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His own direction
Brandon Quester
Brandon Quester / STATE PRESS MAGAZINEZachary 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.

Body beautiful
Photo courtesy of Larry Kirkwood
Photo courtesy of Larry KirkwoodLarry 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.

Tuned In: Fresh sounds
Brandon Quester
Brandon Quester / STATE PRESS MAGAZINEThe Andy Margolis Trio plays at Caffe Boa several nights a week for diners who enjoy the ambience and class of the restaurant, which is on Fourth Street and Mill Avenue. 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.

Triple Shot: Franchise free
Danielle Peterson
Danielle Peterson / STATE PRESS MAGAZINEThe Blue Nile Cafe, near University Drive and Rural Road, features Ethiopian cuisine.  Night after night, a typical college student is on the hunt for good, cheap food. But oftentimes, the options seem limited.

If it's not Whataburger or Taco Bell, it's Subway or Hungry Howie's. And while their fare may be cheap, it can only be enjoyed so often during a week.

In your own backyard: Fire and Brymstonne
Jeff Martin
Courtesy of Jeff MartinAt the Estrella War of 2004, His Majesty Jonathon von Trotha (Jack Wagner) speaks with a knight. 
On quiet, misty nights in isolated corners of campus, dozens of students are decked out in head-to-toe armor, brandishing swords and clanging spears.

Other nights, they waltz gaily to old English country songs in the Memorial Union. The students belong the ASU branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, otherwise known as the College of Brymstonne (sic).

Drink Up: Brewding young men
Brandon Quester
Brandon Quester / STATE PRESS MAGAZINEASU students, from left to right, Mike Novell, Scott Johnson, and Matt Grinstead, brew their own beer at their home in Tempe. Using emptied kegs, glass jugs and an array of tubes and valves, the three can brew up to five gallons at a time. Drinking beer is an experience most college students have tried at least once. Many make it a permanent fixture of their lives, stocking up the fridge with Coronas or tipping a few back at their favorite watering hole.

But few ever take it to the same level as three ASU students have.
Business senior Mike Novell, construction management senior Scott Johnson and engineering sophomore Matt Grinstead actually brew their own beer.

Medicine Closet: Hyp treatment
Michael Crisafulli was getting sleepy. Very, very sleepy. The last thing the music performance freshman remembers before he drifted off is saying the number 33.

When Crisafulli decided to let his friend hypnotize him, he did it because he thought it would be cool. He had no prior experience with hypnotism.

Off the Shelf: Borne to be well
Danielle Peterson
Danielle Peterson / STATE PRESS MAGAZINEThe latest trend to battle cold symptoms is Airborne, an effervescent dietary supplement that is taken at the first sign of sickness or before entering crowded areas. The product was developed by a school teacher and is praised by celebrities, such as Oprah Winfrey and Kevin Costner. As rain poured over Tempe this week, drenched students sniffled and coughed their way to class, many of them unaware that a new product is stopping colds dead in their tracks.

Airborne, effervescent tablets packaged in a 5-inch tube, is rapidly becoming a staple to surviving the cold and flu season.

Sexual Discourse: Protect yourself
Brandon Quester
Brandon Quester / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE Photography junior Jessica Rose says many people don't use protection during oral sex because of common misconceptions about safety. Back in the day, oral sex used to be something that only happened in the Playboy Mansion.

These days, the act has become an integral part of many relationships. For teens and young adults, it has become increasingly popular and some don't even think of it as sex.

Admyering the view: Defying expectations
"Women belong in the kitchen." That's one of the opinions I grew up hearing my father express.

His other ideas included that women were born to get married, make babies, please their husbands and smile.

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