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USG candidates square off in debate


Deanna Dent
USG presidential candidate Matthew Kenney (far left) and vice- presidential candidate Michael Jones (second from left) answer questions at a debate in the Memorial Union Tuesday.
A mixture of laughter and accusations filled the room Tuesday as candidates for the top spots in Undergraduate Student Government faced off in the official election debate.

About 20 students watched as the four presidential candidates and their vice-presidential running mates touched on topics ranging from parking to campus clubs in the Ventana Room of the Memorial Union.

Accusations between candidates were prevalent during the debate.

Holding on to a healthy body image

ASU's Body Pride Committee showcased healthy body images Tuesday, using facts, like the average American woman is 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds, to promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle.

The Body Pride Fair, part of the annual Body Pride Week, was also meant to encourage responsible decision making for men and women.

Students upset over treatment of professor

A group of graduate students from the Latino community is urging ASU to allow a tenured professor to continue teaching after he was put under review concerning a personnel issue.

Carol Hughes of ASU Media Relations said the University could not comment on details, but they are in discussions with Manuel Hernandez's lawyer concerning a personnel issue.

Enrollment, freshman retention on the rise

Two important numbers for ASU -- total enrollment and returning freshmen -- are on the rise this semester.

All campuses have continued to grow, with 57,208 students in classes this spring, said ASU spokeswoman Sarah Auffret. That is up 2,230 from spring 2005.

Site reports whether candidate promises hold up

Students who want to find out if the promises made by Undergraduate Student Government candidates are feasible now have a Web site they can go to.

Cledwyn Jones, USG Senate president, said he created www.factcheck.cledwyn.com, because he has seen candidates make unrealistic promises in the past.

Shekerjian pledges to bring research, advocacy experience to City Council

Why are you running for City Council? I love living in Tempe. I love how eclectic and diverse the community is. I would like to bring my passion for good public policy, and making government actually work for people, to City Council. Professionally, I have worked as a researcher and advocate and will bring those skills to the Council.

ASU Polytechnic: SRC fee proposed for Polytechnic students

The Associated Students of ASU Polytechnic campus passed a resolution to implement a $25 Student Recreation Center fee starting fall 2006 for all students.

This is a change for Polytechnic students. Currently, if students attend only the Polytechnic campus, they are not required to pay a SRC fee.
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Baseball: Davis' grand slam highlights ASU rout

Texas Tech and ASU carried nearly identical stats in eight offensive categories into Tuesday night's game, but when the two teams met on the field at Packard Stadium, they were anything but equal.

Led by freshman Ike Davis, the ASU baseball team coasted to a 13-5 victory over the visiting Red Raiders.
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M Hoops: Devils keeping hope alive

Despite a dismal record, the ASU men's basketball team still has a reason to keep playing. A postseason berth for the Sun Devils (10-15, 4-12) is not entirely impossible.
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Holding on to Hope


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Shaney McCoy is a middle-class white woman from Clearwater, Kan. Raised in a Christian home, she's played by the rules most of her life. She's doesn't drink, she's not sexually promiscuous, she doesn't touch drugs and she's certainly never shared needles with anyone.

But this blonde-haired, blue-eyed picture of wholesome Midwestern values does share something with drug users, street workers and many poverty stricken people around the world.

Shaney McCoy is HIV positive. And she's not ashamed of it. In fact, she wants you to know it can happen to you. "This is a virus," says the psychology senior. "It doesn't choose who it infects."
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Former professor's photography comes to Hayden Library

ASU Professor Emeritus Frank Hoy passed away five years ago, but left behind a treasure trove in the form of 32,000 photographs. Now, his extensive collection has been catalogued and made available to the public at Hayden Library.

"The Frank Hoy Photograph Collection/Arizona Documentary Series" includes photographs that were mainly shot in the 1980s, capturing myriad street scenes, storefronts and landscapes -- especially of rural Arizona.
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