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Students weigh in on farm-animal ballot measure


Deanna Dent / THE STATE PRESS
Marc Ruskin, of Scottsdale, plays with a chow mix Saturday at Moonlight Muttness and Meow. ASUís Animal Welfare Association helped at the event and is promoting
Proposition 204 on campus.
Though more than 1,000 student signatures helped to put Proposition 204 on the Nov. 7 ballot, ASU students are on both sides of the debate over the proposed Humane Treatment of Farm Animals Act.

The Animal Welfare Association at ASU calls for passage of the proposition that, if passed, would create criminal charges for confining pigs and calves.

If Proposition 204 passes in the election, a farmer or rancher could face a misdemeanor fine or penalty for confining gestational pigs and veal calves from walking freely in pens. The animals must be able to lie down and extend all of their legs for the majority of the day, according to the proposition document released by the state Legislature.

Caucasian-club co-founder cries assault

Accusations of harassment and assault are swirling around an incident involving the co-founder of a controversial student organization and two alleged ASU faculty members.

Emily Mitchell, who is helping to start the group Caucasian American Men of ASU, has filed a police report alleging two women, who she says are professors in the Herberger College of Fine Arts, assaulted her while she recruited CAMASU members outside the Memorial Union.

What's orange, two-legged, and informative?

Information booths typically don't have two arms, two legs and wear smiles as bright as their orange shirts, except at the Downtown campus.

The Copper Square Ambassadors - area guides and security personnel - are a common sight for ASU students attending the Downtown campus.
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SPORTS

Koetter: Plenty of blame to go around on 'O'


Eric Binns / THE STATE PRESS
ASU head football coach Dirk Koetter checks his earpiece during a game at Sun Devil Stadium earlier this season.
It's been no secret the ASU football team's high-powered offense has been experiencing blackouts of late and that sophomore quarterback Rudy Carpenter has taken the bulk of the blame.

Yet, coach Dirk Koetter continues to defend Carpenter, who was 6-for-19 for 33 yards in a 48-13 loss to Oregon on Sept. 30.

"Rudy has gone through a little bit of a rough patch here the last two weeks," Koetter said. "Part of that is the fact we've played two good football teams - Cal and Oregon. But I think quarterbacks on all levels have a tendency to do that.

"We're certainly working on getting Rudy back to form and even better than he was before."

Koetter added that responsibility for the offense's troubles should be placed on others instead of just Carpenter.

"There are really four components of your passing game - what plays are being called, the protection, the receivers being in the right place at the right time and running the proper routes, and the quarterback's part in it," Koetter said.
SPORTS

Men's rugby club wins NAU tourney

In each of the last three years, the ASU men's rugby club's preseason trip to Flagstaff has ended on the same sour note - a loss in the championship to host NAU.

Sound the victory bell. The streak is over.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On The Cover: When love hurts


Jeremiah Armenta / THE STATE PRESS
We've all seen the images on the 5 o'clock news - women and children, beaten and bruised, living in shelters to escape their violent boyfriends and husbands. They're horrible, but they're also a stereotype. Men aren't the only ones who abuse.

On a night that she will never forget, Christina Castillejo took a knife out of the kitchen cabinet and contemplated committing suicide.

Trapped in her abusive relationship, the now 20-year-old secondary education major felt scared, worthless and alone. When her partner woke her up and threw her out of her bedroom in the middle of the night more than a year and a half ago, Castillejo reached her breaking point.

"It seemed like the only way out at the time," Castillejo says.

She had never thought about killing herself before. She didn't make the fatal choice that night, either.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Galleries thrive in 'sprawling' downtown Phoenix art scene

As the doors to Sprawl opened, the senses were bombarded with blaring high-energy dance music and splattered paintings of poster girls and T-shirts that said, "S is for SLUT."

Sprawl Art Gallery is one of the up-and-coming venues located on Grand and 10th avenues that is one of the many galleries that makes up the First Friday art walk.
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