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His own direction


Brandon Quester
Brandon Quester / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
Zachary Yoshioka is doing pretty well. While running Ballistic Entertainment, Yoshioka shoots film of events like celebrity golf tournaments and music videos. At only 23-years-old, Yoshioka has filmed 14 movies.
Zachary Yoshioka's parents wanted what every parent wants for their son: a decent job, a nice girl, some stability.

But Yoshioka, who graduated from ASU in May, isn't the type to do what other people expect him to do. While most students were struggling to figure out what the post-graduation road held for them, Yoshioka was paving his own.

State backs plans to boost university funding

ASU's wish for extra funding could come true if state lawmakers decide on new ways to allocate money to Arizona universities.

There are two opposing bills in the state Legislature, each addressing the universities' calls for additional funding in different ways.

Study links suicidal thoughts to anti-depressant drugs

Three studies done by British and Canadian scientists published in the British Medical Journal last week found mixed evidence that anti-depressants increase the chances of suicidal thoughts in adults.

The studies are in response to a Federal Drug Administration warning issued in March 2004 about the possible side effects of new anti-depressant medications in children and teens. In clinical trials, children and teens reported suicidal thoughts.
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Two Dawg night for basketball


aldei gregoire
Aldei Gregoire / THE STATE PRESS
Senior guard Betsy Boardman and junior guard YoVanna Rosenthal run drills during practice. The women's team plays against Washington at 6:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.
The race for second place in the Pac-10 is in a dead heat, and ASU is right in the middle.

While Stanford has already wrapped up the regular season conference title, six other teams -- including the Sun Devils -- have a shot at second place.
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Men hit road for No. 13 UW

Missed opportunities have plagued the ASU men's basketball team all season. Tonight, it has a chance to turn the tide and possibly the season.

Fresh off a home sweep of the Oregon schools, the Sun Devils begin their final conference road trip of the season in Seattle with No. 13 Washington.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Body beautiful


Photo courtesy of Larry Kirkwood
Photo courtesy of Larry Kirkwood
Larry Kirkwood creates molds of people from all different shapes and sizes. His exhibit will be displayed on Hayden Lawn next week.
Picture it: Hayden Lawn, next week. The lawn is covered with nude torsos, causing passersby to gawk, stop and ask questions. But that's the whole point.

"I'm trying to get people to look at each other in terms of human beings," says artist Larry Kirkwood, who will display body casts of nude torsos on Hayden Lawn and in front of the Memorial Union as part of Body Pride Week, which runs from Monday through March 5.
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Tuned In: Fresh sounds

The sound of jazz music flows out of the white wood-framed doors and windows of Caffe Boa on Mill Avenue.

A man in the back of the restaurant -- popular for its classy atmosphere and killer food -- claps and shouts an occasional "Yeah!" as the Andy Margolis Trio plays lively, infectious jazz.
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