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Building Beats

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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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Drug Policy and Problems: The Internal and External War

Drugs are commonly swept into the shadows of society based on legal ramifications, but they are a stark reality to all to many.
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By November 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

America’s War on Drugs rages on in the face of increasing violence, economic instability and public disapproval. see more

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Life Through His Eyes

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By November 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

For ASU student Tanner Robinson, there is more to life than what is seen. Though visually impaired, he finds ways to not only navigate rigorous trails, but also life on campus and his future. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Taylor Jayne

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By November 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

Taylor Jayne is a singer-songwriter who truly understands that every song means something distinct to each listener. see more

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Time and Decay: A Creation Story

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By November 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

As time passes and decay builds in abandoned buildings, two ASU graduate students have found inspiration in this disintegration and dryness for their latest dual art exhibit "What Remains." see more

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SPM Beauty: A New Look for Makeup

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By November 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

Makeup can get expensive quickly, especially when there is a product for each facial feature. Learn how to keep your wallet full and use less products for multiple uses with these tips. see more

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Generational Steps

Chris Coyle has stepped up his game this season, following in the focused footsteps of his parents.
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By November 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

Having been raised by retired Navy Commanders and undergone rigorous training to be a tight end, Chris Coyle understands discipline and what it can reap. see more

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This Could Be You

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By November 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

Sending out a microliter of blood every month can possibly detect disease before the first symptom. See how HealthTell's mission to create a world without patients is being realized. see more

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Observing Obesity

As the youth obesity rate rises, 18 ASU students volunteer at the ASU Prepatory Academy with the Mollen Foundation to try to combat the recent epidemic.Photos courtesy of the Mollen Foundation

By November 16, 2012 at 12:00 am

An SPM writer looks into a nonprofit with a mission to prevent child obesity and finds the perspective of an ASU student who volunteers for the cause. see more

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Auroran Endurance

The aftermath of the Aurora shooting still lingers in the tight-knit community.
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By November 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

On the morning of the movie theater massacre, this SPM writer and Aurora native was rocked to her core. But from the tragedy, arose a powerful community. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Wallow in the Mire

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By November 14, 2012 at 12:00 am

Wallow in the Mire draws from various artists for inspiration, but creates a foot-tapping beat all its own. see more

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A Scents of Memory and Desire

Perfumes activate certain emotions with each smell. Their lingering scents have been around since the 
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By November 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

The wonders of aroma can invade the mind and recover memories to their emotional core. A local perfumer ruminates on this magic, and students can relate to it. see more

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From Childhood to Collegehood: A Social Step Backward

Outfits may be better, responsibilities may be larger, and freedom may be grander, but that magic of childlike moments never extinguishes.
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By November 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

The bliss and innocence of childhood served as preparation for social survival in college. see more

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Pressures, Perceptions and Praise

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By November 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

ASU student and resident rapper Matt Andujo has simultaneously survived the struggles of the music industry and college, all thanks to his fantastic manager, supportive parents and enthusiastic fanbase. see more

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How To: Girl Flirt

A simple compliment can go a long way.
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By November 7, 2012 at 12:00 am

Flirting is not just for romance. One SPM writer explains the confidence and cues needed to close the deal with a potential new best friend. see more

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Wickets in Wonderland

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By November 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

The ASU Sculpture Society delves into the world of Alice in Wonderland while creating wickets for Chow Bella’s Pie Social and Croquet Tournament. see more

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A Conspiring Creative

Gregory Bernstein stands next to his movie, "The Conspirator", poster.
Photo by Mackenzie McCreary

By November 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

After writing an award-winning screenplay and living through years in the film industry, Gregory Bernstein arrives to ASU with a modest demeanor and valuable advice. see more

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Born to Slam

Myrlin Hepworth inspires audiences with his bold melodic poems.
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By November 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

From an extended stay with sorority girls to performing with his spoken word idol, the life of local slam poet and ASU alumnus Myrlin Hepworth has never been boring. see more

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Vocal Votes Sway Election

With election day looming, it's the youth who could potentially make the difference.
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By November 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

The upcoming election has youth understanding its influence on the future of the United States, while social media allows them to realize the accessibility of politics. see more

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Jabber-walking Across the Stage

The jabberwocky stood no chance against the confident duct-tape warrior, Harmony Huskinson.
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By October 31, 2012 at 12:00 am

One unlikely SPM writer participated in a high school beauty pageant, equipped with a nonsense verse poem and donning duct tape armor and a Nerf sword. see more

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6 Ways To Dress Up a Tortilla

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By October 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

If people can wear outfits for Halloween, food can too. Find out six ways to match your costume with your tortilla dining. see more

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SPM Acoustics: 1967

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By October 29, 2012 at 12:00 am

The band 1967 creates its own magic and proves that friendship is essential to music. see more

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How To: Stay In

Stay in and pamper yourself with a comfy robe and some delicious eats.Photo by Stephanie Pellicano

By October 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

While ASU culture may seem like it revolves around going out to have a good time, this SPM writer explains how a night to oneself can make a person grow, and avoid the zombie apocalypse. see more

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SPM Beauty: 5 Minute Wake up and Makeup

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By October 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

You know those mornings when the the snuggly perfection of your pillows and sheets scams a few extra snooze presses out of you? Here is a tool to help you still look flawless on your laziest day. see more

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Gol Gappe, And Hold the Hospitality

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By October 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

When craving exotic cuisine, The Dhaba Café will need to be bumped off the list of go-to places. see more

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Wild, Wild West Valley: Gun Slingers Visit Glendale

Gary “Bad Dog” Bennet rears his well-trained horse, Blue Eyed Jack, showing off his horsemanship skills.

By October 23, 2012 at 12:01 am

Spurs, whips and hoops were flying at the seventh annual Wild Western Festival. see more

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Defeating the Dining Hall

Think outside the norm.
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By October 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

Follow this SPM writer's advice and learn how to conquer college food conventions. see more

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Red Planet Fascination

This replica of the Mars rover Curiosity sits in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV.
Photo by Josh Loeser

By October 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

We all want to hear a firsthand account of what it’s like to work on the Mars rover Curiosity mission. This class of ASU students gets to hear one every week. see more

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The First Time I Heard My Mom Swear

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By October 18, 2012 at 12:00 am

Ever since one writer’s mother had an unsolicited outburst on the driveway, she has had the privilege to curse freely in her mother’s presence, making her the politely profane woman she is today. see more

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How To: Pull a Prank

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By October 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

Pulling a prank successfully is no easy task. It takes commitment, strategy and a good sense of humor. see more

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5 Common Self-Defense Misconceptions

Don't let self defense misconceptions leave you off guard.
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By October 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

Go beyond that can of pepper in your purse and learn some of the myths of self-defense. Become a stronger, more confident — and safer — woman. see more

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A Hole New World of Piercings

Mat Coerper, the front counter guy at HTC in Tempe, holds out a pair of flashy gauges. (Photo by Jenn Allen)

By October 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

Body modification is on the rise, working itself into the mainstream and becoming an outlet for stress. see more

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SPM’s Resident Carnivore Goes Vegan (Almost)

Chicken parmesan without the chicken--is that even allowed?
Photo by Josh Loeser

By October 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

From eating fast food to greens, one SPM writer tries to set aside her more unhealthy food choices and embrace veganism for a week, resulting in restrictions, guilt and a certain cheeseburger fiasco. see more

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How To: Roast Chicken and Seduce Women

Don't be a chicken. Be confident and let the bird do the talking.
Photo by Cristina Melian

By October 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

Nothing picks up ladies more than a thoughtfully prepared chicken. see more

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Rainbows Festival Colors the Community

Novice Sister Oliva D. Gays sports colorful eye makeup as part of her costume at the Rainbows Festival.

By October 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

Phoenix Pride's Rainbows Festival brought a flair of color to downtown this weekend. see more

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Six Reasons College Students Should Read Shel Silverstein

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By October 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

The witty, creative, inspiring, and occasionally terrifying writing and illustrations of Shel Silverstein will steer you through college with reassuring themes and a fresh perspective. see more

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SPM Beauty: Fall-o the Trends

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By October 4, 2012 at 12:00 am

Fall is here even if the cooler weather isn't. Stay updated on how to stay in style with the changing seasons. see more

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Weathering a Wedding

Crunching numbers isn't just for accountants anymore. ASU students are putting a lot of thought into their wedding dates and their significance.
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By October 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

Being a college student requires a good amount of foresight and scheduling, but tack on planning a wedding and a future with someone and it gets even more interesting. see more

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A Growing Pho-nom-nom-nom-enon

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By October 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

Vietnamese restaurants near three ASU campuses cook the traditional dish "pho" (pronounced "fuh") from scratch, much to the satisfaction and amusement of one SPM writer. see more

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Challenging Taste Buds With Chiles

The Chile Pepper Festival offered its guests a variety of salsas at different heats.
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By October 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

One SPM writer takes on varying salsas at the Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival to see which test her taste buds. see more

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SPM Acoustics: The Hourglass Cats (THC)

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By September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

The Hourglass Cats offers a mix of smooth jazz and dirty saxophone to create a funky blend of tunes. see more

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From Atheism to Catechism

One man found salvation in the ultimate contradiction.
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By September 27, 2012 at 12:00 am

An ASU student's spiritual trek through a Southern Baptist childhood, an atheist adolescence and his final decision to convert to Catholicism, resulting in his resignation as president of the ASU Secular Free Thought Society. see more

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Gluten-free Living as Easy as Pie

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By September 26, 2012 at 12:00 am

Even as stores and restaurants expand to provide more gluten-free and specialty options, shopping and eating on a restricted diet is not easy. see more

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Hands Together For Humanity

All hands are represented by the one hand in the Humanities Club logo.
Photo by Mackenzie McCreary

By September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

Students of all disciplines discuss the larger questions at hand with members of the local community and the world at large in Project Humanities. see more

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The Universe Factory on the Third Floor

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By September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

The ASU Game Development Club gives students the opportunity to create new worlds, all tucked away within the computer screen. see more

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Leap of Spirit: A Look at Dancing Devils

“We are a performance based dance club that performs at various community events throughout the year, such as Oktoberfest and Devils on Mill,” Suarez says.

By September 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

The Dancing Devils are primed to perform. Get a glimpse into what it takes to be one of these spirited ladies. see more

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Time Travel Drive-by

The time capsule stands idol against the background of the stark white walls.
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By September 20, 2012 at 7:16 am

Equipped with a neon-green steering wheel and an underground history, this interactive art exhibit and time capsule in the ASU Ceramics Research Center transcends the past, one story at a time. see more

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