From Michael Phelps to Tinder, here are the week's top stories

Valentine's Day is Sunday! We know you're busy, but take a few minutes between errands and gift ordering to catch up on the week's top stories.

My headscarf is not a conversation starter

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Think twice before you comment on one's hijab. As State Press Columnist Aminah Shakoor explains, her cultural clothing is not a conversation starter.

Related Links: Pakistani women discuss gender in “Beyond the Hijab”

A Blind Reality: How Rolando Terrazas Grasps the Unseen

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Twenty-three year-old journalism major Rolando Terrazas was born blind. But as State Press Magazine Reporter Heather Hudzinski uncovers, Terrazas sees his path for success.

Read more: Blind ASU student prepares sight assistance program for Clinton Global Initiative University 2014

Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmers draw hundreds to ASU v. UA meet

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Hundreds of fans attended ASU Swim and Dive's last home meet against UA to watch the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps swim with a few other elite swimmers. Reporter Megan Janetsky captured the meet and Phelp's race.

Top 5 worst arguments against state funding for universities

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Some may agree that increasing funding to state universities makes sense; investing in your state's future is not a bad idea. There are arguments against the idea. Columnist Jimmy Arwood breaks down five of the worst oppositions to funding universities.

Read more: Ducey boosts funding for state universities in budget proposal

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The atheist divide

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Being an atheist can be rough sometimes. Columnist Caleb Vinson opens up about the struggles he has face in relationships because of his ideology of choice.

Read more: Generation Y: Shedding our religion

ASU football nabs 18 recruits on National Signing Day

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Last year, ASU football lost recruits like Mountain Pointe High School Running Back Paul Lucas to last minute decisions. As reporter Ryan Clarke writes, this year's signing day was successful for the program.

Read more: Expectations galore, but no result for ASU football this season

Why the radical protestors are not the problem

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You've seen them around campus spewing their message of alleged salvation, lecturing to you about their truth. Campus protests are common. This week, columnist Morgan DiFelice offers her fool-proof solution to minimize their presence on campus: Ignore them.

Related Links: Unap(preach)iated

Tinder needs to start “Feeling the Bern”

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Bernie Sanders supporter Robyn Gedrich took the liberty to pitch the idea of a Sanders' presidency to her Tinder matches. Her account was locked because, surprise, people don't like unsolicited political advertisements on an application used for dating. Columnist Allie Bice argues that Tinder went too far for suspending a user who was not using the app for its intended use.

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ASU student hosts gathering to support Bernie Sanders

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