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Women's hoops makes Elite 8

Eric Binns / THE STATE PRESS
Senior guard Jill Noe cheers during a game earlier this season

Over 30 years of women's basketball, ASU saw mild success and three Sweet 16 appearances come to a screeching halt.


Council spars over property tax rate

Fireworks flew as Tempe City Council members argued over property tax rates at their issue review session Thursday.





What's one more fee?
Honors students and business students pay a fee. Future journalism students will, too. The student body also pays a technology fee.

Arizona ranks as 3rd most dangerous state
Arizona is the third most dangerous state in the country, according to a report released Thursday, but police officials say ASU students don't have to be concerned.


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.

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


Devils go 5-0, outscore opponents 48-4

Eric Binns / THE STATE PRESS

There's no place like home.

Just ask the ASU softball team that swept the competition during last weekend's Diamond Devil Invitational.


Devils return to course in Oregon tournament

The ASU men's golf team has racked up some major frequent flyer miles.


ASU opens Wells Fargo Arena for viewing party
Though the ASU women's basketball team will be tipping off in Greensboro, N.C. today, students can still watch the historic Elite Eight game in a March Madness atmosphere.


Baseball takes 2 of 3 from Trojans
Two of the Pac-10's hottest teams kicked off the conference season in Los Angeles last weekend.


Track qualifies 22 more
The ASU track and field team completed another meet filled with wins, regional qualifying marks and personal records, when it participated in the Clif Bar Invitational at Sun Angel Stadium last weekend.


Opinions: Don't blame Starbucks for success

PATE: What's better than visiting the political center of the 5,000 -year-old Chinese culture? Being able to get a Grande Iced Caramel Macchiato while doing so. Welcome to the new China.

Rui Chenggang, a news anchor for Chinese Central Television's English channel, recently wrote a blog article titled, "Why Starbucks Needs To Get Out Of the Forbidden City." It's a sentiment that many Chinese appear to share; the Palace Museum, which administers the site, has been flooded with complaints that it has become a "slave to money."

Opinions: Knowing when to ignore your fears is the key

VAIDYANATHAN: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!" These powerful words of Franklin D. Roosevelt touched our country at a time when there was a lot to fear in the world. Times have changed since those famous words were uttered, but they linger on, touching us to this day.

The funny thing about fear is that it is a double-edged sword. Although many tend to look admiringly at daredevils and people who seem to have absolute mastery over fear, the reality is that a world full of fearless people would not last long.


Opinions: Call a spade a spade
There are probably times when we all wish we went to a smaller, cozier college.


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.


Turtle power is back with a vengeance

There are two trailers for "TMNT" (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) being shown on television - one hints at a darker version of the turtle franchise, and the other makes the movie seem like little more than a lighthearted kids flick.


On the runway: Suit up for spring
It's time to pull out the sunscreen, sunglasses and pool towels.

Winter weather seemed to come and go in a matter of days, but with its exit came the spring heat - perfect for soaking up some rays. Want to be sure you make a splash at the pool this season? SPM suits you up with the newest swim styles and how to pick out the best bathing suits for your body type.


Sticks and stones can break your bones — or make great art
Five towering balls constructed of interwoven saplings rise beside the saguaros of the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. The ends of red, grey and chestnut brown willow and creosol saplings, some with leaves still attached, poke out at odd angles. About nine feet wide and just as high, these breezy havens have windows, doors and sunroofs.


The handwriting you're dealt
While most people applying for a job focus on writing the perfect cover letter, their future employer may take one look at how they dot their i's and reconsider their application.


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