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Memorial Union catches fire

Morgan Bellinger / THE STATE PRESS
Firefighters stand outside of the Memorial Union Thursday afternoon.

6:30 p.m.
Leah Hardesty, ASU spokeswoman, said the Memorial Union would be closed at least through Friday so the Tempe Fire Department could complete their investigation.

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A cure for cancer?
With the help of ASU Biodesign Institute researchers, a cancer vaccine could be more than a medical pipedream.

The Biodesign Institute's Center for Innovations in Medicine is partnering for at least the next year with Arizona's Mayo Clinic to develop a vaccine for the four major types of cancer: breast, lung, colon and prostate.

YouTube spices up 'out-of-fasion' field
The dean of ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences channeled the powers of YouTube.com last week in an attempt to overcome taxonomy's reputation as a dry field, he said.

Students compete for the best recyclable costume
Some ASU students came to campus "trashed" for Halloween in hopes of winning a $500 prize for supporting a green cause at the Anti-Trash Costume Bash.


Photo slideshows
ASU Women's Basketball vs. Oregon
Barack Obama in Phoenix
Photos of the week: 1/27/08-2/02/08
ASU vs. Washington State
Protest against the Israeli blockade

SPM blogs
Sex: He thought she knew
Out -- Under 21: First Fridays' Shiny New Cousin
Out -- Over 21: They mean it when they say Time Out

Rose review: American Gangster
There are too many movies being filmed in New York. Every single movie seems like it's a postcard to go to NYC. Don't get me wrong, New York is a beautiful place that looks like the movie Blade Runner, but what happened to the old New York? The real New York filled with all of the filth that made the city dangerous. The ugly, decrepit, not-safe-to-walk-around-past-dusk New York?


Bashful Nance contrary to bruising style

Andrea Bloom / THE STATE PRESS

When ASU senior running back Ryan Torain was lost for the season, his workload was dumped on two people who are polar opposites.


Reaves' switch from track to volleyball a soaring success

ASU freshman outside hitter Sarah Reaves has made the transition from high school to college volleyball about as well as a player can.


Devil Dish
There was no way I could root for Keegan Herring while he was running all over my high school's football team during the 2004 season.


Bashful Nance contrary to bruising style
When ASU senior running back Ryan Torain was lost for the season, his workload was dumped on two people who are polar opposites.


Reaves' switch from track to volleyball a soaring success
ASU freshman outside hitter Sarah Reaves has made the transition from high school to college volleyball about as well as a player can.


Opinions: Facebook not worth its $15 billion price tag

DEVOE: "Do you have a Facebook?" has become a common question asked upon meeting a student as a way of getting in touch later. I do have one, but I rarely use it. After the first few weeks of getting it at the beginning of my freshman year in 2005, I got bored with it.

Opinions: Staying thin while eating well

MAPES: The competition to become the Pac-10's Most Active School is on. From November 5 to 9, you could help ASU win the title by logging into the Pac-10 Fitness Challenge and reporting the hours you spend sweating it out at the gym.


Opinions: Letters to the Editor


Lowrider exhibit celebrates Día de los Muertos

Photos courtesy of the ASU Anthropology Museum

An exhibit at the ASU Anthropology Museum will feature modern takes on Mexican American culture as well as traditional ways of celebrating the Day of the Dead starting today.


Voice: V is for veggies; that's good enough for me

It's not every day that a lecture changes your life. For me, it was a Tuesday. In Biology and Society in the fall of 2006, Dr. Sharon Hall gave a lecture on land-use change and its effects on global warming.


Local Limelight: Phoenician Gothic
Local band element a440 headed out to Chicago earlier this month eating cold SpaghettiOs and sleeping in a van. The unsigned band was traveling from its hometown of Phoenix to play Oct. 13 in the renowned alternative music festival Gothfest.


Sex: C-3POh baby!
Deflate those blow-up dolls and stop charging those batteries because in the near future, humans will likely have the ability to have sex, and even tie the knot, with robots, at least according to one researcher.


Out: High cost of Lola Tapas
There are only a handful of tapas restaurants in Phoenix, and Lola Tapas is rumored to be one of the better of the few. Unfortunately, rumors are not always true.


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