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ASU East: Students approve first campus constitution
Students at east campus voted to accept their first-ever student constitution, which is required to create a student government at ASU East. Out of 137 votes cast, only four students chose a "no" to deny the passing of the constitution.

ASU East: Refurbished library showcases live 'help' software
With a new and larger location, expansion of resources and implementation of innovative live help software called "QuestionPoint," the ASU East library now has more facilities to serve the needs of East students.

ASU partners with Mexican university
Arizona saw a few firsts Tuesday when President Vicente Fox of Mexico became the first Mexican president to visit Arizona. ASU President Michael Crow signed an agreement with Tec de Monterrey, a prominent Mexican university, to initiate the first of several joint projects between ASU and that university.

USG Senate votes for fee referendum
The undergraduate student senate voted nearly unanimously Tuesday night to pass the student referendum regarding the Memorial Union and Student Recreation Center expansions.

Despite the decision, USG President Brandon Goad said it is possible ASU administration and the Arizona Board of Regents won't allow the referendum to be presented to ASU students for a vote.

Cronkite, Rooney visit campus for luncheon
Walter Cronkite, often called "the most trusted man in America," and Andy Rooney, this year's Cronkite award recipient, will be visiting campus starting today.

The two will be here in preparation for the annual Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communication luncheon, and to interact with ASU faculty, staff and students.

Police Beat: 'This place sucks'
The incidents reported by ASU and Tempe police, including a woman arrested after she reportedly verbally abused bar employees and patrons after a bartender refused to serve her more alcohol. The woman reportedly stood in front of the bar and shouted, "This place sucks."

Fred's got me Green with envy
Relaxed in a large, black vinyl booth, I couldn't help from wanting to get up and dance. The rhythmic funk of Fred Green was filling every corner of the smoky Hollywood Alley, a west-Mesa bar known for its musical acts.

Hayden Lawn concert draws hefty crowd
Nearly a thousand fans flocked to Hayden Lawn on Tuesday for a free show by recording artists Thrice and Thursday.

The special acoustic performance was sponsored by Hoodlums Music at ASU. The bands decided to join forces in September and kicked off a three-month U.S. tour Oct. 17.

'Average Joe' an average show
Sometimes even the most homely of nerds gets a chance. A gorgeous girl gives them a shot. But as NBC's newest reality series "Average Joe" proves, that's just my own personal fantasy - and not reality.

'Breakthrough' a fine addition to 'Medal of Honor' series
The Medal of Honor videogame series has been kicking ass on every platform, but it shines on the PC. Breakthrough is an expansion for the popular multiplayer and single player game known as Medal of Honor Allied Assault. This game is based around World War II just like in all of the other games but instead of fighting solely the Germans in this expansion you are fighting the Italians also. The game starts out with a level in Africa. For those of you who have not heard but the United States (but mainly the British) did go to war in Africa during WWII. Then from their in expands on to Stalin's turf.

'Arrested Development' may be FOX's next junked gem
You know how it works, if you know anything about television. There will be a new show on the air, and it will be brilliant, in a way you didn't think possible. Perhaps the show will put you on the edge of your seat.

Hilarious after-Halloween special opens 'Simpsons'
The Simpsons," one of the truly great television programs of all time, is back for its 15th season. The three vignettes on last night's after-Halloween episode were all particularly funny and memorable.

Review: 'WWE Raw 2' hot with all new matches
WWE Raw 2, THQ's Xbox-exclusive pro wrestling simulation, is already one of the hottest games around. Sadly, the fun won't last long for those of us who don't follow the "sport." A lot has changed since THQ made WCW vs. NWO for the Nintendo 64. Now there's no more WCW or WWF, wrestling moved to TNN which is now called Spike, and Hulk Hogan retired but then came back again.

Review: 'Tiger Woods' shoots for par, still the best
If you want to be the best, you have to compete against the best. Or in this case, you have to compete against the only golf video game on the market.

In EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, players can compete on some of the best golf courses across the globe. From the TPC of Scottsdale to Pebble Beach, players will get the most realistic simulation of what it is like to play as Tiger Woods, as well as a variety of other famed PGA tour professionals such as John Daly, Justin Leonard, and Jesper Parnevik to name a few.

Preview: 'Ratchet and Clank 2' not just kids' stuff
While I never played the original Ratchet and Clank, due to my caution around games that have kiddie-cartoon-looking covers, the demo disc for its sequel, Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando, is making me wish that I had.

Celibacy hurts Catholic priests
The amount and quality of people interested in Catholicism clerical vocation are hampered by celibacy, which stifles the church community. Many church leaders are charting the grounds of reformation in the Church, and it's about time.

Make DREAM a reality for undocumented students
We should ask our congressional representatives to support passage of the Student Adjustment Act and encourage our local leaders to introduce bills that would allow some undocumented students in Arizona to be recognized as legal residents for purposes of their education.

Baghdad welcome mat worn thin by U.S. military
It takes an occupying army about two minutes to wear out its welcome. Our occupation of Iraq is no exception, and the occupation certainly is going to be a long one. A number of factors in post-Saddam Iraq will guarantee this, and there are plenty of challenges ahead.

Editorial: Get help in Iraq or get out
President Bush needs to own up to the severity and deterioration of the "actual situation on the ground," the lack of unilateral success thus far and, in doing so, garner substantial support from the rest of the world.

A comic strip by Tony Carrillo.

A coimc strip by Joseph Bowen.

Talking Heads
A comic strip by Alexander Karlsson.

On the Web: 'Tis the season to start shopping
Whoever wrote about 12 days of Christmas is an idiot. Incidentally, the holidays are about more than partridges that freeze to death because they are dumb enough to hang out in pear trees during winter.

Football: Sun Devils reconsider season goals
If a 28-point loss to a team with a losing record is not rock bottom for an already disappointing season, then nothing is. Yet the players and coaches still have a plan to climb out of the hole in which they have been buried.

Season ticket holders need vouchers for UA hoops game
Students who have men's basketball season tickets and want to attend the game against UA on Jan. 3 will have to pick up a voucher sometime between now and Nov. 21 to reserve a seat due to winter break.

Hump Day Hoopla: Move back the NCAA 3-point line
The thought of making shooters work harder to earn three points is intriguing. With the length of the three-point shot currently set at 19 feet 9 inches, the only major upgrade from high school basketball to college is the shot clock.

Devil Dish: Preps provide best football in town
After the three Arizona universities lost by a combined 95 points and the Cardinals are still an unattractive ticket, the best night to watch real football is now Fridays. This week is the end of the regular season and one of the last chances to see some of the brightest future college stars.

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