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Ex-Rilo Kiley singer plays it safe on “The Voyager”

Rating: 2.5/5 Since Jenny Lewis last released a solo record, her popular indie band Rilo Kiley has dissolved, her father has passed away and Lewis has found herself suffering from insomnia more often than not. Cue the indie veteran’s third record, “The Voyager,” released on the Warner Brothers record label this summer. Lewis’s new album has been gaining traction, most notably after the release of the music video for its lead single, “Just One of the ...
Full article at: State Press 6 hours ago
 

Hard work, dedication to community drives Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers

Between dancing for about 15 years, attending the Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, and working to help impoverished children since the age of five, alumna Alexa Rogers has a busy résumé. She can now add the title of Miss Arizona. As aftermath of this victory, she is allowed to compete in the Miss America pageant. “I never dreamed that I would be competing for Miss Americ ...
Full article at: State Press 8 hours ago, 6:19pm CDT
 

Letter: Police officer’s personality doesn’t matter

In response to Bill Richardson’s July 23 letter to the editor. How does it matter who Officer Stewart Ferrin was in person? I read Bill Richardson’s viewpoint with interest — particularly because he speaks from a paternalistic viewpoint, being a cop himself. Nonetheless my knee-jerk reaction to his letter was: How in the world does it matter what kind of *person* Officer Stewart Ferrin was? As a layperson who watched the public video wi ...
Full article at: State Press 12 hours ago, 2:30pm CDT
 

Boos & Bravos: July 25

Bravo to Marvel introducing a black Captain America and a female Thor. Diversity is something desperately needed in the comic book industry, and Marvel is leading the charge, unlike its competitor, DC Comics. We’re excited to see how the new iterations of these beloved superheroes play out. Boo to violence against journalists. There was a shooting in news outlet Al Jazeera’s office in Gaza a day after Israeli foreign minister ...
Full article at: State Press 4 days ago, 2:00pm CDT
 

A love note to franchise models and salary caps

From late April to the middle of June, the NBA Playoffs brought viewers edge-of-your-seat, outrageously dramatic, high-quality basketball. The world witnessed Damian Lillard’s ice-cold dismissal of the Houston Rockets via a buzzer-beater, the rekindling of a feisty rivalry of Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers and, of course, the vengeful wrath of the San Antonio Spurs against their old foes, the Miami Heat. The NBA champions having b ...
Full article at: State Press 4 days ago, 11:00am CDT
 

Pac-12 Media Day: ASU head coach Todd Graham says 2014 offense is best he’s coached

Football head coach Todd Graham, redshirt senior quarterback Taylor Kelly and redshirt senior offensive lineman Jamil Douglas took their turn at Pac-12 Football Media Days on Thursday, and offense was main subject. During his opening remarks, Graham called this year’s offense the “best I’ve ever coached.” The offense will be looking to improve on a rather impressive 2013 season and may have to be the best Graham has coached to ma ...
Full article at: State Press 5 days ago, 7:40pm CDT
 

Photos: 2014 Pac-12 Media Day

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott address media on day one of Pac-12 Media Days. (Photo by Bill Slane) ASU offensive lineman Jared Goff speaks to media on day two of Pac-12 Football Media Day. (Photo by Bill Slane) ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly speaks to media on day two of Pac-12 Football Media Day. (Photo by Bill Slane) ...
Full article at: State Press 5 days ago, 7:14pm CDT
 

Letter: Sharing passion for American football

My last 4 years at ASU have opened my eyes to the diversity that ASU encompasses. Throughout my journey on campus, I tend to meet many international students. I get to know about their country and why they are here and they learn about this state and my passion, football. It became evident to me that the majority of countries around the world do not have any idea what American football really is. Their interest is evident when they go to the games ...
Full article at: State Press 5 days ago, 2:30pm CDT
 

ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly talks relationships with Jaelen Strong, Mike Norvell

Video by Bill Slane | Sports Reporter ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly spoke with the media at media day about what his team needs to do to win this season and his relationships with receiver Jaelen Strong and offensive coordinator Mike Norvell. We’ll have a full recap at the end of Pac-12 Media Day, but until then, follow alon ...
Full article at: State Press 5 days ago, 1:35pm CDT
 



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