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Is this college?: Top 5 disappointments about ASU

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By April 22, 2014

With graduation right around the corner, it’s been surreal to look back on the great experiences college has given me. But along with those great memories come the expectations that weren’t quite met during my time at ASU. see more

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The top 10 overlooked places around the Valley

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By April 21, 2014

Phoenix is well-known for the Desert Botanical Gardens, the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Art Museum, however there are a slew of places that one may visit in the Valley that are often overlooked. 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 […]

Food for the desert soul

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By April 18, 2014

What exactly is soul food? A cultural importance? Or simply downright comfort or traditional food? I was pondering this and found a savory gem of "soul food" in Arizona. Lo-Lo's, a soul food/Southern joint that specializes in its famous chicken and waffles, provides a hybrid of dinner and breakfast. see more

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A ride-sharing tale

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By April 17, 2014

New methods of community taxi services and strides in technology, available in Phoenix and throughout the country, are redefining the typical taxi experience see more

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The 2014 Best of ASU Winners

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By April 16, 2014

After gathering reader input and our writer’s knowledge, we compiled this list of the Best of ASU. Read on for the winners for all of the categories including Best Coffee, Best Splurge and Best Places to Take a Nap.     Best of Tempe:   Graphics by Noemi Gonzalez   University Drive and College Avenue […]

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First Date: Top 7 spots for the perfect college date

First date jitters and unsure of what to do? Take your date on a stroll across the lit bridge at Tempe Town Beach while soaking in the sunset. | Photo by Noemi Gonzalez

By April 16, 2014

We SPM editors aren't serious daters or anything close to it, but as romantic quirky souls, we decided to put together a short list of the best places to have your first date across the Valley. see more

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