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Drink Smart


By February 16, 2015 at 10:15 am

Reach the writer at arleinin@asu.edu at Twitter @axela_leininger.

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Black out: Pushing your body to the limits

bottle row

By February 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

This is probably one of the most morally challenging questions for college students to answer. Not every excessive drinker is fully aware of how damaging the short-term and long-term effects can be on their body. Especially when they see black and can't remember anything the next day. see more

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Q&A: Karen Moses

Mini Bottles

By February 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

ASU dietician Karen Moses talks about health concerns when drinking. see more

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A minor issue


By February 5, 2015 at 12:00 am

Arizona State University Police Department has steadily seen that most MICs are given out during the first month of school to first-year freshman. see more

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Bottles Up!


By February 2, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Check out our new issue of State Press Magazine, Bottles Up!, coming Wednesday February 4.

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What are your pregame traditions?

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 19, 2014 at 9:15 am

SPM asks students what traditions they have before a game in order to ensure a Sun Devil win. “Actually I am the secretary of the student alumni association and I’m super involved. Football’s like our thing. We just finished our float so from about 4-8 I go and help out with the party on old […]

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All's fair in parking and payment

Some Sun Devil fans willing to pay the price for parking on game day. Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

What's the most infuriating part of game day? Definitely the signs promoting parking for ridiculous amounts of money. see more

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Awaiting admission: Students camp out for the perfect seat

Photo by Pauletta Tohonnie

By November 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

Officially an ASU student, Jordan could hardly wait for the first football game of the season. But he wasn't prepared for the madness of obtaining tickets. So the next time, he devised a plan. see more

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A tarnished tradition: Tailgating culture at ASU

Photo by Jessica Obert

By November 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

With several new regulations in place, SPM takes a trip through ASU's tailgating on game day to observe the effects. see more

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SPM's Game Time

Photo by Luu Nguyen

By November 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

SPM’s final issue of the fall semester is about ASU’s football culture. Game Time hits stands November 12th. Video by Luu Nguyen. Reach the editor in chief at mamccrea@asu.edu or via Twitter @mmccreary6.

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Carving a meaning out of Halloween

By October 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

This time of year brings with it a unique kind of aura, but it’s hard to place exactly what that feeling is. Why exactly does this time of year feel different than the rest, and what’s the meaning behind it? See what these ASU students had to say. Reach the reporter at gburnton@asu.edu or via Twitter […]

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A frightening venture

Haunted House Slider

By October 31, 2014 at 12:38 am

Viewer discretion advised for use of intense video footage, flashing lights and scary situations. The arrival of Halloween is a bittersweet time of year. This weekend we’ll hit play to our last horror film of the season, eat our final bits of fun-sized treats and step one last time into our ghoulish costumes. But before […]

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SPM's Speak Out

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By October 10, 2014 at 12:00 am

SPM’s Speak Out issue uncovers all things activism. Video by Daniel Santa Cruz. Reach the editor in chief at mamccrea@asu.edu or via Twitter @mmccreary6.

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Searching for a sea change

Professor Susanne Neuer out on the field.

By September 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

Today, Professor Susanne Neuer, 50, is an oceanographer at ASU. Now she’s focusing her research on climate change. Through funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) and the School of Life Sciences at ASU, Neuer hopes to gain an increased understanding of the role and fate of oceanic phytoplankton in a changing climate. see more

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SPM's Theory and Discovery

SPM Theory and Discovery

By September 17, 2014 at 12:19 pm

The first issue of the 2014-2015 semester by State Press Magazine highlights new scientific research and discovery. Video by Luu Nguyen. Reach the editor in chief at mamccrea@asu.edu or via Twitter @mmccreary6.

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Asexuals Are Not Alone

Photo by Pauletta Tohonnie

By November 12, 2013 at 8:30 am

College is known to be a hotbed for sexual activities and experimentation. This may make attending college uncomfortable or even hostile to those who do not experience sexual attraction. Aces of Arizona, an organization for asexual students at ASU, hopes to change that. see more

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By January 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

A growing number of female students are turning to arranged relationships with wealthy men for financial assistance to combat the rising costs of a university education. see more

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The Apple and the Immigrant

Encountering migrants at the border. Photo by Shannon Beaver.

By November 24, 2010 at 12:01 am

When SPM guest author Shannon Beaver traveled to the border for a class assignment, she encountered two migrants — strangers, separated from their coyote, bonded only by their fear and desperation to come to America. see more

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Faith Wars: Religion and Politics in America

Photo by Peter Lazaravich.

By November 10, 2010 at 2:22 am

A rift is growing in America between a morality-driven conservative right and a polarized and oppositional liberal left. Watch as religious and academic leaders discuss the clash of politics and religion. Then meet James Davison Hunter, a scholar who explains America's culture war. see more

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Blood Thirsty: Ring in Halloween With Haunting Ballet

Photo by Stephanie Pellicano.

By October 27, 2010 at 12:09 am

There’s something about humans being held against their will, bitten by Gothic fanged seductresses and sullen-eyed vampires, that’s oddly arousing. Lisa Starry’s "A Vampire Tale," now in its seventh year of production, tapped into the bewitching powers of vampires before baby Twihards could even spell Edward Cullen. see more

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The Politics of Art: The Fight for First Fridays

Photo by Jessica Heigh.

By October 13, 2010 at 12:01 am

The sights, smells and experiences of downtown Phoenix's First Fridays bring people back month after month, but recent changes to the event have shaken the First Fridays community, dividing artists and vendors, city officials and community organizers. see more

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The Sky is Not the Limit: ASU Maps Mars

A THEMIS image.

By September 27, 2010 at 12:00 am

Step into ASU Tempe's Moeur Building and step into another world. A team of researchers based out of ASU teamed up with NASA to build maps of Mars. After nearly a decade of research, THEMIS compiled over 60,000 visible light and infrared images of Mars surface. see more

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Legally High: Students Turn to Party Herbs

SPM party herbs

By September 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Arizona State University students, and anyone else over 18 years old, can buy any of a number of relatively unknown, mood-altering substances at a shop on Mill Avenue in Tempe — legally. see more

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Tune Out: Sound Strike Hits Arizona Music Scene

Disconnected. SB 1070 divides the music bands and music fans. Illustration by Peter Lazaravich.

By September 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Charlie Levy has been an independent concert promoter for 15 years. Since the passing of Senate Bill 1070, Levy has been fighting the boycott of Arizona by popular musicians that is threatening to shut down independently owned music venues. see more

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