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Editorial: Boos & Bravos
BOO to Sigma Nu. It's official. The fraternity has been ousted from campus for hazing. While some fraternities are working to shed negative stereotypes, there always has to be someone who ruins it. On Thursday, ASU reported that Sigma Nu is indeed in violation of hazing.

Slavery shameful, but reparations for victims' descendents asinine
It seemed almost too good to be true. Despite seventy-four years of white rule, the highest honors in film were awarded to a black actor and actress. Halle Berry, when accepting her Best Actress award, even made a point of saying that her award meant that one more obstacle had been overcome for actresses of color.

Sen. Helm's soul saved by rock star Bono
There's been some press in the last couple of years about the influence rock star Bono has exerted on key politicians, and guess what? He's ba-ack. On March 20, Newsweek's Martha Brant wrote about Bono's pull in the White House. Time made him their cover-boy.

Evans to stay at ASU, won't bolt for UNM
Oregon State's Ritchie McKay accepted the head coaching position at New Mexico late Thursday night, ending heavy speculation that Rob Evans would leave ASU to fulfill the opening.

Rumors were that New Mexico athletic director Rudy Davalos presented the fourth-year Sun Devil head coach with a seven-year offer estimated to be worth roughly $4.

Lightfoot satisfied with role
Sophomore Darryl Lightfoot entered the ASU football program last fall as one of the most decorated members in the 2001 recruiting class.

Along with Player of the Year honors from Phoenix Metro Magazine and a No. 3 ranking in the West by PrepStar Magazine, Lightfoot left Phoenix Maryvale High School with 1,711 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns from his senior season in tow.

ASU's pitching staff shredded for 14 runs
Before Thursday night's series opener against Washington, the sky over HoHoKam Park looked as if it would unleash a torrential downpour on the ASU baseball team.

But instead of Mother Nature, it was the Husky bats that broke out, showering 14 runs on a Sun Devil squad left running for cover.

ASU renews softball rivalry with Wildcats
The ASU softball team will start Pac-10 play this weekend when facing defending national champion UA.

The latest chapter in the historic rivalry will unfold Friday and Saturday at Farrington Stadium. The series promises to be the biggest of the year for the Sun Devils.

ASU looks to stay on roll vs. L.A. schools
The ASU women's tennis team will open Pac-10 play this weekend with a pair of matches against two high-caliber opponents.

The 10th-ranked Sun Devils (10-3) will take on No. 16 USC (12-4, 2-0 Pac-10) on Friday, before facing No. 8 UCLA (10-2, 0-1 Pac-10) the following day.

ASU loses to Harvard, La Verne
Another trip to California resulted in yet another heartbreaking misfortune for the ASU water polo team, which dropped a pair of games last weekend in La Verne.

Matching up against Harvard in the opener and La Verne in the second game of the doubleheader, the Sun Devils lost both by two goals or less.

Track Update: ASU to compete in pair of meets
The track and field team will host its second consecutive meet Saturday morning at 10 a.m. when the Arizona State Invitational gets under way at Sun Angel Stadium.

However, there will be some missing pieces to the puzzle for the Sun Devils in Tempe. Six distance runners redshirt freshman Juan Reyes, juniors Brianna Torres, Fasil Bizuneh and J.

Men attempting to avenge losses
The ASU men's tennis team will open a four-match Pac-10 swing in California this weekend when taking on No. 18 USC and second-ranked UCLA.

The Sun Devils (8-5, 1-0 Pac-10) have already lost to both teams earlier in their 2002 campaign. ASU sustained a 6-1 setback to UCLA in late February, before falling 5-2 the following day against USC.

Town Center passes despite no promise for grocery store
Plans for the University Town Center will finally be able to move forward after the Tempe City Council approved ASU's mixed-development project Thursday night.

Farce Side is having a performance at 12:40 p.m. in the Memorial Union, Union Stage.

Japanese Animation Club is having an animation screening at 5 p.m. in the Computing Commons Auditorium.

Shades of Gray Film Club is having a screening and discussion of Hitchcock's "Rear Window," at 7 p.

Chavez event showcases new education dean
The new dean of the ASU College of Education will speak today at the sixth annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast in the Memorial Union.

The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the MU, Arizona Room.

Eugene E. Garcia, who will begin his tenure as dean July 1, will focus on some of the core educational challenges facing Hispanic students nationwide.

East students win prize for airbag project
A team of six ASU East students have designed and created an award-winning prototype that will help test air bags for TRW Automotive.

The students created the workstation project to fulfill criteria of their degrees. They entered it in the WESTEC Manufacturing Challenge in Los Angeles earlier this month where they received the grand prize.

'Times Square' comes to ASU
After two years and help from 25 collaborators, artist and professor Muriel Magenta opened her multimedia art installation "Times Square" on Thursday at the Computing Commons Gallery.

Magenta wants people to see an "artist's impression" of the area.

"I don't want people to get a specific story, but a general impression of the sounds and streets of Times Square," Magenta said.

Tempe split over anti-smoking plan
Tempe business owners and residents gathered at City Hall for a press conference Thursday but failed to clear up questions surrounding a smoking ban proposition that has many nearby restaurant and bar owners irate.

Proposition 200 would restrict the smoking of tobacco or "any plant" within an enclosed place, particularly relating to public places and places of employment.

Police Beat
ASU police did not report any incidents Thursday.

Tempe police reported the following incidents Thursday:

A 25-year-old male transient was arrested for shoplifting at K-Mart, 1330 W. Baseline Road, after he reportedly concealed a pair of jeans in his pants.

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Sigma Nu suspended two years for hazing
Sigma Nu is under suspension for two years by ASU after getting caught hazing by a university official. Under the suspension, which is effective immediately, the fraternity cannot operate on ASU's campus or participate in any campus activities.

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

Poetry month celebrates Langston Hughes
Creative expression can be intangible and unruly it is impossible to describe a poem or its author within exactly defined boundaries, yet it is possible to appreciate their true meanings.

Physicians and patients speak out on natural methods of healing
A plump man lies on his back, needles sticking out of his round belly, hoping that acupuncture will finally help him lose weight. In the next room, a woman huddles in a cocoon of blankets, sweating out the toxins in her body.

MS Walk also for those with heartache
She has seen the gradually debilitating effects of MS and the unpredictability with which it strikes. When she goes to sleep at night, Bohnert fears what could be awaiting her when she awakens the following morning: loss of sight, total paralysis, the finality of ending up in a nursing home.

'The Rookie' steps up to bat as newest baseball flick
Baseball just happened to be Jim Morris's dream. It was more than peanuts and Crackerjacks to the legendary baseball player, who spent a good portion of his life chasing that dream. Hence the premise of the latest feel-good baseball movie, The Rookie, opening this Friday.

Canadian rock stars invade stage with Bush
When the Canadian quartet Default hits Phoenix this week in support of their debut album The Fallout, keep your eyes peeled for sun tanning musicians in the area.

Swedish punks sweat it out far from home
For this privilege, I thank Millencolin. A band originating from and still living in Sweden, Millencolin has gained a reputation over the years as a melodic punk band with a shifting sound.

Made-for-TV movie mocks ASU
ou may recall The Simpsons episode in which an apocalyptic flood supposedly sends most of Springfield's residents to the afterlife.

Potty-mouthed puppets invade primetime
Imagine if E! did one of its True Hollywood Stories on Sesame Street and informed the nation that Bert and Ernie were more than just "roommates," there were "special ingredients" in Cookie Monster's cookies, and Prairie Dawn's "nighttime" name was Busty McBooty.

Sudden need for health leads to needles
It's amazing what you'll consider doing to your body in the name of health. Five months ago, the thought of being stabbed with a dozen needles in various parts of my body didn't exactly scream out to my well being.

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