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Texas showdown

John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS
CLINTON CONTENDERS: Hillary supporters undeclared freshman Mark Williamson and Zach Cook stop for a picture before their trip to Austin, Texas for Tuesday’s primary. The pair did not make it to Texas because of personal reasons.

Political pundits have dubbed the March 4 Texas presidential primary as Sen. Hillary Clinton's "Alamo."


Departure of adviser triggers controversy

An accusation of racism is swirling around the sudden departure of an award-winning ASU adviser.





Nash, other sports celebs duke it out in charity tournament
Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash drew loud cheers from the crowd when he made a surprise appearance at a celebrity basketball game Sunday at ASU's Wells Fargo Arena.

Students claim world business title, again
This April, ASU business students will have a lot of pressure to keep a winning tradition alive.

City council: Parking elusive; better signs needed
While parking in downtown Tempe is difficult, a lack of clear signage may be making the problem seem worse than it actually is.


Soundslides: Five Years Later...


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


Sun Devils trounce Trojans in home finale

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS

Finesse is a word often associated with Pac-10 athletics.

Whether used in its appropriate context or as a veiled way to call the conference "soft," the Pac-10 can't seem to shake the word.


ASU takes care of business, sweeps weekend tourney

The No. 1 ASU baseball team finished the first two weeks of its season perfectly.


ASU beats USC to escape LA perfect
The ASU women's basketball team overcame a sluggish start to the second half to beat USC, 65-57, in its regular season finale Saturday in Los Angeles.


Sun Devil bats ignite tournament win
Yet another tournament sweep.


ASU finishes third in breast-cancer awareness meet
It's a good thing that Feb. 29 only rolls around once every four years.


Andrew, Benedetti excell at Pac-10s
In the grueling, repetitious grind of an NCAA swimming season, it's always important to peak at the right time.


Opinions: Shun the hype of Obama's "hope"

SHOPE: Something is happening in American politics that seems to be taking the American left and, most notably, college campuses by storm. We all know it as "Obamamania."

But what is "Obamamania" exactly? "Obamamania" can be summed up in two of the leading buzzwords of his campaign: hope and change.

Opinions: Ending Black History month

WRIGHT: Let me preface my discussion by saying that this has nothing to do with recognizing black people as important figures in history. I support that wholeheartedly.

The problem we face here is that the concept of observing February as Black History Month is, while well-intentioned, racist. We have set apart an entire month of the calendar toward focusing only on historical black people. They are being singled out, and the very act of singling a group out creates prejudiced feelings in other groups involved.


Opinions: Letter's to the Editor


Delhi Palace provides destination for those with adventurous palates

John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS

Many potential diners may be scared off by the assumption of Indian food as esoterically ethnic — if they can't pronounce it, they won't try it — despite the fact that fare such as "kabob" and "curry" now resides in the mainstream of American language.


A night (on stage) with Bill Burr

Comedians often point out what we fail to see — the mundane absurdities of life, the fact that even one person supporting President Bush is one too many, and how the elderly are always funny. Comedian Bill Burr entertains in a similar fashion.


Review: Tasty Tapas at T. Cook's
T. Cook's is an unlikely destination for hungry college students. Located at the lavish and luxurious Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, it's a popular spot for celebrities, but not collegiates. The upscale restaurant produces an array of dinner plates with exotic ingredients and extravagant price tags. While dinner might be out of the question even for some patrons well beyond their collegiate years, anyone with $20 to spare can afford to lunch at T. Cook's.


The Silent Majority
Sitting in class on a Monday, it's hard not to overhear dozens of stories about how "totally wasted" someone was over the weekend.


Take me home tonight
Moving into a new house or apartment is one of the most exciting aspects of transitioning into adulthood, but finding a space to rent isn't always easy. There are leases to sign, roommates to assemble and amenities to seek.


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