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Tulane group redesigns home

Chris Atwood / THE STATE PRESS
A faculty member from Tulane University addresses a crowd in the Architecture Building Wednesday about the history of New Orleans and how the city was built. Students presented a thesis project with suggestions on how to rebuild the city.
Tulane University architecture student Mark Heck said flooding was always a problem just outside of New Orleans, where he grew up. But when Hurricane Katrina hit in September, destroying levees, flooding the city and forcing Heck and his family to evacuate to San Antonio, it was a different story.

"We got there [San Antonio] and looked at the TV and saw everything that I knew was basically gone," he said. That is why Heck and his 37 classmates from Tulane spent a semester at ASU working on a thesis project to rebuild New Orleans and protect the city from future damage.

Phoenix bond passes hurdle

A bond package that could provide a major source of funds for ASU's Downtown campus was passed by the Phoenix City Council Wednesday. Voters will decide the fate of the $850 million bond package in March 2006.

FDA warns of Ortho Evra risks

The Ortho Evra patch, one of the most popular birth control methods distributed at ASU, may put women at greater risk for blood clots, warned the Food and Drug Administration last week. The FDA approved updated labeling for the drug Nov. 10.

Football: ASU commitments steady despite NCAA probation

Talking the talk isn't the same as signing a letter of intent, and ASU may soon find that out the hard way. Six student-athletes verbally committed to play for the ASU football team prior to the Sun Devils' two-year probation for providing improper benefits and other irregularities, set forth by the NCAA.

Although ASU's probation does not deal any restrictions on scholarships, postseason or television appearances, the probation's underlying effects could spell trouble toward future recruiting classes.

Football: Miller healing up

This isn't what sophomore tight end Zach Miller had envisioned. After one of the most prolific freshman campaigns in the ASU annals - Miller broke freshman receiving records held by John Jefferson and Derek Hagan with 56 catches for 552 yards - he returned this season as one of the nation's best tight ends.

Pins & Needles

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When psychology senior Jaclyn Trecokas was a freshman in college, drinking a glass of milk was enough to leave her body writhing in pain. But today she says she can eat or drink whatever she wants thanks to acupuncture, an ancient healing method. And she's not alone.

According to a 2002 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acupuncture has become one of the leading forms of alternative healing in the United States helping to solve ailments ranging from bone injuries to drug addiction. While needling patients for treatment is a far cry from conventional Western medical practice, a growing interest by the American public in alternative healing has led them to discover a different path to better health.

Acupuncture: How does it work?

Acupuncture is more than just sticking needles into random parts of the body -- there's actually a science behind it. According to Jo Condra, a licensed acupuncturist at Essential Chiropractic Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Scottsdale, the ancient medicine treats patients through treating their energy, or "qi."

Grade Grubbing

It's registration time, and students are once again glued to their computer screens, punching in prefix numbers and praying not to be assigned that one coma-inducing professor who mumbles into his lectern and never gives a good grade.
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