From 'overpriced' parking to ASU student housing, here are the week's top stories

What a week of news for ASU and the city of Tempe. Didn't keep up with it all? Don't worry. The State Press staff has you covered. Take a few minutes in between your spring break planning and midterm study sessions to catch yourself up on the week's top stories.

Overall ASU hockey point leader Jordan Masters dedicates career to brother

In the most read story of the week, reporter Natalie Orr spoke with ASU hockey freshman forward Jordan Masters about the death of his brother Vincent. Orr's feature tells the story of how Masters remembers Vincent through playing the sport he and his family love.

Parking costs drive me insane

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State Press Columnist Chris Wood may be able to handle long nights of studying, but not the stress and money that comes with paying for on-campus parking. Wood explains why he feels parking at ASU is too expensive.

Read more: ASU Parking and Transit Services tickets overzealously

As student loan debt soars, some students fear the future

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ASU alumni, on average, graduate with $22,498 in debt. Reporter Joshua Bowling investigated the issue of student loan debt at ASU and found out what the University is doing to help its students understand and effectively pay-off their loans.

Read more: ASU students try to revolutionize student loans

We are all capable of poetry

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Some may believe poetry is a dead art, reserved for those equipped with an expansive vocabulary. Columnist Aminah Shakoor argues that poetry is for everyone and can be used as a tool for self expression.

Read more: ASU professor Rosemarie Dombrowski takes poetry outside of the classroom

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'Before I Die I Will' chalkboard draws attention in downtown Tempe

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This week, downtown Tempe received its very own community bucket list. Reporter Nicole Dusanek tells the story behind this simple and powerful community project.

Read more: "Before I Die" walls promote public participation in making art

ASU student uses YouTube to document his first year being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS

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Secondary education junior Daniel Orton is one of the 1.2 million HIV-positive Americans. Reporter Sydney Greene spoke with Orton and learned more about how the 27-year-old is dealing with his diagnosis, learning to appreciate his life and why he decided to document it for all to see.

Read more: Students, advocates paint for HIV, AIDS on Hayden Lawn for World AIDS Day

Point/Counterpoint: ASU's on-campus housing policy

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ASU encourages all freshmen to live on campus, but is this the best option for students? Columnists Kelcie Grega and Kendra Penningroth debate the student issue.

Pro: On-campus housing should remain a requirement

Con: ASU shouldn’t force underclassmen to live in student housing


Watch the columnists debate the issue:



New Tempe police chief hopes to bring service and community to Tempe and beyond

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Tempe Police has named former California police chief Sylvia Moir as their new chief of police. Reporter Sydney Greene details what this means for the City of Tempe and the working women of law enforcement as a whole.


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