From 'hate speech' to beef, here are the week's top State Press stories

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New Intel, new solutions

Photo by LiPo Ching | San Jose Mercury News

Intel is adapting to the changing trends in computing and with that comes the layoff of 12,000 workers. Intel is Arizona's seventh-largest employer. Columnist Sam Deadrick explains how Intel's adaptations will affect Arizona and the larger computing market.

Read more: ASU Herberger Academy student becomes youngest person to obtain Intel job

Let's end campus hate speech

Photo by Johanna Huckeba | The State Press

If you've walked around campus a lot, you've likely seen a campus preacher that condemns you to hell for something. But that's just free speech because ASU campuses are public. Columnist Aminah Shakoor shares her experiences of feeling annoyed and at times unsafe because of these campus preachers and suggests an end to bigotry on campus.

Read more: Unap(preach)iated

Some students have a new kind of roommate: a dog

Photo by Lisa Travis | The State Press

ASU, in partnership with Power Paws, is hiring student service dog trainers. Reporter Lisa Travis learned more about the program and spoke to student trainers.

Read more: Sparky's Service Dogs improve quality of life for those with disabilities

10 facts about ASU you may not know

Photo by Ben Moffat | The State Press

Did you know that Pope John Paul II held mass at Sun Devil Stadium in 1987? Here are some ASU facts you might not have known about.

Read more: 10 oldest buildings on ASU campus

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ASU Mariachi Ensemble to show music is a language of its own

Photo by Lauren Hornberger | The State Press

No need to drive a little South, you can hear the soulful music of Mariachi right here at ASU. Reporter Noelle Lilley met with the club and learned more about its founding and the students who play.

Pat’s Run: Stories of origins, service and selflessness

Photo by Johanna Huckeba | The State Press

Pat Tillman is the closest anyone will come to being ASU royalty. Every year thousands in Tempe and across the country run in Pat's Run to remember the former Sun Devil and veteran. Reporter Stefan Modrich participated in the race and shared his experience.

Your silence is a luxury — the reason why I quit eating beef

Photo by Terri Colby | Chicago Tribune

Here's some food for thought: raising cattle and the demand for beef may be harming the environment. Is it sustainable to keep up with the growing demand? That's the question columnist Jimmy Arwood tackles in his weekly column.

Read more: The meat we eat

Getting to know improv

Photo by Taylor Bishop | The State Press

Life can be a lot like improv: Nobody knows what's going on, it has its funny moments and there's no right or wrong way to do it. Reporter Taylor Bishop spoke to a few Valley improv performers and learned more about what separates it from other performance arts.

Read more: Barren Mind Improv turns quippy games, SNL-style sketches into art form


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