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Falling in February

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By February 28, 2013 at 1:12 am

Through a collection of self-portraits, SPM Photographer Perla Farias showcases her February, from feeling sorrowful to finding hope. see more

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Unveiling Underground Artistry

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By February 27, 2013 at 12:20 am

An SPM photographer seeks out the hidden talents of ASU students. see more

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Best Of ASU Nomination

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By February 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

The SPM staff is putting their heads together to bring readers a special Best Of edition. Nominate the best spots on or near all four ASU campuses! see more

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Cosplay For a Cause

Photos by Noemi Gonzalez, Graphic by Harmony Huskinson

By February 26, 2013 at 12:12 am

After dedicating thousands of dollars and hours to his own Star Wars armor, and then HALO armor, ASU student Daniel Toledo escapes into character but maintains his ambition to give back. see more

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K-Pop'd

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By February 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

State Press executive editor admits to her K-Pop obsession and gives reasons why people should appreciate the somewhat tacky nature of it. see more

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My First Mistress

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By February 22, 2013 at 12:02 am

One SPM writer recalls the development of his intimacy with food. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Sundressed

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By February 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

Comprised of friendship and good music, Sundressed sat down with SPM for an acoustic session. see more

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Have a Peace

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By February 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

The end of the media-driven beauty war begins with our decision to cease fire. see more

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My Spirit Animal, the Pack Rat

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By February 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

It's not always easy to discern the difference between prized collections and useless clutter. One writer tries. see more

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Drunkorexia: Starving for a Drink

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By February 18, 2013 at 7:52 am

Eating disorders and heavy drinking prevail most on college campuses. see more

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How Ridiculous

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By February 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

SPM photographer takes her favorite word "ridiculous" and captures its essence on campus. see more

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It's Just Textbook

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By February 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

SPM writer Ryan Espinoza-Marcus examines the gripe and grovel of purchasing expensive textbooks, speaking with professors who produce their own. see more

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Welcome Diner: A Local Love

Welcome Diner, which currently has a tentative menu that is ever-changing, is nestled on the corner of 9th Street and Roosevelt street in Downtown Phoenix. Last weekend, Welome Diner had so much business that they had to improvise a menu on the spot, due to over purchasing of their food.
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By February 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

Welcome Diner, a local provider of genuine dishes, offers adventurous meals. see more

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Moving On

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By February 12, 2013 at 12:37 am

Introspection provides a writer with the opportunity to examine a traumatic accident and learn how to take the wheel after. see more

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Major Breakthrough: A Survey of Surreptitious Studies

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By February 11, 2013 at 12:07 am

Choosing what to study can be a major issue, but that might be because students are not aware of all of their options. see more

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Weekend Eve Before Fanatic Issue

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By February 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm

SPM's Fanatic print edition is one weekend away. Maintain your excitement through the second promo video with State Press’s one and only K-pop enthusiast executive editor Julie Vitkovskaya. see more

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Getting Things Straight

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By February 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

Conversion therapy, when one removes his or her attraction to the same sex, faces increased scrutiny in an accepting world. see more

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Slut Shaming: A Primer

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By February 7, 2013 at 11:37 am

SPM writer Jessica Pruett details what it is, why we do it, and how to stop being part of the problem. see more

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Story Time: Public Transportation Trials and Triumphs

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By February 6, 2013 at 12:00 am

Two SPM writers attempt to outshine each other's public transportation experiences — the good, the bad and the humorous. see more

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Reflective Portals

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By February 5, 2013 at 12:41 am

There are more to windows than just meets the eye. SPM writer and photographer Mackenzie McCreary gives a glimpse. see more

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Ancient Wrestling, Modern World

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By February 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

A group experiences the origins of the Ancient Greek sport of fighting to the death — minus the death. see more

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SPM's Fanatic Print Edition

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By February 2, 2013 at 12:46 am

As SPM prepares for its Fanatic print edition, we bring you a short presentation of what it means to be one. see more

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Healing in January

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By February 1, 2013 at 6:08 am

Through 21 photos from a 365 self-portrait project, SPM Photographer Perla Farias presents her January and the journey of healing her body and soul. see more

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Why Priority Male is Aca-Awesome

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By January 31, 2013 at 12:30 am

The all-male ASU a capella group Priority Male is belting their way into recognition. see more

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Bottles and Models

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By January 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

The unexpected journey of brotherhood steers one writer on the path to virtue. see more

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IDEAlist

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By January 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

SPM identifies the movers and shakers at ASU. see more

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The Power of the Smile

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By January 28, 2013 at 12:00 am

Smiling at strangers is a difficult habit to develop (and can sometimes get us into a little bit of trouble), but this small action can also change a person’s day for the better. see more

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Pitchfork Perfect

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By January 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

Currently preparing for an a capella competition, the ASU Pitchforks are making sure that it lives up to its "aca-awesome" name by making a statement. see more

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Things Unnoticed

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By January 24, 2013 at 12:28 am

SPM Photographer took on the challenge to discover the minor details on campus that go unnoticed and portrays those details by capturing what she saw through her viewfinder. see more

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Freaking (and then Speaking) in Public

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By January 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

One SPM writer overcomes that clenching, horrifying feeling of speaking in public and changes as a person on stage. see more

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This Koozie Sucks, Literally

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By January 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

Invented by two ASU alumni, This Koozie Sucks is a koozie with a suction cup that will put an end to all shower-meets-beer horror stories. see more

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SPM Photo Contest

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By January 21, 2013 at 1:18 am

Take the challenge: Tell a story through one photo along with a 200 word excerpt about the image and enter it for a chance to be published in the 'Best Of' print issue. see more

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Adventure Time: College Edition

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By January 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

While they may seem like the whimsical denizens of a kooky cartoon show, the characters in Adventure Time are pretty familiar to a college student's everyday life. see more

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Top 10 Weirdest Tempe Meetups

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By January 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

Because now that you know there is naked life coaching and a pug gathering (not at the same time nor place), how can you not go? see more

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How To: Scooter Like A Champ (While Also Waging War Against the Powers That Be)

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By January 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

An etiquette guide on how and why the commuting ASU student should forgo the bicycle in favor of traveling on these sexy devices. see more

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How To: Maximize Your Facebook Potential

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By January 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

It doesn’t matter how many people like you. It matters how many people like your statuses. see more

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West Campus, East Culture: The Otaku Club

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By January 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

A culture that revolves around another one thousands of miles away, with members so devoted and enthusiastic that it has outlasted many fleeting student organizations on the Tempe campus. Friends, family, fans — proud Otaku. see more

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How To: Start Your Semester Off Right

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By January 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

With a new semester ahead, 10 ASU students share their universal tips with SPM on what they think everyone should follow. see more

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Company in Converse

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By January 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

Detour Company Theatre has served as a home and family for several adults with both cognitive disabilities and a passion for theatre, performance and expression. see more

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Monster's Ink

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By January 9, 2013 at 12:00 am

At this quirky shop in downtown Mesa, monsters clutter glass cases, art thrives, and Japan is only a doorstep away. see more

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What I Learned from Wearing a Suit

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By January 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

A testament to the wonders of suits and the magical experiences that can occur when a man dresses classy. see more

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Embracing the Fitness Age

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By January 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

An SPM writer shares advice on how to use smartphones and recent advancements in technology to shed those pounds that he once struggled with since high school. see more

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10 Sites for Those Stumped About Gift-giving

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By December 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

Don't let the holiday season bring you (and your bank account) down. see more

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I'm a Worrywart To the Extreme

Pushing the call button doesn't seem like much, but for an anxiety ridden writer, it can mean salvation.
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By December 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

Trapped in a Taylor Place elevator during a dorm fire, an SPM writer recounts her eight minute ordeal and her struggle with generalized anxiety disorder. see more

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How To: Conquer a City Like New Orleans

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By December 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

A State Press editor and writer draws from her experience of living in New Orleans for a summer to give advice on how to indulge, make friends and accept help when exploring a new city. see more

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Wizardry By the Wayside

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By December 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

Most people would think this SPM writer and resident bookworm would be in love with the famed Harry Potter series. Secret's out — she's not. see more

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Building Beats

Photo by Brendan Capria

By December 5, 2012 at 2:14 am

Dominick DiFurio and Brandon Smith of Doo-Oh appeal to the wider ASU party scene with their fusion of rhythms and tracks. see more

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A Family-Free Feast, To Say the Least

Sometimes it's not possible to get home for the holidays, but that's not to say it's impossible to bring home to wherever you are for the holidays.
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By December 4, 2012 at 9:33 am

Despite a few hectic setbacks, this SPM writer debuted her first self-cooked Thanksgiving Day grub without a hitch. see more

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Underage and Over-analytical

Some restaurants claim their fame thanks to their bar, but the food still needs to be good for those drinking water.

By December 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

An underage critic sets out to determine how alcohol factors into food reviews. see more

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To Beard or Not to Beard: A Hairy Situation

The ASU Beard and Stache Society enjoys being a group dedicated to having a good time and hope to use that fun as a way to give back to the community. (From left to right: Josh Owens, Kyle Peck, Kevin Klawinski, Karl Bogner and Matthew Briggs in front)
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By November 30, 2012 at 12:11 am

The confident swag and fun antics of the ASU Beard and Stache Society make the quirky group a must-know around campus. see more

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