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USG gears up for Tempe elections

Efforts to get students to vote in next week's Tempe City Council election have slowed, but student leaders are still trying to get their classmates to the polls.

Undergraduate Student Government tried to increase early voting for the March 14 primary election, which is the Tuesday of Spring Break, by distributing 1,000 early-ballot request forms on campus.

About 300 early ballots were returned to USG after two voting drives at ASU last month, said Shon Zelman, government relations director for USG.

"A lot of students submitted [ballots] themselves rather than going through USG," Zelman added. USG encouraged early-ballot use to make it easy for students to vote before leaving town for Spring Break, Zelman said.
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Tennis: Depleted men's tennis drops fourth straight

In losing 4-3 to visiting Northwestern Monday at Whiteman Tennis Center, the ASU men's tennis team (5-5) extended their losing streak to four games, and its frustration was front and center -- literally.
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Parlor Games


Scott Pennelly / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
The waiting room at Massage Elite in Tempe.
As Sam Friedman walks into Massage Elite, he doesn't know what to expect. A neon "Asian" sign shines out the window, illuminating the dark plaza. Another small sign reads "Open 9 to midnight, 365 days."

Friedman, a male SPM reporter, admits that he is nervous about being sent to check out an unconfirmed report -- that the massage practice offers not just massages but sexual favors in exchange for money.

Friedman takes a step into the empty waiting room. Curtains drawn across the windows make him hardly visible to the outside world. A small, framed menu hangs on the wall, listing Massage Elite's services. A half-hour massage is $40, three-quarter hour is $50 and one hour is $60. The practice also offers a twenty-minute milk and salt bath for $25.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Getting By: Blood money

Again and again my hand closes around the Zippo lighter. Over and over I make a fist. It feels as though my grasp on this lighter is the only thing keeping the blood pumping through my veins and up into the machine that will remove my white blood cells and return the red cells to me.

I'm donating plasma. Donating is easy money -- the average person can make $50 if they donate twice a week and new donors make $65 for their first two donations. So I head down to ZLB Plasma Services in Tempe to sell myself for cash.

Once inside the building, I go up to the front desk, write my name down on the returning donors list and sit down to wait. Because I am a return donor, my donation experience is slightly different than that of new donors.
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