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Abortion anniversary stirs questions about true feminism
As a college student in the '70s, I argued passionately for a woman's right to have unfettered control over her reproductive life--something I still defend fiercely today.

ID checks, affirmative action have crossed the line
Your local Pick N' Save might card an old man trying to buy beer, just to be fair. State Press columnist Chris Kotterman wonders if challengers of the University of Michigan's admissions policies are doing the same.

Better to be outfitted in fatigues than apathy
Just two weeks ago, columnist Samantha Xanthos was planning for the routine headaches that go along with starting classes again. She never imagined spending her twenty-first birthday overseas, at war.

Giving you what you want
There has been continuing hype surrounding the media over the last few months. Only this time, people are not cheering, but jeering the press for the substandard job of informing the public.

Editorial: Softening tuition blow
Tuition, the increasing bane of student existence, will soon be payable in 3 convenient increments, if the Arizona Board of Regents plays ball (picture us threateningly tapping baseball bats).

New volleyball coach hired
Brad Saindon, an ASU graduate and USA volleyball assistant coach, was announced Tuesday as the new head coach of the ASU women's volleyball team.

Saindon replaces Patti Snyder-Park, who coached for 14 years, and calls the chance to coach for his alma mater "almost a fairy tale."

"I knew nothing about volleyball until Arizona State and now I get an opportunity to go back to where it all started" Saindon said.

Hoops: ASU set for road test against in-state rival No. 1 UA
A Pac-10 win is always nice. And a win over your rival is even better. But it will be hard for the ASU men's basketball team to find anything sweeter than a road win tonight over the Pac-10 leader and in-state rival Wildcats.

Experience raises ASU baseball expectations
With 21 letter winners returning, the ASU baseball team and head coach Pat Murphy return to Packard Stadium with another year of experience under their belts.

Devil Dish: NFL too tough on tight end
So New York Giants Pro Bowl rookie Jeremy Shockey has been fined $10,000. Were his actions wrong? Probably. But people involved with the NFL have become far too critical of the outspoken tight end.

Hump Day Hoopla: Meet the State Press sports staff
Wednesday means one thing: Hump Day Hoopla. This week, members of The State Press sports desk staff introduce themselves and discuss the sports they cover, predictions and rags, and favorite teams.

Hoops: Academics may keep Knight at bay against UA
When the ASU men's basketball team faces rival UA tonight in Tucson, senior forward Donnell Knight may not play because of an academic eligibility issue.

Football: Quarterback Goodenough transfers
After seeing action in just one game this season, ASU junior quarterback Andy Goodenough has decided to try his luck elsewhere and transfer to Southeast Missouri State, a Division I-AA school.

ASU student returns with wild tales from Africa
Leaving behind her five cats in Phoenix, conservation biology senior Aletris Neils traveled to Namibia, Africa, to save cats. She was one of seven students chosen as research assistants and sent to Africa.

Police Beat: Shoplifter, vending machine thief foiled
These are the incidents reported by ASU and Tempe Police from Sunday, January 19, until Tuesday, January 21, including an attempted shoplifting of a stereo and the stealing of 34 quarters from an air machine.

Mitchell appointed to bridge gap between ASU, Tempe
Tempe Councilman Mark Mitchell, recently appointed second vice chair of the National League of Cities' 2002 University Communities Caucus, said one of his main priorities would be to explore joint economic ventures between the city and the university.

Crow, senate disagree over sale of dorms
The state is considering the sale of nearly $250 million in state properties, including ASU, UA and NAU dormitories, in an effort to fill a $1.5 billion budget gap.

Despite increasing popularity, ASU President Michael Crow said the sale of campus residence halls was not in the University's budget plan.

New payment schedule may soften blow of tuition hike
Rather than forking over all tuition fees by a scheduled deadline, the Arizona Board of Regents is considering a new payment plan that would allow students to pay tuition in three installments.

Two student senators ousted
After months of no-shows at meetings, student senators Miguelina German and Lindsay Moran were finally ousted from their positions Tuesday night.

According to Michael Komenda, executive vice president of Associated Students of ASU, the two senators lost their respective positions for failure to meet their responsibilities and poor attendance after the first legislative session of the spring semester.

Rollerball, Eminem bomb, Punch Drunk scores in 2002
The past year produced an abundance of movies, from Lord of the Rings to 8 Mile. Web Devil reviewer Josh Spiegel recaps the best films of 2002, as well as the overrated and underrated ones.

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