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EVOKE-ing innovation

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By September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

While EVOKE may not necessarily contain fancy gadgets or booby traps, the game creators hope players will feel motivated to help better the world. see more

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Concussion consciousness

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By September 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

Two ASU alumni have developed Fitguard, an early warning system for concussions that has been fitted inside of a mouth-guard for athletes of all ages and sizes. see more

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SPM's Theory and Discovery

SPM Theory and Discovery

By September 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

The first issue of the 2014-2015 semester by State Press Magazine highlights new scientific research and discovery. Video by Luu Nguyen. Reach the editor in chief at mamccrea@asu.edu or via Twitter @mmccreary6.

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Student Studies

By September 17, 2014 at 12:00 am

Students are an essential part of the research labs at ASU. Three students speak about their experiences and the importance of university research. see more

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Hope for a Cure

By September 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

ASU has been taking steps to educate students on the biology behind HIV/AIDS and the social stigma that still surrounds the disease in the form of a class, MIC 314. One ASU professor, who has taught MIC 314 for many years, has created a vaccine to protect against HIV. The vaccine will possibly undergo human clinical trials in 2015. see more

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Building a robotic tomorrow

By September 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

Thomas Sugar develops human-technology integration. His innovations will help people who have had amputations by giving them robotics limbs. Now he is working on a special project called the "Four Minute Mile." see more

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Five Research Developments at ASU

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By September 15, 2014 at 1:07 am

  Click the image to enlarge. Reach the designer at noemi.multimedia@gmail.com or via Twitter @NoemiPossible.

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Not Just a Cowboy Thing

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By September 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

ASU student Lucas Casterton hopes to continue doing what he loves most and also stir up interest in a rodeo club. see more

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Strike one: Remembering how baseball united the nation

A 9/11 commemorative logo is visible on the field as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1, eliminating the A's from the playoffs, Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

By September 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

In remembrance of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, SPM contributor Stefan Modrich reflects on a time that galvanized American patriotism. It was a moment that briefly united an entire city, and eventually a country, with a feeling of optimism and hope in complete darkness. Along with Derek Jeter’s impending retirement, his central role in […]

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Concert series bridges work and performance for music faculty

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By September 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The night’s recital was a part of the School of Music’s ongoing Faculty Concert series. The School of Music Director Heather Landes says that the recitals are supposed to be informative and very relatable for the audience. see more

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ASU club sheds light on prison education issues through writing

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By September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

Four years ago, the Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) was created at Arizona State University. The club branched off of the Pen Project internship (ENG 484) where students critique writing submissions from prison inmates. see more

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Continued Recognition

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By September 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

On Aug. 22, ASU athletics announced that each football home game would feature an “Honor Row” – a row dedicated to members of the United States armed forces. The first row of section 31 at Sun Devil Stadium has been decorated in maroon and gold camouflage. This new addition adds to the many traditions that […]

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10 Things You Wish You Would've Known as a Freshman

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By August 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

Freshman year is tough as it is. There are plenty of things that students would have liked to have had prior knowledge of. But in school, as with life, you learn as you go. see more

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How to: Be a D-bag in the Walk-Only Zones

How to: Be a D-bag in the Walk-Only Zones

By August 26, 2014 at 12:00 am

It started with a few yellow-shirted ASU employees telling you to walk those wheels. Now the pseudo-fascist walk-only zones tell students how they should move from point A to point B. They are spreading even more around campus like fascism in the ‘30s. see more

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Coffee Conversations: Espresso Yourself

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By May 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This week marks the final week of classes for the spring 2014 semester. As some Sun Devils look forward to their summer vacations, others look toward graduation. This time of year sparks an array of emotions in both students and faculty. Whether it be stress, relief, or excitement for the future to come, this week’s […]

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'Proud of my B.S.' and 5 other ways to decorate a grad cap

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By May 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

If there’s one thing that seniors can do for themselves, it’s to make sure their grad cap is personalized to make the ceremony just a little more tailored to you and your personality. see more

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Unheard voices of Phoenix's homeless youth

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By May 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

When the economy collapsed in 2008, the number of homeless youth doubled and never recovered. With insight from Jon Linton of the “I Have a Name Project” and Kenneth McKinley, the vice president of Programs at Tumbleweed Youth Center for Development, Selena Palmerin-Chastain shares her story, introducing a new series for SPM. see more

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Five tips for surviving finals week

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By April 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

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Professor by day, fire dancer by night

ASU professor Patrick Young turns to fire dancing to gain better insight on how to express the subjects he teaches and to learn how to better epress himself. | Photo by Pauletta Tohonnie

By April 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

When ASU professor Patrick Young picked up fire dancing, he found a new way to express himself. see more

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Caffeine Fix: The Roosevelt Row coffee crawl

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By April 23, 2014 at 8:00 am

Need an extra kick to spice up your First Friday? Caffeinate your night with the Roosevelt Row Coffee Crawl. Sample beverages from five delicious, downtown coffeehouses and eat as many pastries as you like. The only rule is you have to purchase a beverage from each location. Are you up for the challenge? see more

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Is this college?: Top 5 disappointments about ASU

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By April 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

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

By April 21, 2014 at 8:30 am

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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Food for the desert soul

By April 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

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 at 8:30 am

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 at 3:00 pm

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

By April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

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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Best Place to Grab Coffee: Blue House Coffee

By April 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

It’s 7:30 a.m. and Sam Beger and Nick DiPastena have already wheeled to work, or rather, wheeled their work- a self-made bicycle cart, to the corner of College Avenue and University Drive. see more

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Best place to grab coffee: Liberty Market

By April 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

As far as food is concerned, downtown Gilbert boasts some of the best and most memorable establishments in the East Valley. But none of these restaurants dominate the downtown scene as much as Liberty Market has over the past few years. see more

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Creeping 101: Light Rail people watching

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By April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am

It’s plain to see that riding on the light rail is an experience in itself and ripe for people watching. see more

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TUF Talk: Best of Music Venues & Local Bands

By April 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

Vice President of ASU's The Underground Foundation and history sophomore Jonathan Novak talks best of music venues across the Valley, and gives insight to the local bands every Sun Devil should experience. see more

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Best hidden treasure: Skyspace: Air Apparent

By April 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

“Skyspace: Air Apparent” is an exploration of the phenomenon of light. It is Tempe’s best hidden treasure because its private location behind the Biodesign Institute attracts few visitors. see more

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How-To: Shop Retail & Get the Best Discounts

By April 9, 2014 at 12:30 am

Scoring that discount at corporate-run retail shops can be difficult, but following these tips will make nearly every sales associate vouch for you. Now it's that much easier to exchange broken items and get the best deal on new ones. Try out these tips from a veteran retail worker and see the amazing results. see more

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Learning the inner workings of pop culture

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By March 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Need fun, easy electives for next year? Try pop culture! see more

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Expanding my love for film at the Sedona International Film Festival

By March 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The week of February 22 to March 2, filmmakers made Sedona their home as they shared their films at Sedona International Film Festival. All of us—the festival’s general audience, the press and the filmmakers—were here for a single purpose: a love for film. It's a love that seems even more special in a place with such unique energy. see more

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Seven Tips for Aspiring Filmmakers

By March 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

  Graphic by Noemi Gonzalez This year, the Sedona International Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary. I, along with three other ASU students, attended the festival as an intern on the social media team. As an aspiring filmmaker, my time at the festival allowed me to speak with notable directors, talent and other film enthusiasts, […]

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10 Signs You're Suffering From Senioritis

By March 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

Spring break is over and graduation is just around the corner, but many of you seniors might be suffering from a disease called senioritis. In this video, SPM creates a list of 10 signs you’re suffering from senioritis. 10 Signs You’re Suffering From Senioritis from The State Press on Vimeo. | Edited by Noemi Gonzalez […]

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Coffee Conversations: Purpose, Reason And The Difference Between the Two

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By March 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

SPM Coffee Conversations Purpose vs. Reason from The State Press on Vimeo. | Edited by Noemi Gonzalez Is there a difference between purpose and reason? Are the two connected? In this SPM Coffee Conversations, the Sun Devils at the Polytechnic campus discuss their thoughts on the matter. Reach the producer while drinking your cup of […]

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Nominate Top Places for 'Best Of ASU' Issue

By March 20, 2014 at 10:40 am

It’s that time of a year again when SPM prepares to print the ‘Best Of ASU’ issue. But we need your opinion in finding the best of the best for each of our categories, for each of ASU’s campus. Check out the categories and further instructions below! To nominate, email bestofasu@gmail.com as many times as […]

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Local musician Luna Aura aims to take Valley by storm with new EP

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By March 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

The First Amendment Forum at the Walter Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix is buzzing. Attendants of the event, Cronkite Coffee House, have pulled comfortable sitting chairs into intimate groups to play cards and other assorted games. While drinking coffee and eating cookies, people meander through the forum, browsing the art from local artists and listening […]

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Tricked Out Dorms: Cribs of ASU Boys

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By March 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

Kids, it’s time for the second episode of SPM Cribs, but this time it’s all about the guys. From Tempe to Downtown and all the way to West, these boys had dorms rad enough to make it on our top three list of pads. How does your room stack up?   Hey SPM, my name […]

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Cronkite Student now Harlem Globetrotters PR Coordinator

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By March 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Ruby Ramirez went from a waitress serving at Sam's Cafe to an intern with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters' public relations company. With hard work and determination, she impressed her boss and colleagues. After graduation, they hired her as a temporary employee with the potential of becomig a fulltime employee. see more

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How-To: Be "Successful" on Instagram

By March 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

While Instagram has been crucial for sharing artsy pictures and providing a way for people to make their lives look as fantastic as possible, some users just take it too far. Here are some helpful tips to be the “best” Instagrammer you can be. see more

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Negative space: How art is reshaping Phoenix's vacant land

By February 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

A group of artists and architects are reclaiming empty lots in downtown Phoenix with a project that converts shipping containers into works of public art. The problem they are trying to tackle in Phoenix is not that there is a lack of space, but that there is too much space. see more

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Laughing their way to the top: Barren Mind takes on nationals

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By February 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

On March 1st, they’ll be on a stage in Chicago, competing with 11 other improv troupes at the College Improv Tournament. Whether they win or lose, Barren Mind will be able to come away from the tournament saying that they’re one of the top-twelve college improv troupes in the nation. see more

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Students develop the ultimate universal remote

Current ASU students based in DC have developed a universal remote, Loqui. Co-founder of the remote from left to right are Kimberley Heuser, Josh Heuser and Mikel Robinson. 
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By February 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

Josh Heuser, Kimberley Heuser and Mikel Robinson wanted to create voice recognition software to eliminate conventional remotes to stop the relentless search for clickers everywhere. After developing the technology further, they realized it also served other vital applications. see more

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Find a sea of treasures in Blue House Boutique

By February 24, 2014 at 12:19 am

Rows of neutral painted houses line the streets. Each house blends in with the next, creating a sea of suburbia. But there in this sea, a lone blue house is an anomaly. It stands out. A vintage house painted a bright royal blue with a stark white picket fence lining the lawn beckons customers to […]

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SPM Acoustics: Black Bottom Lighters

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By February 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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 […]

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Three totally tricked out dorm spaces

By February 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

In this episode of SPM Cribs, SPM features freshman Claire Caulfield, Olivia Camarillo, Raven Stevens and Cherika Hammonds to show off their dorm rooms on various ASU campuses. see more

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A brewing business

Co-owners  and of Songbird Coffee and Tea House Jonathan and Erin Carroll stand before their espresso machine named after Jason Statham because of his hot and steamy attributes. The birdhouses hanging above were a gift given to the co-owners by Jonathan’s mom. 
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By February 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

Songbird Coffee and Tea House is defining a business built on customer satisfaction and a quirky 673 square feet of space. see more

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