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Volunteers collect the materials they will use to clean up the town for the Big Event. The Big Event is an annual tradition uniting campus and community as students clean up yards throughout Big Rapids.

The Big Event

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Volunteers col­lect the mate­ri­als they will use to clean up the town for the Big Event. The Big Event is an annual tra­di­tion unit­ing cam­pus and com­mu­nity as stu­dents clean up yards through­out Big Rapids.

Ferris stu­dents came together to give back to the Big Rapids com­mu­nity dur­ing The Big Event on Saturday.

The Big Event is a city­wide, student-led ini­tia­tive to improve Big Rapids by per­form­ing var­i­ous yard work and main­te­nance tasks for res­i­dents. Every year, this day of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity attracts thou­sands of stu­dents. (more…)

 
 
Every year, members of Big Rapids and Ferris are invited to experience food, dance and other traditions of the various cultures represented by the many international students at Ferris. Here a young boy learns how to use chopsticks at the China booth.

Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Bringing the World to Ferris

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Every year, mem­bers of Big Rapids and Ferris are invited to expe­ri­ence food, dance and other tra­di­tions of the var­i­ous cul­tures rep­re­sented by the many inter­na­tional stu­dents at Ferris. Here a young boy learns how to use chop­sticks at the China booth.
Photo By: Tori Thomas | Photographer

Big Rapids, a small, tra­di­tional Midwest town, doesn’t offer many oppor­tu­ni­ties to inter­act with cul­tures from around the globe. However, one Ferris RSO is try­ing to change that.

The International Student Organization (ISO) seeks to unite com­mu­nity mem­bers and stu­dents across cam­pus with the world by cel­e­brat­ing diver­sity at Ferris with friend­ship, aware­ness, lead­er­ship and activ­i­ties. (more…)

 
 

Opinions

Learn to Let It Go

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Power is a beau­ti­ful and destruc­tive tool.

In the past two years, I’ve watched the posi­tion of Torch editor-in-chief and con­jec­tured that it can be either one of the most pow­er­ful or career-killing posi­tions a stu­dent at this insti­tu­tion can hold.

As I come closer to my first Torch issue at the helm, I real­ize that the bal­ance of power this posi­tion holds, while impos­ing, is not my first con­cern. (more…)

 
 

Out of Touch

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Just two weeks ago, Governor Rick Snyder vis­ited Ferris’ cam­pus. Didn’t hear about it? You’re not alone.

Snyder, here for a tour of the Swan build­ing, came and left cam­pus almost anony­mously an hour before he was sched­uled to do so. The gov­er­nor is noto­ri­ous for not talk­ing to the press or hav­ing much to say in gen­eral, so I wasn’t par­tic­u­larly offended when he left with­out answer­ing ques­tions. What offended me was his atti­tude while he was here. (more…)