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Passion pays for student artists

Courtney Sargent / THE STATE PRESS
Architecture freshman Sal Cos enza has been painting for nine years and is now selling his art. Cosenza currently has three pieces displayed in Art One Gallery in Scottsdale.

Sal Cosenza has been drawing ever since he was a child, and in the last few years his passion for art has finally paid off.

Trio of ASU students to ride 3,900 miles to D.C.

Some students ride their bikes to school, but in June 90 Pi Kappa Phi students from across the country - including three from ASU - will ride theirs to Washington, D.C. The students will ride their bikes across the country as part of Journey for Hope, raising money for the disabled.

Making their pitch
Students voiced their opinions on tuition increases Monday during an Arizona Board of Regents videoconference between Arizona's three public universities.

Prop. 300 passed, but now what?
Two weeks after the November election, it remains unclear how ASU is going to enforce a widely passed proposition barring illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition.

Havasupais gaining support in suit against ASU
While trial proceedings are at a standstill, an American Indian tribe suing ASU and the Arizona Board of Regents is gaining national support from other American Indian groups.

EARTH TALK: Healthier alternatives to soft drinks
The marketing of soda to school kids was a big item in the news this past year. What's so bad about soda and where can I find healthier alternatives that still have the "fizz?"

Movie review: Fast Food Nation
Economics 101: There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Concert calendar
A list of concerts, shows coming to the valley. Check back for updates.

Photos: Déjà Vu, Nov. 13-17
A photo week in review.

Photos: Brokaw accepts Cronkite Award
Additional photos of the Cronkite Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Tuesday.

Tempe visited by all-time coach


As the No. 12 ASU women's basketball team aspires to reach the top of the college basketball world, there is still one "Summitt" they haven't quite surpassed.

That, of course, is legendary University of Tennessee women's basketball coach, Pat Summitt.

Following Sunday's 83-74 loss to the visiting No. 5 Lady Volunteers at Wells Fargo Arena, nearly 9,000 fans were treated to watching one of the greatest coaches in all of collegiate athletics.

Aguayo finishes on top
Going out on top is what every athlete dreams of before his or her playing days end.

Carpenter vents frustrations
Sophomore quarterback Rudy Carpenter has unquestionably been through a lot this season, and he admitted on Monday that one of his frustrations has been not with opposing players or fans, but with the negative support ASU fans have been providing.

Devil Dish
Scuba Steve's 7

Opinions: Media gives select Democrats pass

WADE: Senator Kerry must be seething at the media. His now infamous comment regarding our servicemen's education level was replayed and analyzed on almost every media outlet.

The Democratic candidates who asked him to raise funds rescinded their invitations; the banner created by National Guard members in Iraq jokingly asking for assistance from Kerry did not help much either.

Opinions: Quick commentaries can last all week long

KEANE: Like a Christmas advent box, where you open one small gift each day, you can read my opinions this week one at a time, or you can read them like you would eat a bag of little morsels — all in one glorious handful.

Sen. John Kerry is considering running in the 2008 presidential election. Unfortunately, there are only 40 more pages left of his "Insult of the Day" desk calendar. 'Tis the season for reindeer hoof-in-mouth disease, I guess.

Opinions: Don't call it a brothel
The relationship between students and the city of Tempe isn't exactly the model for peace and understanding.

Cover Story: The case of the ghost


Follow one student's search to discover the grandfather she
never knew through the campus architecture he left behind.

Scrabble is not a game

At 39, Jim Geary is one of the best Scrabble players in the nation. I was one of the best in my high school.

Indie rebels
The trend in indie music these days seems to be the dreamy, detached and insanely intricate style of music that can only be lumped into the overused term of "ambient."

Local Limelight: A bunch of damn hippies
Sporting long hair and beards and drinking organic chai, Bo and Kristopher have set out to turn their twist on folk rock into a new genre.

Top 5: cheap, convenient haircuts
Sports Cutters Hair Salon, Carsten Institute, Sasi Salon, Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy, and Great Clips

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