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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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Photo Contest Winners

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By April 23, 2013 at 12:52 am

Six ASU students narrate a story through one photo as part of SPM's Photo Contest. see more

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From Reservation to City Lights

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By April 22, 2013 at 6:35 am

An SPM photographer illustrates a personal experience and view of life as an American Indian on ASU campus. see more

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SPM Electric: Okat

By April 19, 2013 at 12:30 am

SPM caught up with ASU student Tyler Griffin to discuss his sound-based band Okat, which merges ambient, electronic and organic noise. see more

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Best of Sci-Fi

By April 19, 2013 at 12:11 am

SPM asked readers for the best of sci-fi. Now, we bring that list along with some twists on what such shows say about your character. see more

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By April 18, 2013 at 1:59 am

A new French café in downtown Phoenix attracts customers with the richness of its food palette but can easily put a dent in the college student's billfold. see more

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Behind the Curtain: Beauty and the Beast

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By April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

ASU Gammage gives SPM readers a behind the scenes look at the production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with exclusive interviews of character La Fou and wardrobe supervisor. see more

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Tightrope Troubadours

By April 16, 2013 at 11:54 pm

A unique melting pot of people gives a local club an unusual blend of athleticism and debate. see more

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Unap(preach)iated

By April 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

They’re loud, they’re assertive, they’re insulting, and they’re the preachers of ASU infamy. An SPM writer takes on their story under the scope of First Amendment rights. see more

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SPM Electric: Wooden Indian

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By April 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Local Phoenix band Wooden Indian got together with SPM at The Dressing Room in the heart of Roosevelt Row to discuss its eclectic sound. see more

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Botched Printing

By April 11, 2013 at 1:50 am

After years of inky fingers and jammed papers, it's time for this SPM writer to give a not-so-pleasant goodbye to her printer. see more

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A Vegetarian in the Land of Meat

By April 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Meat was the basis for one writer's family and her Mexican community — until she came out as a vegetarian. see more

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Hunting Down Sweetness

By April 9, 2013 at 12:48 am

A non-candy lover asks students what reminds them of candy, portrays the answers through a series of photos, and in the end, has her scurrying for heavenly sweets. see more

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Coincidence vs. Fate: A Psychic Journey

By April 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Questions of chance and destiny are brought into light as a writer undergoes her first astrology and tarot readings from psychic Katherine Metcalf. see more

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Best Of ASU Print Issue Coming Soon

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By April 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

ASU is always ready for the best, which is why the theme of the fourth and final SPM print issue this year is "Best Of ASU." see more

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SPM Beauty: Navigating the Drugstore, Spring Edition

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By April 4, 2013 at 12:53 am

The SPM beauty vlogger shares some tips about finding the cream of the make-up crop among the myriad of products on drugstore shelves. see more

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Falling Into Place

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By April 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

The nature of falling can encompass the literal to the metaphoric as one SPM photographer discovered. see more

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The Perfect Stitch: Bison Made and the Pursuit of Craft

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By April 2, 2013 at 1:16 am

In an era that champions obscure mental professions, the men at Bison Made dare to live by their hands. see more

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How To: Host a Dinner Party

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By April 1, 2013 at 11:04 am

Dinner parties offer a more intimate alternative to the kegger. An SPM writer offer his advice on hosting one of your own. see more

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The Voices of the Water Closet

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By March 29, 2013 at 7:53 pm

An accumulation of inspirations, mishaps and self-discoveries can all occur on the walls of a bathroom stall, which stands as a medium of expression (that's not Twitter) for the young and disenchanted. see more

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Transforming in March

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By March 28, 2013 at 1:03 am

An SPM photographer shows us through her self-portrait project what she did to find positive energy this month. see more

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Exposing Motion

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By March 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

An SPM photographer expresses her ideas about movement around the Tempe campus, rendering her thoughts about the constant rush we live in. see more

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