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ASU students from Calif. fear for homes

Michael Goulding / Orange County Register/MCT
DESTRUCTION: Juan Perez, a member of the Orange County Fire Authority, watches the flames near homes in Modjeska Canyon, Calif., on Tuesday.

With 16 separate fires raging over seven Southern California counties and thousands evacuated from their homes, some ASU students have been left worried about the safety of their friends and families.

Tuition increases outpace inflation

ASU students pay about 20 percent less than the national average for in-state tuition, but non-resident students are paying about $400 more than average annually, according to a new report.

Smile, you're on camera
Watch your speed the next time you're driving down Rural Road.

Liberal Arts and Sciences takes Academic Bowl
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences buzzed their way to a 280-point victory over the W.P. Carey School of Business in ASU's second annual Academic Bowl Tuesday night.

University adds air-traffic control program
ASU can now boast about offering a degree only 22 other schools nationwide offer an air-traffic controller program at the Polytechnic campus.

Forward had a change of heart

Jeffrey Lowman / THE STATE PRESS

Courtney Crane was supposed to play college ice hockey in Minnesota, not soccer in Tempe.

Perfect start has Weber kicking confident

Of the 85 scholarship players at football practice, it always looks like Thomas Weber is enjoying himself the most.

The redshirt freshman spends practice locked in epic competitions with his fellow special-teamers.

Forward had a change of heart
Courtney Crane was supposed to play college ice hockey in Minnesota, not soccer in Tempe.

Devil Dish
The news that U.S. women's soccer coach Greg Ryan will not be retained has made very few headlines across the country, but is bigger than you may think.

Coach searching for answers after low finish
The ASU men's golf team, once among the cream of the crop in the nation, is now looking like a team in search of an identity.

Opinions: He will rock you

The presidential election and all the whirlwind skullduggery it entails is quickly approaching. Candidates across the land are spinning webs of half-truths and insipid promises, attempting to catch unwary voters in the sticky sweet cords of possibility. However, one face is notoriously absent from the menagerie of motley malcontents currently running for the greatest office in the world. That face, of course, is none other than the great Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, the Austrian Oak, the Governator, killer of aliens, robots and Democratic girlie men.

Opinions: We should be past applauding

CEO: J.K. Rowling, the author of the popular Harry Potter series, just announced that one of her most prominent characters, Albus Dumbledore, is gay.

According to the BBC News Article published on Saturday, J.K. Rowling was answering questions to her fans, and some kid asked her if Dumbledore ever found "true love." She replied by explaining that she always thought he was gay.

Opinions: Letters to the Editor

On the cover: Causes go commercial

In the '60s and '70s, millions of college students took to the streets to protest the Vietnam War, race discrimination and gender inequality. Today, to support a cause, many students just buy a T-shirt or join a group on

Feature: Requiem for Pappas

When the Thomas J. Pappas School was founded nearly two decades ago, it served just eight homeless children in Phoenix. Since then, Pappas has grown to three schools in Tempe and Phoenix and has taught thousands of elementary and middle school students.

Voice: My 117 heroes
Imagine: you wake up in a hospital bed. You don't know where you are, what day it is or what happened to you, and you cannot move or talk. Sounds like a movie-of-the-week. Two years ago, that was me.

Local Limelight: Return to Format
Sam Means, The Format songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist, says his love for music began with a gift from his father. "My dad got me this easy Beatles guitar book," he says. "That's pretty much how I learned how to play, going through it every single night."

Sex: Watch your mouth!
While using protection during all forms of sex may seem obvious, many people don't think "safe sex" applies to oral.

Out: House of Fire
Something new is smoking near Tempe campus, bringing barbecue to college students in a laid-back environment. Urban Campfire's sign is neither eye-catching, nor inspiring. It's easy to drive by without noticing that recently, this small, unassuming building became home to an affordable smokehouse restaurant.

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