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isn’t just about going to class and studying advanced lessons about topics you may or may not be interested in. It’s about learning to manage your finances, it’s about learning to live with and respect others, it’s about establishing relationships – both business and personal – that may last a lifetime and lead to opportunities you never imagined possible. It’s about problem solving and time management and planning for a future when you and you alone are able to sustain yourself. It’s also about having fun. When people tell you that these are likely to be the best four (or five) (or six) years of your life, they’re right. College – for some people – is about road trips, and parties and hooking up and all the things you see on TV and in the movies. But as part of having all that fun, there also comes – here’s the R

word, again – responsibility. Just like any city or town or place, college towns have their share of not so nice people. Be aware of your surroundings, be on alert when entering new surroundings, when you’re at parties with lots of people you don’t know, be sure to protect yourself and your friends. Use common sense. If you’re presented with a situation you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask for help. This year, you’ll be bombarded with banking offers, insurance offers, phone calling plans, meal cards and a host of other “offers” from people trying to make money off of you. They’ll try to entice you with freebies. Some may be outstanding companies; others may not be. Make sure you know what you’re getting into. In this Handbook, we’ve tried to offer up advice on many of the most common situations

you’ll find yourself in during your first or second college year. We don’t have the space to include detailed information about every topic, but we’ve tried to offer up the basics. It’s up to you to further your knowledge on these topics. Amid all this, don’t forget why you’re here in the first place. We said college isn’t just about going to class and studying – but it still remains the biggest reason you’re here. You’re here to learn, to get smarter, to prepare yourself for a world that is oftentimes unforgiving, evolving quickly, but nevertheless endlessly exciting and full of opportunity. We hope your journey through academia and the college years is as rewarding as ours has been. Yours, The Handbook Editors

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If you’re a freshman, odds are you’ve already heard a lot about the “college experience.” And yeah, all of those parties, opportunities and new friends are great, but the learning curve on life in college will quickly harsh your good time. We’ve compiled a list of things we wish we knew as frosh. Heed this advice and Godspeed, newbie. People are going to tell you to network. Don’t blow it off. Yeah, networking totally sounds like a nonsense business buzz word, but when advisors, professors and parents tell you to do it — freakin’ do it! In college you’ll meet countless people that will help you with your future career. Trying to make connections postgraduation is an uphill battle. Take advantage of your school’s opportunities to meet people in the industry and fellow students. You’ll have more opportunities now than you ever will again. Take a multivitamin and drink a ton of water when drinking alcohol Ohhhh how I wish I knew this one. When you drink and eventually “break the seal,” you’re peeing out a ton of vitamins. The multivitamin will help replenish them. Drinking will also make you dehydrated, but you’ll feel too good to care. Care anyway. Keep both of these in your system and hangovers will be infrequent.

If you got a bad grade, it’s your fault Professors don’t have it out for students. They won’t intentionally give you bad grades. If you got a bad mark, that doesn’t mean it’s time to head to office hours and beg them to reconsider. It’s simply time to study more. Accept it and buckle down. Double check your DARS report The DARS report, available on Blackboard, tells you how many credits you’ve earned and how many you need to obtain your degree. If you drop or re-take a class, sometimes it still shows up as a credit. Before you know it, you’ll be three credits shy of a degree the last three weeks of your senior year. If you’re an out of state student, stock up on frequent flier miles and hotel rewards Students coming in from out of state have to consider the amount of traveling their

Pick an activity that suits your personality — not what’s “cool” Yeah, I was in a sorority for about five minutes. If you know you have little in common with the types of people in your club, fraternity, sorority or other extra curricular activity, don’t bother. You won’t enjoy it and you won’t make any friends.

There’s nothing wrong with having a good time, BUT remember, you’re here to graduate.


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college career will involve. You can save a ton of money by booking hotels with reward programs for multiple stays. Frequent flier miles add up fast.

Graduating early is easy with community college classes Clear up your fall and spring schedules by taking a couple courses during the summers. Why bother with biology in a hot 400 person hall when you can do it online for a fraction of the cost and time? Maricopa Community Colleges like Rio Salado make it easy to take courses online or on campus. The dining hall is only good when parents are around Don’t be fooled by the grand display the first week of school. The dining hall has to feed everyone, so they aren’t always on top of their game. Look forward to family week for the good stuff.

Befriend the ambitious and weird kids Always befriend the kids who are oddly ambitious or a bit on the weird side. They see college as a stepping stone and usually go on to lead really interesting lives. People from the Midwest always know where the party is If we had to pinpoint two things people from the Midwest love, it’s fleece sweatshirts and parties. They always know where the party is and they make friends faster than anyone, especially if the other person is from the Midwest. The dorm room won’t clean itself Pick up your things and don’t be a slob. Disinfecting wipes are your best friend. They’ll cleanse your dorm of bacteria that’s looming to make you sick. Put your clothes away if you don’t want your roommate to loathe your existence. You’ll learn more outside the classroom Living on your own presents many challenges. Learning how to pay bills and grocery shop is one thing, but keeping yourself healthy and safe is another. View every situation as a valuable life lesson. Time to see what you are really made of. Study abroad When you’re sitting behind a desk 40 hours a week, there’s nothing you’ll fantasize about more than being a freewheeling student in Europe. Programs from companies like Hart Travel Partners make it safe and easy. Cruise ratemyprofessor. com when choosing classes Good professors make all of the difference. Aside

from the letter grade, a brilliant or truly original professor can impart knowledge that will stick with you for life. Read the reviews and choose a teacher wisely. Roomies gonna mack Eventually your roommate will be getting it on with someone five feet from your bed. Create a notification system signaling serious intimacy occurring in the room. (Example: Scrunchie on the door = “Heavy makeout sesh. Come in at your own will.” Post-it on the door = “More than just mouth stuff. Don’t come in, pervert.”) Never pass up free food You will be broke and starving. Despite your parents’ generous donations, you will somehow find yourself penniless. Learn to love pizza and hit up any and all school social events. Always bring girls to a party If you are a guy going to house parties, make sure you bring girls. This doesn’t have to be your girlfriend or a girl you are perusing (actually, it would be better if that was not the case), but it is a good idea to try and create a two-girls-toone-guy ratio in your caravan. Reason: If you don’t, some “badass” at the door will likely make you pay a cover charge. Don’t come off as smart in your first lab In those prerequisite lab classes we all hate, there is going to be an eclectic mix of students. Even more stressful, you are going to have to be lab partners with one of these weirdos. The first day is mostly just a “meet the teacher” kind of day. Don’t say

Have pride in your school!

much that day. If you are talking the entire class, people will think you are smart. Then as a result, the dumb kid will want to be your partner. Music classes are tough You are scrolling the course catalog for a fun looking elective credit, you notice something cool. You say: “History of Rock n’ Roll! That could be cool!” Well, you’re wrong. Music electives require a ton of reading (unless you are well-versed in the world of cheating.) Don’t take them unless you actually want to put in the work. Walk through buildings for AC Walking through campus in the hot months really sucks. To beat the heat, walk through buildings on the way to your cross campus classes. This way, you can enjoy AC most of the way. Barrett parties always get busted Manzy parties are crazy, PV parties are a blast and Hassy parties are hot, but Barrett parties always get busted. I don’t know what is up with the RAs at that dorm, but they are really strict. Also, take their warnings seriously. If they say

they are going to call the cops next time, they mean it. You won’t keep all of your high school friends and long distance relationships It is time to move on to the next chapter in your life. Sure, you will probably keep in touch with a handful of your high school friends, but I guarantee you want hold on to all of them. Also, if you and your girlfriend/boyfriend are going to separate schools (not within driving distance), it might be best to call it quits. High school relationships rarely continue to work, even less when you don’t go to the same school. It’s OK to change your major You should do what you love. And if you decide ASU doesn’t have the major of your choice after all, other accredited nonprofit universities in the Valley like Ottawa University have in person and online degree programs that stray from the ASU degree lineup.


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Cash Counts! Having a place to put your money other than under your mattress like when you were 5 is a necessity. It’s something we all need to do because, despite your innate need to carry all your cash on you at all times like a real baller does, it’s better to leave some in the bank. • Do your research. Find out which bank is going to suit your needs. Many banks have their own websites where you can compare fees, minimum amounts that need to be in the account and even what your debit card will look like. • Sit down with someone. Don’t just rush into the bank and open up an account and be out of there in 20 minutes. Take some time and talk with someone about your financial history who knows a bit about money. Flat out, if you have to pay fees to put your money somewhere or to actually acquire your debit card, it’s probably not the place for you.

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• Do you really need that credit card? New laws have it made it tougher for those under 21 to get a credit card, but it’s still not impossible. While credit cards can help build credit, they can also leave you swimming in debt that takes years to pay off. When deciding whether or not to get a credit card, be honest with yourself: Are you good at managing money? If you like to spend, stay away for now. • Protect yourself. Identity theft is a huge problem in Arizona. Shred bank and utility statements and keep your personal and account information in a secure place at all times. Someone who gets your personal information can take out an account in your name, get utilities and credit cards and destroy your credit, making it difficult for you to buy things or get credit in the future.

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account or having to deal eal with all the stress stres that comes with opening a checking account. Be careful of credt,though. They’ll get you if your not carful. Get a banking app. Some banks like MidFirst Bank have mobile check depo sit. No more trips to the ATM in person! College Students

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The Apartment Complex Dorms, meet your luxe competition Who says students have to live in crappy dorms their entire college career? The market for luxury apartments is growing and options for student housing are more plentiful than ever. Arizona State University is the largest university in the country, and with over 70,000 students, housing in Tempe and Phoenix is booming. There are several new apartment complexes that are opening this fall. We took a look at what makes each unique. Cabana on Mill You might have driven by the Cabana on McClintock Drive, Thomas Road, or At the Point in Phoenix and seen their colorful apartments. Cabana on Mill takes the same concept and brings it to Mill Avenue. The rooms are sustainable, modern and ideal for one to two people. They are located a bit further out from campus and are great for students who don’t want to live so close to where they study. Floor plans: Three different floor plans with up to two bedrooms. Price range: $675 - $805* Amenities: Energy efficient appliances, fitness center, two pools, club room, two laundry rooms. Stand out traits: A secure bike storage room and an art studio. Eats nearby: My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, U.S. Egg, Tom’s BBQ Chicago Style Public transportation: Nearest Light Rail stop is Dorsey Lane/Apache Boulevard, but it is not within walking distance. Pets allowed? Yes 5101 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.839.3482, Hub On Campus These apartments are straight out of an “MTV Cribs” episode. Hub On Campus is brand new and practically leers over ASU’s Sun Devil Stadium. You will not only be able to peer into the stadium easily from some of the rooms, but you will feel every boom from every


touchdown. For the truly baller student, there are penthouses on the top floor that include their own outdoor hot tubs. Floor plans: Six different floor plans with up to five bedrooms. Price range: $689 $1,309* cable, Internet and trash included. Reserved garage parking starts at $85 a month. Amenities: Washer and dryer in each apartment, swimming pool, lay out pool with island, hot tub, volleyball court, yoga room, steam room, tanning salon, fitness center, locker rooms for men and women, fitness classes with virtual instructors, study areas and conference rooms, quiet and scholarly floor. Stand out traits: View of stadium, private cabanas with TVs, hammock area, 22 foot outdoor video wall, outdoor vendor kiosk with food and beverages. Eats nearby: Chuckbox, House of Tricks, Bison Witches Public transportation: Nearest Light Rail stop is Veterans Way/College Avenue. Pets allowed? Yes 323 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480.664.8097 Leasing center: 425 S. Mill Avenue #401, Tempe, 480.664.8097 Roosevelt Point Roosevelt Point is located in the middle of downtown Phoenix on Roosevelt Row, which makes it perfect for anyone looking to immerse themselves

You’re dorm or apart where you can be in pe ment is your sanctuary you can also meet new ace and quiet. Of course, has the right amenities, people if your residence like the Cabana on Mill pictured above. ,

in the local arts scene. Depending on your schedule, cars are hardly needed downtown and biking can be a great way to get around. It’s perfect for students at Arizona State University Downtown, Northern Arizona University Biomedical Campus, Phoenix School of Law, and University of Arizona Biomedical Campus. Floor plans: Five different floor plans with up to four bedrooms. Price range: $709$1019* utilities included with an allowance cap. Garage parking is an extra monthly fee. Amenities: Two pools, game room, outdoor

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grilling area, study lounge, two fitness centers, washer and dryer in each room, cable with HBO Stand out traits: In the middle of Roosevelt Row’s First Friday route, tanning dome, leasing is done by bedroom, furnished rooms come with Tempur-Pedic mattresses Eats nearby: Jobot, Bliss, Carly’s Bistro Public transportation: Nearest Light Rail stop is Roosevelt Street/ Central Avenue Pets allowed? No — only service animals and fish in a tank smaller than 10 gallons are allowed 888 N. Fourth Street, Phoenix, 877.804.7115

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The District on Apache The District is the perfect place for new students or students new to the area. The complex puts on plenty of events, rooms are fully furnished, leases are made individually and nearly everything is at your fingertips. You don’t even have to know anyone since they offer roommate matching. Floor plans: Nine different floor plans with up to four bedrooms. Price range: Call to ask — includes utilities (water, sewer, trash pickup), extended cable, wireless Internet, washer and dryer. Amenities: Pool, private cabanas, oversized spa, outdoor BBQ kitchen, fitness center, computer lab, study rooms Stand out traits: Lazy river with large tanning shelves, outdoor movie theater, rooms come with 42” LC TV Eats nearby: Pita Jungle, Thai Basil, The Vine Public transportation: Nearest Light Rail stop is Dorsey Lane/Apache Boulevard Pets allowed? No 977 E. Apache Boulevard, Tempe, 877.309.8517 Leasing center: 909 E. Apache Boulevard (located in the Tempe Chamber of Commerce building), Tempe, 877.309.8517 Apache Station Apache Station caters to students and makes sure that they have everything they need. Luckily, they also understand that students need to grill poolside and have plenty of chill time to balance out school stress. Leases are individual and roommate matching is provided if needed. It’s also easy to go out and about


with the Light Rail at your doorstep. Floor plans: Three different floor plans with up to three bedrooms Price range: Call to ask Amenities: Two pools, clubhouse, tanning facility, fitness center, sand volleyball court, picnic and grill area, business center, free covered parking, study room, gaming center, gated entry Stand out traits: Free covered parking, study room, gaming center, gated entry Eats nearby: Princess Market and Grill, Susie’s Mexican Cafe Public transportation: It is right on the McClintock Drive/Apache Boulevard Light Rail stop. Pets allowed? Yes 2323 E. Apache Boulevard, Tempe, 480.659.2600 The Nines The Nines, formerly known as Lakefront at West Bay, is a cute and cozy place on Baseline. It makes living off campus easy. There is tons of shopping nearby so beware, shopaholics. It is also near plenty of parks so it’s perfect for someone who leads an active lifestyle and enjoys biking or jogging. Floor plans: Call to ask Price range: Call to ask Amenities: Pool, fitness studio, covered parking Stand out traits: The views of the complex’s trademark lake are pretty gorg. Eats nearby: Smashburger, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s

Public transportation: You can take the bus or cab it up. Pets allowed? Call to ask 999 E. Baseline Road, Tempe, 480.383.6111 Dwell Apartment Homes If living in Tempe isn’t for you, Scottsdale is a pretty great place to settle in as a student. You don’t have to deal with the crazy student atmosphere and get plenty of perks. Nightlife in Scottsdale is killer and the shopping and dining is sweet. Who needs Mill Avenue when you have Old Town Scottsdale? Floor plans: Four different floor plans with up to two bedrooms Price range: $629-$825 Amenities: Three pools, BBQ and picnic areas, business center, clubhouse, fitness center, street parking Stand out traits: Private patios, tennis courts, basketball courts Eats nearby: Frasher’s, Lao Thai, Papago Brewing Public transportation: You can hop on Scottsdale’s Downtown Trolley, but will probably find yourself cabbing it or driving yourself. Pets allowed? Yes 1923 N. 70th Street, Scottsdale, 855.378.4248

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Villas on Apache The nice part about living off campus is being able to breathe and enjoy your space. Villas on Apache is just far enough away from ASU that you get the best of both worlds. You can still walk or bike just about anywhere on campus and still explore the rest of Tempe. Floor plans: Call to ask Price range: Call to ask Amenities: Two pools (heated and unheated), sand volley ball court, business center, tanning bed, game room, grilling area, sun deck Stand out traits: Gated entrance, sun deck, spa Eats nearby: Delhi Palace, Pete’s Fish & Chips, Chompie’s Public transportation: It’s right on the Tempe bus route and is walking distance of the Dorsey Lane/Apache Boulevard Light Rail stop. Pets allowed? Call to ask 1111 E. Apache Boulevard, Tempe, 480.303.7001 *Prices subject to change. Call leasing office for more information.

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Powering Up So you’re going to be on your own. You probably have the idea that you can sleep when you want, clean when you want, drink when you want – and you can! But the greatest shock when it comes to moving into an apartment is that those simple luxuries that often go overlooked actually cost money. Cool air, lights, water, garbage collection, cable and internet may all seem like basic human rights, but it takes some effort to actually get them. How to set up utilities • Check with your apartment complex or landlord to see what utilities they cover. Most will cover the cost of water and garbage collection. With the current slump-

ing economic environment, some complexes might even cover electric and cable to entice new and continuing renters. • Call the utility company to get things set up. Electric companies may ask the square footage of your home to make sure you’re getting the best deal. If you haven’t established a decent credit record yet, you might have to pay a refundable deposit to get things started, which should be returned within a few months or one year of on-time payments. Electric in the Valley is generally provided by SRP or APS; cable, internet and telephone services are offered by Century Link (which offers TV through Direct TV) and Cox Communications.

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bills paid on time. The amount will automatically be withdrawn from your account each month, taking the hassle out of writing a check or logging on to pay. • Use the bare minimum. To save a little moola, turn off the lights, television and any other electricusing equipment whenever you leave the room. Also be aware that power companies, under certain plans, charge less for electric during different times of the day. Power is generally cheaper after 9 p.m. and on weekends. This way you can save money from going down the drain and use it toward the little luxuries.

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Bus: They run every 15 minutes (sometimes 20 dur ing off hours) and are generally not packed. The y go to nearly every Valley college. Sometimes, you will find yourself standing, packed in like a can of sardines, and other times there will be plenty of seats open. Monthly and yearly passes are available throug h Va Valley Metro and ASU. Als o, in Tempe, be sure to che ck out the free Orbit shuttl ou es which circulate through

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the north and central parts of the city from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Light rail: Light rail is $2 a ride, or $4 rou nd trip. You really can’t beat it. Plus, these com e very frequently (or at least they’re supposed to) and they have a very pol ite robotic lady come over the loud speaker every so often to inform riders of how long their remaining wait will be. If you nee d to get downtown everyday, a semester Light Rai l “U-Pass” can be bought for $200. Bike: In Tempe, most of the roads are accommoda ting to cyclists. In the other cities, it’s hit and miss. Wear a helmet , man. People are crazy around here. Walk: Good ol’ fashioned walking, can’t beat it. But, if you do, indeed, walk in the middle of summer, make sure to hav e water on you and be cov ered in sunscreen. The sun here is strong and unrelenting, so while you may want to get a tan, your skin will mos t likely go from plump and smooth, to leathery and sunburned without it.

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While the Tempe parking call your name out seduc meters might tively, keep in mind they’re only good hours. If time runs out, for up two worry, you can refill themthough, don’t Get the app at paybypho by phone. by dialing the number on or pay your meter!

Car: While it may seem intuitive to get to cam pus by driving yourself, fin ding a parking spot can be challenging. You will lik ely need to buy a parkin g pass (which, at ASU, cos ts usually anywhere from $20 0 to $800) to one of the oncampus parking garages or lots. If you make friends wit h someone who is in your classes and who is planning to drive to school , you could always carpool with him/her. This means splitting the cos t of parking passes and gas, and you make a new friend. Yay! If you decide that it’s not in the cards for you to part with $800 so easily, there are other options.

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Buying Textbooks In high school, textbooks come free. Soon enough, you’ll be looking fondly toward the past as you’re looking straight ahead at a $150 book you don’t actually want to buy. But you don’t always have to go straight to the campus book store. That price tag is not the end of the world. Here are your options when buying textbooks.

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• Campus Bookstores. Located on each campus, the ASU bookstore – and the Maricopa Community Colleges bookstores – keep nearly all of the textbooks necessary for classes at that particular location. Prices aren’t exactly the horror scene that most rumors say it will be, but prices can easily get into the $100 plus range for new books.

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Take a look online • Bargain websites. There are thousands of college students around the country taking a similar class to yours at any given time. When they’re done with their books and can’t sell them back to the bookstore, often they’ll throw them on an auction site like eBay or a half-priced bargain bin like • Rent your books. There are plenty of places


Some people say on-campus bookstores are more expensive, but often the prices are about the same. There’s many things to consider when choosing a bookstore, though, besides price: the length of the lines, service quality ...

Buy used books

that will rent you a book for up to 85 percent off what you’d pay for it in a bookstore. Check and or your favorite student bookstore. Rental book companies often offer new customer deals, too. • eBook it. If you have a Kindle or iPad reading device, many textbooks are now being offered digitally from Amazon or iTunes.

• Off campus bookstores. Just off campus on Rural Road, The College Store rivals the ASU bookstore. The same goes for Student Book Center, tucked away on College Avenue and University Drive.

Sometimes the e easi siestt and d che h apest way to get a hard copy of a book is to ask friends. Most freshmen take the same classes. The following semester, they might not know what to do with their books. You can probab ly offer them more cash than the bookstore will during buyback time, so it’s a good deal on both ends.

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Fire extinguishers are a good thing to have around the house, not only to use for their intended purpose, but also, if an intruder is there, it’s a good tool to hit them upside the head with or to spray with as a distraction.

Case of Define ICE: In hone numbers p E IC . cy en g Emer ur ly marked in yo r ea cl e b d ul o sh a firefighter/ if t a th so , phone eds to call your ne er ic ff o ce li o p look for ICE family, the can irl(boyfriend’s/g Mom or ICE ere). friend’s name h

Always have an exit strategy This point goes for if you’re on campus, at home or out. And it isn’t meant to make you paranoid, but it is definitely a good thing to know how to get out of a situation. Have a party buddy to call on if you feel uncomfortable at a party. Know how to get out of the classroom as fast as possible. And know the safest way to get out of your house.

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Friends should watch each others’ backs!

I might seem like your It parents were a broken p record, because every r time you went out while t still living at home, s they yelled after you t “… and be careful!” “ Did you ever think that D they may be right? t Maybe you should be M careful? c H Here’s what we know: being careful doesn’t b mean being the creepy kid in the back of the room with a belt on full of sprays, gels and contraptions to keep himself protected from the world around him, but it does means using logic and common sense when making decisions. And, please be aware that this is not meant to scare you or make you worried, but most of Arizona’s college campuses are

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public, and this means that anyone can be on or near them at any time, legally. Some advice: Always know who is around you This goes for on campus, at homes and when you’re out. If you know who’s around you, you know who you can turn to for help, and who you should steer clear from, like that creepy kid in the back of the room with a belt on full of sprays, gels and contraptions. Charge your cell phone every night It might sound like a pain in the ass to remember to plug in your phone every night, but it will pay off when you need it.

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Something different Health options don’t require you to stick to campus. Facilities like Pure Fitness offer multiple activities, or try a yoga studio for conditioning.

Let’s Get Physical! Deciding whether to play intramural sports or joining clubs and groups on your campus So it’s your first semester in college, and other than adjusting to the workload and the different structure of school work, you’re also trying to make friends. A sure-fire way to meet people is in your classes. Turn and introduce yourself to the person to your left and right, in front and behind you. Four new friends. On a larger scale, joining a club or playing an intramural sport can likely get you more friends in a quicker amount of time. A And this time, they’re m more likely to be good friends because you already have something in common by way of the club you belong to or the sport you play. Is it for you? For both sports and clubs, go to your school’s website and search for your sport or club of interest. Make sure that you want to be a part of this organization. Also, note if you need to pay

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a fee or shell out any money, because that may be a determining factor as to if you join or not. Also note when the group meets/plays and make sure it doesn’t conflict with your schedule. The last thing you want is to overbook yourself. How do you sign up? On the activity’s website, there should be a place that indicates the location to speak with someone in person, how to sign up online, call someone or e-mail someone. Keep in mind that the people in charge are used to getting asked questions, so no question is dumb. Ask away. When do you start? Once you’re signed up, you’ll be put on an e-mail list or be given a meeting schedule, and the rest is cake. Go make friends. Play sports. Club it up.




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Doin’ Good

Succeeding in class and studying Studying is a necessary evil, especially in the first two years of college. Why? If you don’t establish somewhat solid study habits within the first two years of college, you probably won’t make it to the last two years. The whole point of college – other than attending wicked parties – is to become proficient enough in a subject in which you hope to use toward a career. To succeed in college, in part, is to pass your classes. And to pass your classes, in part, is to study well enough to be able to pass exams. Some things we’ve learned:

Studying ≠ Cramming

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We’ve all done it, and magically it’s worked for us at least once, but cramming is not the way to go. If you take the material in smaller chunks – like a couple of pages of notes – and study more frequently – like every other day – success on the test, and in the class, is more likely.

Get someone’s phone number or e-mail whom you trust to take sufficient notes in case you miss a class. There’s nothing that sucks more than missing class, not having the notes and then being tested on material you don’t even know.

Be kind to your brain

Okay, maybe this one isn’t for every class. But for some, reading is crucial to passing the class. Sometimes, the teachers pull broad topics from the book to teach more conceptual information, while the details are left in the reading. Some teachers are cool and will be forthright t in telling you if the book is even worth its $80 price e tag, but most of time, you won’t get so lucky.

Eat something hearty and don’t be hopped up on caffeine pills as you go into study something. This can only make for bad news in a couple of hours when you crash from over-exhaustion.

Establish a relationship with the teacher Not that kind of relationship. But, make sure the professor or teacher’s assistant knows your face and name, even within a 400-person class. Ask questions and be engaged in the class. But don’t impede on the lecture by asking too many questions.

Do the reading

But don’t be afraid to ask questions!

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Decorating Dorms and Apartments Living in close quarters with a virtual stranger in your new dorm or apartment will likely lend to some awkwardness. Even if your weirdo roommate has a weekly ritual of doing yoga with her dog, the easiest thing you could do to make the situation comfortable is to make yourself comfortable. Making the space your own (even if it’s only one side of a 14 by 14 foot room) can help you escape the everyday pressure of college. But you have to know where to look and what to buy. You’ll Need: Bed coverings Storage containers Clothes hangers Optional: Live plants Curtains Door-sized posters Photo collages Colorful rugs White board Bulletin board Fish bowl (with an actual fish in it) Bean bags Christmas lights and other mountable lights Your original artwork Bed time Through college, your bed will serve as more than just your snuggly sleepytime destination. It will also be a couch, a kitchen table and a study space. Make sure you’re happy with your asthetic decisions. There are

plenty of options around campus to get unique, versatile and practical bedding to fit your personality. • Urban. Urban Outfitters is a college staple. While prices can get steep, check the clearance section for sweet deals. The clearance bedding at Urban isn’t just the ugly, outdated stuff. Oftentimes they’re just making room for new stock. Their look can be described as unique, eclectic and slightly hippie. 545 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe.

nine and masculine styles for as low at $19.99, as well as other necessities you’ll need on the cheap. 2110 W. IKEA Way, Tempe. Target, with locations across the Valley, also makes another smart option. • Modern. Get a European look with slick pieces from Copenhagen/Denmarket in Phoenix and Tempe. This is stuff you’ll keep after graduation. Phoenix, 1710 E. Camelback Road, 602.266.8060; Tempe, 2346 E. Southern Avenue, 480.838.3080

• Simple chic. Head down the I-10 to IKEA, which is known for making things that are simple, functional and inexpensive. You can find twin duvet cover sets in femi-

Cover up those UGLY 20-times-painted walls. Since you can’t paint or wallpaper them, posters, t-shirts, fabric, postcards or really anything else can be pinned to a wall as a proper wall covering.


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ips T g n i t a Decor Think practically Your space will be cramped. That’s a given. Make the most of it by limiting your dorm room shopping list to things you really need. Practical doesn’t always mean ugly, though. • Storage cubes. Simple, plastic storage cubes and shelves are a good way to hide the small things you don’t want strewn around your room. They’re inexpensive and available at major retailers like Target and Wal-Mart.

REMEMBER: dorm room beds are longer than nnormal twin beds. When shopping for dorm sheets, make sure to ggrab r sheets that are marked “XL.” They T usually come in solid colors, so jazz up your bed by adding a comforter with a bold print.


• Shoe hangers. Girls (and some guys too) have billions of shoes. Believe it or not, you’ll be sharing a closet with another person when living in a

dorm — a small one. Make sure you won’t invade your roommate’s half by buying shoe hangers — compartmentalized fabric slots on a hanger. They’re easy to hide in a corner and save a lot of space. • Skip the extra furniture. Even if you’re living in an apartment, odds are, that yard sale arm chair you bought likely won’t fit.

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GREAT THRIFT STORES! THE ARC OF TEMPE This is one of our favorite thrift shops because we always find great vintage pieces here. They have a lot of unique jewelry and really great home items. Best of all, every weekend all items are 50 percent off. And on Wednesdays, they offer students 50 percent off when they show ID. 3400 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.967.0303 ROCKET RESALE Awesome store specializing in gently used clothing, accessories and local art. Name brand items are common finds here. 23 W. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 480.967.2744 GOODWILL PARADISE VALLEY Many people frequent this location because there’s a good chance you can find designer duds for the thrift store price. Think about it, the rich people of Paradise Valley donate here, so you might find high-end items for next-to-nothing prices. 3901 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix, 602.569.9004 SAVERS We love this Savers, because we always find really great brand-name items here. This is also a good stop for guys if you need things like ties or belts. But our favorite thing about this location is all the great costumes they have around Halloween. They’ll carry unused wigs and costumes for under $10. 1800 W. Elliot Road, Tempe, 480.222.9775 BUFFALO EXCHANGE Few places on Earth have better recycled fashion and vintage than Buffalo Exchange. Aside from cheap accessories, Buffalo has racks on racks on racks of one-of-a-kind apparel. 227 W. University Drive, Tempe, 480.968.2557


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Lookin’ Good Getting dressed, for cheap, like... There i Th is no need d to t rack k up tons t of f credit dit card d debt while you’re in college, especially when it comes to fashion. There are plenty of easy ways to keep your style fresh without breaking the bank. • Always check the sale racks at stores, but don’t by something just because it’s cheap. You never know what gems you might find on the sale racks. It’s great for separate pieces, but at the same time b it might tempt us to buy things just because b they’re cheap, which brings use to the next b rule.

If you’ve never ventured beyond the mall, we recommend checking out alternative fashion spots like thrift stores, outlet stores and garage sales, or, if your budget allows for it, boutiques like Divaz in Tempe. You can even buy clothes from Walgreens and jewelry from the dollar store. Just be open-minded.

• Only buy something if you love it. If you buy things just to buy them, it will only b waste money and space w in your closet. It’s okay to splurge once in a while if it’s on something you absolutely love, because you’ll probably use it a lot. p

• Sell old clothes. There are so many great resale shops here in the Valley; you should take advantage of them and never throw away old items. Shops like Sunset Clothing Exchange, Buffalo Exchange and Plato’s Closet buy used items including shoes, clothes and accessories. You can either get cash for your unwanted duds or trade them in for store credit to get something new to you

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that you love. The best part is these stores will donate what they don’t buy from you. So you’ll be helping others and reducing waste. • Trade. This one might sound a little weird at first, but once you and your friends try it, you’ll love it. Each month, some people go through their closets and gather all the things they just don’t wear anymore, whether it’s accessories or shoes. Then they get together with friends and trade it. It’s a great way to get rid of unwanted items and score some new stuff for free.

Rag-O-Rama Score a sweet designer find onthe-cheap. Sell unused clothing or get your vintage shopping on by perusing their racks and racks of options. 601 W University Drive, Tempe, 480.664.7578

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Triangles This clothing store is by far the best spot for cute bikinis, sexy Halloween costumes and exotic lingerie in the ASU area. 2013 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.947.6562

Style Here on the Corner Super cute Tempe boutique features locally made items, Toms shoes, Dickies items, accesories and some of the nicest staff in town. They hold events, too. 2040 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480.921.0112

Name Brand Exchange This is one of our favorite resale shops to check out because there are tons of great deals. They only sell clothes that are name brand and in good condition, but at a fraction of the price. Best of all they have two huge $3 racks, where one can find items from brands like Diesel Jeans, Juicy Couture and Ben Sherman. Name Brand Exchange, 3454 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.832.6884

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Using skillz to pay billz (i.e. getting a job) Have to earn a little cash to pay that cell phone bill? Maybe your priority is just to buy that keg this weekend. Either way, with college comes a lot of responsibility. If you want to play hard, you have to work even harder.

Finding a job Depending on how many credits you’re taking, you may be able to fit a part-time job into your schedule. Even if it’s just a few hours a week, that extra spending money can really help. Here are a few places to look for a job: • Just off campus. There are local companies looking to hire young, energetic, responsible and intelligent college students. If you have a car, you’ll be able to go off campus. The farther you go, the more likely you are to find a job. Coffee shops, retail stores and restaurants all look for back-toschool help.

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• Check Craigslist Look online for jobs, but be careful. Sometimes, Craigslist ads can be scams. There are local offices looking for receptionists and file clerks. You might also be able to find something you can do right from your dorm room like web design and freelance writing. • On-campus work ASU is practically run by student workers. If you walk through the Memorial Union, you’ll notice that just about anyone who works there is a fellow student. Check with the Student Resources Center, Memorial Union, Bookstore or pretty much anywhere else on campus to snag that job.

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Dirty Laundry How to make it clean You’re coming to college with your tighty mighty whities, aren’t you? While you might be in the minority of incoming college students that have done their laundry frequently at home, you’d be surprised to know just how few do not. But if you’re one of those privileged students whose momma carried the load of doing laundry, not to worry. Here’s everything you need to know about getting your skivvies their cleanest.

Where to get your laundry done There are plenty of places to get your clothes clean. Some require a lot of effort. If you’re not into the whole “effort” thing, some ways may cost a decent amount of money. It’s a compromise, kid! • Do it in the dorm. Your laundry, that is. Most dorms are equipped

with two or more washers per floor. Be sure to save up those shiny George Washingtons. One wash can cost anywhere between $1 and $2 and the machines only take quarters. • Hit up the Laundromat. Going to a Laundromat is not as entertaining as you think. Yeah, it’s that boring. Bring your quarters and bring a book or laptop. The good thing is that you can wash multiple loads at once. The downside is of course not being at home. • Have it sent out. If you have a little extra cash or are short on time, you can have your laundry sent out and done by the professionals. Or, you can just drop it off at a Laundromat. Employees will do your laundry for a small cost (but more expensive than what you’d pay if you did it yourself.)

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Cold water is best for colored clothes. Warm water is best for whites. 5. Start the machine. 6. When the washer is done with its cycle, put each load into a dryer. You don’t have to separate colors for this part. 7. Add a few dryer sheets inside the machine to remove static and soften clothes. 8. Select the temperature at which you want to dry your clothes. Hot temperatures will make clothes shrink a bit, so be careful. 9. When the dryer is done, take out your laundry and fold.

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Living healthy College is a time where you make some decisions that will stay with you for life. One of those decisions concerns your lifestyle. It’s no secret that excessive smoking, drinking and eating are bad for you, so this section won’t be about that. It will be about making some changes, though. Listen up – nobody’s telling you to live the perfect life – but consider dropping that soda and putting out that cigarette. Remember, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Yes, there are boxes and boxes of Hot Pockets you could be stocking your mini fridge with instead of picking out a bag of apples, but does that mean you really need to?

Start simple: Decide on a couple of things that you’re going to reduce eating or drinking and stick to it. If it’s coffee you’re cutting, make sure you have caffeinated iced tea or ginseng pills on hand to keep you awake. If you’re decreasing your sugar intake, you can simply switch to a reduced sugar version of the original you’ve come to know and love. Don’t be tempted: Finish eating or give away any food that is going to make you tempted to start eating unhealthy again. Be careful, though: Some of those low-fat, reduced-sugar or lowsodium foods, while they appear to be healthier, are just packed with more fillers. Go for a natural or organic option if you want a treat but still want to maintain some margin of healthfulness. Find a friend: Ask your roommate or someone on your floor or in your complex if they want to start eating healthy with you. It’s always better when there’s a support system in place, espe-

cially when you’re making a lifestyle change. Be aware of the fast food trap: Okay, so you’ve committed yourself to eating healthy and you’ve been going strong for some time. When someone proposes going to a fast food joint to eat, don’t let it be an obstacle. There are options. Salads, wraps and sandwiches are always better options than the classic burger and fries. Don’t go overboard: Time and time again you will see both guys and girls around campus looking too thin, or too fit. Please don’t take eating healthy to an extreme and just not eating altogether. Sure, it might give you the desired body you want now, but it will be a struggle for the rest of your life to come back from it. Everything in moderation … including moderation. Drink if you must, just don’t get completely obnoxiously, embarrassingly, regret-it-in-themorning wasted. You know?

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Eating @ Home! Stocking your apartment or dorm with food Actually getting yourself up off the couch to go grocery shopping is a feat in and of itself, but once you’re up, you need to go. Despite what some of the upperclassmen have told you, no, you cannot live off of ketchup packets from McDonald’s and Monster energy drinks for four years. Where to shop: The Valley has numerous grocery stores. They include: Fry’s Food and Drug, Safeway, Bashas’, Albertsons, Food City, Fresh and Easy, Smart and Final, Wal-Mart. Check their websites for locations nearest you. Start with the basics: Bread, milk, cheese, peanut butter, cereal, deli meat, fruits, butter, vegetables, frozen pizzas and other dinner items, some microwavable food options and juice. This will get you going, especially for those of you in a dorm where you probably don’t have access to a stove or hot plate. If you do have a more expanded living space equipped with a kitchen, you can buy more things like more meat (ground beef, chicken, hot dogs, etc.) eggs and pasta.

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Next, if you’re interested in doing some specialty dishes like tacos or stir fry for example, stock up on the necessities: Salsa, cheese, meat (or meat substitute for those veg-heads out there), sour cream, chiles. Noodles, vegetables, meat, various spices and sauces for stir fry. Also, don’t forget to buy toiletries and household supplies like toilet paper, soap, shampoo and conditioner, cleaners, plastic bags, Tupperware, etc.

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Lastly, keep in mind that you are now in college and this means that you’re making decisions for you. Just because Taco Bell is open until 2 a.m. or later doesn’t mean you have to frequent it every night. In the long run, it will be e healthier, and cheaper, if you buy y your own supplies and make tacos at home. And also, don’t forget to eat. It sounds silly, but sometimes you get so bogged down, you go huge gaps without eating in college.

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If you ask Hollywood, college is all about the party. The movies show attractive people getting boozy and having the time of their lives. Whi le those portrayals might be slightly exaggerated, the base of what’s going on in those films is completel y factual. Hot people? Che ck! Beer? Check! Shenanigans? So check. How to throw a party (an d make it a good one).

1. Make a guest list and set a date. Make sure you invite personalities tha t get along and are respec tful. Utilize modern technology with e-invites on Facebook or MySpace. Mak e phone calls. Send texts. Just get the word out.

House parties can easily ge t out of hand with uninvite d guests. Let guests know, as you invite them, if they’ ree allowed to bring friends. Most beer that comes in a kekeg isn’t the highest quality. Ma sure to use your best judgment in choosing your beer. Depending on your friends’ tastes, Miller High Life might be a total faux pas. - John Ulrich, class of ‘07

2. Get the necessary goods. We know you don’t need alcohol to have fun, but unless you’re throwing a party for you and your straight edge friends, alcohol is expected to be there. Get a keg. Unless you’re under 21 … and then, you know, obey the law and stuff.

5. Tunes. No party would be complete without them. Skip the old Smiths records, because you’re going to want

Party etiquette Odds are, your freshman year won’t have you throwing a ton of house parties. (Being that you r house is the property of the State of Arizona. Awesome.) Upperclassmen may invite you to their homes, though. If you’re under age, be warned, local police are very strict about undera ge drinking, so if you choose to, know there’s a fantas tic chance you’re going to get caught. Also know, there’ s a certain amount of respec t that’s expected at any party. It’s not your mom ’s Tupperware party, so her e are a few unwritten rules that you might overlook. • Offer up some cash. Yeah, you’re probably strapped for cash. So is the person throwing the party. They’re offering you a goo d time out of the kindness of their heart, so offer to order the late-night piz za or just a few dollars to pay for your beer.

3. Decorate (if you’re into that sort of thing). Some of the best house parties require no decoration at all, but a piñata can be loads of fun as the night progresses. 4. Security. Make sure you have a big, intimidating friend on hand just in case the party gets out of hand. Or in case you get a little too tipsy.

something bass-y. While you’re at it, make sure your sound system is up to speed. Audio specialists like just-off-campus Aud io Express get the party mov ing.

• Clean up after yourself. It seems like a no-braine r, but after a party there are so many dead soldiers lyi ng around that you could mak e a zombie army. You don’t wan t to create that kind of dan ger. • Ask other people if the y want another drink. Make someone a drink. It’s the easiest way to make a new friend. It’s also a good way to finally talk to tha t cutie across the party.

Remember, you’re in college to study. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t get caught with pot, either. Should you get in trouble with the law, make sure to lawyer up. Some lawyers spe cialize in this sort of thing, like Phoenix lawyer Michael Walz of potlawy


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Eating & Drinkin’ Everybody has to eat. Sometimes you want to eat out. Here’s some of the places college kids in the area go: Oregano’s, Valley institution serves up some of the best pizza in the state. Save room for dessert. Locations Valleywide. Cheeba Hut, The sandwich shop with the stoner/ weed influence has everything you need to cure your munchies. 960 W. University Drive, Tempe, 480.446.0088 and 1710 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.649.7827 The Chuckbox, Forget fast food – Big Juan, Professor of Broilogy, puts McDonald’s to shame with his third-pound hamburger, “Big One.” This award-winning sandwich and hamburger shack is a local favorite and a must if you’re new to the area. 202 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.968.4712 Geno’s It’s hard to beat a place that speciald izes in cheesesteaks and

deli food. They also have tasty gyros on the menu and will deliver straight to you if you’re lazy. 829 S. Rural Road, Tempe, 480.804.1111

Boulders on Broadway, Pizza and beer; and we’re talking awesome pizza, 30 draft beers and more than 70 craft beers. Plus, the owners are into bicycling and rock climbing. Gotta love that. 530 W. Broadway Road, Tempe, 480.921.9431 Smashburger, So many ways to order a burger or grilled chicken sandwich, and lots of choices for sides (sweet potato fries!). 777 S. College Avenue, Tempe, 480.829.3750. More locations at

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Brick, The Brick’s signature sangria and delicious pizza, huge dance floor, live DJs, modern bar and booths is a place for urban class to crash casual. 455 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 602.258.3665

L lib l Ethopian Lalibela Eth i Café, For the more adventurous types. But know this, Ethiopian marinated meats and vegetables are freakin’ delicious. 849 W. University Drive, Tempe, 480.829.1939

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CK’s Tavern & Grill, Ahwatukee mainstay is legendary for good drinks, good food and great atmosphere. 4142 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, 480.706.5564

Bison Witches, A relaxed hangout with great drink specials and equally great food. Sandwiches are the main fare here, but they also offer salads and bread bowl soups. The bar is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. 21 E. Sixth Street, Tempe, 480.894.9104

Campus Corner, Snack foods, beer, drinks, school essentials and attire. Simply put, it’s part of the ASU experience. 712 S. College Avenue, Tempe, 480.967.4049; Mill Avenue, too. Dos Gringos Dos Gringos has tasty eats and even tastier drinks. It’s perfect for broke college students since they have crazy specials every

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Geno’s Cheesesteaks and Deli has, by far, the best cheesesteaks in the Valley, but they also have burgers, dogs, gyros, sandwiches, salads and more, lots more. 829 S. Rural Road, Tempe, 480.804.1111



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Make sure you leave a tip for good service. Don’t be cheap. Sushi 101, Good sushi and Japanese dishes in a unpretentious setting. Great happy hour prices. 920 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.317.0101 Moto, Owner Vince Heppler studied sushi in Japan and was the first Anglo sushi chef in Arizona. The menu has a wide range of traditional and creative Asian fare. Plus, you can’t beat the happy hour. 6845 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.263.5444 Mexican Old Town Tortilla Factory, Regional dishes and the best of the Southwest meet at this restaurant. The cozy cottage and citrus trees give this restaurant an elegantly casual ambience, but a full bar with more than 80 premium tequilas for their award-winning margaritas keep this place lively. 6910 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, 480.945.4567

Asian PF Chang’s, Classic dishes and new favorites make this a popular choice for Chinese cuisine. Contemporary furnishing and rich colors give an air of classy urbanity. Vegetarian options are available. 740 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.731.4600,

Other locations: 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480.949.2610; 7132 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 480.367.2999; 3255 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, 480.899.0472; 6610 E. Superstition Springs Boulevard, Mesa, 480.218.4900; 16170 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, 623.412.3335

Macayo’s, While this might be Arizona, you’re going to find your Mexican options are often limited to 24 hour drive-thru burritos in Tempe. Macayo’s really classes Mexican fare up, and with its Ash Avenue location, you can easily get there from campus.

Middle Eastern Al-Hana, One of the premier places for Middle Eastern food, Al-Hana’s pitas are baked in a brick oven, the portions are generous and all of the meat is halal. 523 N. 20th Street, Phoenix, 602.252.8996 American Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe, Mrs. White’s has been serving up the best Southern fried chicken and pork chops since the ’60s. All meals are only $10.18 plus tax. 808 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.262.9256 Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Mrs. White’s grandson, Larry, learned from the best, and he has an extensive menu to prove it. 10 W. Yuma Street, Phoenix, 602.340.1304; 2765 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.945.1920 The Duce, A vintage space and trendy spot for music and notorious for its giant boxing ring, the Duce also serves up some delicious eats and gourmet soda. 525 S. Central Avenue, 602.866.3823


Arrogant Butcher, Downtown Phoenix joint is one of the many Fox Concept restaurants, this one has an edgy vibe and a solid happy hour menu. 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.324.8502

The Breadfruit, Jamaican cuisine with a conscience (no fryers, microwaves or canned foods) with a tasty rum bar to boot! 108 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix, 602.267.1266

Copper Blues, Copper Blues has it all: American comfort food with more than 60 beers on tap, live music and an adjoining comedy club. 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 480.719.5005

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House of Tricks, A blo ck away from Mill Avenue and Arizona State Universit y, this restaurant surrounded by trees is great for romantic evenings and qui et nights. Innovative Americ an cuisine and the relaxed cottage setting make this a unique restaurant for eve ryone. 114 E. Seventh Str eet, Tempe, 480.968.1114 Hanny’s, Drinks here are all about the cocktails and champagne, making it a great place to celebrate (beer list is decent, too), and the kitchen’s open until 1 a.m. 40 N. First Street , Phoenix, 602.252.2285

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Roosevelt Tavern, The Roosevelt is a neighborh ood bar built of brick with a romantic patio or cozy interior for dinner. It offers more than 40 bee rs, microbrews and wine. 816 N. Third Street, Phoenix, 602.254.2561 GERMAN Haus Murphy’s, Located in Historic Downtown Glendale, this i incredible import offers the best German food in t the state. Load your pla t te with staples such as sau sages, schnitzel and sau erbraten, then grab a beer and make your way to the outdoor beer garden . 5739 W. Glendale Avenue , Glendale, 623.939.2480 ITALIAN Caffé Boa, Candlelit Italian dining at its fin est, Caffe Boa is ideal for chic dining and atmosphere. The ecl ectic menu includes an extensive list of veg etarian items and is fus ed with tastes from around the world to create uni que Italian dishes. 398 S. Mill Avenue, Tem pe, 480.968.9112

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Pasta Brioni, Famous for the wait staff – the “Brioni Boys” – this Italian eatery gives a relaxed, New York-style dining experience. A traditional Italian men u with several vegetarian options makes this restaurant ideal. 4416 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, 480.994.0028 Pizzeria Bianco, Although the chefs are working with what looks like a limited menu, it’s meticulously constructed with a few curve ball pizza toppings, like pistachios. 623 E. Adams Street, Phoenix, 602.258.8300 IRISH Robbie Fox’s Public Hou se, This Irish pub has a huge menu with all the Irish fare you’d expect and more. Plus they hav e crazy dirnk specials. 640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480.642.6442 FRENCH

Coupe des Tartes, This quaint French restauran t is one-of-a-kind. The menu changes constantly, and they do not serve alcohol (do bring a bottle of wine and pay an $8 corkage fee), but this intimate restauran t is a perfect way to escape the crowds and enjoy a quiet, elegant meal. 4626 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.212.1082 MISCELLANEOUS Centurion, A menu that’s inspired by the regions Roman centurions marche d features Italian and French cuisine served up with fresh bread and her bs. 214 W. Roosevelt Street , Phoenix, 602.287.8796

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me Ga ry mo Me Go and learn When you need to get away … and study. Get some coffee …

of the coffee houses near the Valley’s campuses have free wi-fi and plenty of tables and chairs, to facilitate the best study environment ever.

Where would we be without the coffee bean? That’s a dangerous question to ask. But, nonetheless, eless, throught out t the th he years, years, coffee coffe has solidified so sol ol o lidi idi d fied its place in lot a l ot o t of f people’s pe peo eopl eo ple p l ’s s daily dai da ai a il liv iv ives ves es And es. And there’s ther he er e re’ e’ a good e’s go lives. reason r eason why. It It can ca c an an accomaccom pany more than just jus ju j us u st somes one who needs a caffeine caffe ca caffe fe f fei ein ne fix.

It’s a good thing to have while taking a brain d break. When you’ve studied your stuff to the point that you feel as if your brain is not a brain anymore, but just a bowl of Jell-o, coffee provides the necessary break. Have yourself an extra sugary frap with whip or a double espresso, and let all y your cares melt away.

It’s a good thing to o have ha h hav av a ve while studying. . This reare re rea son is twofold: It offers of o ffer fe f e er rs the obvious benefit ben nefi e t of of energy, whic i h is is a nice ni n ice ce which thing to o have when wh hen en en studyst tudy ud dy dydy ing something so omet me m et e thing like lik ke physke phy ph ys ysssics or American history, hist hi histo sto tor to ry, ry y pre-civil war. But, Bu But B ut ut, it it also o offers of ff fers a nice nic ic ice ce e place place to actually act a ac ct u ua ally y study. stu stu st tudy dy. y. y . Many

Coffee Shops Shhops for a brain break Steve’s Espresso: 1801 E. Baseline 1 Road, # 102, Tempe, 480.777.5373, actually run by a guy named Steve. Cup O’Karma: 1710 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.890.0579, it’s a good place to be alone or be with friends ... or make new friends.


It’ t It’s a good thing to have while socializing. And, y when you’re not studying tak or taking a brain break, coffee lets you socialwit t ize without a care in th t he world. he worl wo r the Well, almost w thou wit withou wi ou ut one. Many shops without in the the e Valley V in offer live m ic mu mus c to to draw folks in. music


And Hot c hicks!!!

ps for studying ffee Shop Coff reee wi-fi h ffre all with e e Bean: Xtrem 1707 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, 480.820.0333, open seven days a week, and 24 y. hours on Friday and Saturda Cupz: 777 S. College Avenue, # 101, Tempe, lk 480.557.5245, just a wa from ASU’s main campus.

Coffee Shops to socialize at Fair Trade Café: 1020 N. First Avenue, Phoenix, 602.354.8150, as grass roots as you’re going to get in this town. Cartel Coffee Lab: 225 W. Univerrsit sityy Drriive, ve, Tempe, 480.2255..3 38899 999, ssim impplele and direct menu makeess fforor eeasy asy selection.

Hob Nobs 149 W. McD Doowwelell R Roaoad, d, Starbucks Ph oeni x, 6002 2..2 2553 3..992 22 2 200,, Tons of them Valleywide and od an i, asesome food and nd llive ive mmus usicic on most of them include free wi-f Fri day and ndd Satur urd rdaayy nnigh ightts. s. if you can find a seat.

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At August Karaoke Box you can rent a private room for you or a grou p of friends. The rates are reaso nable, and you get privacy. Refreshme nts are available, too. 1301 E. Univ ersity Drive, Tempe, 480.788.6668

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More stuff to do ... Great Skate Roller Skating Ice skating can be too cold sometimes. That’s why we have regular roller skating, complete with knee high socks and ‘80s break-dancing music. 10054 N. 43rd Avenue, Glendale, 623.842.1181 Cardinals Football For the first time in forever, the Cardinals are actually the best team in town. Get a ticket if you can and go. It’s fun. 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 623.433.7100

Westworld Paintball Similar to laser tag, the e joy of waging open warfare comes with the extra bonus of making a big mess in the process. 4240 W. Camelback Road, Suite C-3, Phoenix, 602.447.8200 Jump Street Seriously, you’ve never seen so many trampolines. Bounce up and down until your hearts content on a variety of massive trampoline creations. Locations in Glendale and Chandler.

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Hit up Sunrise Ski Resort Hit the fresh powdered slopes at Sunrise Ski Resort. Looking to party in the snow but do not ski or snowboard? Grab a hot chocolate and cozy up with a hottie. Get out of the heat and onto the board, brah! Arizona 273, Greer, 928.735.7669

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Catch a movie! Some fave theaters

Glendale Drive-In, The one place you’ll want to go if you actually don’t care about watching the movie. Hint hint. 5650 N. 55th Avenue, Glendale, 623.939.9715 Harkins Tempe Marketplace, Home to the new Cine Capri, the Harkins Tempe Marketplace offers the largest screens in Arizona with plenty of theater perks. 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480.222.4275

Check out Tempe Marketplace! Find mall shopping staples like Gap and Pac Sun, dining from Kabuki, Thirsty Lion and more and entertainment options from Dave & Busters and Harkins Theatre all in one place. 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480.966.9338

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AMC Deer Valley, It might be out of the way, but providing the comfort along with a huge IMAX theater right next door makes the AMC Deer Valley worth the drive. 3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway, Phoenix, 480.956.4262 Harkins Camelview, While the Phoenix film scene works to build up, you can enjoy hard-to-find, independent and Oscar-caliber flicks at this spot. 7001 E. Highland Avenue, Scottsdale, 602.22.4275 Arizona Mills IMAX, A love of dinosaurs, underwater life and huge screens can be satisfied at Phoenix’s best IMAX theater. 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 667, Tempe, 480.894.4629 UltraStar Cinemas, Go here for the most amazing movie-going experience; a cafe-like concession, motion seats and a 21+ auditorium. 9090 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, 480.302.6055

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Arizona has lots to explore; and unlike most other places in the country, not all of it is expensive. That’s because we’re surrounded by nature. And nature, is free, except for the parking fee. Outdoor stuff basically breaks down into several categories. • Climbing The state is full of climbing locations. You can started by getting your training at Phoenix Rock Gym, 1353 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.8322 • Hiking Urban and rural trails offer the perfect gateway to the Southwest’s desert paradise. In August, you want to head up the high country to hike, but when the weather cools down, these are some great options: First Water Trail, The First Water Trail meanders first past the stunning opening cliffs of the Superstitions and then heads deep into its valleys. For moderate to experienced hikers. State Highway 88, Apache Junction, No phone Camelback Mountain Summit Trail, Camelback Mountain is among the most popular hiking destinations in the Phoenix area, and also one of the highest points in the city. At its peak, the elevation is over 2,700 feet. The trail offers unparalleled views of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Tatum Boulevard at McDonald Drive, Phoenix, phoenix. gov/PARKS/hikcmgud.html


Camelback Mountain Cholla Trail, The Cholla Trail

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is a lesser-used alternative to the Summit Trail. About halfway up the trail, Cholla gets a bit rugged, but it’s nothing moderately experienced hikers can’t handle. Visitors are urged to get to either Camelback Mountain trail early, as parking areas fill up very quickly. Parking on most side streets around the park is either discouraged or outright illegal. Cholla Lane at 64th Street/ Invergordon,Phoenix, PARKS/hikcmgud.html Piestewa Peak Summit Trail, Piestewa Peak stands out in northern Phoenix and is easily visible from State Highway 51. There are a significant number of trails through the Piestewa Mountain Preseve, but this is by far the most popular – in the entire city. 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive, Phoenix, 602.262.7901 Dreamy Draw Nature Trail, The Dreamy Draw Nature Trail is located amid the heart of the Dreamy Draw Preserve. Because of its easy access, this is a popular choice for many casual hikers. This is also a popular destination for horse riders. 2421 E. Northern Avenue, Phoenix, 602.262.6696 South Mountain Park, Hidden Valley Trail, Phoenix’s South Mountain Park boasts of more than 16,000 acres and absolutely jawdropping views of the entire Phoenix metro. Those who’d like to explore on foot should not miss the Hidden Valley Trail, a 1.75-mile stretch of the National Trail that leads to Hidden Valley. 10919 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.495.0222

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McDowell Mountain North Trail, McDowell Mountain Park is truly a gem of the Phoenix area. The North Trail is an easy hike that takes wanderers into a raw view of what the Sonoran Desert looks like in its unspoiled form. 16300 McDowell Mountain Par Park Drive, Scottsdale, 480.471 480.471.0173 A Mountain, , Visible clearly y from Sun Devil Stadium, A Mountain i is located in the hea ea art r of downtown Tempe. The heart 1,100-foo 1,100-foot elevation butte can be acces accessed via a paved trail and a series s of stairways that lead t to the peak. Fifth Street at Co College Avenue, Tempe, No Phon Phone • G Get out of town



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W When it’s hot and Arizonans need a break, we leave Phoenix. The mountain communities – all within two to three hours drive of Phoenix – offer daytime temperatures 30 degrees cooler than here and nighttime lows as much as 40-50 degrees cooler. Lucky for you, there are fairly affordable choices; all with something unique to offer. Some choices: FLAGSTAFF Average one-way drive time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Average August daily high/low temperature: 79/48 Elevation: 6,910 feet The small high-mountain city features a very diverse list of options for staying, eating and playing; in part because of its proximity to the Grand Canyon, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. It is guaranteed to be nicer in Flagstaff than Phoenix. For those seeking a challenge, the state’s highest mountain – Humphries Peak (12,633 feet) – lies nearby. Where to Stay DuBeau Hostel, Dorm rooms from $19, private rooms from $41. 19 S. San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, 928.779.9421 Restaurants Macy’s European Coffee House & Bakery, Flagstaff’s beloved coffee, breakfast, brunch and


general hangout spot will never steer you wrong. There’s a reason most Flagstaffers go ga-ga when you mention this place. The crowds can be a bummer on weekends, so be prepared. 14 S. Beaver Street, Flagstaff, 928.774.2243,

Arizona’s original territorial capitol features Whiskey Row – a row of historic shops and bars – the old courthouse, Watson and Lynx lakes and extensive hiking and wildlife opportunities. Restaurants

Things to Do Lowell Observatory, Head up just the road from downtown and look at the moon or the planets through the telescope that discovered Pluto. $5 student, $6 adult. 1400 W. Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, 928.223.3211, PRESCOTT Average one-way drive time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Average July daily high/low temperature: 86/57 Elevation: 5,368 feet

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Bill’s Pizza, Good pizza is hard to find, especially in rural Arizona. Here’s an exception. Not to mention, where else can you eat a filling meal during vacation for under $5? 107 Cortez Street, Prescott, 928.443.0800 Esoji Japanese Restaurant, A little pricey, but not outrageous. Nice atmosphere. Good group setting. 220 W. Gurley Street, Prescott, 928.445.4787

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