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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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$cratch

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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Conscious Cruising

By March 26, 2013 at 12:07 am

Cruises are a prime vacation choice for college students but can be tricky to navigate. One SPM writer uses her spring break voyage with Royal Caribbean cruise line to give a few pointers. see more

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Devoted To Devotion

By March 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

From health to love to work, devotion underlies most of our lives. An SPM photographer showcases this idea through a series of narrative photos. see more

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Unplugged

By March 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm

An SPM writer attempts to remain physically and mentally detached from the multitude electronics that constantly occupy his time. see more

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Yearning to Come Close

By March 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

One SPM writer goes on a journey to explore the idea of disappearing into the particles and grains that makes up her life. see more

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A Warzone on Main: Humans vs. Zombies

By March 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

SPM's war correspondent reports from the scene of battle between humans and zombies on the Tempe campus. see more

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Gunning For an Answer

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By March 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

The gun debate raged online, forcing people to choose sides. Why are we so divided on the issue of gun control in social media settings? see more

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Coffee Withdrawal

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By March 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

An SPM photographer presents her voyage through an exam-crazed week without her constant companion: coffee. see more

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Best of ASU Final Vote

By March 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

We've down to the finals for State Press Magazine's Best Of vote! Select your favorite for each section so that people know the best of the best at ASU. see more

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Of Honey Bees and Fashion Models

By March 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

As one SPM writer researched honey bee health on a Fulbright in France, her husband gained rapport as a photographer for French models despite his speaking hardly any French. see more

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Going Miles for a Dream

By March 7, 2013 at 12:04 am

A look into an international Chinese student's life through a photo and video essay. The student traveled from Beijing to Arizona to fulfill his journalism dream. see more

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ImaginatioNow: A Science and An Art

By March 6, 2013 at 12:07 am

The Institute of Humanities Research starts a debate on how we use the imaginary to shape the world we live in. see more

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Anatomy of a Hipster

By March 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

State Press's investigative reporter outlines the various qualities and local landmarks of hipster culture. see more

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Mexico's Quiet Rise

By March 4, 2013 at 12:47 am

But the real questions is: Did SB 1070 hurt Arizona more than it helped? see more

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SPM Acoustics: Jared & The Mill

By March 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

Jared & The Mill sat down with SPM for an acoustic rendition of "Know Your Name." see more

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Falling in February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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