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Getting to know ASU's students

We take readers inside different slices of the Sun Devil community

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October 23, 2015

ASU boasts a diverse population of students from near and far. In this series, we take a peek inside the lives of a variety of Sun Devils. We'll add more stories over the next two weeks.

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Veterans transition to student life at ASU

Shifting to college life can be a tough transition for any student, but students who come to ASU from the military have unique concerns and situations that make the change more complicated. Thats why ASU has programs and services to help veteran students succeed in their academic pursuits.

The daily grind: ASU student-athletes work hard for their success

ASU student-athletes say their lives are a busy balance of achieving student and athletic success, but they would not have it any other way.

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The tough transition: International students help one another adjust to ASU

There are about 9,800 international students at Arizona State University, and they’ve taken a variety of paths to ASU. And although these students come from all over the world, they face similar issues once they get here — from language barriers to the acclimation of a new culture.

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Life doesn't stop for ASU online students who want to better themselves

As if homework wasn't enough to worry about, Tony Bothwell has freeze rays to contend with. That's the life of this ASU online student balances a full time job in California and parenting a "Despicable Me"-loving kid with earning a degree in graphic information technology. Bothwell's drive is typical of ASU online students - people who want to add to their successes or improve their futures by earning degrees from home.

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The student body that could

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2024 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. Back on July 3, 1958, if you were on campus, you would get a sense that something serious was underway…

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Innovation in the Golden State

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the spring 2024 issue of ASU Thrive magazine. Arizona State University's locations in California have continually welcomed thousands of students from…

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'It's never too late': Older students fulfill goals with ASU Online degrees

Karyn Cooks said that by earning a degree through ASU Online, “I was able to put a bow around a lifetime of experience.” Cooks, 60, who earned a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and…