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Getting Things Straight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.
Photo courtesy of Kathleen Etzel

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.
Photo by Shawn Raymundo

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.
Photo by Margaret McCreary

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

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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

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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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