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Editorial: Honors dorm piracy policy good if not enforced
The Barrett Honors College announced last week that all students' computers connected to the ASU network will be constantly monitored. If the BHC is smart, this announcement is nothing more than a maneuver.

Letters to the Editor: Gays not guaranteed marriage rights
The letters in response to recent columns, including a note from a reader asserting that marriage is a strictly-defined institution that the government reserves for relationships that contribute to a stable society.

Community colleges follow ASU, Robin Hood's lead
The 10 Maricopa community colleges intend to bump up their tuition another $5 per credit hour by this summer. The problem is that the state did not cut the financial lifelines of these colleges as it did to ASU.

Republican conference sits on ideological battlefields
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a three-day gathering of the right-wing faithful, attendees view Bush a lot like the left views Bush: he talks compassionately but does the far right's bidding.

Dance classes bring out children's skills, personality
Moving Inventors is a new approach to teaching dance to children. They are classes designed for children to express themselves creatively through kinesthetic expressions of integrated dance themes.

Club Sports: Men's soccer priming for Fall success
Although the ASU men's soccer club doesn't start their game schedule until the fall, they are busying themselves in preparation for it right now by playing in the eight-team premier division of the Scottsdale United Adult Soccer League.

Municipalities plan to tally area homeless population
A Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) homelessness committee released a plan at a meeting Feb. 14 to end homelessness. Tempe is for the first time beginning to embrace increasing social services.

Brief: Pita Pit to serve up Greek-style food near ASU
Campus eating can be the pits sometimes. But fear not, a new healthy-eating option is coming to Tempe today. Pita Pit's first-ever Arizona location is opening in Tempe, just across the street from ASU.

Controversial professor believes he is being forced out
A popular ASU sociology professor, asked by his department to publish six scholarly papers within the next year-and-a-half, believes unreal expectations have been set for him in an effort to force him out.

UA leaves no doubt
The No. 1 University of Arizona Wildcats played one of the their best games of the season Saturday night en route to a 92-72 win in front of the fourth-largest crowd (14,421) to ever watch a basketball game at Wells Fargo Arena.

Opinion: Sun Devils deserve fan support despite loss
The only way Saturday's 92-72 loss to the archrival Wildcats is detrimental is if the Wells Fargo Arena seats aren't filled March 6 and 8. That's when ASU returns for the final two homes games of the season.

Cardinal gymnasts best Devils again in tight-scoring meet
Stanford gymnastics still reigns over ASU as the No. 8 Cardinal took a 197.250-196.850 victory Friday at the Maples Pavilions in Palo Alto, Calif. The Cardinal defeated the Sun Devils for the 15th time in 19 meets.

ASU women's tennis earns split with UCLA, USC
Friday the Sun Devils played a riveting dual meet against UCLA that ended in a 4-3 victory. Saturday, the No. 3 USC Women of Troy came to Tempe and pulled out a 7-0 sweep over the No. 7 Sun Devils.

Baseball: ASU sweeps Irish, coach gets victory No. 700
Facing his former club for just the second time since departing in 1994, ASU head coach Pat Murphy and the No. 4 Sun Devil baseball team swept No. 11 Notre Dame in a two-game series over the weekend.

W Hoops: Devils losing skid at three with loss to 'Cats
Before tip-off, they thought they were ready. However, as the minutes wore on, the ASU women's basketball team lost its composure as well as an early lead to archrival and No. 24 University of Arizona.

Frye sizzles in Valley homecoming victory
A 2001 graduate of Phoenix St. Mary's High School, UA sophomore starting center Channing Frye enjoyed one of the finest games of his career Saturday night during a 92-72 victory over the Sun Devils.

Devil Dish: Gymnastics 'moral victories' a different ball game
Last week an esteemed colleague wrote that there are no "moral victories" in college athletics, rather that winning is "dominant" over having fun and "wins matter in standings." But gymnastics is unique.

Police Beat: Man assaults girlfriend with roller skate
The incidents reported by ASU and Tempe police, including a 19-year-old Mesa man arrested Wednesday on the charge of assault for allegedly hitting his girlfriend numerous times with a roller skate.

West powwow embraces culture
Several hundred people celebrated Native American heritage during a daylong traditional powwow Saturday at the ASU West campus.

Gay, lesbian studies planned
A coalition of professors is working to convince the University to institute a certificate program in Gay and Lesbian Studies to push often-neglected issues of sexuality into mainstream academia.

A certificate, slightly less significant than a minor, acts as a supplement to a student's degree, formally recognizing an area of specialization.

Student Health to research gays
Out of seven schools receiving a $2,000 grant, ASU's Student Health and Wellness Center conducting research that could lead to better health care for ASU's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students.

Changing Directions: Area colleges expect ASU overflow
Area community colleges are bracing for a flood of students who will no longer be able to afford ASU if a $1,000 tuition hike is implemented in the fall. Students ineligible for financial aid would bear full tuition fees.

Reality TV Roundup: Finales not all were cracked up to be
A summary of the past week's reality TV shows, including the finales of "Joe Millionaire" and "The Bachelorette" and the two new episodes of "American Idol."

Grammy wrap-up: Award show gives it up for Jones
The 2003 Grammy Awards easily could have been renamed The Norah Jones Show. Jones walked away with a total of five awards, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year (for "Don't Know Why").

Spacey's no blow-hard
Cup O JoeHollywood has a long history of sticking its surgically-altered nose in places it really doesn't belong, coming down from the Hollywood Hills to push its agenda to the American public for decades.

Deja 'Blue'
In Dark Blue, Kurt Russell's character, Sgt. Eldon Perry Jr., manages to embody every single rogue-cop stereotype that has graced the silver screen. He kills whomever he wants, drinks like a fish and has forgotten how to love.

SPM: Shakesbeer for everyone!
If you mesh the work of the ingenious playwright William Shakespeare with a big fat buffoon in Homer Simpson, you'll end up with an eight-year-old joke - an original spoof of "Macbeth" called "MacHomer."

Growing up is hard to do
Your college years will be over before you know it. In the new movie Old School, Mitch [Luke Wilson], Frank [Will Ferrell] and Beanie [Vince Vaughn], each come to that dreaded point in their lives when it's time to grow up.

Confusion reigns
Discovering the perfect band to be in is like the game of love. Soaking Fused guitarist Steve Himmelstein says the question is if "you have to have sex with the band before you find out if it's going to work out."

Talking lips
Saturday, vaginas across Tempe will come out of hibernation and unite for the fifth-straight year as Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, returns to ASU. This year the play will include a new monologue.

A Manzy beginning
Manzanita Hall: rumored to be home of an ungodly amount of infectious STDs and ... rock stars? The latter is definitely true. Four years ago, Manzy's halls were the home of Something Corporate's guitarist, Josh Parington.

'Gale' Force
In The Life of David Gale, in theaters Friday, Kevin Spacey plays a college professor and passionate crusader against the death penalty who, in a strange turn of events, ends up on death row himself.

Outside the lines
Those who can, do, and those who can't, teach. But don't tell that to ASU Master of Fine Arts student Jane Almirall. Her exhibit, "Migratory Inclinations," begins its display in the Harry Wood Gallery this week.

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