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Making a Career Out of Pranking

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By October 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

SPM Prankster from The State Press on Vimeo. When he’s not studying film and directing at Mesa Community College, Dawson Gurley is a professional prankster. He is planning on transferring to ASU next fall, but in the meantime, he frequently visits the campus to film footage for his YouTube channel, BigDawsTV. With over 28,000 subscribers, he entertains […]

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How To: Watch a Scary Movie, Beware the Junior Mints

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By October 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

My idea of a horror movie consists of a post apocalyptic world where Jeffrey Campbell and Chipotle have ceased to exist. But hey, blood, guts and hatchets are a close second. Afraid of the pulse-quickening thrill we call a scary movie? Follow these eight simple tips and you’ll make it out alive. see more

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Coffee Conversation: What are you afraid of?

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By October 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

Spooky SPM Coffee Conversations from The State Press on Vimeo. Sharks, the dark, E.T. …we’re all afraid of something. In honor of Halloween, these Sun Devils put on costumes and discuss their fears in this week’s “spooky” SPM Coffee Conversation. Reach the producer at ltnguy14@asu.edu or via Twitter @luu_t_nguyen

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Balancing Act: A Student's Starring Role

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By October 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Undergraduate student Desiree Srinivas talks about acting as the Vampire Queen in "Helsing." see more

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How To: Maintain Your Manliness During Halloween

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By October 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

Don’t be that guy who has a meme out on Tumblr. Here is a list of tips to keep masculinity during Halloween instead of trading it in for a Volvo. see more

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The Art of Science

By October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

The high-pitched whirring of a 3D printer fills a classroom. Its extruding head is like a hot glue gun melting a strand of fuchsia plastic. The plastic is laid down layer by layer in a preprogrammed design that will finish within the hour. The seventh and eighth graders in the room chatter above the noise. […]

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A Student Perspective: The Government Shutdown

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By October 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Hatty’s homework dilemma may seem trivial to some, but it represents just one of the many ways that Arizona State students are feeling the effects of the government shut down. see more

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Fresh Food and Local Spirit

By October 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

Bodega 420 is about community. There are regulars who come to buy weekly groceries, as well as visitors who simply come to just hangout. see more

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An Uptown Vig Visit

By October 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

If you're at that point where the dinning hall food and microwavable meals just aren’t cutting it anymore, it may be time to try out some local cuisine. see more

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Coffee Conversation: One Thing ASU Can't Live Without

By October 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

SPM Coffee Convos from The State Press on Vimeo. What is that one thing, aside from friends and family, that you couldn’t live without? This is what these ASU Sun Devils discuss in this weeks segment of SPM Coffee Conversations. Catch the producer drinking coffee at ltnguy14@asu.edu or via Twitter @luu_t_nguyen

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Our Mustachioed Mentors

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By October 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

Villains make our stomachs turn, our moral compass go into overdrive and our mustaches mysteriously grow shapelier, and yet, we root for them. see more

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Embracing Every Size

By October 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

The average size of an American woman today is a size 14, yet ironically, this size and any above are very difficult to find in your average retail-clothing store. Phoenix clothing boutique Vox aims to combat this issue by serving the “average” woman and a curvier audience. see more

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Fall of the House of Escher

By October 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

Punctum Theatre presents Fall of the House of Escher, a play that combines quantum mechanics, Poe, and Escher all in one. see more

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A Driver's Turning Point

By October 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

A Driver’s Turning Point from The State Press on Vimeo. When I penned the article, “Moving On,” about nine months ago, I wrote it with no delusions and notions as to where it’s author would be in the following days and months. It started as a pitch that sounded appealing to a reader, and it […]

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Meeting with the Post Master

By October 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

The Blaze 1330 AM’s radio show, “The Post Office,” was well under way as the mustached host, philosophy junior Roddy Nikpour, sat behind the microphone listening to the soft indie post-rock music play through the monitors. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Néstor Benito

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By October 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Without music in his childhood home, Benito, an Argentinean classical guitarist, wouldn’t have realized that the guitar was the instrument for him he says. see more

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A Bird in the Hand

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By September 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

Bird watching is currently one of the fastest developing sports, and Arizona happens to be a great place to cultivate the skills for it. see more

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SPM Coffee Conversations: What do you wish you would have known?

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By September 27, 2013 at 1:23 am

SPM Campus Coffee from The State Press on Vimeo. Sparked by the creative talents of those at SoulPancake, this week’s segment of SPM Coffee Conversations discusses what ASU Sun Devils wish they would have known when they were younger. What do you wish you would have known? Reach the producer at ltnguy14@asu.edu or @luu_t_nguyen

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Learning to Belly Dance

By September 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

Ava Fleming, ASU's belly dance professor, became interested in dancing as a teenager in college. see more

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People of ASU: Short Stories

By September 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

Some have overcome challenges in their native countries to attend school, while others strive to leave a mark on the world. These are the stories of six students who have created their own path at ASU to pursue what they stand for. see more

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The Physics of Music

By September 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

They way he speaks about his music is captivating, as if the universe is unfolding an edge of itself in front of you. The two disciplines have started to meld together, their formula’s and theories merely abstract concepts that arrive at the same conclusion: the creation of art. see more

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Desert Sails

By September 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

The wind blew against the sails, propelling the boats across Tempe Town Lake’s shimmering waters, as ASU’s Sailing Club began its first weekend of practice in its 10th year as a club. see more

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Dancing to Brazil

By September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

Alli Dodt and Emily Alvarez, Arizona State University seniors, traveled to Brazil this past summer with their project COMPADRES. The project is all about social engagement in the community through art, something they set out to find in Brazil and bring back to the states. see more

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New Court, New Country

By September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

ASU’s newest freshman basketball player, Egor Koulechov has entered Sun Devil Country. see more

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Wise Beyond Their Peers

By September 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

Although they may be a minority group on campus, middle-aged students like Lora Hale-Vance want to make a name for themselves just as much as their younger peers. see more

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A Loaded Topic

By September 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

State Press Magazine talks with one of it's student gun owners about the process, the culture and the ideology see more

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Here and There

By September 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

The stories of four determined, Native American students who have battled prejudice and cultural differences in pursuit of change for their homeland. see more

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Retro Trending

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By September 13, 2013 at 8:00 am

It’s a hobby that has swept the youth of the nation. A worldwide phenomenon that takes those $20 dollars in your pocket, and transforms it in to a wardrobe that would make even your granddad jealous. see more

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Lindy Hop Along

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By September 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Valley residents and ASU students learn the power of connection through swing dancing lessons see more

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SPM's People of ASU

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By September 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

SPM’s People of ASU from The State Press on Vimeo. Song courtesy of Geoff Geis. In its first issue of the 2013-2014 school year to hit stands Sept. 16, State Press Magazine highlights a few stories of the people of ASU. Reach SPM’s editor-in-chief at newlin.tillotson@asu.edu or via Twitter @Newlin777

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Capturing Reactions

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By September 9, 2013 at 6:08 am

Push, shove, trip. React. Without a doubt,  our behaviors and attitudes differ depending on any given situation. But it is the candid nature of our reactions that we are vaguely aware about.  And then there is the reaction to a reaction. Personally, when an event of some sorts is happening, I tend to look more […]

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SPM's Coffee Conversations

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By September 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

Coffee Conversations With A Smile from The State Press on Vimeo. Inspired by the “Conversation Couch” and “Man on the Street” segments from the Youtube channel, SoulPancake, State Press Magazine sits down for a cup of coffee with ASU students and alumni. In this episode of SPM Coffee Conversations, find out the favorite moments of current […]

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Twerk & Shout!

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By September 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

At some point before inventing the wheel, humans began to grunt and click to express ideas. We haven’t shut up since. see more

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Denise Fleisch: An abstract dream

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By September 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

Local abstract artist talks style, sharing her personal space and advice with other artists and students. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Northern Hustle

By August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

Local Tempe Band sits down with State Press Magazine to discuss its debut album "Forgether" and play some tunes. see more

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How to be a D-Bag on the Shuttle

By August 28, 2013 at 1:30 am

There are a lot of “wrong" ways to ride the intercampus shuttle. Here are five tips on how to ride it “right.” see more

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Fashion Addiction: Junky Trunk

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By August 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Junky Trunk offers a trunk full of junk you actually want. To add to the fashion addiction, the Gilbert-based boutique gives shoppers access to its closet via social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. see more

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Reclaiming the Road

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By August 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

Twice a week, local fixed and road bicyclists peddle through Phoenix and Tempe with Loops, a social ride hosted by State Bicycle Company and PHX Bike. While it promotes camaraderie, the ride also fosters competition as cyclists take over road two wheels at a time. see more

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Fly Me to Mars

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By August 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

What would you do if you had the chance to go to Mars? Why would you want to go? Dalyn Gilbert provides his answers. see more

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By May 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

A seriously mentally ill man who has faced rejection most of his life finds a home base – with the ASU baseball team. see more

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The Healer

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By May 9, 2013 at 10:51 am

A nursing student has turned her illness and hospital stays into inspiration for a career goal, one that she is on her way to achieving. see more

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Learning in April

By May 2, 2013 at 3:10 am

An SPM photographer concludes her last self-portrait essay for the magazine, showcasing the things to come after graduating. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Kachina

By April 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

Kachina discusses its upcoming plans of recording, the meaning behind the band’s name and what that band has come to mean. see more

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Behind the Curtain: Meeting Fela! Actors

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By April 29, 2013 at 12:44 am

SPM caught up with two of the stars of the touring Broadway musical, Fela!, Michelle Williams and Adesola Osakalumi. see more

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Rockin' Venues

By April 29, 2013 at 12:36 am

From the sound to the food, experiencing your favorite music acts rely on how great the venue hosting them is. Here are the best local Phoenix and Tempe venues to have an off-the-charts experience. see more

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Getting Under My Skin

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By April 29, 2013 at 12:18 am

State Press investigative reporter Nicholas Palomino Mendoza explores the murky, weird world of tattoo parlors and gets inked at what he considers the best tattoo shop in Tempe. see more

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Best of ASU 2013

By April 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Though the best is usually hard to come by on the day-to-day, SPM readers nominated and voted for the top picks of 2013. Discover new foods and new places, and also return to the honored oldies. see more

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Spring: An Accolade

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By April 25, 2013 at 1:51 am

As spring dwindles in the summer heat, one writer beseeches — look to the trees. see more

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Game-based Analysis, Reality-based Impact

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By April 24, 2013 at 8:29 am

Beginning in the fall, the Certificate in Games & Impact will allow students of any major to use the game world to create change in reality. see more

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How To: Be The Best Customer

By April 23, 2013 at 12:52 am

An ex-waitress teaches us how to be the best customer when dining out. see more

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