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Relay for Life

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

The 12-hour buzz of fundrais­ing activ­ity that is Relay For Life returned to Ferris’ cam­pus on April 4 and 5. This year’s event raised $34,765.81, a Ferris Relay record.

The sched­ule for Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser hosted annu­aly at Ferris by Colleges Against Cancer, was ini­tially dis­rupted by a youth hockey tour­na­ment. This, how­ever, didn’t stop Colleges Against Cancer co-president John Letherer and his E-board from get­ting the event back on track. (more…)


Drag Ain’t a Drag

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

One of the sta­ples of the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance’s spring Pride Week is the drag show, which allows stu­dents to com­pete among pro­fes­sional drag artists.

As the end to the spring Pride Week, DSAGA’s annual drag show is meant to end the week with a cel­e­bra­tion of gay culture.

Tim Mulligan, the win­ner of the “Miss Hot Crimson” award for best drag per­for­mance at last year’s show, said what he liked best about per­form­ing was that it gave him the chance to become another per­son for one night. (more…)



Trust Falling

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

This year was a mile­stone in terms of my per­sonal goals.

Throughout high school I was active in the the­ater pro­gram, but only ever work­ing back­stage. Due to a lack of con­fi­dence, I decided never to audi­tion out of fear of rejec­tion, or worse-actually mak­ing it in and hav­ing to go on stage. But, at my core I am noth­ing if not des­per­ate for atten­tion. I was con­vinced to audi­tion for Ferris’ pro­duc­tion of “Ajax in Iraq” and, to my dis­be­lief, actu­ally got a part. (more…)


Worth It

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

I can’t decide if writ­ing this edi­to­r­ial each week is becom­ing increas­ingly dif­fi­cult because A) I have noth­ing left to say or B) I have too much left to say.

Either way, my time as Editor-in-Chief of the Torch is com­ing to a close. Across the news­room, things are shift­ing as some peo­ple begin to step into their new roles while oth­ers pre­pare to make their exits. (more…)