From tortillas to texting, here are the week's top stories

A lot happened this week. Read all about it here.

We know, last night's football game was terrible. You can read all about that here. In the meantime, catch up on the week's top stories listed below.

Colbert says ASU a 'degree mill,' but the Editorial Board thinks that's hooey

Photo by John Paul Filo | CBS/TNS

The State Press Editorial Board expressed its thoughts about Late Show host Stephen Colbert's jab against ASU in GIFs. Watch the joke and read the reactions of members of the board here.

Read more: Colbert a wise choice for CBS

7 times ASU was referenced in pop culture

Sun Devil Stadium and tortillas: A brief history

Photo by Reilly Kneedler | The State Press

Sun Devil Stadium has a list of prohibited items. The list ranges from glass containers, noisemakers, weapons and oddly enough, tortillas. Reporter Megan Janetsky explains the reason why fans are not allowed to bring this staple of Mexican culinary history into the stadium.

'Death to America' is nothing personal, Iranian President says

Photo by Niu Xiaolei | Xinhua via Zuma Press/TNS

When citizens in Iran chant "Death to America!" it may not mean what you think. Columnist Harrison Finzel explores the philosophy of this chant and how it relates to American foreign policy.

Read more: Obama administration's Iran nuclear deal ignores Israel

Obama doctrine is best option for U.S. foreign policy

Wesley Snipes and John Stamos can't save these four new fall TV shows from failure

Photo by Gregory Peters | NBC/Promotional photo

Capturing the attention of a national audience is not an easy task for television executives. Is there a way to tell which TV shows are destined for failure? Reporter Marco Alarid White lists four new fall TV shows that could be cancelled in the near future.

Here's what happens when ASU gives you a parking ticket

Photo by Reilly Kneedler | The State Press

Rumor has it that if your parking ticket is not handed to you in person, then you do not have to pay it. Reporter Megan Janetsky explores this rumor and the possible penalties and fines parking violators may face.

Read more: Tempe officials: Parking not an issue now, may become one in the future

ASU offers pay-by-phone parking app

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Tempe City Council passes anti-texting and driving ordinance

Photo illustration by Tynin Fries | The State Press

In a state with no laws that prohibit texting while driving, Tempe City Council recently passed an ordinance that would fine drivers who text behind the wheel. Reporter Jessica Suerth explains the details of the ordinance and what penalties drivers could face.

Read more: Texting, driving don't mix on San Francisco freeways

9 reasons why ASU was named the 'most innovative' college in the U.S.

Photo by Ben Moffat | The State Press

ASU was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the most innovative university in the country. Read this list of examples of ASU's innovation efforts and why it deserves this recognition.

Read more: A challenge for innovators at ASU

ASU first to receive 'Most Innovative School' award

No. 7 ASU women's volleyball gains a Territorial Cup point in win over No. 14 Arizona

Photo by Johanna Huckeba | The State Press

ASU women's volleyball remains undefeated after a victory over No. 14 U of A. The team played in front of a record-breaking crowd of 5,152 at Wells Fargo Arena. Reporter Logan Newman highlights the game and what the victory means for the team moving forward.

A ca-believe ASU's four a cappella groups will blow you away with their voices

Courtesy Facebook photos from (clockwise from left) The Pitchforks, TEMPEtations, Priority Male and The Devil Clefs.

ASU is home to several student musical clubs and organizations. Reporter Ryan Santistevan profiles four ASU a cappella groups that have grown on campus and have competed in a few of the nation's largest a cappella competitions.

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Students add aca-fresh group to musical community

Campus a cappella groups perform for free


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