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Current students won't need meal plan

Students who currently live in residence halls and plan to stay on campus next year won't have to purchase a meal plan.

Under a grandfather clause implemented by the ASU Meal Plan Committee last week, only incoming freshmen living on campus would have to purchase a plan if the proposed mandatory meal plan becomes a reality.

Insurance important for college students

What students don't know about insurance could hurt them, finance professionals say.

Finance senior Ryan Hegna, who works for a national insurance company, said most college students don't know enough about insurance.

Scottsdale council puts city's strip club laws on ballot

Voters will have the final say in September on whether lap dances should be banned in Scottsdale, after the City Council voted Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot.
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    M Hoops: Devils pry open the floodgates

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    Junior swingman Bryson Krueger dunks against Oregon State to end the first half Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena.

    All the problems that have plagued the ASU men's basketball team this season washed away Thursday night.

    The Sun Devils turned an old weakness into a new strength, using the early minutes of the second half to pull away for a 76-59 victory over Oregon State at Wells Fargo Arena.

    "We talked at the half about making sure we came out and did not have a lull," ASU men's basketball coach Rob Evans said. "We wanted to make sure we stayed aggressive, moved the basketball and moved our bodies. I thought they did a great job of that."

    Sylvester Seay contributed on both ends of the court with 10 points, a steal and three blocked shots in the half. In the final two possessions of the half he buried a 3-pointer, and then intercepted a pass on defense and threw a length-of-the-court pass to a wide-open Bryson Krueger for a dunk. ASU went into the break with a nine-point lead.

    Baseball: Bresnehan gets shot at redemption

    The last time ASU met Oregon State on the diamond was on May 1. After only 2 1/3 innings of work, ASU junior starter Pat Bresnehan was sent to the showers while Oregon State starter Johan Nickerson struck out four batters and helped his team to a 5-1 victory.
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    Teaching America

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    In the Roosevelt School District, schools are so poor they can't even afford to pay substitute teachers. If a full-time teacher ever gets sick, they are forced to split the teacher's students into two other classes for the day, packing some classrooms that are already close to full.

    As of this article's printing, Arizona is being fined half a million dollars a day by the federal government until it finds a way to educate students who aren't proficient in English.

    On Jan. 31, President Bush announced in his State of the Union address that the country is currently experiencing a teacher shortage, especially in the sciences and mathematics.

    Off Key: Phoenix has risen

    As another weekend approaches, people will again lament what they see as an unchanging fact. "There's nothing to do in the Valley!" they'll cry, as they rush out to their favorite bar. They'll talk about how much better things would be if they were in New York or Los Angeles.

    In the meantime, dozens of concerts will be left with dismal attendance numbers and lecturers will speak to half-filled halls.

    Local Limelight: Q & A With Psyko Steve

    Stephen Chilton, a promoter better known around the local music scene as "Psyko Steve," is about to put on a show that he hopes will bring Valley music fans together.
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