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Fake weddings draw attention to real political issue

Jeffrey Lowman / THE STATE PRESS
YOU MAY KISS THE MAN: Kyle (left) and Danny, who would not give their last names, share their first kiss as a married couple in a same-sex marriage ceremony production on Hayden Lawn Wednesday produced by theatre senior Candace Brayer for her Theatre in the Future course.

Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" rang through Hayden Lawn Wednesday as four couples were pronounced lawfully wedded partners — kind of.

4,023 flags for 4,023 fallen soldiers

The Young Democrats club at ASU gave students a visual representation of the death toll in Iraq on Tuesday by putting more than 4,000 American flags around campus.

Think ASU's busy now?
A jump in the number of Hispanics and a rapidly increasing college-age population in Arizona will create challenges for ASU as we advance into the next decade, according to a new report.

Office illuminates job market picture
America's poor economy is giving many graduates a rude awakening as they enter the job market.

In algae, a cleaner environment and renewable fuel
Many people may think of algae as no more than the gross substance that infests swimming pools.

Forum addresses both sides of death penalty issue
Emotions ran high Saturday at the Arizona Death Penalty Forum, as people on both sides of the capital punishment debate shared and discussed their views on the topic.

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 triathlete preps for ultimate endurance contest

Bettina Hansen / THE STATE PRESS

When sophomore political science major Gerrit Mack first arrived at ASU, he was told he was too slow to be a member of the cross country team.

Senior settling into new role atop depth chart

Rodney Cox went from the bottom of the depth chart to the top in less than a year.
Just 12 months ago, the ASU football coaching staff never thought the senior safety would get a sniff of the No. 1 defense.

Devil Dish
Now that college basketball is over, how do I satisfy my college sports itch? I always think baseball will be the way to go, but before the College World Series, it seems like baseball is nonexistent on the national level.

Sun Devils thump Wildcats
It took 17 years, but they finally did it.

The ASU (42-2, 6-0 Pac-10) softball team, ranked No. 2 in the USA Softball/ poll, beat the No. 7 UA Wildcats (27-11, 4-3 Pac-10) in Tucson for the first time in 17 years. And it was the Sun Devils' first victory at Hillenbrand Stadium, which opened in 1993. The final outcome was a decisive 8-1 victory.

Opinions: Cha-ching

You know on old "Looney Tunes" sketches when the characters would start getting a little greedy and would have their pupils make the improbable transformation into dollar signs and their mouths morph into a cash register?

If you don't know what we're talking about, we pity your childhood.

If you do know, well, we hate to say it, but you should probably start preparing your facial region for a likely agonizing adjustment, because the following news will make you want to follow suit with your favorite cartoon characters:

Opinions: Wii want them now

DEVOE: When people line up outside stores for a product that will sell out within hours, I expect it to have been on sale for a month at most.

When I decided it'd be fun to surprise my boyfriend with a Nintendo Wii for his birthday in December, I didn't expect to be facing a situation like the one stated above as the Wii had been on the market for more than a year.

Opinions: Letters to the editor

Unmasking Anonymous


Members of the Internet-hacker group Anonymous are masking themselves to take down what they see as a corrupt organization: the Church of Scientology. This week, SPM meets some of the faces under the masks and uncovers what they are fighting against.

Getting to the source

Not many lawyers put aside the legal briefs on the weekends to play indie-rock.

Measuring up
Jennifer Peña, an interdisciplinary studies junior, has an enviable hourglass figure. But that doesn't mean finding well-fitting clothing is any easier for her.

Cover it up
Campus bathrooms don't always have the best conditions and touching anything might cause an infectious disease.

Abroad Spectrum
While yes, Mexico is a foreign country, most ASU students can admit its practically a second home for them. So when students brag of summer adventures abroad, and that abroad is Mexico, few are impressed.

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