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Rainstorms drench campus

The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for parts of Arizona, including Maricopa County, but on campus students dealt only with an occasional puddle and downpours that seemed to turn on and off like a faucet.

Plus/Minus mandate possible

The optional plus/minus grading system is under review by a University committee and could become mandatory in the future.

Former Akron Beacon Journal publisher named director
James Crutchfield, a former newspaper editor and publisher, was named the director of Student Media at ASU today.

Top dog in Valley TV actually a 'top perro'
Rebelde may not have American Idol's name recognition among ASU students, but Spanish-language shows like it are dominating the Arizona television market.

'Creating a stronger media industry through diversity'
The 10th annual High School Journalism Workshop is being hosted today at the Cronkite School and runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From commuter to residential
ASU West Campus has teamed up with major real estate develops to bring their own version of "community" to the West Valley.

Bowling Green next up for Devils


After surviving to fight on another day in the NCAA Tournament Monday, the ASU women's basketball team gathered around a television Tuesday night to learn who its opponent was going to be in the Sweet 16.

Final regular season meet on tap

The 27th-ranked Sun Devils have faced seemingly endless injuries and illnesses, but with the final meet of the regular season taking place on the road against the No. 5 Utah Utes tonight, the team isn't throwing in the leotards yet.

Softball vs. BYU rained out
The ASU softball team's (29-7) quest to get back on the winning track was derailed by Mother Nature Thursday.

Devils open Pac-10 schedule at USC
The ASU baseball team will kick off Pac-10 play in Tinseltown.

Confidence brewing for water polo
After not playing a game since March 10, the ASU women's water polo team travels to California this weekend to take on No. 3 USC Saturday and No. 20 Cal State Sunday.

Devils host second outdoor meet
The ASU track and field team will participate in its second outdoor meet of the season when it hosts the Clif Bar Invitational at Sun Angel Stadium this weekend.

Opinions: Bingo is a lot more difficult than it looks

HULL: Despite being the lifelong Tempe resident that I am, there are still a few town hot spots that I've managed to miss over the past 23 years.

For instance, I've never charted a paddleboat down Tempe Town Lake. I've never waited three hours in line at The Library so that I could be denied Miller High Life. Most unfortunately, even, I never had the opportunity to have Dennis boycott my restaurant because I never gave him free food.

Opinions: You can leave Wal-Mart with almost anything but your soul

RICKETSON: As a freshman, I would soothe my periodic bouts of homesickness by finding the nearest Wal-Mart and wandering its aisles.

I would be comforted by the familiarity of the store - the $5.50 movie bin that rarely holds anything worth watching and the giant wire tower of bouncy balls that is perpetually being prodded by a number of small children.

Opinions: Boos & Bravos
Check out what the editorial board thought about this week in Boos & Bravos.

On The Cover: Defying Expectations

When she was young, Marisa Johnson read that she would likely die from cystic fibrosis before she ever reached college. Now, five years after graduating from ASU, life expectancies are climbing, and Johnson and others like her are living longer with the terminal disease.

New name encompasses more than traditional arts

The newly named Herberger College of the Arts has been going through many new, positive changes, according to Dean Kwang-Wu Kim. The college has changed its title from Herberger College of the Fine Arts to Herberger College of the Arts

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Big brother is watching at a theater near you ...
Big Brother will be keeping a watchful eye on the Valley this weekend when George Orwell's classic book "1984" is acted out on center stage.

Hot Spot: Gold Bar Espresso
Tired of your normal triple grande, extra-hot, no-foam latte? Try changing your coffee to all-natural with the organic delights available at Gold Bar Espresso.

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