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ASU East: Students, professors worry about how campus will handle changes
ASU East is now ASU Polytechnic. ASU President Michael Crow said that the new name could be discussed and changed. But decisions to move several programs -- and eventually, about 12,000 more students -- to the campus, are not open to discussion. Associate professor Ernie Hirata, president of the Academic Senate at Polytechnic, asked Crow if discussions will be held on the changes.

ASU East: Students help aviation expo get off ground
Aeronautical management technology students at ASU Polytechnic helped organize and host the first ASU Aviation Expo. Garrett Vanark, a senior in the professional flight program, said students started work on the event in November. In previous years it was known as "Aviation Industry Day.

Native Americans celebrate culture
ASU's celebration of Native American Culture Week is more than fry bread and ancient dances.

For many Native American students, the weeklong celebration of culture reminds them of their rich heritage.

Police Beat: Five finger condoms and Mad Dog spell undoing
A 31-year-old transient man was arrested on a charge of shoplifting near the 5100 block of South McClintock Drive. He allegedly removed a bottle of Mad Dog Liquor, a three-count box of condoms and a 100-count bottle of ibuprofen from a Fry's Marketplace store without attempting to pay. The total of the merchandise was $19.57. He was witnessed and detained by store security.

Last call for alcohol to ring an hour later
This fall, ASU students will be able to stay at their favorite bars for an additional hour.

Gov. Janet Napolitano signed the Last Call Act into law Tuesday, which will allow bars and liquor stores to sell alcohol until 2 a.m., instead of the current 1 a.m. cutoff.

Student senators question election commission's decision
Members of ASU's student government may have wrongly influenced the election commission charged with monitoring student government candidates, student officials said.

Cledwyn Jones, a senator for the Barrett Honors College said he and other senators claim that the election commission had close ties to Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidate Sophie O'Keefe-Zelman. USG President Brandon Goad nominated those who served on the commission before they were approved by the student senate. Goad also publicly endorsed O'Keefe-Zelman's candidacy.

Kerry begins university tour
Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry kicked off a campaign to attract young voters Tuesday by simultaneously addressing 130 colleges across the nation.

Kerry took time out of a three-state university tour to participate in a conference call with student journalists from around the country.

Students to create Phoenix housing
The Del. E. Webb School of Construction is seeking students to help develop business plans for housing in Phoenix.

Students would develop plans in conjunction with the Salt River Project.

Students show their ink at campus tattoo contest
ASU students showed their true colors Tuesday in a body art contest featured as part of the University's second annual "A" Week. The tattoo contest took place in front of the Memorial Union and attracted 15 entries in the first hour. Students came by to display cherubs, crosses, tigers and family crests in hopes of winning a first or second place trophy.

'Osama' expiates for years of Afghan oppression
There are times in life when one reads a book, an article or something using words to sketch a portrait. Our imaginations often render their own images to fill gaps of misunderstanding. Then, Hollywood pumps out a film-version of what we read. Albeit a movie version usually doesn't match our preconceived notions, sometimes it does.

For Review: Kill Bill, Vol. 2
Who is it, I wonder, to blame for the ever-growing ego of writer-director Quentin Tarantino? There is no question that his first films, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, are classics (especially the latter film). I can't comment on Jackie Brown, having only seen parts of it, but his last two films, Kill Bill, Vol.

Reel life: Forgettable
On the front door of the Alamo church in downtown San Antonio, Texas, there hangs a plaque that says, "Be silent friend/here heroes died/to blaze a trail/for other men." No sentiment sums up the feeling of reverence Texans still hold for the men who died at the Alamo quite like this message that greets visitors of the monument.

For review: Patton pending
Fantomas is a band for music lovers-and major Mr. Bungle fans. Even if you have never heard of Fantomas, chances are you know of its members: vocalist/keyboardist Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Tomahawk), drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc.), guitarist Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins) and bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr.

Musical notes: Get your 'Motor' running
The big hair. The tight pants. The power ballads that beg you to sing along. There's just something about old rock 'n' roll that people can't resist. Throw on AC/DC's Back in Black at your next party, and you're pretty much guaranteed to have a room full of people singing along.

Local beats: Taking a stand
A hazy gray cloud of smoke hovers around the room and then settles just enough to see the details of his face. He watches as people give away more and more of their hard-earned money. He is the center of attention. The only problems? The cloud of smoke is not a stage effect, and the people aren't giving him their hard earned money.

Sites to see:Sites for sore eyes
It can be hard to find news on your favorite local bands in magazines and newspapers, not to mention word about upcoming shows. This is one more reason why the Internet is great for music junkies-online music news sites. A couple of years ago, the Phoenix music scene got an online boost with the creation of AZPunk.

Out of the closet: It's not a purse!
Can fashion be both stylish and utilitarian? Trend followers may sacrifice function for aesthetics, but the fashionable might not do the same. Legendary talent scout, William Morris, once said, "Nothing useless can ever truly be beautiful," and when it comes to men's fashion, it's the cardinal rule.

Spin IT: Lost and found
If it's time for another British band to steal the Billboard charts, then LostProphets is that band. The members, who hale from Wales, England, have thick accents, but those who had trouble watching Guy Ritchie's Snatch need not worry; the accent is minimal when vocalist Ian Watkins is crooning.

Don't I Know You?: Ask for his number
If you don't know who he is by now, you don't get out enough. It's OK to put the books down, once in a while, take the night off to grab a drink, boogie down and sing your head off to the musical talent that is Chris Mathison. Mathison, a senior working on a BIS degree in communication and sociology, is Tempe's very own one-man band.

Atta Bui: Gotta have faith
Things are looking apocalyptic on my end, folks. My days are filled with papers, projects, deadlines, interviews and commitment after time-sucking commitment. It's about the time when we get a little scared and wonder, "Am I going to even pass my classes?" And frankly, I've hit the point in the semester when the only way I can manage to chug through all my work is to surrender my credit card to Starbucks and pray to all that is good and wholesome for guidance to the summer.

Recognize ASU all-time greats
Two former ASU athletes made major sports headlines earlier this week. ASU alumnus Phil Mickelson finally shed the dubious moniker of "greatest golfer never to win a major tournament" by scoring a scintillating (for a golf tournament) 18th hole victory at the Masters on Sunday.

Editorial mistakes true intentions
There are a couple of problems with "Student board ordered to hold public elections" (April 13) and Tuesday's State Press unsigned editorial. First, the editorial highlights my statement that I hope that student government "completely falls apart," which was taken out of context in the article.

Editorial: 'Healthy Living' unrealistic tactic
"Residential Life will help more than 70 ASU students say no to drugs next fall." That's the lead on a story from Tuesday's The State Press about how several Mariposa Hall residents are signing up to join a "Healthy Living Community." Which is all well and good, but we were struck by one thing: Isn't it part of Residential Life's job to help all its students say no to drugs? There are about 5,500 bed spaces on the ASU campus, which means that if the program succeeds, Residential Life will have successfully steered 1.

Talk Back: Dos students sick of hearing about Dos Gringos
"Hi, this is two concerned students from ASU. We wanted to call and complain about all the ragging you're doing on Dos Gringos moving, which is still moving across the street just on a different part of campus. University Drive does not constitute all of ASU. ASU does cover Rural, Apache, Mill, and University Drive all together. So please stop. It's really annoying. Thanks. Have a great day."

Letters to the editor: Thanks to Palmer, troops
I read "Stay Home, Ted Kennedy" by Christian Palmer (April 13), and I would like to say, "Thank you, Christian!" I do not care what Ted Kennedy or any politician thinks or their views about the war because everyone has their own opinions.

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J-Lo in the Know: Dieting in America
In the past year or so, diets have become an American custom. It seems as though everybody is on some sort of diet and if they are not it is uncommon or-dare I say-abnormal. Diets are like a second language and I wouldn't be surprised if two years down the road "Jenny Craig" is found in all of the dictionaries.

Movie review: Osama
There are times in life when one reads a book, an article or something using words to sketch a portrait. Our imaginations often render their own images to fill gaps of misunderstanding. Then, Hollywood pumps out a film-version of what we read. However, a movie version usually doesn't match our preconceived notions, or sometimes it does.

Counting the homeless
Leia Cumberland/JMC-301 3/25/04 A recent count of Tempe's homeless shows there are more people living on the streets than in 2003. Tempe's homeless coordinator, Theresa James, is not sure whether the numbers are accurate because last years count was during bad weather.

Channeling Chanel for fall
There are many reasons for Designer Karl Lagerfeld's success, some of them being his talent and vast experience in the industry. Born in Hamburg, he emigrated to Paris and began his career in fashion at the young age of 17. His designing résumé is impressive and includes the houses of Charles Jourdan, Valentino, and Krizia.

Baseball hits road at last
Although the ASU baseball team might want to get on the road more than Willie Nelson, a month from now they might be singing a different tune. On Monday, the Sun Devils ended a 25-game homestand that spanned more than a month-and-a-half. For the remainder of the season, ASU will play all but two of its final seven series on the road including 16 of 21 games.

Gymnastics: Modest Kelly bullies competition
The theme for ASU gymnast Ashley Kelly's balance beam routine, "some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this," may be an inappropriate one. Because Kelly has seemingly already had a plethora of once in a lifetime performances as a Sun Devil. After recording the highest all-around score in the nation and earning five of the top eight all-around marks in ASU history as a freshman, Kelly said she was "scared" she wouldn't be able to improve this season as a sophomore.

Softball: Wright named finalist for softball 'Heisman'
For ASU softball's Phelan Wright, the list of accolades just keeps getting longer. For the second time in her four-year career, the senior third baseman has been named one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, voted on by The Amateur Softball Association, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States and USA Softball.

Devil Dish: Page 60 more like Page 6
Media guides are essential assets in sports writing. They provide us writers with more facts and information about players than we can possibly use. Plus, they are great for bathroom reading. As I perused last season's ASU football media guide, I came acorss an interesting fact on Page 60.

Hump-Day Hoopla: Carmelo 'da man
Pepsi or Coke? Paper or plastic? LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony? Of all the tough decisions in life, one of the above is simple. Carmelo Anthony is the Rookie of the Year. LeBron may have the bigger contract, but Anthony has the bigger heart. The two teenagers have been compared constantly since the day they were drafted, not only to one another, but to other great rivalries in NBA history such as Magic and Bird.

Devil Dish: Football's page 60 more like 'Police Beat'
Media guides are essential assets in sports writing. They provide us writers with more facts and information about players than we can possibly use. Plus, they are great for bathroom reading. As I perused last season's ASU football media guide, I came acorss an interesting fact on Page 60.

Lacrosse: Team prepares for final match
The ASU men's lacrosse team looks to knock off the No. 6 ranked University of Arizona Saturday in the final game of the season. The Sun Devils have won four consecutive games. The team's last defeat came on March 12 against BYU in Provo, Utah. Since then the Devils have defeated Utah, USC, UC San Diego and St.

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