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Giving young adults 'A Night to Remember'
PROM PERFECT: Political science senior Nora Dillon shows off a few of the nearly 100 prom dresses Wednesday that her honor society, Gamma Beta Phi, has collected by donation for disadvantaged youth. Political science senior Nora Dillon's apartment is full of dresses.

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.

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.

Students see the human side of dissection
Dr. John Olson's biology students are not likely to chew
wintergreen-flavored gum — and that's not because gum isn't allowed in class.

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

4,023 flags for 4,023 fallen soldiers
More than 4,000 small American flags. displayed by the Young 
Democrats, decorate the Tempe Campus Wednesday to protest the deaths of Americans in Iraq. 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.

In algae, a cleaner environment and renewable fuel
Katherine Bielski / THE STATE PRESS
WORK IN PROGRESS: Samples of algae and biofuel are under research by the Department of Applied Biological Sciences at the Polytechnic Campus.  The algae bioreactors were constructed by the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and are under research by the Department of Applied Biological Sciences. Many people may think of algae as no more than the gross substance that infests swimming pools.

Police Beat: Two ASU students arrested on suspicion of trespassing
A 21-year-old male ASU student and a 22-year-old female ASU student were arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of trespassing at the ASU Aquatics Center, police reported.

Student prepares to cut a rug on 'Dancing with the Stars'
John Battaglia / THE STATE PRESS
FANCY FEET: Journalism senior Kevin Horton will be performing an Irish dance on the hit ABC show “Dancing With The Stars.” Contestants on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" all hope they get the chance to perform on the April 22 season finale, but for ASU student Kevin Horton, it's a sure thing.

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