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Playing It Safe

by Published: May 21, 2014

We all know college students are among many people who like to go out with friends and drink alcohol, but safety is our own responsibility.

There are many ways to go out and drink safely with friends, but it all starts with just being the appropriate, legal age of twenty-one.
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Big Rapids neighbor to the south, Grand Rapids, is just 50 minutes down highway 131 south, and supplies major entertainment needs for Western Michigan, from going to Whitecaps Baseball games and Griffins Hockey games, to their bars.

A Quick Escape

by Published: May 21, 2014

Big Rapids neighbor to the south, Grand Rapids, is just 50 minutes down highway 131 south, and supplies major entertainment needs for Western Michigan, from going to Whitecaps Baseball games and Griffins Hockey games, to their bars.

Welcome to Big Rapids, your new least favorite home.

The quaint country town has its distractions and its attractions, but out-of-towners, it can be a bit scant. There are two solutions: make your own fun or get the hell out of Dodge. This is for those who favor the latter.

Grand Rapids

Do you remember downtowns, those sprawls of specialty stores and one-off cafes? Big Rapids has one, and even has some cool things! But Grand Rapids has more: comic shops, record shops, music venues, multiple bars. Gather a gaggle of friends and spend a lazy Saturday down there. You might actually be able to find a movie you want to see, and on a great screen.

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Opinions

The Point of Pride

Published: Apr 30, 2014

Robert Gaudette

Guest Writer

Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance (DSAGA) hosted its annual Spring Pride Week earlier this month.

If you walked through the quad during Spring Pride Week, were you curious as to why students gathered for the event and drew attention to themselves? (more…)

 
 

Peace Out, Ferris

by Published: Apr 30, 2014

Wow, I can’t believe this is the last time I will be addressing you as Editor-in-chief of the Torch.

It seems like just yesterday I sat behind this desk for the first time. Now, we must say goodbye. (more…)