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Student aims for $60K in relief

Thomas Turner sat glued to his television last week as he watched Hurricane Katrina rip apart the Gulf Coast.

Struck with grief at Katrina's wrath, Turner turned off the television and decided to do something about it.

Valley light rail breaks ground in Tempe

A maroon and gold construction vehicle began clearing brush and debris at the base of 'A' Mountain Wednesday, marking the start of the light rail construction project in downtown Tempe, expected to last three years.

ASU welcomes Tulane program

As part of its efforts to aid Hurricane Katrina victims, ASU will host up to 60 Tulane University architecture students.

Julie Russ, the director of communications for ASU's College of Design, said all fifth-year thesis students from the architecture school in New Orleans and five or six members of its faculty would resume their classes at ASU next week.
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SPORTS

Football: ASU finds strength in tailback cluster


Danielle Peterson / THE STATE PRESS
Sophomore tailback Rudy Burgess rushes the ball during last week's game against Temple.
After dealing with last year's continual uncertainty surrounding the running game, it might seem like Christmas has come early for the No. 15 ASU football team this year.

On Thursday against Temple, five Sun Devil tailbacks combined for a total of 308 yards and four touchdowns.
BASEBALL

Batting around ASU baseball

Former Sun Devil standout Andre Ethier has been picking up awards all season in the AA Texas League.

Ethier -- an outfielder for ASU from 2002-03 -- capped off a successful season by being named the Texas League's Player of the Year.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On the Outside: These students refuse...


Deanna Dent / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
"Racial outsiders are people who show characteristics that are viewed as different from their inherent racial and cultural norms."

Mazeratie Stephens-Sweet has a high, singsong voice with a slight "valley girl" accent. She manages to include the words "like" and "whatever" into almost every sentence. On the phone, she sounds like your average white, suburban-bred, college student. But sounds can be deceiving.

Meet three ASU students who feel nothing like how they look -- Stephens-Sweet, along with Chris Ly and Ching Phuong, say they are racial and cultural outsiders: students who say they feel more comfortable socializing with people from a different race than their own.
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Federal Offense: Jose Avila's creative furniture...

White boxes with distinct red and blue lettering cover the apartment. There's the couch, the dining table, chairs, a bed and two desks.

All Jose Avila wants is to sit back and enjoy his handmade furniture, but instead he is fighting a possible lawsuit from a multi-billion dollar company.
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Bouncing Around: Meet the guy who...

Every weekend, bars and clubs around the Valley fill with people looking to relax after a long week. But those who work in the bars don't get to chill -- they have to keep everything running smoothly.
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