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Getting to know ASU's students

We take readers inside different slices of the Sun Devil community

Students cheer at Fall Welcome
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.

More Sun Devil community


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Photos: Sun Devils behind the scenes at Final Four

The University of Connecticut Huskies won their second NCAA championship in a row Monday evening in Glendale, Arizona — and plenty of Sun Devils were on hand to make sure the event was a hit for fans…

Football field set up for a race with balloons spelling "Pat's Run."

Pat’s Run celebrates second decade in Tempe

When a core group of Pat Tillman’s friends learned of his death in April 2004, they felt compelled to do something to honor his extraordinary life and military service. So they gathered at a…

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As host university, ASU instrumental in ensuring Final Four runs smoothly

Jay Parry had a huge smile on her face as she addressed the 200-plus NCAA Men’s Final Four volunteers gathered at Desert Financial Arena on a mid-March Saturday morning. Parry, the president and…