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Children of the Borderlands

Jeremiah Armenta / THE STATE PRESS
Five-year-old Miguel Perez climbs a wire fence near his house, just before sunset.
Click inside to view a photo essay by Jeremiah Armenta, Danielle Peterson, Brandon Quester and Kelley Karnes.

Four ASU students set out on separate journeys to document children living in Mexico's borderland region. Now they're displaying their work in a photo documentary on exhibit through the end of this month.

ASU graduates Kelley Karnes, Danielle Peterson, Brandon Quester and photography senior Jeremiah Armenta journeyed to border cities last spring to photograph families and tell their stories through the images.

The $50,000 project, funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, allowed students to experience life near the border through the eyes of children.

Karnes visited a middle-class, single-parent family for three days each week for a month last spring in Nogales, Mexico.

"The experience was incredible," Karnes said.

Crime hits Adelphi Commons

Police are still searching for the suspect who broke into six residence hall rooms and assaulted one woman at Adelphi Commons I on Saturday morning.

Safety tip fliers are posted in Adelphi and ASU police have created a crime alert describing the suspect.

Database a deceitful academic source

A free online encyclopedia that has millions of articles in different languages couldn't be a bad thing for students - could it?, a free online encyclopedia, has been a topic of discussion in the world of academia since its creation in 2001. One cause for controversy is the fact that the encyclopedia can be authored and edited by anyone.

The University has no official stance on the topic, leaving it open to interpretation by individual professors.

"It should never be anyone's sole source for information," said Philip Bernick, an assistant English professor. "[But] I think it's a really useful and important resource for students."

Kimbrough rises in depth chart

Wide receiver Nate Kimbrough bursts onto the field during a game at Sun Devil Stadium earlier this season
For ASU football sophomore wide receiver Nate Kimbrough, the 2006 season was supposed to be another year of learning and growing while seeing limited playing time.

But Kimbrough has worked hard enough to rise from the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart to play an important role in the Sun Devils' high-octane offense.

Kimbrough said he is surprised by the amount of playing time he has received and believed going into this season he "was just a backup for when people got tired."

"I didn't care [about being a backup]," Kimbrough said. "I just wanted to play. To tell you the truth, I love playing football, so if coach told me to go in for three plays, I am going to go hard for three plays."

Kimbrough said because he is a sophomore and playing behind "the best wide receiver in the Pac-10" in senior Terry Richardson, he wouldn't see much of the field.

Arizona Outing Club masters the outdoors

Camping, rafting, hiking, canyoneering, cliff jumping and scuba diving - the Arizona Outing Club claims that they do everything ending in "ing."

It is possible that the AOC at least comes close to its claim, as the club has a record of nearly 400 members this year, and participates in an average of six trips or events every week.

On the cover: A walk down memory ave

Photo illustration by Tiffany Tcheng/Katie Lehman / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE
Urban Outfitters, Starbucks and Hippie Gipsy by day. Hooters, the Library and the Big Bang by night.

These are several of the iconic locations that draw students to Mill Avenue.

But contrary to popular belief, it wasn't always the brew that brought visitors to this mecca of activity.

While some people might assume that Tempe is devoid of a rich culture and history, it turns out that Mill Avenue has been a hot spot of activity for decades - dating back all the way to the late 1870s.

In fact, Mill Avenue was established as a main gathering place for Tempe residents long before ASU became a university.

By taking a look at Mill Avenue's history, it's possible to get an idea of just how much Tempe's culture has evolved over the years.

Gammage more than cool-looking building

ASU hums with talent. Devils are able to boast of skilled faculty, qualified students and a thriving environment.

But what many do not notice is that there is a concentrated hub of theatrical genius on Mill Avenue and Apache Boulevard just waiting to be tapped into.

Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to be an opera house in Iraq, Gammage Auditorium provides Arizonans with Broadway musicals and other shows. In August, the buzz was about "Wicked", a show so popular that it has been permanently established in Chicago.
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