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SPM’s Speak Out issue uncovers all things activism. Video by Daniel Santa Cruz. Reach the editor in chief at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @mmccreary6.
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
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 email@example.com or via Twitter @mmccreary6.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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