How To

'Proud of my B.S.' and 5 other ways to decorate a grad cap

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By May 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

If there’s one thing that seniors can do for themselves, it’s to make sure their grad cap is personalized to make the ceremony just a little more tailored to you and your personality. see more

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10 ways to do finals week the wrong way

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By April 30, 2014 at 8:00 am

Prepping for finals can be a difficult task for most students. With stress levels completely maxed-out, it is easy for one to forget what they can do to help them get the very best grades and end the semester on a good note. Here are a list of a few options to really prepare you for finals week. see more

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How-To: Innovate dull dorm food

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By March 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

We all are busy students, and we need our food to keep up with the daily grind. Healthy, cheap, and quick meals sounds like heaven to us on-the-go kind of people who need to go in and out. see more

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How-To: Be "Successful" on Instagram

By March 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

While Instagram has been crucial for sharing artsy pictures and providing a way for people to make their lives look as fantastic as possible, some users just take it too far. Here are some helpful tips to be the “best” Instagrammer you can be. see more

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How-To: Neglect your classwork, without really neglecting your classwork

By January 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

A scientific look on how to continue to devote time to your social calendar and television shows, while neglecting school work — and vice versa. see more

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How To: Actually afford your trip to Disneyland

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By January 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

Between balancing a close-to-minimum wage job, college payments, car insurance, etc., an escape to the "Happiest Place on Earth" often seems financially hindering. That didn’t stop me though – money (or the lack thereof) can’t quell this Disneyland addiction. see more

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How-To: Keep your New Year's resolutions in 3 simple steps

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By January 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

The stress from simply reading our new syllabi can be enough to make us want to eat an entire pizza and watch five straight hours of Netflix. But what if we made our resolutions much simpler? see more

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How-To: Take on the new semester with technology

By January 17, 2014 at 3:00 am

Take advantage of your mobile devices this semester and use them to organize your academic life with these easy tips. see more

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How To: Watch a Scary Movie, Beware the Junior Mints

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By October 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

My idea of a horror movie consists of a post apocalyptic world where Jeffrey Campbell and Chipotle have ceased to exist. But hey, blood, guts and hatchets are a close second. Afraid of the pulse-quickening thrill we call a scary movie? Follow these eight simple tips and you’ll make it out alive. see more

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How To: Maintain Your Manliness During Halloween

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By October 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

Don’t be that guy who has a meme out on Tumblr. Here is a list of tips to keep masculinity during Halloween instead of trading it in for a Volvo. see more

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How To: Recapture your Childhood

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By October 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

  As college students, we are at a strange time in our lives. We are on the brink of being full-fledged adults, and yet, there is that little part of us—OK, that large part of us—that wants to cling on to childhood with all of our might. Or maybe it’s just me. Whether you are […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How To: Roast Chicken and Seduce Women

Don't be a chicken. Be confident and let the bird do the talking.
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By October 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

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

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How To: Thrive Socially Without a Smartphone

"It’s not you that’s dumb, it’s just your phone."
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By September 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

In a world where social life depends on the next tweet, one writer gives a run down of dumbphone dos and do nots. see more

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How to: Travel Europe on a Student’s Budget

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By April 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

Learn how to live the dream, wherever that is. see more

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How To: Pretend You Know Sports

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By March 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

A few tips on faking it until you make it for the athletically illiterate. see more

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How To: Find New Music

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By November 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

Ever wonder how all your hip friends find that awesome music? Here's a guide to finding some for yourself. Thank us when you drop some knowledge at your next party. see more

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How to: Make Pumpkin Stew

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By October 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

As in, stew that's made inside of a pumpkin. (Jack-o-Lantern not advised.) see more

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How to: Safely Online Date

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By September 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Before you go searching for another fish in the e-ocean, take a look at these quick tips. see more

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How To: Know Your Beer

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By September 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

A guide to going beyond the Coors and Budweisers of the world. see more

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How to: Feng Shui Your Room

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By September 13, 2011 at 12:15 am

Bring some peace and harmony to that one place where you spend almost all of your time. see more

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How to: Make Feather Earrings

By August 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

If you want to get your hands on feather earrings without spending a lot or worrying about someone else having your earrings, make your own. see more

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How to: Keep Up with Blogs

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By May 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

Do you like reading blogs? Ever run across a blog while traipsing about the Internet and bookmark it, telling yourself you’ll read it later, only to forget about it? Before throwing your hands up in disgust — and your laptop out the window — try one of these multitasking solutions. Popular among Gmail users due […]

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How to: Apply the Perfect Eye Shadow

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By April 22, 2011 at 12:26 am

Eye shadow is used to make eyes look more vibrant and bold. It usually comes as powder, but can be found in liquid and pencil form. Choosing which color or shade of eye shadow can be difficult, especially for new users. However, using your eye color to determine your eye shadow color is the best […]

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How to: Make the Best of the Next 3 Weeks

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By April 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

Continuing to stay focused in and out of the classroom is key to ending this semester successfully. Here are some tips as you approach summer vacation. see more

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How to: Defend Yourself

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By April 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

One of the most terrifying possibilities of life is that of a physical attack. It is unpleasant to think about, but shouldn’t be ignored. see more

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How to: Have a Classy Dinner in the Dorms

Photos by Peter Lazaravich.

By March 25, 2011 at 12:01 am

Good food is for everyone, even college students. Using a small bag of groceries, class up your next residential-hall dinner. (Yes, it's possible to cook in those kitchens!) see more

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How to: Get Glowing Skin

Photo by Alex Karamanova.

By March 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

As the Valley approaches its season of scorching sunlight, shorts and tank tops replace winter's sweaters and jeans. What's the best accessory for your summer wardrobe? Healthy, glowing skin. SPM shows you how to get it naturally, or with a little help from your makeup bag. see more

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How to: Have a Long-distance Relationship

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By February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

As you’re about to embark on one of the craziest adventures you and your significant other will have, you’ll need a clear-cut strategy. That's where SPM comes in. Attempting to demystify long distance-relationships (LDRs), this writer speaks from experience —  and reading enough copies of Cosmopolitan. see more

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How to: Be Single on Valentine’s Day

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By February 14, 2011 at 12:01 am

For many people, it’s difficult to swallow singleness when February rolls around. Some will scrounge around for a date, but is that really necessary? There are plenty of ways to keep your mind off the roses, chocolates, jewelry and fancy dinners that accompany the holiday of love. see more

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How to: Go Behind the Bar

By February 11, 2011 at 12:02 am

Go behind the bar with one unemployed SPM writer as she, looking for an edge on those hard-to-come-by restaurant gigs, takes a week-long course in cocktail jockeying. see more

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How to: Healthful Eating at the MU

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By February 8, 2011 at 2:11 am

Still trying to stick to your New Year's diet? SPM has your guide to avoiding the greasy trappings of the Memorial Union. We show you where to go, what to buy and offer a few dining-out rules to live by. see more

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How to: Work the Headscarf

By February 4, 2011 at 12:01 am

Spring is right around the corner and bright silk headscarves are all the rage this season. When you're having a messy case of bed head, there's nothing a scarf can't easily pin up and hide. Here are five ways to wear the bold, feminine and versatile accessory. see more

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How to: Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolution

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By January 24, 2011 at 12:01 am

Each year, the possibilities of what could be drive us to set New Year’s resolutions. Yet, after two or three weeks, most are abandoned in favor of old habits incapable of rehabilitation. Here are a few tips to help you keep those resolutions until next year. see more

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How to: Stay Classy in the Heat

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By October 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

Summer’s over, but Arizona is still bringing the hot, hot heat with temperatures in the high 90s and 100s. Though it may be socially acceptable for a guy to skateboard shirtless around campus, ladies have a harder time keeping it classy and cute under the scorching rays. see more

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Organic America Howls with WWOOF

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By October 5, 2010 at 12:52 am

Take a walk on the organic side with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), an organization that provides access to rural areas for people who support the organic movement. see more

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How to: Grill

Perfectly cooked steak in no time. Photo by Stephanie Pellicano.

By October 4, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Mmmm. That smell. You know the one. It’s the smell that hits you as it slowly wafts through the air on a warm afternoon; someone is grilling and you are instantly jealous. see more

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How To: Tame Your Gmail

By September 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm

So we are a lucky bunch at ASU, instead of having some terrible Outlook mail program the administration chooses to go with Google Apps. Gmail is the Google email program, as you more than likely know, and it is highly customizable. I’ve got a few tricks that will cut down on the amount of work […]

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How To: Join an Intramural

The Arizona State University Student Recreation Center field. Photo by Diana Martinez.

By September 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Signing up for an intramural team at Arizona State University may seem like a challenge. There are so many different sports to choose from, and it's not often clear what you have to do to join. see more

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How To: Pull an All-Nighter

Drinks you may want to avoid when pulling an all-nighter. Photo by Branden Eastwood.

By February 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

College students rarely get the amount of sleep they need, according an August 2009 study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study found that only about 29 percent of college students get the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. But sometimes, this is by choice. see more

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How To: Choose the Perfect Lipstick

Can you pick your color? Photo by Branden Eastwood.

By February 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Enter the lipstick jungle at your own peril, or so it seems. Selecting a lipstick shade that enhances the pout may not be as hard as you think. Follow these simple tips to find the perfect lipstick for a beautiful pucker. see more

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