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Sorority spreads refugee awareness


Jeremiah Armenta / THE STATE PRESS
Carla A. Sandine, Liberian Community Development coordinator, speaks to students about the International Rescue Committee and their effort to aid international refugees at the Memorial Union Wednesday.
A multicultural sorority tried to entice potential rushers and spread awareness about refugee women from other countries Wednesday in the Memorial Union.

As part of its rush week, Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority hosted "The Global Village: Women and the Cities of the World."

"Since it's rush week, it's an opportunity for girls to come meet the sisters, and it also creates awareness," said Ivania Hernandez, a recreation management senior.

ASU subcontractor picketed

Picketers flanked the entrance of the McAllister Academic Village construction site to protest working conditions early Wednesday morning.

"We are here because we don't have justice in this company," said Felipe Hernandez, 26, one of 19 protestors.

USG reacts to CLS suit

Undergraduate Student Government is planning to reinforce its commitment to ASU's non-discrimination policy.

Richard Sales, college of liberal arts and sciences senator, said he introduced a resolution to affirm USG's non-discrimination stance in response to the University's decision to pull out of the Christian Legal Society suit.
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ASU's Meek inherits the court


Jeremiah Armenta / THE STATE PRESS
Sophomore Colette Meek serves the ball during practice at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday.
Colette Meek's volleyball career almost went down a different path.

The 6-foot-1-inch middle blocker from Alberta, Canada, came close to signing with a rival Pac-10 school prior to her freshman year.

"I was actually going to go to UA," Meek said. "ASU was about the fifth school I visited, and it was a last-minute decision to come here.
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McBride returns a tough serve

Leadership. The word defines ASU senior men's tennis player Ryan McBride.
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Flipping Out


Deanna Dent / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
Students play the drums and the berimbau while they wait to take their turn dancing in the roda. The berimbau is just one of the traditional instruments that students learn to play as a part of their capoeria class. They also learn the atabaque and the pandeiro.
A dozen people dressed in white stand barefoot in a circle. Drums beat in the background. Two players stand face-to-face and recognize each other with a small bow as they bend their knees to a squat.

They enter the inner part of the circle, spinning and cartwheeling. The two prowl toward each other, moving their bodies to pace of the drum beats; kicking, bending and twisting into what becomes one fluid motion.
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Risky Business

Kim Novak's schedule would shock most people. Mechanical bulls, water balloon fights and skydiving are all in her job description.

Mud volleyball and food eating contests are part of a day's work. And the job wouldn't be complete without the occasional Slip-N-Whip.
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At Work: Cube Life

Nicole Simmons sits inside her cubicle at Honeywell Aerospace, surrounded by mounds of paperwork and aircraft parts. She looks at her watch. It reads 6:30 p.m.

She's been at work for more than 10 hours and will probably continue her work at home.
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