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ASU ranks 24th for illegal downloads

Photo illustration by Jamie Scharer / THE STATE PRESS
STOLEN JAMS: Art history junior Stacey Dimichle listens to music she downloaded onto her iPod. ASU ranks 24th among universities for illegal downloads.

More than half of college students are opening their Internet browsers instead of plastic-wrapped CDs to get their music.

For this prof,
it's only a matter of time

Time travel is as simple as gathering a wormhole, neutron star and traveling at the speed of light, according to one ASU professor.

Even with a $1,000 rental-fee increase, officials say, it's a 'steal'
It's about to get more expensive to host an event at Tempe Town Lake.

In the digital age, ASU pushes laptops
ASU students have a chance to get discounted laptops thanks to the University's partnership with two leading computer companies.

My hall is smarter than yours
Residential Life posted the fall 2006 average GPAs for students living on campus and found residents in Irish Hall had the highest average GPA with 3.65, according to an e-mail from Director of Residential Life Michael Coakley.

Police Beat
An 18-year-old male ASU student was arrested Wednesday morning on the 1200 block of South McAllister Avenue on charges of being underage with alcohol in his body.

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.

EXTRA: Cronkite breaks ground

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.

'Lymbyc' gets new album out of their system
With the January release of their latest album, "Love Your Abuser," the Lymbyc Systym is poised to become one of Phoenix's premier acts.

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.

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.

This time, Devils ready for 'Cats


After losing five straight games by a combined total of 20 points, the ASU men's basketball team finally broke its 15-game losing streak with a 68-58 win over No. 22 USC Sunday.

ASU looking for a Pac-10 3-peat

The rest of the Pac-10 will try to get on the level the ASU wrestling team has already been on this weekend in Bakersfield, Calif.

Devils not looking past intrastate rivals
The ASU women's basketball team will wrap its regular season Saturday when it ventures south into enemy territory.

Olympic Sports Roundup
After starting off the season with an undefeated 13-game home stand, the No. 2/3 ASU softball team will head out west to participate in the Palm Springs Classic.

Season's first win may come in Tucson against wildcats
The ASU gymnastics team heads to Tucson tonight looking for its first win of the season.

Devils host series vs. UAB
The No. 14 ASU baseball team [7-3] will welcome the Blazers [2-2] to Packard Stadium tonight to open a three-game home series.

Opinions: The lost art of writing letters

RICKETSON: Somewhere in the world, there's a pen pal agency that owes me several dollars.

As a child, I had an insatiable love of letters, and I signed up for every back-of-magazine pen pal service I could find.

I would send off my contact information and the $2 registration and then write long, detailed letters describing myself when I would get my new friend's address, always taking care to enclose a wallet-size photo.

Opinions: Be careful on family picture day

HULL: Every now and then you encounter something that takes you back to your childhood. Perhaps it's getting overly excited for the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie. Maybe it's the rejection you feel - yet again - by your middle school crush when you see him in line at Jamba Juice, and he pretends he has no idea who you are. It may even be caused by hearing the Macarena.

In my case, it's picture day.

Opinions: Boos & Bravos
See what the editorial board Boos & Bravos this week.

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.

Hip-hop heads are getting blunted

Every Thursday night, Mesa's Hollywood Alley, 2610 W. Baseline Road, hosts The Blunt Club and transforms into a venue that provides some of today's most sought-after talents in the underground hip-hop industry.

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.

Top 5: lessons learned from tabloid queens
Thanks to Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, the general population now has the following knowledge...

Play turned rave lands at ASU
A new twist on a Greek classic crash lands at the Herberger MainStage Theatre today.

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