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Group, legislator target credit card providers

Kaitlin Ochenrider / THE STATE PRESS
WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: Biology sophomore Emma Corman, left, and physics freshman Gavin King, right, sign a petition Thursday afternoon to stop credit card companies from harassing students on campus.

The too-good-to-be-true offers students get from credit card companies probably are just that, warned one state advocacy Thursday.

Teacher loan program in limbo

A new scholarship aimed at providing an infusion of teachers into Arizona's understaffed education system may already be in jeopardy, University officials said.

Cost to double fee? One dollar
A buck could add up to thousands of dollars if students let the Arizona Students' Association tag an extra $1 onto their tuition bills.

SkySong opens building
ASU at SkySong drew closer to completion Thursday as officials gathered in Scottsdale for the grand opening of the project's first building.

West campus to honor César Chávez
To commemorate the life of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez, ASU West's Hispanic Honor Society and the College of Human Services will host an event Friday and celebration of Chávez's birthday on Monday.

Soundlides: Soundtrack to the Game
Soundtrack to the Game features members of the ASU Basketball Pep Band in a multimedia presentation by State Press Photographer Jeffrey Lowman.

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

Pac-10 title defense starts with USC

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS

As ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy watches his team start its defense of the Pac-10 title this weekend against visiting USC, he might as well be reading an adventure novel that he just can't put down.

Bay Area road trip marks conference start

After 38 games, it's time. It's time for Pac-10 play that is.

Juco transfer has eyes on top spot
All week, ASU football coach Dennis Erickson said he has had difficulty evaluating the level of his team because it hasn't been wearing pads in practice.

Sun Devils alter lineup, add distance runners to mix
The ASU track and field team's goal of duplicating its indoor success outdoors isn't as easy as sliding the blueprint from the first season to the second.

ASU returns with conference clashes
After a weekend off from competition, it's back to the water for the ASU water polo team.

Opinions: Cutting hope from the budget

BRANCH: This'll be my first opinion after three weeks of not writing, and I know many of my avid readers, or the more likely kind who skim over it because it's by the political cartoon, are probably expecting a witty opinion about the field I have the most knowledge in — entertainment.

I'm sorry to disappoint, but there is one particular subject that has been bothering me these past couple weeks and that is Phoenix's huge cuts in the budget.

Opinions: Forgive and forget

WOOD: What if you won the lottery, but they paid you — unannounced to you — all at once in loose cash in the middle of Times Square? You wouldn't be very appreciative, would you?

They would start to give you handful after handful of cash, and you would try to stuff it in your pockets or under you arms, but after about the fourth bunch, you won't know what to do with it. The rest of the loot would pile up around your feet, and you would lose it to pedestrians or the wind. You would have preferred if they had given it you in a bag.

Opinions: Boos & Bravos
See what the editorial board selected for this week's Boos & Bravos.

Audience plays along with '21'

Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

I know the basic rules of blackjack, but I am by no means an expert.

My lucky number is ... 72?

The common financial situation for college students usually calls for eating macaroni and cheese every night, but there is a way students can look forward to a more financially secure future.

On the catwalk
I was a big fan of the Harajuku girls introduced by the catchy tunes of Gwen Stefani. I was accustomed to sushi and knew what a typical kimono was. I did not, however, think in a million years I would come face to face with any of those.

Rapper and rockers find an indie common ground
At first, it seems incongruous for up-and-coming rapper Cadence Weapon and hot indie-rock trio Born Ruffians to co-headline their American tour.

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