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Laws need to be clear before infringement of rights occurs
If any change is made in the gun industry, it won't be by law and it won't be voluntary either. If company policy is changed, it will be mandated via civil court extortion.

Colleges should 'admit' to their greed problem
Binding admissions based on hasty application turnarounds and pledges of singular loyalty to universities by students are symptoms of greed and insecurity on the part of colleges that adhere to them.

No hope for campus conservatives
All I can wonder is when is it my turn? When is the tolerance preached by the left going to be extended to me? But I'm afraid I already know the answer: NEVER.

State Press Editorial: Child pornography involvement shouldn't hinder entertainment
We'll all get jobs based on hygiene, purchasing habits and the amount of time spent on the phone, rather than qualification. The line between professional and public lives has become dangerously gray. Today's magic word is unjust.

Mall Rants: Sexism at The Library
ASU students rant about sexism at Mill Avenue's newest bar, the Library.

Political Cartoon: Protest
A political cartoon by John West about protest.

ASU professor recalls survival of deadly volcanic eruption
ASU professor and volcanologist Dr. Stanley Williams was used to taking risks. He had been situated atop many active volcanoes around the world. One day, that risk proved to be deadly.

ASU hockey club squanders pair of leads
The ASU Ice Devils hockey club played four solid periods over the weekend, but two bad periods ended up leading to two losses against Colorado State.

Football: Koetter pleased with attitude of team
While Sun Devils opened their Pac-10 schedule at a perfect 4-0, the last three contests have not yielded the same results including a 34-13 loss to USC on Saturday.

Devils beat Aussies 98-96 in exhibition
Team EzyBonds of Australia pushed the ASU men's basketball team to its limit, but freshman forward Ike Diogu shined again for the Sun Devils scoring 34 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, leading his team to a 98-96 win Monday night at Wells Fargo Arena.

Baseball: Sinacori returns to Tempe
With Omaha bleeding from his veins, Chris Sinacori has returned to the Sun Devils baseball coaching staff as a pitching coach for the 2003 season.

Arizona's child deaths on rise
Violent deaths among Arizona children are climbing. The deaths of 247 of these children, 25.5 percent of all child deaths in the state, could have been prevented last year with measures like gun locks, car safety belts and secured pool fences.

Police Beat: 'Mushroom' man grabs woman's breast
The incidents Tempe police reported Monday, including the arrest of an 18-year-old Scottsdale man who grabbed the breast of a woman he didn't know while he was under the influence of "mushrooms."

No-show senators' reprimand delayed
A 24-hour ultimatum became a two-month holding period Sunday, when the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College Council decided to wait to take action against absentee senators Amanda Norris and Lindsay Moran until next semester.

ASU religion department grows in popularity
Over the past three years the ASU religious studies program has seen a 50 percent increase in enrollment, making it the largest religious studies program in the country.

Acclaimed Halberstam relates opinions to ASU
War, politics, culture, business, the '50s and baseball: all subjects that have been addressed in his books and just some potential topics of discussion for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam at The Centennial Colloquium.

Fraternity looks to clean up party image
While wild drinking parties are commonly associated with Greek life, one fraternity hopes to create a different image.

A lecture and open discussion, hosted by the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity Monday night at the Memorial Union tried to "sober up" its members about alcohol.

Local bands to play MU every Wednesday
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

'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.

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