From lawsuits to new dorms, here are the week's top stories.

It's been a busy week. Classes are back in full swing and it's hard to keep up with the news. Take a few minutes to read through what you may have missed.

ASU student organization fights for on-campus interfaith prayer and meditation center

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As the nation's largest public university, ASU's student body has many religiously diverse groups. One club on campus, Sun Devils Are Better Together, is asking for a place on campus where people of all faiths can belong. Reporter Alexis Egeland spoke with the student organization and learned more about its mission.

Read more: Jack of all clubs: Sun Devils are Better Together

After a long wait, Palo Verde Main dorm gets an upgrade

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Palo Verde Main was demolished last year and a new freshman dormitory will be built where a student dining hall once stood. Reporter Sydney Greene details the $120 million project that is set to complete in fall 2017.

Read more: ASU alumni help with construction of new College Avenue Commons

Artist Tato Caraveo blends simplicity and eccentricity in an art-filled life

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Phoenix artist Tato Caraveo got his start with street graffiti in the 90s. Since then, he and his art have evolved into something beautiful. Reporter Celina Jimenez profiles the artist and learns more about the story behind his treasured oil paintings.

Read more: 5th Street Paint Supply opens, caters to Phoenix art community

Should win, could win and will win predictions for the 2016 Oscars

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The nominations have been released. Do you have any predictions? Reporter Tanner Stechnij lists out his predictions for one of the best years in film.

Read more: Why the lack of diversity in the Oscars is a disservice to films

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ASU Air Traffic Management grad sues FAA, alleging discrimination

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ASU alumnus Andrew Brigida is an air traffic management graduate. Brigida is now a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, claiming the organizations have racially discriminated against him and others. Reporter Arren Kimbel-Sannit explains Brigida's involvement in the lawsuit and what it means for other air traffic management students.

Overcoming sickness and injury exemplifies Sophie Brunner's leadership

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One trait ASU women's basketball junior forward Sophie Brunner has a lot of is perseverance. Brunner seems to live by the phrase "no pain no gain." Reporter Ryan Clarke tells the story of Brunner and her commitment to the game of basketball.

Read more: Sophie Brunner developing into triple threat for ASU women's basketball

A Sun Devil's guide to gymnastics

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Are you itching to go to a gymnastics meet, but don't know the first thing about it? Don't worry. Sports editor Logan Newman has put together a guide for you.

Read more: ASU gymnastics focus on confidence heading into Oklahoma meet

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