The Art of Freestyle

Photo by Andy Jeffreys.

By October 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

A rainbow of sneakers — high tops, low tops, metallic swishes, neon laces — bounce, tap and glide on the wooden floor. Dancers move freely in cut-off tanks and sweatpants with hand-sewn pockets; loose jeans and boom-box t-shirts; high socks and big hoop earrings. see more

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Organic America Howls with WWOOF

Photo by Peter Lazaravich.

By October 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

Take a walk on the organic side with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), an organization that provides access to rural areas for people who support the organic movement. see more

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How to: Grill

Perfectly cooked steak in no time. Photo by Stephanie Pellicano.

By October 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Mmmm. That smell. You know the one. It’s the smell that hits you as it slowly wafts through the air on a warm afternoon; someone is grilling and you are instantly jealous. see more

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The Screaming Females Sleepover

The Screaming Females at the Trunk Space. Photo by Anthony Sandoval.

By September 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm

SPM's Anthony Sandoval spent a night with the Screaming Females, a small rock band from a small town with a small frontwoman whose indie punk sound is anything from small. see more

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Local Fashion Without Apologies

Photo by Alex Karamanova.

By September 29, 2010 at 1:27 am

Mix a pinch of toy dogs with a historic pie factory and a generous serving of beautiful vintage pieces. Stir in some local Phoenix designers and you have Saturday's Without Apologies fashion show. see more

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A Drive-In for the Neighborhood


By September 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

What started in south Phoenix as a group thesis project quickly became much more for the dozen architecture graduate students involved in Studio 1:1. see more

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The Sky is Not the Limit: ASU Maps Mars

A THEMIS image.

By September 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Step into ASU Tempe's Moeur Building and step into another world. A team of researchers based out of ASU teamed up with NASA to build maps of Mars. After nearly a decade of research, THEMIS compiled over 60,000 visible light and infrared images of Mars surface. see more

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The Race is On: Q&A with District 17 State Senate Candidates

State Rep. David Schapira, D-Tempe, asks USG candidates about their stances on legislation affecting higher education. Photo by Serwaa Adu-Tutu.

By September 23, 2010 at 1:39 am

David Schapira and Wendy Rogers want to be your representatives in the Legislature. How do the candidates stack up on the issues important to Arizona State University students? Get to know the candidates and their goals for District 17 below. see more

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Makers in the Crafty Marketplace


By September 21, 2010 at 1:19 am

Local, handmade, artisan. Most ASU students don't put these words at the top of their shopping lists, much less lend support to the handmade movement that has sprouted in countless boutiques across the Valley. Thanks to Etsy.com, that's all changed with the click of a mouse. see more

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Camp Kesem's Magic Tricks

Photo courtesy Heather Koch.

By September 16, 2010 at 1:46 am

It’s the first day of camp. Kids are hugging old friends and excitedly running from counselor to counselor, curious to know the camp schedule. Any onlooker can see that Camp Kesem is a joyful place — a magical land protected by smiling counselors with funny names like “Pebbles” and “Phineas." Unless you met their parents, you would never know that these children are connected by a unique and challenging bond, and that this week will be one of the most important weeks of their lives. see more

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Legally High: Students Turn to Party Herbs

SPM party herbs

By September 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Arizona State University students, and anyone else over 18 years old, can buy any of a number of relatively unknown, mood-altering substances at a shop on Mill Avenue in Tempe — legally. see more

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Blast from the Past: SPM Meets Zac Hanson

Zac Hanson and his brothers. Photo courtesy Cooking Vinyl/3CG.

By September 15, 2010 at 2:01 am

It’s 1997. Gas is $1.22 a gallon, boxer Mike Tyson bites off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear, a civil jury finds O.J. Simpson liable for the 1994 murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and a trio of blond haired, prepubescent brothers infect the airways with a little ditty called “MMMBop.” see more

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Students Find Their Groove as Semester Rolls On

What's on your playlist? Illustration by Peter Lazaravich.

By September 14, 2010 at 2:09 am

It's almost been a month since the fall semester began, and as students shuffle from class to class there’s more than schedules and classroom numbers on their minds — or more specifically, in their ears. see more

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Express MiE Sexes Up Exercise

Express MiE makes exercise fun again. Photo courtesy Hayley Brunetto.

By September 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Tucked away behind the Trader Joe’s at McClintock Drive and Guadalupe Road is a feminine escape from the harsh landscape of Arizona. Leave behind the prickly cacti and concrete, let someone else run up “A” Mountain for a turn, and enter the welcoming doors of Express MiE for a different kind of work out. see more

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Open Tables at Revolver Records

One of Revolver's Technics 1200 turntables. Photo by Becca Bever.

By September 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Every other Thursday, two Technics 1200 turntables and a sign-up list sit on the counter by the front door. A spin on the classic open mic night, Open Tables lets amateurs and professionals alike spin 20-minute sets of whatever their hearts desire. see more

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How To: Join an Intramural

The Arizona State University Student Recreation Center field. Photo by Diana Martinez.

By September 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Signing up for an intramural team at Arizona State University may seem like a challenge. There are so many different sports to choose from, and it's not often clear what you have to do to join. see more

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Q&A: Terry Greene Sterling

Courtesy Terry Greene Sterling.

By September 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Terry Greene Sterling is the writer-in-residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and author of the recently published, "Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone." She will be speaking about the book at the ASU Downtown campus's Must See Mondays speaker series September 27. see more

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Tune Out: Sound Strike Hits Arizona Music Scene

Disconnected. SB 1070 divides the music bands and music fans. Illustration by Peter Lazaravich.

By September 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Charlie Levy has been an independent concert promoter for 15 years. Since the passing of Senate Bill 1070, Levy has been fighting the boycott of Arizona by popular musicians that is threatening to shut down independently owned music venues. see more

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Create Life: The Banzerini House Opens in Phoenix

Students at the Banzerini House start their day with yoga. Photo by Alexis Getscher.

By August 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Inspirational phrases accent the fire-engine red and lime green walls. The carefree laughter of children echoes down the vivid orange hallway. A bit farther down the hall is a brick wall with names of people who've donated time or money. see more

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Full Walls, Empty Galleries

Christian Tonsgard, an ASU graduate, showed his collection "Mise en Place" at the Harry Wood Gallery in Spring 2009. Photo by Jessica Testa.

By August 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm

How many places on the Arizona State University Tempe campus can you see student-installed, student-created art, for free? If your answer wasn’t “four,” then you might need to get out more. see more

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Escape to Blue Nile

The bean table. Photo by Stephanie Pellicano.

By August 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm

A cozy corner for vegans, vegetarians, raw foodies and fans of homey cuisine with flavor and flair, Blue Nile Cafe is an Ethiopian restaurant that provides wholesome and organic meals in a living room setting. see more

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Arizona Attorney General candidate David Lujan speaks at ASU, where he earned his law degree in 1995. Photo courtesy ASUNews.

By April 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

David Lujan waits in the back of a Glendale middle school classroom. The state legislator is listening to agenda items, leaning against the wall and scanning a stream of e-mails on his Blackberry. He glances up at the woman sitting in a teacher’s desk at the front of the room, the leader of the District […]

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