Tempe Police Planning "Heavy Enforcement" of Drinking Laws After ASU Student's Death

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Laura Bittner


Heads up to those spending any part of their weekend in Tempe: Police are planning "heavy enforcement" of alcohol-related laws.

Police say this is a response to the death of 18-year-old Arizona State University student Naomi McClendon, who died last weekend after falling 10 stories from the balcony of an apartment complex near ASU's Tempe campus. According to police, McClendon had been at a party hosted by members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity earlier that night, although that fraternity that has not been recognized by ASU for some time now.

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Playboy's "Miss April 2014" Is a Phoenix Native, ASU Student

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"Miss April 2014," Shanice Jordyn.


Yes, Playboy is still around, and "Miss April 2014" is a local.

Playboy's marketing department tells us "Miss April," Shanice Jordyn, went to high school in Ahwatukee, and now attends Arizona State University.

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ACLU, Reverend Jarrett Maupin Ask That ASU Not Expel Students at "MLK Black Party"

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and local Reverend Jarrett Maupin both have asked that ASU not expel students who attended an "MLK Black Party" hosted last week by fraternity members.

The ACLU has chimed in saying the students' actions are protected under the First Amendment, while Maupin, in a separate statement, now admits he erred in calling for the students to be expelled from ASU.

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Black Leaders Call for Action After ASU Frat's "MLK Black Party"

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Sarah Dinell
The Reverend Jarrett Maupin addresses onlookers at a press conference.


The Reverend Jarrett Maupin called for Tau Kappa Epsilon to be permanently banned from Arizona State University after the fraternity held an "MLK Black Party" on Monday.

"TKE has a problem with African-American students," the local black activist said at a press conference he called Tuesday at ASU's downtown campus. "They have a problem with black people as a race, and there's no room for that in what [ASU President Michael] Crow has called 'The New American University.'"

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ASU Crushed by Stanford, 38-14

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Arizona State University fell well short of its bid to appear in the team's first appearance in the Rose Bowl game since 1997.

Stanford beat ASU 38-14, in a classic case of déjà vu.

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10 Ways ASU Can Beat Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game

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Arizona State University is playing for the Pac-12 championship trophy tomorrow, in a rematch with a Stanford team that just about blew up the Sun Devils earlier this year.

In anticipation of tomorrow's game, we have 10 (almost-serious) ways ASU can beat Stanford this time around:

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10 Worst ASU Party Moments of the Year

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While most ASU parties go down without a hitch, there have been some undeniably bad ASU party moments that have landed the party scene in the news on several occasions.

Check out the 10 worst ASU party moments of the last year (hint: spilled beer doesn't even come close to making the list):

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Photos: ASU Fans Tailgating and Partying at Sun Devil Stadium Before Win Over USC

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The Arizona State University Sun Devils beat the University of Southern California in a shootout this weekend in Tempe, 62-41.

New Times was there to capture the pre-game festivities:

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Arizona State University Back in Playboy Party-School Rankings

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Arizona State University is back in Playboy magazine's top-10 party-school list.

Last year, ASU didn't make Playboy's cut -- which appears to be the first time ASU wasn't a top-10 party school in the history of Playboy's rankings.

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Joe Arpaio and MCSO's Weekend in Tempe Ends With 405 Arrests

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office certainly didn't shut down the Arizona State University party scene in Tempe this weekend, but the alcohol task-force did come away with 405 arrests.

That was the fourth weekend of Tempe PD's "Safe and Sober" campaign, which notched 1,367 arrests over the three previous weekends.

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