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By December 12, 2014

The semester is over, finals are completed and what better way to celebrate than to go on a day trip to some of the best places in Arizona? see more

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Hunting down holiday lights

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By December 11, 2014

Now until January, Valley communities will have light up the night. Here are the four different ways you can enjoy the decorations and get into the holiday spirit. see more

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Acoustics:

SPM BBL Acoustics + Interview from The State Press on Vimeo. If there’s one thing you should know about the Glendale group Black Bottom Lighters, it’s that a lot of musicians play in the band — seven by last count — something that easily accounts for their growing crossover appeal and distinct sound. On one song, they […]

A queen among students

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By December 1, 2014

Jordan Wessel feels pretty out of place when she has any rare moment of down time. But she doesn’t look like it. Take today for instance – she looks chic in a royal-blue maxi skirt with her blonde hair in waves while waiting in line at Starbucks. She says this will be her first ever […]

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Belonging: A family finds a home

Graphic by Luu Nguyen

By November 24, 2014

When Claudia Schulz pulled up at the house in south Phoenix, Martha Alvarez was standing on the sidewalk under the plum tree in the front yard, wiping tears from her round face. In the midday of an Arizona July, the heat was oppressive. The two women were waiting for Martha’s husband, Juan Villagomez. “It feels […]

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Graduate team to help aspiring artists market their talent

Photo by Daniel Santa Cruz

By November 21, 2014

The event, affectionately called SAM for short, will be held Saturday, Nov. 22nd in Casey Moore’s parking lot from 2-6 p.m. Graduate students, Kara Chesser, Mollie Flanagan, Ashley Laverty, Shelby Maticic and Emily May, all of whom are Master of Fine Arts students, will oversee the event. see more

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The "basic" problem with labels

Graphic by Mackenzie McCreary.

By November 20, 2014

Nursing senior Paige Ramirez doesn’t have time for labels. “If I am a ‘basic bitch’ because I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes, then I guess I really don’t care,” she says. “I’ll just sit here with my basic coffee and be basic and let the negative people talk.” The term “basic” has made a quick ascent […]

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