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New restaurants open in MU

The Memorial Union and several residence halls received a summer facelift and are now sporting new eateries and convenience centers.

From basketball court to classroom

For the past five years, Amare Stoudemire was a Phoenix Sun, but as of this past summer, he's also a Sun Devil.

Crow protestors allege ASU worker mistreatment at convocation
ASU's freshman convocation Friday didn't go as new students planned, as about 50 people in the front row silently stood to protest ASU President Michael Crow's welcoming speech.

Poetry slam energizes Friday nights
The culture of the spoken word spills over into the trendy club scene of Tempe's Mill Avenue District every Friday night at the Mill's End Café and Creperie during the weekly slam poetry contest.

Erickson frustrated with offense

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS

After their second scrimmage at Sun Devil Stadium Saturday, the Sun Devils might need to adjust their overall expectations, at least on the offensive side of the football.

Boyd a proven winner

Dennis Erickson is not the only new face leading an ASU team this fall.

ASU anything but sharp in scrimmage
It's a good thing for the ASU football team the saying is, "defense wins championships," because the Sun Devils' offense was far from championship caliber in the team's second preseason scrimmage Friday night.

Ranking 'em: USC is tops in tight conference
Football season is upon us and The State Press asked its resident expert to give his input on how the Pac-10 conference will shake out this year.

Opinions: We'll always have Paris...

BERKLEY: It happened on a warm June morning. I remember it so vividly. It seemed like the entire world had changed in a blink of an eye. The most significant news event of our generation, a spectacle on such a lofty stage that I'm fairly sure the Earth itself actually stopped rotating for a good week, unfolded on a television screen in front of my very eyes.

Certainly, this moment when Paris Hilton was sent back to jail would go down as one of the most dramatic displays of the modern era, trumping every other noteworthy happening since dinosaurs roamed freely… combined.

Opinions: Welcome back Sun Devils!

BAYBEK: So the summer candle burns down to a faded flame, and we all struggle to find the inspiration that has slipped out of us with each passing summer day.

For those of you starting anew, we notice your bright and eager eyes staring up at the architecturally experimental buildings, and for those of you returning students, we see you with bowed heads walking to the Cue Club to see if your Sun Card will work there.

Opinions: Welcome back. Have you taken your first day of school picture?
EATON: Today marks my 17th first day of school.

Exercise for health not looks

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS

Women with body image issues would rather listen to a trainer emphasize a better heart rate instead of thinner thighs, according to a recent study conducted by Ohio State University.

Real, awkward and vulgar, 'Superbad' is super rad
Remember high school? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do; and to prove that it was just as painful and awkward as you thought, they wrote "Superbad."

At ASU, weekend begins on Thursday
The greater Phoenix area is full of entertainment — from Sushi to the Salt River, for dates or hanging out with friends. Take it from a guy who has been around Tempe for a long time, and use this guide to weekend fun to keep yourself busy when class is dismissed.

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