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Probing questions diminish value of higher education
Too often we see a university education as a means to an end. It is just the path that we have to muddle through so we can end up with a job that brings home the bacon.

U.S. needs to face population epidemic
Earth's population, frankly, is expanding faster than Oprah Winfrey's waistline. In 50 years, they'll shoot out so many babies that there will be 12 billion people simultaneously exhausting the last vestiges of the earth's resources.

Harvard jerks should thank insolent press
The weekly newspaper of the Harvard business school, The Harbus, came under fire because it published a cartoon that was deemed disrespectful to university career services employees.

Political Cartoon: Policies
A political cartoon on Bush's policies.

Football: Williams named starting tailback vs. USC
There's no better time to work on improving the ground game than Saturday against No. 8 USC, and newly reappointed starting junior tailback Mike Williams is eager to try.

Volleyball coach reflects on 14 years
Patti Snyder-Park has seen players go from recruits to super stars under her wing and after this season, her 14th as head coach, she will no longer control the Sun Devil program.

Devils slam All-Stars 107-89
ASU freshman forward Ike Diogu made an early impact in his first career college game as he led all scorers with 21 points in a 107-89 victory Wednesday night over the EA Sports All-Stars.

ASASU senators given ultimatum
An emergency meeting of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences council was called Wednesday night to determine that senators Amanda Norris and Lindsay Moran have 24 hours to officially resign.

Colleges play catch up on sex offender notification
Matt Salmon's act requires college campuses to notify students of registered sex offenders enrolled or working on campus. Although it was passed into federal law, states now must individually adopt the legislation.

Gear Up gives Arizona children a chance
The ASU Early Outreach Program collaborates with other outreach organizations like the Gear Up to show the campus to first generation college minority students from lower income communities.

New technology becoming more accessible
Students gathered under large blue tents on Hayden Lawn on Wednesday to try out various computers, stereos and televisions at the "Find Your Power Tech Tour."

Police Beat: Man aims gun at sister
The incidents Tempe police reported Wednesday, including the arrest of a Tempe man that reportedly pointed a loaded firearm at his sister during an argument.

'Harry' goes to pot
If the producers go ahead with their plan to film seven Harry Potter movies, they'd better wave a wand of inspiration over their franchise, because Harry Potter is quickly running out of magic.

Local music concerts kick off
Throngs of students looked on Wednesday as indie-rock bands Scout Finch and The Format played in the basement lounge of the Memorial Union in what was the first installment of a student government sponsored weekly concert series.

Fun with Feltcher
Some students dream of becoming rock stars, but BIS major Sean Patrick doesn't need to fantasize he's living the rock star life.

With all their Might
If you're unfamiliar with the Bosstones, Burton offers a brief summary: "We're eight knuckleheads from Boston that somehow turned into musicians and basically play all the kinds of music we love hard rock, punk, reggae and ska music."

Getting your kicks
In small, steamy gyms across the Valley, groups of dedicated dancer-fighters called capoeiristas practice their own form of conversation. Their language is capoeira [kah-po-EH-rah], an acrobatic style of martial arts based on 400-year-old Afro-Brazilian slave rituals.

Hooray for Bollywood
In a Bollywood film, random acts of dancing, as well as elaborate costume changes and heart-wrenching plot lines are not only common, they're expected.

Tight knit
Every once in a while, Canada bestows upon the world great treasures such as Dan Aykroyd, Canadian Bacon and perhaps the most colorful contribution of all, Cirque du Soleil.

Purifying punk
It's amazing when a musician calls on time for an interview, let alone calls early, so naturally we were impressed when The Distillers drummer Andy Outbreak phoned 15 minutes prior to his scheduled time.

What's so nifty about the '50s?
Far From Heaven barely misses its mark of discussing stereotypes of gender and race, and it leaves the audience with an unsatisfying ending that will leave some annoyed.

Just cause
Kelly Zirbes croons about love and life with her band, Kelly's Lot, but the 41-year-old singer/marathon runner/motivational speaker has an ulterior motive when performing. She wants to talk about Hepatitis C.

Cup O' Joe: From cult to culture
Being on the giving end of assimilation is what scares American nationalists. One day, soon, Americans will know what it's like to be treated like a cult. These silly folk who can't get enough of their caffeine or tabloid television magazines.

SDTV program guide
SDTV-Channel 2 program guide

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