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Chicano club brings issue to light

Morgan Bellinger / THE STATE PRESS
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE: Sophomore male co-chair Bryant Partida makes the M.E.Ch.A eagle with senior female co-chair Silvia Rodriguez. M.E.Ch.A. de ASU sponsored the screening of the documentary “Walkout” at the Memorial Union Wednesday night.

Wednesday was the first night of many in which El Movimento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztla′n members, known as M.E.Ch.A. met for a screening and discussion of documentaries revolving around discrimination facing Chicanos in society.

University employees still dealing with incorrect pay

Despite guarantees from ASU officials that all payroll issues would be resolved by the end of last month, employees are still experiencing problems with their paychecks.

Web site makes finding the perfect college easy
The U.S. Government is looking to help students figure out which college to go to with the launch of a new Web site Tuesday.

Law school receives nanotechnology grant
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law received a grant recently to research the legal effects of a technology that could be woreth more than $1 trillion in less than a decade.

Cutting out domestic violence
Students can help cut out domestic violence tonight — and get pampered as well at the Dolce Salon & Spa.

Struggles have offensive line doing the shuffle

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS

The ASU football team's offensive line is one of the most experienced in the country, but experience doesn't automatically warrant quality results.

Sun Devils discover star in frosh forward

For most incoming freshman athletes, the difference between the high school and colligate levels is so great it takes time for them to adjust and begin to make an impact.

Devil Dish
These next two games for the ASU football team are absolutely crucial.

Sun Devils continue conference play with a pair in Wash
The ASU volleyball team is on the road again, traveling this time to the Pacific Northwest.

Struggles have offensive line doing the shuffle
The ASU football team's offensive line is one of the most experienced in the country, but experience doesn't automatically warrant quality results.

ASU taking on two tournaments this week
The ASU men's tennis team began its season more than two weeks ago with the start of practice but what it's been preparing for is almost here.

Opinions: A feline solution to crime near campus

MAPES: At some point in your life, someone will steal from you.

They will take advantage of you and they won't feel bad about it. Actually, you are lucky if at this point in your life you've never been swindled out of anything.

Opinions: Not just another sorority girl

ROVNER: Some might say I paid for my friends here at ASU. I wouldn't disagree. Just last week, I cut my sorority a check that is comparable to a month's rent at a nice apartment here in town. And as I dropped it off, I wondered to myself why I stay half-heartedly involved in a group that is constantly defending itself at ASU.

Opinions: Letters to the Editor

'Jersey Boys' shows true Four Seasons

Gammage Auditorium

I grew up with the Four Seasons.

Not the ones that include winter and spring (everyone knows there's only one season in Phoenix — hot), but the ones that include Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio.

Out: Pretty awesome blossom

Cherry Blossom Noodle Café can't seem to figure out what it's all about. At first glance, it appears to be a Japanese noodle shop, with bamboo screens, chopsticks and wooden tables. But a closer look at the menu shows that the term "noodle" encompasses Italian pasta dishes, and the banana bread in the assorted breadbasket implies a touch of bakery.

The T&A Q&A: College-age of enlightenment
After starting just one year ago, the Network of Enlightened Women has wasted no time making its voice heard. As a conservative women's group at ASU, the club has contributed to the ever-evolving discourse about women's sexual issues on campus. This week, SPM talks to the club's president, English linguistics junior Catherine Smith, about hot topics like pornography, abortion and "The Vagina Monologues."

Sex: Final Romantasy
It's five minutes before the doors open, and Romantasy Cabaret director and creator Lucy Morals is fluttering around the main room of The Paper Heart. It's Sept. 29 — the last show of the season — and Morals is making last minute arrangements and encouraging performers with names like Lady Cobra, Nelly Furtaco and Wilma Topkomov.

Local Limelight: Talking about honky-tonk
The name Plowed Under comes from a poem and picture by Charles Russell, a famous cowboy artist. It was his style and the look of the early West, in general, that inspired the members of the laid back honky-tonk band Plowed Under.

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