THE ONLY NEWSPAPER THAT GIVES A DAMN ABOUT THE WEST CAMPUS. @west news distributes almost 4,000 copies of its newspaper to ASU's West campus.

In every faculty mailbox, on every table and in the hands if every student. No other publication comes close.


If you didn't get a form today, you can still submit your nominations for West's Best!

Send us your nominees for the following categories at [email protected]:

1. Best local restaurant:
2. Best local bar:
3. Best brain food for class:
4. Best food or dish at Café West or Verde:
5. Best spot to people-watch:
6. Best place to take a nap:
7. Best place to park:
8. Best West campus student organization:
9. Best college (W.P. Carey, New College, etc.):
10. Best West campus instructor:


We'll be distributing issue 5 on Nov. 7 and 8--that's Wednesday and Thursday this week. We're publishing a day later than usual for special election coverage and commentary.


Don't forget to bring your stuff into the newsroom today before 5!



An article titled "Humans vs. Zombies" in our Oct. 23 issue included the incorrect dates for the mandatory orientation sessions.

Orientation Sessions for HvZ are:

Monday. Oct. 29 from 3-7pm in Verde Dining Pavilion Multipurpose rooms

Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 3-7pm in VDP Multipurpose rooms

Student MUST Attend an Orientation session to participate. Orientations begin every 30min between 3-7pm on the days specified above. 10/24/2012

CALL celebrates Free Speech Week | @West News

Congratulations to Ashley Johnson, winner of CALL Speech Contest that took place last night. To keep up with all events happening during Free Speech Week be sure to check out our article right here or "like" CommLabASU for more information. CALL (Communication Assessment Learning Lab) brings national Free Speech Week activities to the West campus October 22 through October 26. National Free Speech Week is celebrated every year the third week of October to highlight and promote the “Language of America,” according Orga...



Will Mitchell is USGW Vice President of *Student* Services. Among other duties, the V.P. of Student Services helps run the Sun Devil Coalition board at the West campus.



Undergraduate Student Government at the West campus Vice President of Services Will Mitchell resigned from his position today. USGW President Luke Webster is looking for a replacement.


@West News | An Independent Student Newspaper

Check out the latest issue of right now! Peruse our articles. There will be many, many more in the days and weeks ahead. We hope to represent a voice – an outlet – for all at ASU’s West community.


Arizona State University Police Department

ASU Police and the West campus's Public Safety Advisory Committee will be conducting a Safety Walk on West campus on Mon. Oct. 8 from 6-7 p.m. The Safety Walks held on each campus at the beginning of fall are an opportunity for students to voice their safety concerns.

Campus Safety Walks are scheduled for October. The community is encouraged to attend these walks where safety issues like poor lighting, overgrown foliage, etc. will be identified.
Tempe campus, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Poly campus, Oct. 17, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
West campus, Oct. 8, 6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Downtown campus, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.


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Check out the latest issue of news! Peruse our articles. There will be many, many more in the days and weeks ahead. We hope to represent a voice – an outlet – for all at ASU’s West community.


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No Add/Drop, Bill Pay During PeopleSoft Upgrade
By Harmon Gale

ASU is upgrading PeopleSoft— its student, customer, and human resources management software from Sept. 20 through the 25.

Students will not be able to request transcripts; drop, add, or withdraw from classes; pay bills; or apply for graduation during the outage. Faculty and staff will be unable to make changes to human resources information; report work, vacation, or sick hours; or change their address and phone information.

“Most systems used on a daily basis will still be operational,” wrote Communication Manager of the University Technology Office (UTO) Jason Striker in an email, “including: Blackboard, MyASU, Gmail, Outlook, Google Apps, MyApps, ASU Online, and Advantage.” However, information on MyASU will not be editable.

“The University has planned this upgrade for 18 months, and we anticipate it to run smoothly,” emailed Striker. The UTO has maintained a web page with information on the upgrade at

“Once we had the information, FAQ, postering, and seminars available,” emailed Striker, “much of the faculty, students, and staff have responded enthusiastically.”

“The total cost of the upgrade is estimated at $5.1 million,” wrote striker, with $3 million budgeted towards the project through this fiscal year.

“No Student Technology Fee revenue was used to fund the PeopleSoft 9 upgrade project,” Striker wrote.

“Please check for updates on the progress and we appreciate everyone’s patience during this improvement to ASU,” he said.


We accidentally published an old edition of Fletcher Corner in today's issue. The correct edition is posted below. Our apologies to Library Director Dennis Isbell.

Fletcher Corner
By Dennis Isbell

Welcome back returning students and welcome to the West campus all new students! It is great to see students back in the Fletcher Library after a slow summer for us.

The welcome to Fletcher may have seemed a little rude to some of you if you tried to print, and for that we apologize. The new Canon print system was not quite ready for primetime and has been delayed until sometime in October. For now, printing is free but only the first 50 pages. That is not much really, so if you need more pages printed, contact Canon via email at: [email protected]. If you have any questions or problems with printing at all, ask at the Information Desk. The whole situation has been confusing at times for everyone, the Fletcher staff included.

Be prepared to start paying for printing again around mid-October.

During this semester we will be making two big changes on the first floor of the Library. First, the Student Success tutoring will be moving up from the lower level to the first floor. They will move into the alcove at the back of the atrium on the east side. Currently, the area has bookshelves and a quiet study area in the back. The bookshelves will come down soon and Student Success will move in immediately afterwards.

Second, New College’s Online Learning Technical Support Center will move into a space right behind Starbucks and just off the open study and lounge area on the west side of Starbucks. The Center will be open for students needing assistance with Blackboard and other online learning platforms.

Fletcher is very pleased to have these services on the first floor. We want Fletcher Library to be a center for student services and activities. The staff at Fletcher Library wishes you a productive and successful semester!


The first issue of the fall semester is here! Be sure to grab a copy (or four) from our news staff (not that you have a choice).


Weekend Shuttles to Downtown
By: Harmon Gale

USGW is providing free weekend shuttles to Downtown Phoenix for West campus students starting September 1.

The shuttles will depart from the Las Casas Residence Hall’s east gate and arrive at the Valley Metro Light Rail Van Buren/Central Light Rail station.

The shuttles are running every hour on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.

A similar weekend shuttle service was provided by USGW in the Spring 2012 semester, stopping at the Tempe, Downtown, and West campuses. “I used them before,” said Garret Zilk, a junior majoring in Finance and Engineering. “I liked it. I’ll probably use them again.”

Other students are looking forward to going off-campus on the weekends. “There’s nothing to do here,” Life Sciences freshman Mecole Morton said, sitting at a table with her friends outside of Casa del Oro Residence Hall. “You can go to Tempe and do stuff. You can go downtown and shop or go to the theaters. We’re just bored.”

Interactive Studies junior Stephanie Cullran said she does not see herself using the weekend shuttles. “I don’t have a reason to go down there,” she said. “If they stopped in Tempe, that’d be more convenient. If I want to go to Tempe, I’d have to buy a light rail pass.”


Movie and Improv with PAB West
By: Harmon Gale

The Planning and Activities Board on the West campus is holding two events on the first full week of the Fall 2012 semester. The first is Movies on the Lawn Presents: The Hunger Games. A part of their Movies on the Lawn series, PAB West will screen the 2012 adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book starring Jennifer Lawrence at 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 (tonight) on Fletcher Lawn in front of the library. A blanket is suggested. Free food and drinks will be provided.

PAB will also hold a night of live improv featuring fellow students in the Kiva Lecture Hall on Friday, August 31 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.


Printing Without Sun Dollars
By: Harmon Gale

With the phase-out of the Sun Dollars program in July, printing services at ASU are now handled by a partnership between ASU and Canon. Now, instead of loading their cards up with Sun Dollars to print on university computers, students will have to create and fund a Print Anywhere account on, the ASU-Canon website. A minimum deposit of $10 is required to fund an account.

Currently, however, printing at classrooms, computer labs, and libraries is free. A message on states that those printing services are “complimentary during Print Anywhere's introductory period.” The link to fund an account does not work.

According to the instructions on, in order to fund an account (once the service is up and running), users should go to and click on the “FUND Print Anywhere Account” button. Students use their ASURITE ID and password; guests use the ID on their guest card and enter “SUNDEVIL” for the password and change it once they log in.

Once logged in, they should select “Budget” and then “Fund.” Then enter their credit card information and desired amount—again, the minimum deposit is $12. Users will receive an e-receipt.

Detailed instructions on how to print, copy, and scan using the new system can be found by navigating to and clicking on “Print Anywhere” on the left-hand menu.


We'll be publishing our first issue for the Fall 2012 semester on September 11. In the meantime, we'll be posting news items and announcements on our page, so keep coming back!


news staffers featured on national television because of a breaking news story? A well-versed commentary?
Not really, but two of our senior staff will be on the National Edition of Fox & Friends Sunday morning.


All Top Plays | [email protected]: A couple enjoys a first date at the ballpark - Video

Aww ...
That's our news Ad Director and Sports Editor!

5/8/12: A couple enjoys their first date at the D-backs' game against the Cardinals


Going to the New College Convocation at West campus tomorrow morning? Be sure to pick up our special graduation issue! Who knows ... maybe you're name's in it!
And be sure to consider Downtown Glendale for your post-graduation celebrations! They have tons of great restaurants and the Olde Towne Glendale Wine and Beer Bar is a terrific nightspot!


The second armed robbery at or around West campus ... and other burglaries and robberies abound. news is asking if the ASUPD will be stepping up patrols to protect the students. Stay tuned.


From the ASU Police Department:
An armed robbery occurred during the early morning hours of April 27, 2012, near the West Campus at 51st Avenue and Sweetwater. The suspects, described as three black males wearing white t-shirts, jeans and DC baseball hats, simulated having a handgun during the incident and robbed a female ASU student and a male of a laptop, bike and two cell phones. The West Campus was searched and the ASU Alert emergency messaging system notified the university community of the incident. A crime bulletin describing the suspects will be posted at the West Campus. Any information about this crime should be directed to the Phoenix Police Department at (602) 262-6151.


ASUPD reports apparently another armed robbery at West campus last night. Details unfolding.


Graduating? Share your story and get it published in news' special commencement edition, to be distributed on West campus at the ceremonies! Send them to [email protected]! 04/25/2012

Ex-Glendale mayor, Arizona lawmaker Sterling Ridge dies

West campus loses an icon. Ex-Glendale mayor, Arizona lawmaker Sterling Ridge dies, Sterling Ridge considered the father of Arizona State University's West Campus.


Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. in the La Sala ballroom, President Crow will ACTUALLY be at West campus for a town hall. Come meet the man behind "One University, Many Places" and ask questions.


We reached 300 likes! Thanks to all our fans!


A little rumor-quashing:
Reports that there were *three* armed robberies on West campus are untrue, according to ASUPD. There was one armed robbery on March 29. Three days prior, a parent of a student had their computer stolen. The victim said they believe the suspects are the same people. ASUPD is investigating. But officials tell news there have been no other similar incidents reported on campus since that time. Police encourage all students, faculty and staff to put the ASUPD phone number on their speed-dial and report incidents immediately: 602.543.3456.


Canyon Voices Literary Magazine

The spring issue of Canyon Voices will be released on April 24th. Come celebrate with us from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at ASU West in the La Sala ballroom. If you can't make it, be sure to view the wonderful artwork and read all the great new fiction, poetry, scripts and creative nonfiction!


The best student organization at all of ASU (winner of the Pitchfork Award) is looking for aspiring writers, photographers, artists any anyone looking to add to their experience and resume working for ASU's only independent, student-run newspaper. Interested? Let us know at [email protected]!

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