From tuition hikes to pole dancing, here are the week's top stories

Catch up on the week's top stories.

Summer is within our grasp. Keep pushing and studying, it will all be worth it when you're relaxing. Before you start, take a minute to catch up on the week's top stories.

ASU 2016-17 proposal increases tuition for in-state students, non-residents

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ASU administration is proposing a $200 increase for in-state tuition and $1,000 for out-of-state students. editor-in-chief Shelby Slade explains how the administration came up with these figures and how this proposal could affect students.

Read more: Students raise concerns over tuition increases

The original Arizona Foodie suggests the freshest, friendliest eats in Tempe and Phoenix

Photo by Lauren Hornberger | The State Press

Arizona food blogger Diana Brandt is a food critic and a local favorite. Reporter Jimenez browsed through Brandt's suggestions and found a few restaurants students can go to without spending to much money on a quality dinner.

Read more: 

10 international restaurants for the college budget

Undergraduate Student Government elections are a popularity contest

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Are student government elections popularity contests? Columnist Allie Bice suggests yes, they are, and that many factors that decided elections in high school (cliques, social networks) remain relevant in college.

Read more: USGD hosts an elections forum for inquiring student voters

8 things Sun Devils need to do before graduation

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ASU is a school and environment that is rich with opportunity and adventure. It's hard to do it all! Editor-in-chief Shelby Slade made an ASU bucket list that everyone should complete before graduating.

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Former ASU students create a website to help make course selections easier

Photo by Chuck Dries | The State Press

Not sure which classes to enroll in for the fall? Reporter Sydney Greene spoke with two ASU students who made a website to help students find classes that meet their credit requirements while not adding too much to their workload.

Read more: Best ASU classes taken by The State Press Editorial Board

I went to the Trump Circus

Photo by Andrew Nicla | The State Press

You may hear what Trump rallies are like from the mainstream media; if you listen to all of the reports, these gatherings are filled with hatefulness, violence and cruel people. But is it all true? Reporter Andrew Nicla attended Trump's rally in Fountain Hills Saturday and wrote about the experience.

Read more: Donald Trump promises change, border reform at Fountain Hills rally

Finding Confidence in Pole Dancing

Photo by Stella Atzenweiler | The State Press

Considered by many to be a scandalous activity, pole dancing is being viewed by some women as an aerobic exercise and confidence-building activity. State Press Magazine reporter Courtney Diddell speaks to people within the pole dancing fitness community and learns more about how quickly public perception of pole dancing is changing.

Read more: Tempe pole dancing studio challenges stereotypes, empowers women

Books & Booze: 'Dubliners' by James Joyce

Photo by Johanna Huckeba | The State Press

In this weekly blog, reporter Carson Abernethy reviews a book along with the alcohol that inspired that book. This week, Abernethy gives his thoughts on Jim Joyce's "Dubliners" and the Emerald cocktail.

Read more: Books & Booze: 'The Sun Also Rises' by Ernest Hemingway

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