels to Arkansas for Indoor Championships
With the indoor season already in the books, the ASU Indoor Track and Field team sets their sights on the state of Arkansas, and the 2002 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Devils' season ends with loss at NIT
LAS VEGAS - In a city where most people typically fold in fancy casinos, the ASU men's basketball team finally laid down Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center, but not before putting up one of the year's best fights.

ASU following plus-minus grade system trend
The majority of ASU's peer institutions currently have plus-minus grading systems similar to the one passed by the University's Academic Senate 10 years ago.

New location boosting business for music store
ASU's on-campus music store, Hoodlums, moved to a different location in the Memorial Union last summer and has not only been rewarded with more business, but also more space to serve students and faculty.

New security measure helps ASU prevent identity theft
While identity-theft crimes skyrocket, ASU is protecting students' Social Security numbers by implementing the Posting-ID, an ID number used to display grades in public places.

The Chicana/o Studies dept. announces the deadline for the Ocampo Quesada Scholarship application is March 20 at 5 p.m. Applications should be sent to Cowden 224. Find applications online at

Police Beat
Criminal damage was reported at Packard Stadium. A concession cart was found spray painted with the words "Tim's Café" on it. Estimated damage is $100.

Tempe man goes to trial in homeless murder case
Ernie Ortega, who is charged with second-degree murder for the death of 25-year-old Uriah Laskowsky, will appear before Commissioner Carl Eckert at the Superior Court of Maricopa County.

Bras delivered to senator promote women's rights
Voices for Choice and Amnesty International members scrawled messages on the bras, asking the Arizona senator to help ratify the Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women.

Engineering students help Intel, Motorola
The Consortium for Embedded and Inter-Networking Technologies was created April 1 to help set up internships with the Arizona operations of Intel and Motorola.

Campus bone marrow drive exceeds expectation
The Students Identifying Multicultural and Biracial marrow-a-thon at ASU reached its goal this week of registering over 100 people on the National Marrow Donor Registry Program.

Crow: ASU can be "world-class"
If he's given the top job at ASU, Michael Crow will work to upgrade three to five entities into world-class units over the next five years. He also said ASU will also become more well-known on an international scale and become more embedded in the economic and social development of the Phoenix community.

Only 1 candidate left for ASU presidency
Just a week after visiting campus, Karen Holbrook withdrew her name from consideration for ASU's presidency. Michael Crow, executive vice provost at Columbia University, is now the lone candidate to replace Lattie Coor, who will retire June 30.

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Buck voter fraud complaint dropped
Executive Vice President-elect Brian Buck has less to worry about after allegations that he instigated voter fraud have proven irrelevant.

Buck's opponent, ASASU Sen. Matt Schuh, dropped a complaint against him on Sunday. However, another complaint is still pending despite Buck's insistence it will be "thrown out."

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.

Buddhist brick breakers back on stage
The Shaolin Warriors is a group of Buddhist monks that reside in the mountains of central China. They possess the ability to break bricks with sheer strength, yet they spend hours each day in deep, silent meditation trying to reach samhadi, or complete mental absorption.

Yale improv member takes troupe home
The comedy gods of Arizona reveled in the birth of Scott Lawrence Kirschenbaum in 1980, and then drove him away in 1999. Since graduating from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Kirschenbaum has been attending Yale University and frequenting local performance houses with the improvisational group, The Exit Players.

Hiking Heaven: Stay put for Spring Break and sample these tempting trails
Warm weather has blessed Arizona even earlier than usual this year, bringing with it a frustrating bout of spring fever. Across campus students are gazing out of classroom windows longingly, wishing they could enjoy the outdoors.

Acoustic rocker Ashbrook comes back to Bash
Musician Stephen Ashbrook has seen the Valley's music scene go through its highs and lows. The prominent rock and roller helped ignite the "Tempe Sound" movement with his band Satellite, along with fellow acts, Gin Blossoms, The Refreshments and The Pistoleros.

Ice Cube: Ex-raunchy rapper gets real
Sure, racism, the PO-lice and the triteness of Hollywood still agitate the triple-threat rapper/actor/producer. If you want to hear about it, though, don't wait for his next album or his next film.

Alaskan rappers raise hell with Wu Tang
Until Friday night, I didn't know a thing about hip-hop, and even now, I don't know much. I know that Wu Tang Clan ain't nuthin' to fuck with, and I know how to raise my hands in the air like I just don't care, but outside of that, I'm lost.

Lousy fans turn DiFranco gig into freak show
The dread-headed, bongo-beating, rhyme-dealing diva of alternative folk sang, rapped and pleaded to a less than civil crowd at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix last Thursday.

'Fast and Furious' not all fiction for Phoenix
"If you want to sign up for the wet T-shirt contest, go tell the short Asian guy," the emcee says in the middle of the grand opening crowd at Import Life, a new custom car performance shop in Phoenix.

SXSW: It's Austin or bust for local musicians
Not when record company executives are listening and watching, as the years of rehearsals and touring culminate into one 40-minute set that could finally get you that shot at making it in the biz.

Irk with the best of concert jerks
Concert-goers beware. If you attend the same concert as I do, you would be wise to be on your best behavior, as my tolerance level for jackasses has gone down considerably this past week (i.e., I have now added the arched eyebrow of death to my usual piercing scowl).

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