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Shovel in hand,
Cronkite breaks new ground

Lee Kauftheil / THE STATE PRESS
DIGGING IT: Walter Cronkite dons a hard hat for the groundbreaking of the new Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Downtown campus.

Walter Cronkite sported sunglasses and a hard hat when he showed journalists how to dig up dirt Wednesday.

Funerals held for murder-suicide victims

Family and friends buried ASU sophomore Carol Kestenbaum Wednesday alongside her longtime friend Nicole Schiffman near their family homes in Long Island, N.Y.

If it's free, they will come
Student turnout at men's basketball games jumped after the ASU athletics department traded revenue for attendance this month.

Bring a snack for this 4-hour test
Students considering graduate school will soon face harder questions on a longer entrance exam.

Presidential Profiles
Undergraduate Student Government Executive Elections are right around the corner...

Around the world - on Hayden Lawn
From mojo pies to Debke dances, ASU's annual World Festival gave ASU students the chance to experience aspects of different cultures.

Graduation is so close, yet so far
They have GPAs higher than 3.7, full tuition waivers, participate in ASU activities and want nothing more than a degree - but next fall it could all be erased for these two Sun Devils because they're illegal immigrants.

BLOG: The Wired Devil

Senior Matt Bowman introduces Say Your Thing. Check out his most recent posts, including video, on his blog The Wired Devil.

You could be 'Next'!
A crew of MTV recruiters began a 20-week casting call for the fifth season of its irreverent reality dating show Next in Tempe earlier this month.

Movie Screening: Zodiac
There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer. See Zodiac with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr., courtesy of the ASU Web Devil this Thursday, Feb. 22.

Movie Review: 'Wild Hogs', a welcomed mid-life crisis
Wild Hogs is the latest work of art from Touchstone Pictures starring silver screen favorites John Travolta, Tim Allen, William H. Macy and Martin Lawrence.

Photo slideshows
Tunedig Shindig
Pow wow
Candlelight vigil | Virginia Tech
Fire consumes house

Devils likely to face Bruins again


The ASU women's basketball team swept the regular-season series against Pac-10 foe UCLA, but the Sun Devils probably haven't seen the last of the Bruins.

Brooklyn provides youthful boost

Every once in a while, collegiate sports programs get a freshman standout that only gets stronger with age and experience.

Munoz works toward first victory
As a child growing up in Spain, ASU sophomore All-American Azahara Munoz wasn't big on golf.

Devils' bats smolder
The No. 11 ASU baseball team has some heavy hitters that have hit the wall as of late.

Devil Dish
I always thought that the analogy that life is a game was way overused.

Opinions: It's the Devils' turn to win

It's time for the Herb Garden to see full bloom.

This Sunday, when the men's basketball team takes on Arizona, let's pack Wells Fargo Arena until it overflows.

Let's come in a stream of gold shirts, energetic and hopeful that our men's basketball team will pull a major upset of a top conference team for the second week in a row after last week's win over the University of Southern California.

Opinions: Give us liberty or give our money back

BOWMAN: We all feel it. Once you step through that metal detector, you're stepping into their game, and once you take your cabin seat, you are quietly giving yourself over to the hard-nosed domain of the U.S. airline industry.

But a recent JetBlue debacle has incited passengers to rise out of their complacency to demand their rights. Such a move toward proper treatment is long overdue and makes sense - as long as we keep from depending on the federal government to solve the problem.

Opinions: The high price of being all alone
In Iraq, the coalition of the willing is quickly becoming the coalition of one.

On the Cover: Dealing with debt

Photo illustration by Bettina Hansen / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE

On the first day of her college career at UA, psychology student Heather Neal, now 20, signed up for her first credit card.

Poetry with an edge

"Be prepared to participate. Be prepared for anything."

This is the advice Veronica Harner, an art education sophomore, gives to people that have never been to a poetry slam, an event where poetry is spit out, thrown, huffed, whispered and sung rather than just read.

Don't I know you?: Q&A with Kali Ray Torres
With her elegant movements, it's not hard to find yourself staring at Kali Ray Torres during her modern dance class.

The search for something sacred
Churches, synagogues, mosques and other homes of institutional religion stand tall across America. But some students prefer non-traditional outlets for their spirituality.

Brite's Bites: "C" is for cookie, and cookie is for Tara

I love cookies. So imagine my delight when a restaurant with the word "bakery" in its name opened up just five minutes away from campus.

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