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Student governments call for freeze in tuition rates

Morgan Bellinger / THE STATE PRESS
TUITION PRESS CONFERENCE: Finance senior and Undergraduate Student Government President Liz Simonhoff is interviewed after a press conference on Hayden Lawn Monday morning.

Student body governments from the three in-state universities called for a halt to any further tuition increases Monday.


Fire investigation continues; Memorial Union still closed

The Memorial Union which remained closed for the fifth straight day Monday, as ASU police and University officials continued to investigate the cause of the fire that scorched the building Thursday.





Police Beat
An 18-year-old Tempe woman was arrested Saturday morning on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after she was contacted as a passenger in a vehicle at Maple Avenue and Fifth Street, according to the police report.

Alcohol, energy drinks don't mix, study says
Getting boozed and energized simultaneously could be a bigger risk than some ASU students think, according to a study released Sunday.

Construction to begin on new honors college
ASU broke ground on its future home for Barrett Honors College Monday afternoon and offered students a sneak peak at what is to come.


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?


ASU upbeat preparing for UCLA

Matt Nicholson / The Oregon Daily Emerald

The No. 9 ASU football is already over its first loss of the season.

The Sun Devils are confident there won't be any hangover when they head to Los Angeles next week to face UCLA.


ASU ends learning season looking forward

The ASU women's tennis team finished its fall season Sunday, hosting the 13th annual Thunderbird Invitational.


Wrestlers compete for spot in lineup
The ASU wrestling team had to duel it out between each other before it could open up competition against its opponents.


Devil Dish
Can Pac-10 football finally get some love? Please?


ASU ends learning season looking forward
The ASU women's tennis team finished its fall season Sunday, hosting the 13th annual Thunderbird Invitational.


Opinions: Not gonna happen…

The student governments of ASU, UA and NAU are working together to propose a stop to tuition increases at the state universities in 2008. Unfortunately, they couldn't have picked a worse year to do so. Due to the economic slowdown in Arizona's housing market, state tax revenue this year was $225 million less than expected. That, combined with other contingencies, such as a drastic increase in prisoners in Arizona jails, has created the first state budget shortfall since 2004 — and the worst since 2002.

Opinions: The corn effect: everything is connected

POHARE: People face a sticker shock when they see the price of milk ($3.50 per gallon, up 50 percent) or the price of eggs or chicken (up 40 percent) compared to a few months ago.

The same is true for several other staples in grocery stores. Students and many retirees, who fall into the lowest economic brackets, are the first to suffer from super inflation. Most people don't give a thought as to why they have to pay the sky-high prices. Some are content with blaming the government for not controlling these prices. Let me help you to understand the forces behind all this.


Opinions: Letters to the Editor


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

Chelsea Kent / STATE PRESS MAGAZINE

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.


Feature: A mental mind fuck can be nice
Instead, Terrell's Saturday night includes watching audience members roll condoms on zucchinis or eat apple pie from between the legs of a fellow attendee.


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