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ASU helps raise high school retention

With high school dropout rates on the rise, ASU has teamed up with local high schools to increase graduation rates.

A team of ASU community members decided to help improve the dropout rates last February by creating retention plans for six schools in the Valley.

Comedy troupe tackles sex issues

Date rape and gender stereotyping aren't typically comedic, but a traveling acting troupe hopes throwing laughs into the mix will make the subjects easier to discuss.

More than 135 students showed up to Neeb Hall Monday night to watch the first performance of a comedy show about sex.

Construction costs on the rise

It's too early to predict whether Hurricane Katrina will affect new ASU construction projects, University officials said, but they do expect the cost of materials to increase in the next few years.

ASU's fiscal year 2006 Capital Development Plan estimates $91.4 million in debt will be accumulated to construct new buildings and finance the renovation of older structures.

Women's golf: Devils shine through rain

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ASU freshman Jennifer Osborn led the way for the Sun Devils Monday at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, finishing tied for third after carding a 1-over-par 73 at the 6,192-yard Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
A surge of new talent can add depth to a team, or it can take over and lead the program. Once again capitalizing on its freshman play, the ASU women's golf team finished round one of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Monday tied for second place. In her third appearance in maroon and gold, freshman Jennifer Osborn led ASU with a 1-over 73, leaving her tied for third and one stroke behind the co-leaders. The round marks her second best of seven rounds this season and comes at an opportunistic time for the Sun Devils.

"Jennifer played really solid all day long," Luellen said. "She hit fairways and hit greens, and that's what you have to do on a course like this." Fellow freshman Azahara Munoz sits just two strokes behind Osborn, tied for 12th with junior teammate Tiffany Tavee.

Swimming: Andrew, Kolozar win pentathlon

Sophomore Caitlin Andrew and senior David Kolozar took different routes to capture the pentathlon titles Saturday as the ASU men's and women's swimming and diving teams wrapped up their preseason activities.

Beating the System

Lupe Tovar, now 23, moved out five years ago and set off to make a life for herself. Fresh out of high school, the psychology major found an apartment near ASU and started classes at Scottsdale Community College to get her prerequisites out of the way.

She eventually transferred to ASU, joining multicultural clubs and working at the dean's office in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Studio Visit: Wiley Wallace

Wiley Wallace doesn't look like an artist. Rather, he doesn't look like what most people imagine when they think "artist." He doesn't have a beard or goatee, and his apartment doesn't smell like nag champa.

Gadget Corner: High-Heeled Hell

Last Monday as I stepped out of bed, I found myself wincing from the pain of my aching feet. They were still sore from wearing my strappy, 3-inch wedge-heeled shoes the Saturday before.

During my nine-hour shifts at a clothing store, I work solely on my feet, yet I often sacrifice the comfort of flat shoes for the satisfaction of knowing that my high-heeled shoes make me look taller, sexier and older. What girl doesn't? I mean, isn't this the classic struggle between comfort and beauty?
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