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OPINIONS
Editorial: Scholarship gives drug offenders a reason to reform
With every passing year, more and more students across the country are denied opportunities to excel in higher education because they made one ill-advised choice.

Opinion: OneBookAZ unifies our community with Kingsolver's 'Animal Dreams'
I perk up like a gopher whenever I see the name Barbara Kingsolver, I have good reason for it. Kingsolver is a highly acclaimed author with an incredible body of work and she lives right here in Arizona.

Opinion: 'Good enough' security the right amount for airports
To say that September 11 was an eye-opening experience is definitely an understatement. For some people, it was their first glimpse of a true national tragedy.

Opinion: Letters to the Editor
In Kym Levesque's Wednesday editorial, she accuses the US government of looking the other way with regard to the plight of Saudi women. While I agree that the school fire was a terribly tragic, easily avoidable occurrence, I disagree with her evaluation of our government's responsibility.

SPORTS
Devils relying on hot hitting
Sophomore right fielder Andre Ethier leads the Sun Devils with a .369 batting average and a team-high 10 doubles. He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Tuesday after going 5-for-12 from the plate with five runs scored and five RBI last weekend.

Hump Day Hoopla
Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you know this weekend is college basketball's version of the World Series, Super Bowl and Stanley Cup all rolled into one. For real hoops fans, these are the games that matter.

ASU goes far beyond expectations of many
At the end of the season, however, even hindsight couldn't have predicted the number of accomplishments the Sun Devils were going to attain. They finished with a 25-9 mark, tying a school record that dates back to the 1981-82 season for the most victories in a single year.

Music Review
The Eels are more commonly known as "the band that sings that one song." That one song usually refers to "Novocaine for the Soul," "My Beloved Monster" or "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues." Mention their albums like Daisies of the Galaxy or Electro-Shock Blues and you'll probably be met with a lot of blank stares.

CAMPUS NEWS
Michael Crow lands ASU presidential seat
Columbia University Executive Vice Provost Michael Crow accepted ASU's top job Monday and said he's excited about his opportunities at the University.



Students critique instructors online
This is the first semester that students will be able to evaluate their professors online and view evaluations by other students. The Web site was launched Thursday and can be accessed at www.asu.edu/interactive.

Handful of ASU students rally at capitol for education
Concerned students from the three state universities and the Arizona Students' Association joined members of the Legislature at the capitol Tuesday to defend education.

Today
Department of Geological Sciences is hosting Dr. Jerome Aleon from UCLA as he speaks about "Cosmochemistry of organics in interplanetary dust" at 3:40 p.m. in PSF 101.

MU to convert art gallery into Einstein bagel shop
The bagel company from Colorado will be on the first level of the MU in the Union Gallery. The gallery will turn into an "artsy café with music," according to Sodexho campus dining marketing director Christine Willis.



Police Beat
An 18-year-old Phoenix man was arrested in the 3100 block of South 48th Street for robbery. He allegedly used force to take the victim's purse, ran and admitted involvement once he was caught.



Motorola donates $34,000 to dance co.
For nearly two decades, an ASU dance company has been active in bringing movement and dance to diverse communities of Arizona, despite consistent struggles with funding.

Geographical image program comes to AZ
After months of intense planning ASU geology professor Stephen Reynolds will be traveling to the fourth annual Bryce Camp held at the Yavapai College Sedona Center this May.

Leingang wins ASASU presidency in landslide
Mike Leingang will serve as the next Associated Students of ASU president after handily defeating Meghan Cox in the run-off election.

Classifieds - March 27, 2002
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Classifieds - March 25, 2002
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Crow will be ASU's next president
Michael Crow, executive vice provost at Columbia University, will become ASU's new president. Crow was offered the top job by the Arizona Board of Regents and accepted the offer Monday.

ENTERTAINMENT
Channel 2 Programming Schedule
This week, watch Academy-Award winning actor Denzel Washington in Training Day and keep up to speed with campus news through The Walter Cronkite School's Newswatch

'Blade II': Sequel to vampire thrasher bites
Blade II is sort of a difficult movie to review. On the one hand, it's really not very good. On the other hand, as an example of the popular horror/vampire/slasher/action/ zombie genre, it's better than a lot of its contemporaries.

Tale of boy and alien still tear-jerking
It's been a good week for rekindling my old romance with Steven Spielberg. I caught his Raiders of the Lost Ark on the tube the other night and was stirringly reminded of that film's greatness. Just a few days later I saw E.T. (a new edition of the film, in theaters Friday) for the first time in 10 years and I am in awe all over again of the director's great creative powers.

Defend yourself
It takes only seconds to become a target. A soon-to-be victim or easy prey for a predator. A flicker of vulnerability means the difference between walking away safely and getting attacked.

Worldly artist helps jailbirds 'keep the faith'
More than a dozen women of various sizes, shapes and ages have formed a semi-circle in a conference room inside ASU's downtown Phoenix facility, stretching their arms, necks and legs with a hint of trepidation in their eyes.

Local band barrels down road to success
The four Tempe natives loaded a charter bus last Friday along with dozens of spiky-haired fans, groupie girls in tight tanks and two budding journalists, Almost Famous style, and headed for their greatest gig to date.

Local radio shows ablaze with budding talent
They may be students by day, but when the sun sets on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights, Patrick Sedillo, Jamie Weissman and Josh Rumsey close their textbooks and put their No. 2 pencils away to live the rock-and-roll dreams.

Folds finds new niche with solo act
The morning after I went to Ben Folds' sold out show at the Cajun House last week, my feet hurt, my back ached and I had a bloody nose. Even though I felt like I had been in a street fight, the only thing I could think about was what an amazing show I had seen the night before.

Bus ride and beavers break a small town spirit
It's amazing how 24 hours can change your life. I hopped on a bus to follow local punk band Sixth Year Senior to Los Angeles last weekend (see p. 7), and in the span of two sunrises, I learned what I hated and loved about myself.

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