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Editorial: Out-of-state status needs streamlining
Students must fight a labyrinth of requirements to get residency if they enter ASU as out-of-state students. Out-of-state students pay $10,354 per year compared to the $2,488 that in-state students pay.

Opinion: Revel in the muddy bottom with Cannibal Corpse's death metal
And if you disagree, then after you die, may your spine be sharpened to an evil point to massacre the seventh son of the seventh son with utmost haste and guttural disgust ... or may your favorite band break up, whichever comes first.

Opinion: Let's get the (birthday) party started right
The first thing you must decide, when planning a birthday party for a two-year-old, is: Should you invite the two-year-old? Because a child that age can put a real damper on a party.

Opinion: Use your vote: Support politicians who seek compensation for Indian nations
Head in almost any direction from ASU's main campus and you will run into land owned by Indians. It might be part of a reservation, or land held in trust by the federal government and leased to the highest bidder.

Top of the Kee: Rams shock nation by drafting Scott
You are forgiven if you've never heard of Scott. It's not only that he was an offensive lineman and that he played for a little more than a year at ASU. It's that he only started four games in his senior season.

Golfers struggling in Pac-10s
Even though the Sun Devils have not won a tournament all season long, there's no better week than this one. Coming off three straight top five finishes, 10th-ranked ASU is competing in the Pac-10 Championships in Walla Walla, Wash.

Crandall breaks fibula in dirt bike accident, likely out for three months
The 2001-02 men's basketball season has been over for a little more than a month and summer workouts have just begun, but the Sun Devils are already shorthanded.

Moon puts a cap on troublesome season
ASU senior gymnast Laura Moon completed her career in the preliminary portion of the NCAA Championships this past weekend at Alabama's Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

Sheaffer, Wyrick, Castillo trying to fight off injuries
Three Sun Devils are currently nursing injuries. Senior outfielder Jon Sheaffer is out for at least one week with a foot injury, junior third baseman Dennis Wyrick is sidelined with a sore hamstring and senior catcher Cesar Castillo is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury.

ASU promotes Earth-friendly habits
ASU Recycling invited clubs and organizations including Sierra Club, Earth First, GREENPEACE, the Salt River Project, Arizona Public Service and Co-op America to display booths on Hayden Lawn and educate students on how they can help the environment.

Plan would split ASASU into 3 sections
Under the amended constitution that requires student body approval, ASASU would be separated into the Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate and Professional Students Association, and the Programming and Activities Board.

Loyal patrons say goodbye to popular local coffee house
Gold Bar has won over fans such as Amy Nielson, a social work graduate student, who said she is a regular at the coffee house and was surprised to hear of its impending location change.

Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is having Hall of Fame Awards for all student organizations and advisers at 7 p.m. in the MU, Arizona Ballroom.

Drag racing bill aims to send message to reckless drivers
The thrill of speeding in a car can be a dangerous rush, and a bill in the state Legislature aims to make drivers think twice about driving recklessly.

Police Beat: Man pushed firefighter
A 32-year-old man was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, assault and disorderly conduct at Tempe St. Luke's Hospital in the 1500 block of south Mill Avenue.

Spending hours to save dollars: Students navigate miles of red tape to become an Arizona resident for tuition savings
Jon O'Brien graduated from ASU with a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies in 2000. Two years later, he is still paying off student loans and is still cursing the out-of-state student status that plunged him into debt.

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Trailer trash, foul mouths meet Macbeth in 'Scotland, PA'
In Scotland, PA, the new Shakespeare reworking that hits theaters tomorrow, star Maura Tierney gingerly dashes through the alphabet on the letter "f" alone.

Old school skating comes alive with 'Dogtown'
The rugged story of skateboarding's original urban assault team, which is given revered attention in the gnarly documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, was almost left untold.

Status woe
Penn Roullier took out his business card, placed it on top of the glass table positioned in front of the cheetah-print couch we lounged upon, and with the flick of his wrist, opened the gate into a world of debauchery and drunkenness, status and silicone.

Gay pride festival features first ASU gay fraternity
Dottie, in drag, who was crowned Miss Gay Pride 2002, sashayed the grounds, greeting her fans in a red mini-dress, platform shoes and extra-long black eyelashes, from beneath a yellow sun umbrella.

Slow Poke punk more than its piercings
The local group Slow Poke can best be described as a Blink 182 in training. Something tells me they may even be prone to getting naked at shows, but who knows? You'll have to find that one out for yourself.

Eclectic budding Valley band begs for wontons
Ask local band Pomagic what they want out of life and each of its four members will give you a different answer. Individually, they want cheese-crisps, groupies, a lifetime supply of Mary Kay products and pineapple wontons, but as a group, they have one answer in common.

Lisa Loeb having her cake, and pie, and eating it too
Her new album Cake and Pie has more of a rocking guitar sound but never loses Loeb's uniquely mellow style, soothing voice or musical meanings.

Hometown heroes return after eating up the world
Chances are the person you're talking to will swear that they used to play in the sandbox with the lead singer Jim Adkins, did a science project with Zach Lind, the drummer, in the third grade or went to the prom with guitarist Tom Linton's best friend's cousin.

Puppet man more than some wood and a hand
Boys and dolls don't typically mix. But that wasn't the case for ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham, who breathed life into a few puppets when he was a child.

Very important bowwow wowed by VIP rooms
Some of you might recognize me from my previous column in this fine quality of a magazine (which I make a point never to aim my urine on), or from such adult canine cinema classics as Doggie Does Dallas and All Dogs Cum to Heaven.

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