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Science, technology and a stuffed squid named Archie

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS
MY NAME IS...: Archie, The Sensor Squid Relation Game’s home, is on an inky-blue couch in the Brickyard.

As engineering students walk through the computers and labs of the Brickyard, they might stop and take a second look at Archie, a large stuffed squid that makes research look more like child's play.


Mental-health disclosures will not be required

After officials said last week ASU would consider requiring students to disclose mental health histories, the University clarified its position Friday and said no such policy is under consideration.





Students, faculty help Ghana villagers 'go green'
Students from ASU's Polytechnic campus along with students from around the world are helping African villages turn an unusual fuel source — gel — into a lucrative business.

ASU asks for science funds
ASU representatives went to Washington, D.C., last week to urge congressional leaders to boost what they say is insufficient federal science funding.

Police Beat: Man arrested on Alpha Drive
A 19-year-old male ASU student was arrested early Sunday morning on the 600 block of Alpha Drive on suspicion of possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcohol and failure to appear in court, police reported.


SPM "Best Of" Survey
Welcome to the State Press Magazine's "Best Of" survey! Please write in your favorite choices in the categories of lifestyle, food, music, campus and shopping. The results will be published in SPM on March 19.
SPM "Best Of" Survey

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


ASU crushes Weber State to close season

Kaitlin Ochenrider / THE STATE PRESS

The 2007-08 season for the ASU men's ice hockey club was a year stamped by transition.

After starting the season 2-6-0-1, Mike De Angelis stepped down from his post as head coach to take a defensive coaching role on the team.


Weather forces teams to rework plans

The ASU women's tennis team battled tough weather and tough competition this weekend as it opened Pac-10 play.


Sun Devils atop leader board
The Arizona State women's golf team, ranked No. 3 by Golfweek, traveled to the home of instate rival UA Monday to defend its title in the Wildcat Invitational.


ASU takes 10th in SoCal
The ASU water polo team split its four-game set at the UC-Irvine Invitational this weekend in Irvine, Calif.


Devil Dish
Well, that was certainly a harsh end to the honeymoon.


Opinions: In defense of my educational choices

WALLACE: Being a graduating senior majoring in literature, it's about daily someone purses their brow in conversation with me and asks what I'm going to "do with my degree."

They generally find the reply "I'm going to know about literature" to be either a laughable silly joke or the dangerously misguided musing of an idealist whose perspective on "real life" is downright infantile.

In these moments, the confused stops and sighs that sputter out of my interrogators are often much more of a response than whatever words they eventually manage. The whole scene feels like a pat on the head from a grown-up.

Opinions: Finding the candidate for Generation Y

MASCHOFF: This past Saturday, presidential candidate Mike Huckabee decided to make a little pit stop at the long-running, sometimes-funny "Saturday Night Live." With sketches ranging from Dana Carvey's Bush No. 1 to Darrell Hammond's Al Gore to the dead-on impersonation of Bush No. 2 by Will Ferrell, "SNL" has become the go-to show for every young generation's political satire in the last 30 years. Therefore, I was not surprised to see Huckabee, who has also been frequenting "The Colbert Report," sitting right next to Seth Meyers at the "Weekend Update" desk trying to make a bid to the 18 to 25 audience in an attempt to save his failing campaign.


Opinions: Letters to the editor


ASU musician slides way to award

John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS

Music junior and classical trombonist Samuel Price is the recipient of the Hillel Joan Frazer Memorial Award in the Arts.


Not your average john

For those who actually drink eight cups of water in one day, there must be frequent bathroom trips — unless they are blessed with steel-trap bladders.


Trendy thrift stores
Spring is a time where new wardrobe additions are essential, and so is extra money.


Talkin' shit: colon hydrotherapy
I put my ass on the line for SPM — literally. A lot of people talk shit, but not enough people talk about their shit.


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