From discoveries to resignations, here are the week's top stories

Relax and treat yourself to the week's top stories.

You did it. You made it through the short week after fall break and hopefully you did well on your midterms. Relax and treat yourself to the week's top stories.

New ASU hockey equipment manager's journey, experiences shape positive attitude toward job

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Players get all of the glory while the people behind the scenes are often overlooked. Reporter Justin Toscano tells the story of the Sun Devil hockey equipment manager, Joey Guilmet.

ASU, Arizona react to shooting at NAU that killed 1, injured 3

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Last week's shooting on NAU's campus killed one student and injured three others. Reporter Sydney Greene explained the incident and detailed ASU's reaction to the tragic news.

Read more: Editorial: Conversation, not guns, necessary on college campuses

Report: ASU softball coach Craig Nicholson resigns

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ASU softball coach Craig Nicholson resigned last week. Reporter Stefan Modrich explains the reasons for Nicholson's departure from ASU.

Read More: Craig Nicholson’s resignation changes complexion of ASU softball

Living with Pride: What coming out means to me

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October 11 marked the 27th anniversary of national Coming Out Day. "Coming Out" can be an empowering experience for someone. Columnist Bailey Vogt tells his own experience with this special day.

Read more: Coming Out Week went mostly unnoticed — that's a problem

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Phoenix community joins eye contact experiment, seeks human connection

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Hundreds gathered to Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix to stare at each other. No, they weren't bored — they were a "human connection." Reporter Megan Janetsky sat down with participants in The World's Biggest Eye Contact Experiment.

ASU hockey gets first non-North American commit in DI history

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ASU hockey received its first non-American hockey recruit this week. Reporter Justin Toscano profiles the recruit who comes all the way from Russia.

Focus Forward: ASU to offer full scholarships to M.B.A. business students

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Next fall ASU will be offering 120 full-ride scholarships to its M.B.A. program. Reporter Jessica Suerth explains the new "Forward Focus" program and how it will benefit the program in the long-run.

 Read more: 10 Valley companies you didn't know were run by ASU Alumni

ASU researchers look to understand 'freshman 15' through poop, measurements

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To understand the "freshman 15" and the concept of metabolism, ASU researchers are taking fecal samples from willing students. Reporter Garrison Murphy spoke with researchers to learn more about their goals.

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