Dominic Valente


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Construction workers excavate a piece of road near campus.The Tempe City Council’s decision to resurface Rural Road will extend traffic delays in the area to early November instead of the end of October.


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Dago Bailon (right) and Daniel Garcia (left) perform at a Halloween party in Phoenix. Tonight they will bring home a few hundred dollars, all of which wil be donated to the cause for queer undocumented people as well as undocumented immigrants in general. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Dago bailon's friend Daniel Garcia has his makeup done before a performance. Bailon is a waiter during the day, and a drag queen at night. Bailon dresses as his alter ego, Melissa, to raise money for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, a group that is in affiliation with PuenteAZ. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Bailon adjusts his wig and finishes his tranformation into Melissa. Every weekend he goes out to raise money for QUIP, and he hopes to one day have a hand in changing immigration legislation on a national scale. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Looking in the mirror to examine his earrings, Bailon takes a moment to admire his handy work. From this point on, Bailon insists that everyone call him Melissa. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Bailon grabs some paper towls from the kitchen of his apartment and stuffs them into his bra. Bailon usually only dresses up on the weekends, where he helps to raise money for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP). (Dominic Valente/JMC451)


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Bailon applies the makeup he mixes himself as he stands in front of his full body mirror. Bailon raises money with the shows he puts on as Melissa, his alter ego. He and a few other of his trans friends pull in as much as 500 dollars a weekend, each. (Dominic Valente/JMC451)


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Dago Bailon puts on some of the finishing touches to his make up as he becomes Melissa, his alter ego. At a minimum, this process takes about an hour for the make up alone. "I love becoming another person," Dago said. "It makes me feel like I'm in the theater all over again." (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Bailon mixes some makeup together in preparation for his transformation to Melissa, his alter ego. Bailon, who studied theatre in college but had to drop out due to his immigrant status as well as financial hardship, says that becoming someone else makes him feel alive. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Bailon is a waiter during the day, and a drag queen at night. Bailon dresses as his alter ego, Melissa, to raise money for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, a group that is in affiliation with PuenteAZ. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


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Dago Bailon, an undocumented immigrant who came to Arizona when he was eight years old with his parents, unpacks a suitcase full of props for his night out. Bailon is a waiter during the day, and a drag queen at night. Bailon dresses as his alter ego, Melissa, to raise money for the Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, a group that is in affiliation with PuenteAZ. (Dominic Valente/JMC 451)


Football Will Sutton UA

Redshirt senior defensive tackle Will Sutton throws his hands up before facing UA Saturday, Nov. 30. ASU defeated UA and and secured the home field advantage for the Pac-12 championship. (Photo by DOminic Valente)


Football Taylor Kelly UCLA

Redshirt junior Taylor Kelly walks out onto the field as a fan greets him before the game against UCLA Saturday, Nov. 23. ASU defeated UCLA 38-35. (Photo by Dominic Valente)


Todd Graham Kevin Tillman

Coach Todd Graham talks to Kevin Tillman before kick off in Sun Devil Stadium in September. Kevin, along with his late brother and ASU alumnus Pat Tillman, enlisted in the Army in 2002. Pat Tillman lost his life in Afghanistan in 2004, where he was deployed.


Football Taylor Kelly Notre Dame

Redshirt junior quarterback Taylor Kelly passes the ball toward the sideline in a game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Sun Devils came up short against the Fighting Irish 37-34.


Saudi Arabia

Alanizi Yasser, 27, plays an Oud at Hayden Lawn during a celebration for the 83rd anniversary of Saudi Arabia's establishment. Yasser graduated from college with a degree in electronics and mechanical engineering in Saudi Arabia and plans to study at ASU some time soon.



Tempe police

A police officer in Tempe makes a routine stop near Mill Avenue on a Saturday night. 


Henri Gerken

Post doctoral research fellow Henri Gerken holds a sample of algae that has been synthesized and tested for research purposes. Gerken said some of the strains of algae contain chemicals that are sold commercially around the nation.


Phillip Carrier

ASU art graduate Phillip Carrier stands near his inspiration for his new project. The algae tanks are used mainly for research, some involving new solutions for cleaner energy and fuel.