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Justice studies students take on Wal-Mart


Shaina Levee / THE STATE PRESS
Interdisciplinary studies junior Miracle Ross and undeclared freshman Marcelino Ceballos, both members of Students Against Wal-Mart, make signs Wednesday in Palo Verde Main for their protest on Saturday at the Wal-Mart at 1380 W. Elliot Road in Tempe.
A new student activist group that seeks to promote social justice is targeting Wal-Mart with a series of protests.

A group of ASU students plans to protest Wal-Mart's employment practices Saturday as part of a project for an introduction to justice studies class. The protests will be held on Saturday and on April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Wal-Mart at 1380 W. Elliot Road in Tempe. The class required students to either complete a written assignment or dedicate 20 hours during the semester to a social justice cause.

National tour puts human face to HIV/AIDS

The message from eight young adults infected with HIV/AIDS is simple: It could happen to you. A tour of peer speakers will educate ASU about HIV/AIDS today and Friday as part of a nationwide tour.

The Camp Heartland Journey of Hope AIDS Awareness Tour will stop for two presentations on campus, today at 7 p.m. and Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Needy students to get lift from new aid program

Starting this fall, more low-income students will be able to attend ASU. The new financial aid program ASU Advantage allows low-income Arizonans to pursue an undergraduate degree at ASU right out of high school.

This program targets students who have the greatest need for financial assistance at ASU.
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SPORTS

Stahle surges to Pac-10 title

ASU freshman golfer Louise Stahle can now check off winning a Pac-10 title on her to-do list.

Entering Wednesday's final round of the Pac-10 Championships, Stahle was 4 strokes out of the lead at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif.
GYMNASTICS

Providing a Boone for gymnastics

College sports are all about the team. Today, ASU will be represented by an individual.

Sophomore gymnast April Boone is ASU's lone participant at the NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala. The Sun Devils will not compete as a team.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Knowing their roots


Brandon Quester / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
Former president of the Navajo Nation, Peterson Zah is now the special adviser of American Indian Affairs to President Michael Crow.
From under a white tent on Hayden Lawn, members of ASU's American Indian Council sell tacos and fry bread. In the background, contestants for Ms. Indian ASU and other organization members parade down a runway for the American Indian fashion show.

The event marks the start of ASU's Native American Culture Week, which will culminate this weekend with a powwow on the band practice fields. The week is the only time every year that ASU's relatively tiny American Indian population becomes one of the most visible.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Triple Shot: Cooling off

Even though it's April, the thermometer has been inching upward every day, which can only mean one thing -- the triple-digit mark is just around the corner.

And the only remedy for the daunting Arizona heat besides camping out at the movie theater is good old H20, whether in liquid or ice form. This week, SPM tells you about three cool ways to beat the heat.
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