From 'broken' elections to no-hitters, here are the week's top stories

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In case you missed it, a lot happened at ASU this week, as per usual. You may have been too busy to follow all of it, but don't worry, we did. Take a minute to read up on the week's top stories.

ASU scientist and former dean sues University, President Michael Crow, alleging retaliation and harassment

Photo by Emily Johnson | The State Press

Two ASU faculty members are suing the University, accusing University administration of abuse of power and diverting funds away from their research. Reporter Arren Kimbel-Sannit explains the claims of the prosecution and why they have decided to take legal action against the University.

Read more: Former ASU Officers sue University, say department has a "culture of corruption"

Fantasy baseball sleepers to grab

Photo by Kenneth K. Lam | Baltimore Sun

Baseball season is right around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about your fantasy team. Reporter Graham Paul gives his list of players who you should consider during your draft.

Read more: Online gambling on fantasy sports a dangerous habit for college students

'Broken' Tempe USG election system strikes controversy among candidates

Photo by Becca Petersen | The State Press

Before the student government elections began, the candidates met and agreed to operate an "above-board election." But as investigative reporter Joshua Bowling uncovers, it has been all but that.

Read more: The results are in: A runoff for Tempe USG election and victories on other campuses

USG elections are more trouble than they're worth, require improvement

Photo by Johanna Huckeba | The State Press

Tempe USG spends $1,750 on elections, yet only 5 percent of students voted last year. How can the process be improved to help students care and get involved? The editorial board came up with a few reasons why elections are a waste of everyone's time and money and how they could be improved.

Read more: USG elections see low voting numbers, members look ahead

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Facing my privilege: A week in Cuba

Photo courtesy of Brian Garcia

Reporter Mia Armstrong was one of 18 ASU students representing the first ASU study abroad trip to Cuba. Throughout her week there, Armstrong witnessed the realities of living in a country like Cuba and wrote about her realization of taking her U.S. citizenship "for granted."

Read more: Sandra Ramos incorporates political consciousness, Cuban culture with fantasy at ASU Art Museum

10 of the best ASU athletes from 10 different sports

Photo by Reilly Kneedler | State Press

ASU is a breeding ground for successful athletes in all sports. Here's a list of the 10 highest-performing ASU athletes of all time.

Read more: 10 famous alumni you didn't know attended ASU

Tempe eatery Golden Restaurant and Bakery acts as second home for international students

Photo by Nick Elwell | The State Press

There's a dainty shop in Tempe on Apache, west of the Price Freeway. As Ian Dickinson reports, this small bakery and restaurant located in a run-down neighborhood serves as an unlikely place for international students to connect and belong.

Read more: ASU's international students face rising costs

Ryan Hingst pitches no-hitter for ASU baseball

Photo by Coleton Berry | The State Press

Last week, ASU baseball had one of its most exciting moments of the season when sophomore pitcher Ryan Hingst threw a no-hitter against Utah. Reporter Haley Stesiak was there to report on the excitement and explains what this win means for ASU baseball season as the team moves on.

Read more: Dirt on the Spikes: ASU baseball finds itself at bottom of Pac-12

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