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All Together Now

Photo by Jessica Heigh.

By September 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

The ASU Synchro Devils are gearing up for a strong season, and doing it with as much grace as athleticism. see more

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Affordable Fare at AZ Restaurant Week

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By September 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

This week, expand your culinary horizons without breaking the bank with AZ Restaurant Week. see more

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Hookah Havens

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By September 16, 2011 at 9:10 am

Tempe's top five hookah lounges to satisfy that underage itch. see more

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How To: Know Your Beer

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By September 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

A guide to going beyond the Coors and Budweisers of the world. see more

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American Gotham

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By September 14, 2011 at 12:37 am

Mesa's Gotham City Comics helps Valley residents unleash their inner geek — and get a caffeine fix to boot. see more

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How to: Feng Shui Your Room

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By September 13, 2011 at 12:15 am

Bring some peace and harmony to that one place where you spend almost all of your time. see more

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The Red Tent

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By September 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

Yoga, chakras, womb sticks - find out how these spiritual objects empowered women at the Red Tent gathering. see more

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Sun Devil to Wildcat and Back

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By September 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

When an ASU student transferred to the University of Arizona in the middle of her junior year, the experience wasn't exactly what she had planned. see more

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Looking for God in Academia

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By September 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

Some students use religious studies classes as a means to more than a degree - even those without a major oriented toward religious studies can be drawn to it as a way of learning more about their faith. see more

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More Than Words Can Say

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By September 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

The poets of the The African American Men of Arizona State University’s (AAMASU) Seventh Annual Welcome Black Poetry Explosion had a lot to say as they kicked off the event – and they did it with passion. see more

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How To: Become a Wine Connoisseur (On a Bugdet)

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By September 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

A little intimidated by wine snobs but want to give being an wine expert a shot? Here's where you can start. And do it on the cheap to boot. see more

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The New Dinner and a Movie

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By September 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

More specifically, lunch and a short play – a quick way to soak up some culture between classes. see more

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Your Labor Day Weekend to-do List

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By September 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Not enough time to make the trip home, or enough cash for a trip anywhere else? Here are a few Phoenix-area ideas for your Labor Day weekend. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Nick Heward

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By August 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Valley musician Nick Heward just released his debut album, "Love me Till I'm Home." SPM Acoustics recently caught up with Nick in the Secret Garden for an exclusive performance. see more

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Outside Pandora’s Box

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By August 31, 2011 at 9:05 am

Pandora has been the staple of Internet radio for a long while – but it's not the only one. Here are five alternatives to satisfy your online radio needs. see more

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Top 5 Places to People Watch

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By August 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

With the rush of classes (and flow of students) gathering to a full-on stampede at times, spare some time to enjoy the sites and people at ASU with these destinations. see more

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Exploring Tradition

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By August 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

As the sun beats down in Arizona and the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan comes to an end, it's a time for college-age students to delve into their faith — through affirmation or speculation. see more

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The Valley's Best Mexican Food

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By August 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

The classics. On a student's budget. see more

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Resume Remix

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By August 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

One Phoenix company is banking on the idea that personalized video resumes can help recent grads (or anyone else) stand out in the job market — and an SPM writer takes the challenge. see more

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The Hard Road for a 'Hard Gainer'

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By August 24, 2011 at 12:00 am

An ASU student's journey to pump up — and learn a little on the way. see more

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Band of Brothers

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By August 23, 2011 at 12:00 am

Four brothers, one top-40 hit in South Africa and one unique Phoenix band. see more

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Becoming Batman

By August 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

An ASU student vows to become a hero. see more

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How to: Make Feather Earrings

By August 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

If you want to get your hands on feather earrings without spending a lot or worrying about someone else having your earrings, make your own. see more

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Northern Flights

By August 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

One writer finds sanctuary in the snow while traveling north of the U.S. border. see more

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Abortion Legislation, Simplified

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By August 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

With a republican-dominated state legislature and an openly pro-life governor, Arizona has seen a growing interest in bills concerning abortion and women’s healthcare. Here are a few of them, simplified. see more

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Rethinking the Museum

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By May 3, 2011 at 12:25 am

The ASU Art Museum is trying to stand out in the midst of change, challenging the notions of a traditional museum, while holding tightly to the principles of art for the public eye. see more

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Rock 'n' Roll

Caitlin MacMurtrie scales a wall at the Phoenix Rock Gym. Photo by Jessica Heigh.

By May 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

For anyone itching to try something new and active, indoor rock climbing is a great place to start. But there's also bouldering, canyoneering and traditional climbing to satisfy any student's adventurous urges. see more

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A New Thrifting Casualty

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By April 28, 2011 at 12:01 am

Tempe’s thrifting circuit lost a checkpoint April 23, when Tiedemann’s Family Thrift & Vintage officially closed its doors. see more

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Citizen Chef

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By April 27, 2011 at 12:01 am

Chefs, cooks and food workers around the Valley have been brought into the immigration debate, with a new law threatening to require them to show proof of citizenship to obtain a food-handlers card. see more

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From Couch to 5k

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By April 26, 2011 at 12:01 am

Follow one writer through her struggle with physical fitness — from the comfort of her couch to the finish line of Pat's Run. see more

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Extended Play with Saddles

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By April 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

Charles Barth, 24, is the frontman of Saddles, a homegrown indie rock group that recently released seven-song EP “This Is Ridiculous Luxury." see more

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30 Years in the Making

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By April 21, 2011 at 12:01 am

Film programmer Steve Weiss has long been dreaming of breathing cultural life into downtown Phoenix. see more

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Get Tsom

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By April 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

Tsom restaurant features exclusively vegetarian and vegan dishes, many healthy and low-calorie, bringing a whole new flavor to vegan dining in the Valley. see more

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Freedom Fighter

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By April 19, 2011 at 12:01 am

Dee Dee Blasé juggles her liberal immigration stance with her fierce Republican beliefs, all while leading efforts to recall Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce. see more

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SPM: Back in Print!

The cover! Photo by Alex Karamanova, lighting/concept by Peter Lazaravich, design by Taylor Lineberger.

By April 18, 2011 at 12:01 am

For the past few weeks, we've been working on something big for you, dear readers ... A print magazine! see more

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Culture on the Cheap

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By April 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Soaking up city culture can be difficult on a college budget — here are a few places to get your artsy fix at discounted (or free) student rates. see more

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Meet the Hippy

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By April 13, 2011 at 12:01 am

Andy Goldstein, creator of the Valley's Two Hippies restaurants, shares the story behind his psychedelic-inspired comfort-food chain. see more

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Dancing for the DREAM

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By April 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

Step inside Dance For a Dream, a dance-off fundraiser held by the Arizona Dream Act Coalition. see more

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Fire on the Water

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By April 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

A low rumble, like a hungry growl, traveled across Tempe Town Lake Sunday, March 27, as the eighth annual Arizona Dragon Boat Festival took over the waters. see more

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How to: Defend Yourself

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By April 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

One of the most terrifying possibilities of life is that of a physical attack. It is unpleasant to think about, but shouldn’t be ignored. see more

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The Herb Alternative

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By April 7, 2011 at 12:01 am

College is full of stress, anxiety, endless colds and the flu. When students get sick, some turn to herbal medicine rather than Western pharmaceuticals. see more

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Getting to Know the Octopus Project

Photo courtesy Angel Ceballos.

By April 6, 2011 at 12:01 am

Follow one SPM writer to his favorite band's Tucson show and the quirky dream interview that followed after. see more

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East Meets West at Cherryblossom Noodle Café

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By April 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

Tucked into a Phoenix strip mall next to a Domino's Pizza is Cherryblossom Noodle Café, an unimposing restaurant whose storefront looks like a traditional Italian café — until you crack open the menu, that is. see more

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Learning to Ride a Bike (at Age 20)

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By April 1, 2011 at 12:01 am

Ah, the unspeakable embarrassment of learning to ride a bike as a legal adult... Read how one SPM writer overcame her fears and conquered two wheels, long after she mastered four. see more

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Major Decisions

Photo illustration by Peter Lazaravich.

By March 31, 2011 at 12:01 am

For some, going to college with predetermined goals and aspirations is easier said than done. Even with the traditional expectation of graduating in four years with a bachelor’s degree, more students are switching paths to decide where their passion truly lies. see more

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SPM Acoustics: The Maine

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By March 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

SPM Acoustics sits down with The Maine, a Tempe-born band hitting the big time with national tours and the support of a top label. see more

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Musical Instrument Museum celebrates Latinos

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By March 29, 2011 at 12:01 am

“American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music” at Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum explores the historical influence Latino artists have had on American tunes. see more

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Make the Beaver Choice

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By March 28, 2011 at 12:01 am

It has a silly name, but Tempe's Scandinavian eatery Beaver Choice doesn’t require you to take it seriously — only that you love to eat and enjoy the absurd friendliness of its staff. see more

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Losing My Religion

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By March 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

For one SPM writer, ending her vegetarian diet felt like abandoning a religion. For years, she felt secretly rebellious for denying meat and going against the cultural norm. Now she just feels like a sell out. see more

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How to: Have a Classy Dinner in the Dorms

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By March 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

Good food is for everyone, even college students. Using a small bag of groceries, class up your next residential-hall dinner. (Yes, it's possible to cook in those kitchens!) see more

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