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Dancehall destined for destruction

Christopher Atwood / THE STATE PRESS
Graffiti by artists Ekose, Nekon, and Mad One adorn the rooftop of the old Club Rio patio.
Arizona Beach Club was once a vibrant site of Tempe nightlife, a popular weekend hangout for students.

Now it's a vacant, graffiti-stained building wrapped by overgrown plants on the otherwise-booming Tempe Town Lake shore.

Within two months it will be nothing. The old Arizona Beach Club and Club Rio building will be destroyed to make way for a large multi-use complex.

Located on the northern bank of Tempe Town Lake just west of Rural Road, the site has long been popular with students.

Campus dining faces 'growing pains'

Samuel Diaz said he's still in the Stone Age without a cell phone or a computer, and that ASU's bureaucratic process is partly to blame.

Diaz, a global studies freshman, waited almost a month for his refund check after reducing his meal plan, which he said he did because he needed textbook money.

Alamoodi locked in deportation battle

Yaser Alamoodi was supposed to host a party Friday.

Instead, two unexpected visitors came to his house two days before. They were Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and they were there to detain him.

Alamoodi, a former Undergraduate Student Government president and State Press columnist, is being held in the Eloy, Ariz. detention center awaiting an immigration hearing that could end in his deportation.

Transfer Marquardt stays consistent

Christopher Atwood / THE STATE PRESS
Defensive lineman Michael Marquardt squares off against the University of Nevada last weekend

It was supposed to be three transfer defensive linemen that were going to revive the ASU football team's woeful defense and have the Sun Devils smelling roses come January.

But after nearly a month and a half of practices and two games, only one of those linemen has been a solid contributor in ASU's 2-0 start.

That is junior defensive tackle Michael Marquardt.

Marquardt, who may be new to Sun Devil fans this season, has in fact been wearing maroon and gold for more than a year now as he transferred to Tempe before the start of the 2005 season.

Freshman Hardt has impressive resume

For many freshmen girls, the first year of college can mean anything from nonstop partying to just getting a feel for being an adult on your own.

For ASU women's cross country harrier Kari Hardt, it means so much more.

Hardt comes to ASU as one of Arizona's most coveted recruits. A 2006 graduate of Queen Creek High School, Hardt had to hone her skills on the rural roads of Queen Creek, Ariz.

On the cover: Buying beauty

From Ashlee Simpson's nose and Pamela Anderson's breasts to Demi Moore's, well, everything, it's apparent that cosmetic surgery has become a frequent occurrence among celebrities today.

But celebrities aren't the only ones going under the knife.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients between the ages of 19 and 34 made up about a quarter of the 11.5 million cosmetic procedures last year. All together, Americans spent $12.4 billion nipping and tucking.

Mass marketing

With such a large pool of young people, it's no wonder that surgeons like Dr. Summer Daiza of the Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale, located at 10900 N. Scottsdale Road, are advertising directly to ASU students.

Daiza ran an advertisement for 10 percent off breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, chemical peels, skin care and other cosmetic procedures in ASU's Camptoons promotion map.

DIY fashion

Finally, it's cool to be different.

In order to have a unique style, young adults are finding clothes at places other than Abercrombie and Fitch.
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