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  • Bakers at ASU: ‘The sweetest club on campus’

    A new baking club at ASU allows students to learn how to bake new treats while meeting new friends and building relationships. see more

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    March 25, 2015 at 7:40 pm


  • The Devil’s Grid: a quick peek at Windows 10, out this summer

    A brief look at the features packed into the new operating system. see more

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    March 25, 2015 at 7:02 pm


  • Pop culture mischief: Vin Diesel’s new daughter, Mission Impossible 5 and more

    This week’s pop culture round-up. see more

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    March 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm


  • DPC Aware encourages students to make a change in their community

    DPC Aware, a club on the Downtown campus, sheds light on important wellness issues. see more

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    March 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm


  • Pop culture mischief: Kendrick Lamar’s early album drop, ‘Frozen 2′ and more

    This week’s pop culture round-up. see more

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    March 17, 2015 at 9:25 pm


  • Life lessons you learn as a server

    I haven’t had very many jobs. When I began high school, I was a “volunteen” at a summer camp for kids—which decidedly put me off of ever reproducing. In my senior year, I was a courtesy clerk (ahem, grocery bagger) at my local supermarket; I held this job for two months before I quit because it was quite literally the most mind-numbing thing I’ve ever done.

    Then came working at Fair Trade Cafe. Honesty hour: I was shocked that I got the job, actually. I had no cafe experience—or real job experience, for that matter—and I was an honors student taking 18 credit hours in my first semester. I was a heavy burden to take on, and my friend and former boss Stephanie Vasquez took a chance on me. With that, let me begin telling you what I learned in my time as a barista.

    No matter who you are, you’re worth a second impression. As much as I didn’t think I’d get a call back for that job, there are times when I’ve made wrong judgements on people who walked in through the cafe doors. There are times when I assumed someone came in to try and steal the tip jar or to heckle me for free food; in reality they were paying customers who just wanted a bite to eat. In fact, one of these people asked me which cookie was my favorite and bought it for me just so he could use the restroom. People deserve a second impression. Don’t deny them one if you would want it, too. see more

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:00 am


  • Discovering musical compounds

    Dating back to 2002, Gregg Gillis aka “Girl Talk”, has been compounding handfuls of tracks by various artists and turning them in to what became the mashup. Layers of vacillating beats taken from distinctive songs create new life and take on new meanings. It’s guaranteed that there will be a bass line, chord or hook that will have you scratching your head wondering where you’ve heard it before.

    The problem with Gillis, to some listeners, is that his style lacks talent and effort.

    Here’s the thing: Objectively speaking, Gillis is talented. Results such as “Nightripper”, “Feed the Animals” or “All Day” take a keen ear and understanding of the basic flow of beats to pair them up, slab them on top of each other and make sure the product is cohesive. Some claim Gillis merely pushes a play button, letting the music go and putting little thought into what spews from the speakers. This could not be farther from the truth. To come from the speakers, Gills must break down each track, each sample and each bit from dozens upon dozens of individual songs in order to create one bigger, more boastful, album. see more

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    March 16, 2015 at 11:00 am


  • From lightning bolt scar to “Horns”

    It’s sad to say that life and midterms have gotten in the way of properly watching Netflix, but I was finally able to watch “Horns”. I’m not quite certain what kept attracting me to indie movies. Perhaps it’s because most of them do not get sufficient credit. The image of Daniel Radcliffe on the cover automatically attracted me to the movie. He’s has done many films, most of them indie films, but I will forever see him as the “boy who lived”. With nothing in my mind but the hope that he will pull out a wand at some point during the movie, I still watched the movie with an open mind. I must admit, I was surprised on so many levels.

    The first shocking thing about this movie was the premise. The movie used surreal experiences to make comments on the human condition. Throughout the film, they explored the battle of good and evil in a very unique way. The movie brought in religious references in order to further the plot, but it was just subtle enough that it was in no way a religious movie. The plot was definitely one of a kind and pleasantly surprising. see more

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    March 6, 2015 at 9:00 am


  • 2016 Republican candidates: white llamas or black llamas?

    Llama drama captivated the nation last week. Now the real question is, which potential republican presidential candidate is a white llama and which is a black llama? see more

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    March 5, 2015 at 8:54 pm


  • Clubs of ASU: Dumbledore’s Army creates a niche for ‘Harry Potter’ fans

    Dumbledore’s Army at ASU brings J.K. Rowling’s stories to life. see more

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    March 4, 2015 at 5:11 pm