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Coffee Conversations: Espresso Yourself

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By May 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

This week marks the final week of classes for the spring 2014 semester. As some Sun Devils look forward to their summer vacations, others look toward graduation. This time of year sparks an array of emotions in both students and faculty. Whether it be stress, relief, or excitement for the future to come, this week’s […]

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Five tips for surviving finals week

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By April 28, 2014 at 12:36 am

Produced by Sophia Thomas | Reach her @shmophia    

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Seven Tips for Aspiring Filmmakers

By March 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

  Graphic by Noemi Gonzalez This year, the Sedona International Film Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary. I, along with three other ASU students, attended the festival as an intern on the social media team. As an aspiring filmmaker, my time at the festival allowed me to speak with notable directors, talent and other film enthusiasts, […]

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10 Signs You're Suffering From Senioritis

By March 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

Spring break is over and graduation is just around the corner, but many of you seniors might be suffering from a disease called senioritis. In this video, SPM creates a list of 10 signs you’re suffering from senioritis. 10 Signs You’re Suffering From Senioritis from The State Press on Vimeo. | Edited by Noemi Gonzalez […]

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Coffee Conversations: Purpose, Reason And The Difference Between the Two

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By March 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

SPM Coffee Conversations Purpose vs. Reason from The State Press on Vimeo. | Edited by Noemi Gonzalez Is there a difference between purpose and reason? Are the two connected? In this SPM Coffee Conversations, the Sun Devils at the Polytechnic campus discuss their thoughts on the matter. Reach the producer while drinking your cup of […]

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Local musician Luna Aura aims to take Valley by storm with new EP

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By March 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm

The First Amendment Forum at the Walter Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix is buzzing. Attendants of the event, Cronkite Coffee House, have pulled comfortable sitting chairs into intimate groups to play cards and other assorted games. While drinking coffee and eating cookies, people meander through the forum, browsing the art from local artists and listening […]

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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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SPM Acoustics: Black Bottom Lighters

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By February 22, 2014 at 12:52 pm

SPM BBL Acoustics + Interview from The State Press on Vimeo. If there’s one thing you should know about the Glendale group Black Bottom Lighters, it’s that a lot of musicians play in the band — seven by last count — something that easily accounts for their growing crossover appeal and distinct sound. On one song, they […]

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SPM Coffee Conversations: Planting an Apple Tree

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By January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

SPM Coffee Conversations: Planting an Apple Tree from The State Press on Vimeo. German monk Martin Luther once said, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” State Press Magazine’s Coffee Conversation sits down with the students of the ASU downtown campus to discuss […]

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A Path to Pixar

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By January 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

SPM Path to Pixar | Produced by Luu Nguyen | The State Press on Vimeo. Senior film student Joann Younan is a “third storyteller.” Third storytellers, she says, are film editors who come in during post-production and assemble the pieces of a story together that end up on the big screen. This past summer, she jumpstarted her […]

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SPM Coffee Conversations: Defining Joy vs. Happiness

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By November 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

SPM Coffee Conversations: Defining Happiness & Joy from The State Press on Vimeo. Is there a difference between joy and happiness? Do you have a specific memory that comes to mind you would use to define either of these emotions? Special thanks to music creator and ASU student Roddy Nikpour. Reach the videographer drinking coffee […]

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Coffee Conversation: Things Left Unsaid

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By November 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

Coffee Conversation: Things Left Unsaid from The State Press on Vimeo. What is the one thing you wish you would have said to someone but never said out loud? What hindered you from saying so? Whether it was the timing or enough courage, these ASU Sun Devils reflect on things left unsaid. Special thanks to […]

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ASU InStyle: An Arizona Fall Lookbook

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By November 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  1)  Keep things cozy. We all know Arizona doesn’t allow for warm, snuggly clothing. With that said, make sure to whip out your cute scarves, knit hats and slouchy boots while you can!   2)  Embrace the gift of the thrift. Whether it’s from your local Buffalo Exchange, or good ol’ Goodwill, secondhand clothing […]

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Making a Career Out of Pranking

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By October 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

SPM Prankster from The State Press on Vimeo. When he’s not studying film and directing at Mesa Community College, Dawson Gurley is a professional prankster. He is planning on transferring to ASU next fall, but in the meantime, he frequently visits the campus to film footage for his YouTube channel, BigDawsTV. With over 28,000 subscribers, he entertains […]

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Coffee Conversation: What are you afraid of?

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By October 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

Spooky SPM Coffee Conversations from The State Press on Vimeo. Sharks, the dark, E.T. …we’re all afraid of something. In honor of Halloween, these Sun Devils put on costumes and discuss their fears in this week’s “spooky” SPM Coffee Conversation. Reach the producer at ltnguy14@asu.edu or via Twitter @luu_t_nguyen

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Fresh Food and Local Spirit

By October 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

Bodega 420 is about community. There are regulars who come to buy weekly groceries, as well as visitors who simply come to just hangout. see more

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Coffee Conversation: One Thing ASU Can't Live Without

By October 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

SPM Coffee Convos from The State Press on Vimeo. What is that one thing, aside from friends and family, that you couldn’t live without? This is what these ASU Sun Devils discuss in this weeks segment of SPM Coffee Conversations. Catch the producer drinking coffee at ltnguy14@asu.edu or via Twitter @luu_t_nguyen

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SPM Acoustics: Néstor Benito

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By October 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Without music in his childhood home, Benito, an Argentinean classical guitarist, wouldn’t have realized that the guitar was the instrument for him he says. see more

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A Bird in the Hand

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By September 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

Bird watching is currently one of the fastest developing sports, and Arizona happens to be a great place to cultivate the skills for it. see more

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SPM Coffee Conversations: What do you wish you would have known?

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By September 27, 2013 at 1:23 am

SPM Campus Coffee from The State Press on Vimeo. Sparked by the creative talents of those at SoulPancake, this week’s segment of SPM Coffee Conversations discusses what ASU Sun Devils wish they would have known when they were younger. What do you wish you would have known? Reach the producer at ltnguy14@asu.edu or @luu_t_nguyen

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SPM's People of ASU

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By September 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

SPM’s People of ASU from The State Press on Vimeo. Song courtesy of Geoff Geis. In its first issue of the 2013-2014 school year to hit stands Sept. 16, State Press Magazine highlights a few stories of the people of ASU. Reach SPM’s editor-in-chief at newlin.tillotson@asu.edu or via Twitter @Newlin777

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People of ASU

By September 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

SPM’s People of ASU from The State Press on Vimeo. State Press Magazine’s first issue is a snapshot of student diversity. Grab a copy of People of ASU on stands September 16.

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SPM's Coffee Conversations

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By September 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

Coffee Conversations With A Smile from The State Press on Vimeo. Inspired by the “Conversation Couch” and “Man on the Street” segments from the Youtube channel, SoulPancake, State Press Magazine sits down for a cup of coffee with ASU students and alumni. In this episode of SPM Coffee Conversations, find out the favorite moments of current […]

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Denise Fleisch: An abstract dream

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By September 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

Local abstract artist talks style, sharing her personal space and advice with other artists and students. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Northern Hustle

By August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

Local Tempe Band sits down with State Press Magazine to discuss its debut album "Forgether" and play some tunes. see more

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Fashion Addiction: Junky Trunk

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By August 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Junky Trunk offers a trunk full of junk you actually want. To add to the fashion addiction, the Gilbert-based boutique gives shoppers access to its closet via social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Kachina

By April 30, 2013 at 12:00 am

Kachina discusses its upcoming plans of recording, the meaning behind the band’s name and what that band has come to mean. see more

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Behind the Curtain: Meeting Fela! Actors

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By April 29, 2013 at 12:44 am

SPM caught up with two of the stars of the touring Broadway musical, Fela!, Michelle Williams and Adesola Osakalumi. see more

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SPM Electric: Okat

By April 19, 2013 at 12:30 am

SPM caught up with ASU student Tyler Griffin to discuss his sound-based band Okat, which merges ambient, electronic and organic noise. see more

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Behind the Curtain: Beauty and the Beast

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By April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

ASU Gammage gives SPM readers a behind the scenes look at the production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with exclusive interviews of character La Fou and wardrobe supervisor. see more

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SPM Electric: Wooden Indian

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By April 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Local Phoenix band Wooden Indian got together with SPM at The Dressing Room in the heart of Roosevelt Row to discuss its eclectic sound. see more

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Best Of ASU Print Issue Coming Soon

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By April 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

ASU is always ready for the best, which is why the theme of the fourth and final SPM print issue this year is "Best Of ASU." see more

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SPM Beauty: Navigating the Drugstore, Spring Edition

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By April 4, 2013 at 12:53 am

The SPM beauty vlogger shares some tips about finding the cream of the make-up crop among the myriad of products on drugstore shelves. see more

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Going Miles for a Dream

By March 7, 2013 at 12:04 am

A look into an international Chinese student's life through a photo and video essay. The student traveled from Beijing to Arizona to fulfill his journalism dream. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Jared & The Mill

By March 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

Jared & The Mill sat down with SPM for an acoustic rendition of "Know Your Name." see more

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SPM Acoustics: Sundressed

By February 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

Comprised of friendship and good music, Sundressed sat down with SPM for an acoustic session. see more

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Weekend Eve Before Fanatic Issue

By February 8, 2013 at 11:42 pm

SPM's Fanatic print edition is one weekend away. Maintain your excitement through the second promo video with State Press’s one and only K-pop enthusiast executive editor Julie Vitkovskaya. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SPM Acoustics: The Maine

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By March 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

SPM Acoustics sits down with The Maine, a Tempe-born band hitting the big time with national tours and the support of a top label. see more

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SPM Acoustics: Boys and Frogs

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By March 7, 2011 at 12:01 am

Meet Boys and Frogs, a Peoria-based band whose indie-rock melodies burst with creativity and craftsmanship. see more

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Horse Play

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By February 24, 2011 at 12:01 am

One Valley man has made it his mission to take in unwanted or uncared-for horses and rear them back to health — but not before training them in the world's most spectacular equine sport. see more

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Breathe Owl Breathe on Grand Avenue

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By February 16, 2011 at 12:01 am

Get cozy at the Trunk Space with folk band Breathe Owl Breathe, whose whimsical harmonies are getting us all ready for spring. see more

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