APIA Performers Discuss Their Experiences With Racism, and How You Can Help

Podcaster Peter Vezeau sits down with two Asian and Pacific Islander American performers at ASU, Jiarui Ding and Brian Calo, to hear about their experiences on and off stage. They discuss the effects racism has on their performances, mental health and activist work.

Let's talk about gender, Harry Styles and dresses

How we dress, how we act and what we enjoy can all be affected by how the world sees us —specifically, how it sees us in terms of gender.  What does gender mean, though?  Why did everyone care so much when Harry Styles wore a dress on the cover of Vogue? Why don't we talk more about the ...

Lucha Libre is Performed From a Distance in New ASU Production

Lucia Mora, Lauren Voorhees and Nick Scaringelli all discuss their new production, "Luchadora," with podcaster Peter Vezeau. Luchadora is a virtual production premiering later this month about women challenging social norms and lucha libre wrestling.

Why the Future of Tight End and Secondary Positions in ASU Football Seem Bright

Join State Press sports editors Jeffrey Horst as he chats with reporters Leo Tochterman and Dylan Wilhelm about ASU football’s Maroon and Gold Practice and several improvements from two specific position groups.

After Losing Three Starting Pitchers, How is ASU Baseball Functioning?

Join State Press sports editors Alex Coil and Jeffrey Horst as they chat with reporter Alex Weiner on his recent piece about how ASU baseball will have to step up their game now that they've lost three starting pitchers to injury. 

How IDEA is Making a Platform for Diverse Performers

The co-presidents of IDEA, a student organization focused on inclusion and equity in the arts, discuss their upcoming project MOSAIC with podcast reporter Peter Vezeau. This production is centered around telling BIPOC and LGBTQ+ stories. Jalen Montgomery and Ramon "Chino" Saberano share their personal ...

How Kimani Lawerence Made a Game Changing Mental Shift

Join Sports Editors Jeffery Horst and Alex Coil as they sit down with reporter Carson Breber to do a deep dive on star ASU basketball player Kimani Lawrence and his mental shift tha made him a more versatile player.

An ASU Writing Center Helps Veterans Find Their Voice and Themselves

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, and the Office for Veteran Military Academic Engagement have partnered to form the Veterans Writing Circle, an opportunity for veterans to engage with each other as well as well as creatively express themselves. Travis ...

What can Netflix's "Night Stalker" tell us about how we look at serial killers?

Even if you don’t consider yourself a true crime fan, the influx of content about murders, disappearances and serial killers in the past few years has been almost unavoidable.  If you have a Netflix subscription, this is especially true.  Recently, one docuseries has been all over the platform’s ...

The Two ASU Throwers Dominating Shot Put, and plans to go Olympic – #11

The State Press sports editors Jeffery Horst and Alex Coil sit down with sports reporter Lauren Hertz to chat about her pieces on two of ASU's star throwers, Turner Washington and Jorinde van Klinken. 

Watts College students are vaccinating Arizona, gaining valuable experience

With Arizona making the push to vaccinate as many people as fast as possible, Watts College students are working to do their part. Join podcast reporter Jamie Montoya as she speaks to Steven Latino, vaccine site manager, at the State Farm Stadium, as well as Watts professor Erin Schneiderman and Watts ...

State Press Center Stage: Is virtual theatre still theatre?

Anne Ethington, an ASU theatre major, considers the past year as a performer during the pandemic and discusses the impact COVID has had on the industry as a whole. Through experiences on-stage and in a virtual stage, she attempts to answer the question: is virtual theatre still theatre?

The ASU alum amplifying women's voices as a public relations CEO

Crystal Lee Patriarche, an ASU journalism and public relations alum who graduated in 1998, sits down with podcast reporter Travis Robertson to discuss her experience at ASU and how she came to be CEO of Sparkpoint Studio, a company aimed at amplifying women's storytelling voices and work.

How have freelancers survived a pandemic?

Four freelance photographers and videographers from within the ASU community sit down with podcast reporter Drake Presto to explain how they have adapted their workflow in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is Pop punk thriving on TikTok?

Ever since Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” TikTok has been known for creating hits and boosting musicians’ careers so that when they hit the charts, it's sometimes seemingly out of nowhere.  Just as TikTok’s influence on the music industry has grown, so has the #PopPunk community on the ...

The short film leaving viewers breathless

Will Hoxie, the writer and director of the short film, "Breathless," sits down with podcast reporter Peter Vezeau to chat about the filming process during the COVID-19 pandemic and the inspiration and creation of his new film. The piece, featuring a young man rushing to find his date's inhaler, is finding ...

ASU Professor's screenplay strives to offer the diverse representation lacking in modern Hollywood

Film and Media Studies Assistant Professor Aviva Dove-Viebahn, is hoping to diversify Hollywood with her new screenplay, #VoteLove. This romantic comedy just landed a developmental deal with Women of Color Unite, which is a program that works to ensure women of color are treated fairly in the entertainment ...

Witness to history: Students share their post-election stress

Living through historical events has become all too common for Gen Z. Hear first-hand about how students were feeling this election night as reporters Stefano Contreras and Morgan Fischer went floor-to-floor at ASU's Taylor Place.

The person behind the wrestler: ASU's freshman wrestling phenom Cohlton Schultz – #10

State Press Sports editors Koki Riley and Alex Coil sit down with reporter Cole Bradley to discuss his story on Cohlton Schultz, a back-to-back Greco-Roman champion and freshman on ASU's wrestling team. 

How do ASU student actors navigate a pandemic on set?

COVID-19 heavily impacted many industries, and the film industry is no exception. Some films have moved forward with smaller crews, while others have paused production entirely. Despite this, State Press Reporter Travis Robertson spoke to three actors about how COVID-19 has impacted their lives and ...



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